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Colorado Is the Land of the Subaru. What Does That Mean for the Environment?

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The Coloradoan

There’s a stereotype that every Coloradoan drives a Subaru. And judging by AAA Colorado's list of the state's 10 best-selling cars, the cliché isn’t far from the truth.

Five of the top ten selling care in Colorado are Subarus, with the Outback and Forester taking the Nos. 1 and 2 spots, respectively. As The Coloradoan reports, residents of the Centennial State like all-wheel drive Subarus for recreating and navigating snow.

But when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, fall somewhere in the middle—not terrible, but not great either. The final verdict: Subarus aren’t nearly as environmentally egregious as pickups, minivans and full-size SUVs, but they fare worse than the compact and mid-size sedans that rule auto markets in other states.