Cash for Clunkers: Eligible New Trucks and SUVs by Gas Mileage

Looking to trade in your clunker? Here's the list of vehicles whose combined gas mileage makes them eligible to buy using the Cash for Clunkers program. If you're buying something off this list, the new vehicle you buy must have a combined mpg rating that's at least 2 mpg higher than your trade-in's. If it's at least 2 mpg but less than 5 mpg higher, you'll get a $3,500 credit. If the new vehicle's combined fuel economy bests your clunker's by 5 mpg or more, the credit is $4,500. These lists are based on federal rules and are not official lists. We'll update if and when we get more information from the Department of Transportation. Find out more in our Cash for Clunkers guide.

This list includes vehicles that qualify under Cash for Clunkers' "Category 2" designation, but does not include "Category 3" work trucks. For more information on those vehicles, visit

Eligible Trucks and SUVs by Gas Mileage
Specific trims aren't listed; some versions of models on this list may not be eligible for the program based on lower gas mileage or higher price, but every model listed here has at least one version that qualifies. Check with your dealer on eligibility rules. Click the vehicle name to search for new cars in your area.
Make/ModelStarting MSRP*Combined Gas Mileage
Ford Escape Hybrid $29,64532
Mazda Tribute Hybrid $29,17532
Mercury Mariner Hybrid $30,09032
Lexus RX 450h$41,66030
Saturn Vue Hybrid $27,93028
Chevrolet Equinox** $22,44026
Chevrolet HHR $18,72026
GMC Terrain $24,25026
Toyota Highlander Hybrid $34,70026
Jeep Compass $18,46525
Jeep Patriot $17,54025
Ford Escape $20,43524
Mazda Tribute $19,73024
Nissan Rogue $20,22024
Toyota RAV4 $21,50024
Chrysler PT Cruiser $18,00023
Ford Ranger $16,39523
Ford Transit Connect $20,78023
Honda CR-V $21,24523
Mazda B2300 $16,06023
Mercury Mariner $22,65023
Honda Element $20,27522
Hyundai Tucson $18,07022
Kia Sportage $16,69522
Mitsubishi Outlander $20,58022
Saturn Vue $23,05022
Subaru Forester $20,29522
Subaru Outback $22,29522
Suzuki Grand Vitara $18,79922
Toyota Tacoma $15,17022
Toyota Venza $25,97522
Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid$38,02021
Dodge Journey$20,92521
GMC Sierra Hybrid$38,39021
Lexus RX 350$36,80021
Mazda CX-7$23,90021
Nissan Frontier$17,46021
Suzuki Equator$17,22021
Volkswagen Tiguan$23,20021
Audi Q5$37,20020
BMW X3$39,70020
Chevrolet Colorado$16,70520
Chrysler Town & Country$26,34020
Dodge Grand Caravan$22,72520
GMC Canyon$16,70520
Honda Odyssey$26,35520
Hyundai Santa Fe$21,69520
Nissan Murano$26,87020
Pontiac Torrent$24,82020
Toyota Highlander$27,60020
Volkswagen Routan$25,20020
Volkswagen Touareg2$39,30020
Acura RDX$33,89519
Buick Enclave$35,16519
Chevrolet Traverse$29,21519
Ford Edge$26,63519
Ford Flex$28,55019
Ford Taurus X$28,27019
GMC Acadia$31,74019
Honda Pilot$27,69519
Infiniti FX35$42,15019
Lincoln MKT$44,20019
Lincoln MKX$37,84519
Nissan Quest$25,95019
Saturn Outlook$30,62519
Suzuki XL7$25,74519
Toyota Sienna$24,54019
Cadillac SRX$40,46018
Dodge Dakota$22,56018
Dodge Nitro$22,24018
Hyundai Entourage$23,99518
Hyundai Veracruz$27,14518
Jeep Grand Cherokee$30,45018
Jeep Liberty$23,01518
Kia Borrego$26,24518
Kia Sedona$21,24518
Kia Sorento$21,54518
Mazda CX-9$29,82018
Mercedes-Benz GLK350$33,90018
Mercedes-Benz ML350$44,60018
Mitsubishi Endeavor$27,99918
Mitsubishi Raider$21,13518
Nissan Xterra$22,31018
Subaru Tribeca$29,99518
Toyota 4Runner$28,64018
Toyota FJ Cruiser$23,32018
Volvo XC60$32,39518
Volvo XC70$37,25018

*Prices are as of July 7, 2009 and represent the most recent model year data available. Prices do not include destination charges. Actual prices will vary.

**Only the 2010 model is eligible.

© 7/27/09