Enter the year, make and model of a vehicle to calculate its carbon footprint:

The calculated emissions for selected year, make, trim, and model are estimates based on standardly equipped internal combustion engine vehicles, which run on gas or diesel fuel. Data may not be available for some year, make, model, or trim options. Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are not included within the calculator. Estimates are calculated with information from the EPA, vehicle manufacturers, and third parties. Capital One doesn't make any express or implied representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of the calculated emissions estimates. This calculator tool is for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide expert advice or otherwise indicate the suitability of a vehicle's emissions. You should obtain your vehicle's specific information from the vehicle manufacturer. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

A gallon of gasoline contains 8,887 grams of carbon dioxide, or g/CO2. Whether you're driving a Ford F-150 or a Toyota Corolla, one gallon burned results in the same g/CO2 output (for diesel, that number jumps to 10,180 g/CO2). The difference between any two vehicles with the same fuel type (such as gasoline) then comes down largely to miles per gallon. In this case, an F-150 that gets 21 mpg would emit 423 grams of CO2 per mile, whereas a Corolla getting 34 mpg would emit 261 grams per mile. In other words, 8,887 g/CO2 divided by 21 is 423 grams and 34 mpg is 261.

It's important to note that these are calculated emissions based on EPA estimates, not measured emissions, because the EPA doesn't test every single vehicle. The calculated emissions may vary slightly from the actual emissions tests performed by the EPA, but are typically within a margin of error of less than 5%. All mpg rates are based on published EPA numbers, which are comprised of 55% city and 45% highway mpg.