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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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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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2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid LE
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 36/36
Price as Tested:  $38,155
83
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE AWD
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 40/36
Price as Tested:  $49,776
83
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 19/24
Price as Tested:  $46,860
82
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IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
Car Guide Winner: 1st Place Midsize
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Vehicle Type:  Midsize
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 45/51
Price as Tested:  $36,430
80
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IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 41/38
Price as Tested:  $42,317
80
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 40/35
Price as Tested:  $37,070
79
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 19/24
Price as Tested:  $47,605
79
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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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
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2020 Hyundai Kona Electric
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Electric
MPGe: 132/108
Price as Tested:  $46,430
79
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Mercedes Benz GLB 250
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 23/30
Price as Tested:  $49,050
78
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2021 Toyota Venza XLE Hybrid
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 40/37
Price as Tested:  $38,050
78
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE
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Vehicle Type:  Large
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 43/43
Price as Tested:  $42,836
75
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2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD Advance
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Vehicle Type:  Midsize
Fuel Type:  Gasoline
mpg: 21/29
Price as Tested:  $49,825
75
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IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 33/30
Price as Tested:  $47,835
73
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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2020 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 48/44
Price as Tested:  $37,790
71
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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
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2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport
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Vehicle Type:  SUV/Minivan
Fuel Type:  Hybrid
mpg: 41/38
Price as Tested:  $45,590
68
 out of 130
IIHS / NHTSA:  IIHS IIHS
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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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