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Cash for Clunkers: The Qualifying New Cars List

By KBB.com Editors on August 28, 2009 2:54 PM
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Following is a list of new cars and trucks that were eligible for purchase under the government's Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) -- more commonly known as Cash for Clunkers -- which ran in July and August of 2009. Registered owners of low-value, low-fuel-economy vehicles were able to scrap them in exchange for vouchers worth $3,500 or $4,500 toward the purchase of the new, more fuel-efficient vehicles on this list (subject to minimum improvements in fuel economy).

Cash for Clunkers new-car eligibility requirements:

* If you want to buy a car, you can scrap most any qualifying car, truck, SUV or van. If the fuel economy improvement is 4 mpg or greater, the credit is $3,500. If the fuel economy improvement is at least 10 mpg, the credit is $4,500. (The new car has to have a minimum combined fuel economy of 22 mpg.)
* If you want to buy an SUV, minivan or non-full-size pickup truck, you can scrap most any qualifying car, truck, SUV or van. If the fuel economy improvement is 2 mpg or greater, the credit is $3,500. If the fuel economy improvement is at least 5 mpg, the credit is $4,500. (The new vehicle has to have a minimum combined fuel economy of 18 mpg.)
* If you want to buy a full-size pickup or large van, you have to scrap a qualifying example one or the other. If the fuel economy improvement is 1 mpg or greater, the credit is $3,500. If the fuel economy improvement is at least 2 mpg, the credit is $4,500. Alternately, you can trade a qualifying "work truck" for a $3,500 credit. (The minimum combined fuel economy for the new car is 15 mpg.)
* If you want to buy a work truck, you must trade-in a qualifying work truck for a $3,500 credit.

See dollar amounts, number of cars sold, average fuel economy and other program statistics

Qualifying Clunker Replacements

Note: We've listed 2009 and 2010 models below, but there was no model year restriction. Also, some models on the list were offered with less fuel-efficent powertrains that would not qualify for the program.)

