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Consumer Information: Importing a Car

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EPA Green Vehicle Guide


Online database which helps consumers choose a car model based on low emissions and good fuel economy.
Importing a Motor Vehicle into the United States

Imported motor vehicles are subject to US air emission standards, safety standards, and bumper standards.
Importing a Motor Vehicle

US Customs

Cars imported to the US by consumers have to meet certain safety and emission requirements.
Importing Vehicles and Engines into the U.S.


EPA emission requirements for importing cars and engines.
Buying a Vehicle Out of State

California ARB

Restrictions on bringing vehicles bought out of state into California.