When choosing a new car, one of the biggest selling points for many models is an impressive record on fuel efficiency. Having a reliable, energy-efficient vehicle is more than just a trend by now — it has become a cornerstone of sustainable car ownership and environmentalism. The automobile world has already taken great strides in hybrid advancement so far this year; check out our top picks in fuel efficiency on the market right now!
Joining the Toyota lineup this year is the 2017 Prius Prime, the company’s first ever plug-in hybrid model. It tops 53 miles per gallon in any suburban or rural scheme, and in cities that range can stretch to an impressive 55 mpg. When the initial gas engine capacity runs out, the hybrid concept automatically turns on and the car switches to running electrically. This process saves on fuel expenditures and allow users the flexibility to charge their Prius Prime at their own convenience. And it isn’t even that costly: at a $27,100 starting price, consumers will save a significant percentage on this hybrid Toyota than similar models of a different make.
Another fuel-efficient — and even more affordable — Toyota is the 2017 Toyota Prius C, which has an MSRP of $20,150 to start. This is a great choice for first-time buyers who are looking for the hybrid experience, but keep in mind that its overall stature is better for short distances and commutes, not long road trips. The Toyota Prius C gets an EPA-estimated 48 mpg in cities and 43 mpg on freeways; for a subcompact car, it outperforms other class models. Drivers can choose from four trim levels to match other extensive features.
For anyone in the market for a larger car, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has a mid-size body with the fuel efficiency of a smaller vehicle. The Accord Hybrid has a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, both of which compliment each other to power the car. It receives a whopping 49 miles per gallon in cities and 47 mpg on freeways. For a more premium option, buyers can check out the Accord Hybrid EX-L or Accord Hybrid Touring, which offer comfortable luxuries — but come with a higher price tag.
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