Not long ago, we published a list of SUVs available in Germany with the highest mileage possible. But what about - at least on legal terms - how much CO2 a car produces? Never fear. Auto-News has a list of the "cleanest" SUVs on sale in Germany (and I'd say most of the EU), all of them producing less than 200 g/km of CO2, so it complements that previous list which had no information about CO2. Just remember that automakers should have an average of 130 g/km in four years' time.

Most of these models are also available in the U.S. but, as usual, without the high-mileage diesel powerplants Europeans love. The list is after the jump. Vehicles with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filters) have these letters added to the marque and model. The picture above shows the SUV in the 20th position, the SsangYong Actyon 200 Xdi 4x2.

[Source: Auto-News]



Model Engine
size (cm3)
Power (HP) Weight (kg/pounds) CO2
emissions(g/km)
SsangYong Actyon
200 Xdi 4x2
1,998 141 1,943 / 4,289 199
Opel Antara
2.0 CDTi DPF
1,991 157 1,947 / 4,298 198
Suzuki Grand Vitara
1.9 DDiS 3-door DPF
1,870 129 1,590 / 3,509 195
Chevrolet Captiva
2.0 D 2WD DPF

1,991 157 1,770 / 3,907 195
Land Rover Freelander
Td4 DPF
2,174 152 1,890 / 4,172 194
Lexus RX 400h * 3,311 272 2,075 / 4,580 192
Citroën C-Crosser
2.2 HDi DPF
2,179 156 1,825 / 4,029 191
Peugeot 4007
2.2 HDi DPF 155
2,179 156 1,790 / 3,951 191
Kia Sportage
2.0
1,975 141 1,542 / 3,404 190
Nissan X-Trail
2.0 dCi 4x4 DPF
1,995 150 1,625 / 3,857 190
Volkswagen Tiguan
2.0 TDI 4x4 DPF
1,986 140 1,665 / 3,675 189
Hyundai Tucson
2.0 CRDi 2wD DPF
1,991 140 1,671 / 3,688 184
Jeep Compass
2.0 CRD
1,968 140 1,615 / 3,565 177
Mitsubishi Outlander
2.0 DI-D DPF
1,968 140 1,730 / 3,819 177
Daihatsu Terios
1.5 2WD **
1,495 105 1,215 / 2,682 176
Toyota RAV-4
2.2 D-4D 4x4 DPF
2,231 136 1,660 / 3,664 175
Honda CR-V
2.2i CTDi DPF
2,204 140 1,687 / 3,724 173
Honda CR-V
2.2i CTDi DPF
2,204 140 1,687 / 3,724 173
BMW X3
2.0 DPF
1,995 177 1,815 / 4,006 172
Suzuki Jimny
1.5 DDiS
1,461 86 1,230 / 2,715 162
Nissan Qashqai
1.5 dCi 4x2
1,461 106 1,482 / 3,271 145

* Gasoline / Hybrid
** Gasoline

As you can see, the winner is a sub-compact crossover. Most of the models and all of the engines (save one) are unavailable outside Europe. Regarding ISOFIX latches (for child safety seats), all models except the small Suzuki, have at least two.

Here's a pic of the winner:


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