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Green Awards 2012

SUVs

The best green SUV of 2012 has to be an incredible all-rounder.

Most modern SUVs are bought as safe and practical family transport; buyers expect a classy, well-built cabin, sensible running costs and, increasingly, strong green credentials. Four-wheel drive isn’t essential, but our winner here must have a rugged, classy image and use as little fuel as possible.

Any car that can meet such demanding criteria will be a worthy winner here.

SUVs: Winner

Audi Q5

Mazda CX-5

List Price: £22,995
Target Price: £22,040
CO2 119g/km
NOx 68mg/km
Particulate emissions 0.2mg/km
Average economy 61.4mpg

SUVs: Runner-up

Land Rover Discovery

Nissan Qashqai

List Price: £21,295
Target Price: £19,267
CO2 119g/km
NOx 129mg/km
Particulate emissions 0.7mg/km
Average economy 62.8mpg

SUVs: Runner-up

Hyundai Santa Fe

BMW X3

List Price: £31,485
Target Price: £29,839
CO2 149g/km
NOx 132mg/km
Particulate emissions 0.2mg/km
Average economy 50.4mpg

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