Cars.com's Carbon Offset Update

By Stephen Markley  on October 30, 2008

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This carbon offset report looks higher than normal because, as you'll see, we were reviewing a lot of big SUVs. A trip to Michigan in the Chevy Traverse didn't help either, as we used nearly 50 gallons of gas to get there and back. Read the full report below, and check out Terrapass to see how much you can pay to offset your vehicle's yearly carbon emissions.

2008 GMC Yukon 2WD (review)
Total gallons: 15.4
Amount of CO2 emitted: 301.29
Cost to offset for one year: $83.30

2008 Infiniti QX56 (review)
Total gallons: 8.4
Amount of CO2 emitted: 164.34
Cost to offset for one year: $95.20

2009 Land Rover LR3 (review)
Total gallons: 15.2
Amount of CO2 emitted: 297.37
Cost to offset for one year: $101.15

2008 Volvo C30 (review)
Total gallons: 9.0
Amount of CO2 emitted: 176.08
Cost to offset for one year: $65.45

2009 Chevy Traverse (review)
Total gallons: 49.9
Amount of CO2 emitted: 976.24
Cost to offset for one year: $77.35

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid (review)
Total gallons: 3.9
Amount of CO2 emitted: 76.30
Cost to offset for one year: $47.60

2009 Dodge Durango Hybrid (review)
Total gallons: 9.1
Amount of CO2 emitted: 178.03
Cost to offset for one year: $65.45

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid (review)
Total gallons: 4.0
Amount of CO2 emitted: 78.26
Cost to offset for one year: $53.55

2009 Saturn Aura (review)
Total gallons: 26.7
Amount of CO2 emitted: 522.36
Cost to offset for one year: $65.45

2008 Buick Enclave (review)
Total gallons: 10.8
Amount of CO2 emitted: 211.29
Cost to offset for one year: $77.35

2009 Ford Escape (review)
Total gallons: 7.9
Amount of CO2 emitted: 154.60
Cost to offset for one year: $71.40

2009 Honda Fit (review)
Total gallons: 5.8
Amount of CO2 emitted: 113.47
Cost to offset for one year: $47.60

Total gallons: 166.1
Total CO2: 3,249.63

Total gallons for the year: 938.05
Total CO2 for the year: 18,387.52 pounds