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Introduction:

To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago in the AAA Green Car Guide, which initially focused entirely on rating fuel-efficient, low-emitting vehicles.

For the 2021 edition, we've expanded the focus of the guide to include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Test Results and Rankings:
The green cars tested by the ARC are evaluated on the basis of 13 categories: emissions, fuel economy, crashworthiness, braking, acceleration, handling, cargo-carrying capacity, ride quality, interior noise, ease of entry and exit, maneuverability, roominess, and visibility. The scores for the categories are totaled, and the cars are ranked from high to low.
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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier
Car Guide Winner: 1st Place Small
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Electric
MPGe: 127/108
Price as Tested:  $43,735
86
 out of 130
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2020 Mini Cooper SE Electric
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Electric
MPGe: 115/100
Price as Tested:  $37,750
79
 out of 130
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2020 Toyota Prius Limited
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 54/50
Price as Tested:  $34,586
71
 out of 130
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2020 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 55/53
Price as Tested:  $36,031
70
 out of 130
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2020 Nissan Sentra SV
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 29/39
Price as Tested:  $24,800
68
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 31/38
Price as Tested:  $29,168
67
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 53/52
Price as Tested:  $25,233
67
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 15/19
Price as Tested:  $85,710
63
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2020 Acura NSX
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 21/22
Price as Tested:  $194,000
61
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2020 Ford Mustang High Performance EcoBoost
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Vehicle Type:  Small
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 20/27
Price as Tested:  $47,565
58
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