EnerGuide label for vehicles

EnerGuide is the official Government of Canada mark for rating and labelling the energy consumption or energy efficiency of products including new vehicles, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and houses that have had an energy efficiency evaluation. For more information, visit EnerGuide in Canada.

The EnerGuide label for vehicles provides model-specific fuel consumption information for new light-duty vehicles available for retail sale in Canada, including passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks and SUVs. Use the EnerGuide label to compare new vehicle fuel consumption information and identify the most fuel-efficient new vehicle 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 for the manufacturer’s fuel consumption information for the vehicle.

New EnerGuide label

A redesigned EnerGuide label was introduced with model year 2016 vehicles. The new label reflects the improved testing and provides you with more comprehensive fuel consumption and environmental information. Here is a sample label for a gasoline vehicle. Use the links below to see the sample labels for vehicles that use other types of fuel.

Sample EnerGuide label with seven key elements numbered; these are described in the text

1. Vehicle technology and fuel - text and related icon identifying the type of fuel used by the vehicle

2. Fuel consumption - 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 - the combined rating expressed in miles per imperial gallon (mi/gal)

4. Annual fuel cost - an estimate based on the combined fuel consumption rating, 20,000 km driven and the fuel price indicated

5. Vehicle class range - the best and worst combined fuel consumption ratings of vehicles in the same class

6. CO2 and smog ratings - 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 kilometre driven, are shown on the CO2 bar

7. QR code - a Quick Response code that links smartphone users to Natural Resources Canada’s Fuel Consumption Ratings Search Tool


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