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02-21-2011, 12:12 AM
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09-13-2011, 03:16 PM
I know I've beaten this thing to death in other threads but given all this talk about clean and lean this engine is, I find it very puzzling why the SMOG score given to California cars is so low for this car...Chrysler/FIAT claim it's a Tier II, Bin 5 ULEV vehicle when in fact it's a BIN 4, LEV vehicle...and scores a SMOG score of 4/10...which is below average. In comparison, the Fiesta scores a 6 and the CRZ scores a 9. Can anyone explain why such poor numbers out of such a light car and small engine? Cheers.