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Aug 31

The Top Five Eco-Friendly Cars

In the present age when the impetus on green cars has increased, cars have become more and more eco friendly and economically viable. When you select a car these days, the eco-friendly nature of the car is a serious consideration. This priority was lacking in the previous years.

Eco friendly cars record lower emissions and thus, cause less environmental pollution. Hybrid cars are very eco friendly because they have an alternate source of fuel, besides petrol or diesel. CNG and electricity are used in these cars as alternate fuels. Electric cars do not emit pollutants and the level of exhaust gases released when cars run on natural gas is pretty low as well, when compared to gasoline emissions. So, hybrid cars are considered to be eco-friendly. If you are planning to buy such a car, here are five best eco-friendly options!

Honda Civic Natural Gas

With a mileage of 27 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway, Honda Civic Natural Gas is definitely on top of the list. The car costs $26,155 and is very cost effective in terms of fuel consumption. The best thing about the car is that it is quiet and smooth. The five speed gear controls combined with a shorter wheelbase and higher lower-end torque makes the car a pleasure to drive. Since it runs on natural gas, it is lighter on your pocket as well.

Ford Focus

Ford Focus costs around $21,000. It gives a mileage of twenty four miles per gallon in the city and thirty five miles on the highway. This four door sedan is reputed for its high performance. The car has electricity as its alternate source of power and is extremely cost effective. Ford Focus is a perfect blend of style and functionality.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf is a fully electric car starting at $27,700. The car runs at a top speed of 90 miles per hour and gives a great mileage of 106 MPG on full battery. The great thing about this automobile is its powerful braking system. For all its features and financial benefits, this is definitely a great buy not only among the electric cars, but as a general option.

Acura RSX

Acura RSX has been rated 9.1 out of 10 on various factors by users and 8.5 out of 10 by experts. It is priced between $13,000 and $16,000. The car gives twenty seven miles per gallon in the city and thirty four miles per gallon on the highway! Perfect value for money, buy.

Toyota Prius V

With an average mileage of forty four miles per gallon, Toyota Prius V is a powerful vehicle with excellent road grip. The car has good space in the interiors and offers a very smooth ride. The price of the car begins from $26,400.

Besides these cars, there are a lot of others which have been in news for their eco friendly nature. Chevy Beat and Volt are both very prominent in the list. Ford Fusion hybrid is also recommendable. With new models of hybrids being released every few months, the market for eco friendly cars is wide open. So, make a good choice and enjoy your drive.

About the author:

Mike Fischer is a writer for different automotive websites, blogs and newsletters. He would like to contribute content to your blog too, and can be contacted at mike.fischer [at] unocardealers [dot] com with requests for content.

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  1. Mike Fischer

    With the recession hitting pockets hard, it isn’t only the environment that motorists are interested in when they choose a greener car.Because not only are eco-friendly cars less polluting to the air, they’re also less offensive on your wallet with fuel savings a major benefit.Here’s a small review on the affordable Ford Fiesta:
    It’s the most fuel efficient gasoline-powered 2011 model car, with an astonishing 40 miles per gallon on the highway, and 29 mpg in city driving. Fuel efficiency is contributed by an advanced transmission as well as improvements that reduce energy consumption needed to power the air conditioner and the alternator. With a starting MSRP somewhere is the $13,000 range, this car will be as kind to your wallet as it is to the environment.

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