Also see our slideshow of the 10 Most Fun Clunker Replacements

2009 Acura MDX
2009 Acura RDX
2010 Acura RDX
2009 Acura TSX
2010 Acura TSX
2009 Audi A3
2010 Audi A3
2009 Audi A4
2010 Audi A4
2010 Audi A5
2009 Audi Q5
2010 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q7
2009 Audi TT
2009 BMW 128
2009 BMW 328
2009 BMW X3
2009 Buick Enclave
2010 Buick Enclave
2010 Cadillac CTS
2009 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
2009 Chevrolet Aveo
2010 Chevrolet Aveo
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2009 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab
2009 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
2009 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab
2009 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Chevrolet Express 1500 Cargo
2010 Chevrolet Express 1500 Cargo
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo
2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 Passenger
2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 Passenger
2009 Chevrolet HHR
2010 Chevrolet HHR
2009 Chevrolet Impala
2010 Chevrolet Impala
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2010 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Extended Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Extended Cab
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 2500
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2009 Chrysler Aspen
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2009 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Chrysler Town & Country
2009 Dodge Avenger
2009 Dodge Caliber
2009 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
2009 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab
2009 Dodge Durango
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger
2009 Dodge Nitro
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Regular Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Regular Cab
2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Cargo
2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Passenger
2009 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Cargo
2009 Ford E150 Cargo
2009 Ford E250 Cargo
2009 Ford E350 Super Duty Cargo
2009 Ford Edge
2010 Ford Edge
2009 Ford Escape
2010 Ford Escape
2009 Ford Explorer
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2009 Ford F150 Regular Cab
2009 Ford F150 Super Cab
2010 Ford F150 Super Cab
2009 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab
2010 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab
2009 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab
2009 Ford F250 Super Duty Regular Cab
2009 Ford F250 Super Duty Super Cab
2009 Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab
2010 Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab
2009 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab
2010 Ford F350 Super Duty Regular Cab
2009 Ford F350 Super Duty Super Cab
2010 Ford F350 Super Duty Super Cab
2009 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab
2009 Ford Flex
2010 Ford Flex
2009 Ford Focus
2010 Ford Focus
2009 Ford Fusion
2010 Ford Fusion
2009 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
2010 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
2009 Ford Ranger Super Cab
2010 Ford Ranger Super Cab
2009 Ford Taurus
2010 Ford Taurus
2009 Ford Taurus X
2010 Ford Transit Connect Cargo
2010 Ford Transit Connect Passenger
2009 GMC Acadia
2010 GMC Acadia
2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab
2009 GMC Canyon Extended Cab
2009 GMC Canyon Regular Cab
2009 GMC Envoy
2009 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo
2010 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo
2009 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo
2010 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo
2009 GMC Savana 2500 Passenger
2010 GMC Savana 2500 Passenger
2009 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo
2010 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo
2009 GMC Savana 3500 Passenger
2010 GMC Savana 3500 Passenger
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Crew Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Extended Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Regular Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Extended Cab
2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Regular Cab
2010 GMC Terrain
2009 GMC Yukon
2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500
2009 Honda Accord
2009 Honda Civic
2009 Honda CR-V
2009 Honda Element
2009 Honda Fit
2010 Honda Insight
2009 Honda Odyssey
2010 Honda Odyssey
2009 Honda Pilot
2010 Honda Pilot
2009 Honda Ridgeline
2009 HUMMER H3
2009 HUMMER H3T
2009 Hyundai Accent
2009 Hyundai Elantra
2009 Hyundai Genesis
2010 Hyundai Genesis
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
2009 Hyundai Sonata
2010 Hyundai Sonata
2009 Hyundai Tucson
2009 Hyundai Veracruz
2010 Hyundai Veracruz
2009 Infiniti EX35
2009 Infiniti FX35
2009 Jeep Commander
2009 Jeep Compass
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2009 Jeep Liberty
2009 Jeep Patriot
2009 Jeep Wrangler
2009 Kia Borrego
2010 Kia Forte
2009 Kia Optima
2009 Kia Rio
2009 Kia Rondo
2009 Kia Sedona
2009 Kia Sorento
2010 Kia Soul
2009 Kia Spectra
2009 Kia Sportage
2009 Land Rover LR2
2010 Land Rover LR2
2009 Lexus ES 350
2009 Lexus GS 350
2010 Lexus HS 250h
2009 Lexus IS 250
2010 Lexus IS 250
2009 Lexus RX 350
2010 Lexus RX 350
2010 Lexus RX 450h
2009 Lincoln MKX
2010 Lincoln MKX
2009 Lincoln MKZ
2010 Lincoln MKZ
2009 Mazda B-Series Extended Cab
2009 Mazda B-Series Regular Cab
2009 Mazda CX-7
2010 Mazda CX-7
2009 Mazda CX-9
2009 Mazda MAZDA3
2010 Mazda MAZDA3
2009 Mazda MAZDA5
2009 Mazda MAZDA6
2010 Mazda MAZDA6
2009 Mazda Miata MX-5
2010 Mazda Miata MX-5
2009 Mazda Tribute
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
2009 Mercury Mariner
2010 Mercury Mariner
2009 Mercury Milan
2010 Mercury Milan
2009 Mercury Mountaineer
2010 Mercury Mountaineer
2009 Mercury Sable
2009 MINI Cooper
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor
2009 Mitsubishi Galant
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
2009 Mitsubishi Raider Double Cab
2009 Mitsubishi Raider Extended Cab
2009 Nissan Altima
2009 Nissan cube
2009 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
2009 Nissan Frontier King Cab
2009 Nissan Maxima
2009 Nissan Murano
2009 Nissan Pathfinder
2009 Nissan Quest
2009 Nissan Rogue
2009 Nissan Sentra
2010 Nissan Sentra
2009 Nissan Versa
2009 Nissan Xterra
2009 Pontiac G3
2010 Pontiac G3
2009 Pontiac G5
2009 Pontiac G6
2009 Pontiac G6 (2009.5)
2009 Pontiac Solstice
2009 Pontiac Torrent
2009 Pontiac Vibe
2010 Pontiac Vibe
2009 Porsche Cayenne
2009 Saab 9-3
2009 Saab 9-7X
2009 Saturn Aura
2009 Saturn Outlook
2009 Saturn SKY
2009 Saturn VUE
2009 Scion tC
2010 Scion tC
2009 Scion xB
2010 Scion xB
2009 Scion xD
2010 Scion xD
2009 Smart fortwo
2009 Subaru Forester
2010 Subaru Forester
2009 Subaru Impreza
2009 Subaru Legacy
2010 Subaru Legacy
2009 Subaru Outback
2010 Subaru Outback
2009 Subaru Tribeca
2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab
2009 Suzuki Equator Extended Cab
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2009 Suzuki SX4
2009 Suzuki XL7
2009 Toyota 4Runner
2009 Toyota Avalon
2009 Toyota Camry
2010 Toyota Camry
2009 Toyota Corolla
2010 Toyota Corolla
2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2009 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Matrix
2010 Toyota Matrix
2009 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius
2009 Toyota RAV4
2010 Toyota Sequoia
2009 Toyota Sienna
2010 Toyota Sienna
2009 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
2009 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
2009 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab
2009 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2009 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2010 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2009 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
2010 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
2009 Toyota Venza
2009 Toyota Yaris
2009 Volkswagen CC
2009 Volkswagen Eos
2009 Volkswagen GLI
2009 Volkswagen GTI
2009 Volkswagen Jetta
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
2009 Volkswagen Passat
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2009 Volkswagen Routan
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2
2009 Volvo C30
2010 Volvo C30
2009 Volvo C70
2010 Volvo C70
2009 Volvo S40
2010 Volvo S40
2009 Volvo S60
2009 Volvo V50
2010 Volvo V50
2010 Volvo XC60
2009 Volvo XC90
2010 Volvo XC90

See the full list of Cash for Clunkers eligible trade-ins
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