EnerGuide is the official Government of Canada mark for rating and labelling the energy consumption or energy efficiency of products. EnerGuide is used for new vehicles, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and houses that have been tested for energy efficiency. For more information, visit EnerGuide in Canada.
EnerGuide label for vehicles
The EnerGuide label gives model-specific fuel consumption information for new light-duty vehicles available for sale in Canada. This includes passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks and SUVs.
Using EnerGuide labels, you can make comparisons between vehicles and find the most fuel-efficient one that meets your everyday needs.
EnerGuide labels should remain on new vehicles until they are sold. If a new vehicle has no label, ask the dealer to give you the manufacturer’s fuel consumption information for the vehicle.
How to read an EnerGuide label
Here is a sample EnerGuide label for a gasoline vehicle. Use the links below to see the sample labels for vehicles that use other types of fuel.
1. Vehicle technology and fuel – The text and related icon identify the type of fuel used by the vehicle.
2. Fuel consumption – This is a prominent combined fuel consumption rating and separate city and highway fuel consumption ratings in litres per 100 kilometres (L/100 km). The combined rating reflects 55% city and 45% highway driving.
3. Fuel economy – Here, the combined rating is expressed in miles per imperial gallon (mi/gal).
4. Annual fuel cost – This is an estimate based on the combined fuel consumption rating, 20,000 km driven, and the fuel price indicated.
5. Vehicle class range – This shows the best and worst combined fuel consumption ratings of vehicles in the same class.
6. CO2 and smog ratings – Here are the vehicle’s tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and smog-forming pollutants rated on a scale from 1 (worst) to 10 (best). The CO2 emissions, in grams per km driven, are shown on the CO2 bar.
7. QR code – The quick-response code links smartphone users to Natural Resources Canada’s fuel consumption ratings search tool.