ANCAP safety ratings are published using a rating system of 1 to 5 stars. These star ratings indicate the level of safety a car provides for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash, as well as its ability - through technology - to avoid a crash. ANCAP safety ratings are determined based on a series of internationally recognised, independent crash tests and safety assessments.
All new cars sold in Australia are required to display a Fuel Consumption Label on the front windscreen. This includes all passenger cars, four wheel drives and light commercial cars up to 3.5 tonnes gross car mass. The label indicates the car's fuel consumption in litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (L/100km) and its emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in grams per kilometre (g/km). The results are based on a standard test procedure so consumers can reliably compare the performance of different models under the same test conditions.
The recommended most suitable fuel specific to each car produced, is determined and clearly stated upon release to market of that specific car variant by the manufacturer of that particular car/engine.
The Green Vehicle Guide helps you by rating new Australian cars based on greenhouse and air pollution emissions. The rating is calculated using data provided by manufacturers from testing the car against Australian standards. By choosing a greener car, you can make a real difference.
This rating reflects car tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most prevalent greenhouse gas (GHG). CO2 emissions typically constitute 99% of the tailpipe emissions of greenhouse gases. * Cars that score a 10 are the cleanest . * Even though this rating only addresses what comes out of the tailpipe, it is important to note that the production of the fuel used to power your car can also generate CO2.
On the Green Vehicle Guide, cars which have a higher Air Pollution Rating produce lower levels of harmful pollutants. The Air Pollution Rating is based on the level of air pollutant emissions allowable under the standard to which the particular car has been successfully tested. Under Australia's emission standards, cars fuelled by petrol, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or natural gas (NG) are required to meet limits for the emission of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). In addition to these pollutants, diesel cars must also meet a limit for the emission of particulate matter (PM).
It's widely believed that CO2 is the main greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. Fuel combustion in the engine of your car emits this gas. And the amount of gas emitted is directly related to the amount of fuel used. So the more fuel-efficient your car is, the less CO2 it will produce. A car's CO2 ranking is obtained from its fuel economy ranking. This ranking is then converted to take into account the type of fuel that the car uses, e.g. petrol (including the octane rating), diesel, LPG etc. The more stars a car has for CO2 emissions, the more environmentally friendly it is. Generally a car that runs on petrol will have the same star rating for CO2 emissions as it does for fuel economy.
A drive away price refers to an indicative price that includes all government and dealer costs. These may include dealer delivery for new cars, stamp duty, factory and dealer fitted accessories. Insurance costs are not generally included in this pricing. Drive away pricing should always be discussed with your Licensed Motor Dealer to clarify what is included.
A price designated as Excludes Government Charges (EGC) or Non Drive Away Pricing, may not include government costs such as stamp duty. This price generally includes the cost of the car, GST, options, accessories and dealer delivery for new cars. EGC / Non Drive Away Pricing should always be discussed with your Licensed Motor Dealer to clarify what is included.