Top 8 Hybrid and Electric Cars You Can (Maybe) Buy in 2017

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If you are looking for a sustainable car with good mileage and a decent price, then look no further. We have rounded up the best 10 hybrid and electric cars on the market. Whether you are looking for a sporty ride or a family vacation vehicle — it’s all right here. Here are the top 8 hybrid and electric cars you can (maybe) buy in 2017.

Chevrolet Bolt EV

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With an extensive range of 238 miles per charge, the Chevrolet Bolt EV gives you the range of a Tesla Model S and for half the price at $37,495. Although the Bolt EV gives you the feeling of a compact car, owners of this vehicle will be glad to know that it holds more interior volume than the Model S.

Also, this vehicle has beat Tesla’s new Model 3 to market by almost a year. With a plethora of features from a rear view camera, the ability to shift gears electronically, and smart features for auto charging and starting — we can safely say that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is hands down…one of the best electric cars for the price.

Tesla Model 3

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Tesla’s has been trying to develop cheap electric cars for the people since 2003. 14 years later, with the Model 3 due to release in July — it is almost here. Despite the fact that this vehicle is not on the market yet, it still makes its way to number 2 on the list.

Here’s why:

The Tesla 3 has an extensive range of 215 miles per charge. For a vehicle with sporty elements, comfort, and sustainability — it is already a good deal at $35,000. When you include these features it is almost unbeatable:

  • Travels 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds
  • Comes with autopilot safety features
  • 5-star safety rating in all categories

Lastly, with the quality of Tesla’s previous models — it is highly anticipated that the Model 3 will become the best eco-friendly electric cars to by 2017. If you can buy one that is. Unless you already put in a reservation, or you work at tesla, you might not get your hands on one until mid-2018. (Remember when I said maybe?)

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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One of our favorite choices when it comes to price. The Toyota Camry is a comfortable ride with leather-trimmed sport-style seats and an available moonroof. In addition, it contains many sought after features:

  • Wireless charging,
  • Entune App Suite with Pandora, iHeartRadio, restaurant reservation apps, and more,
  • Built-in navigation system,
  • 42 mpg city/40 mpg highway, and…
  • an impressive 268 horsepower.

At $26,790, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is a fantastic choice with more than enough features to ensure a smooth, enjoyable ride.

2017 Lexus CT

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Considered to be the most fuel-efficient gas-powered luxury vehicle on the market, Lexus is known for their focus on comfort and experience. Particularly, the interior of this vehicle stands out from its competitors.

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Lexus considers there “driver-centric cockpit” to fit the needs of a driver and to allow for a safe, convenient ride. You can choose from four driving modes in the vehicle from sport, normal, eco, or EV. Depending on whether you are looking for a relaxed drive or a more dynamic driving experience — the 2017 Lexus CT can provide that for you. As well, the 5 seat vehicle harbors adjustable seats which can turn the rear section of the vehicle into a large cargo area.

At a slightly above average price at $31,250 — the 2017 Lexus CT is a great deal for the driver looking for luxury.   

The All New Hyundai Ioniq

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Hyundai has taken eco-friendly car options to the next level. They claim to use sugar cane to replace 25% of the soft-touch door trim panels and volcanic stone to reduce the weight of the interior plastics by 20%.

It also comes with a list of technological features:

  • Automatic emergency braking,
  • Pedestrian protection,
  • Lane departure warnings,
  • Blind spot detection,
  • Smart cruise control,
  • Smartphone integration, and…
  • Wireless charging.

As well, the Hyundai Ioniq will take you far and for cheap. At 57 mpg city/59 mpg highway — it is one of the most fuel efficient options on the list. The reason it lists at just number 5 is because Hyundai still has yet to release its line of fully electric cars and plug- in hybrid options(due to release this spring and winter). But despite this, the current version is listed at $23,035 making it a darling of a deal.

Honda Accord Hybrid 2017

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This new Accord receives an EPA rating of 49 mpg city and 48 mpg highway. Compared to the 2015 model, this vehicle is just $300 more for a total of $29,605. That’s surprising considering its host of features:

  • Active cruise control,
  • Integrated smartphone features,
  • Improved suspension, braking, and handling,
  • Dual zone climate control,
  • Remote engine start, and…
  • A huge range of 758 miles.

With Honda’s track record for making excellent cars that last longer than European and American counterparts — the Honda Accord Hybrid lands solidly on the number 6 spot.

Toyota Prius V

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The Toyota Prius V is the quintessential family vehicle. Despite its inferior aerodynamic shape compared to the standard Prius Hatchback, it still boasts an impressive 41 mpg. That makes it perfect for long trips! Having said that, this vehicle also holds and integrated navigation system to help you find your destination, a pre-collision system that will provide brake assistance and audible/visual warnings, and dynamic cruise control which adjusts its speed depending on how far and how fast the car in front of you is going.

With an abundance of safety features, great sustainability, and low cost ($26,675) — the Toyota Prius V is one of the best bargain priced family cars with good mileage.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ford Fusion Hybrid holds an impressive, upscale interior. For people looking for a comfortable, smooth ride with good gas mileage— this vehicle is a favorite. This model gets an impressive 41 mpg and holds a rear view camera for those who like to fit snugly between two other cars when parallel parking. Priced at $25,785 — we believe the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a decent budget option.

Bonus Round: 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid

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Because this is an older version and you can only get this car through used vehicle platforms and dealers — the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid claims a bonus spot on the list. It has a spacious back seat and great gas mileage (as all Honda Civics do). It can travel 44 mpg city and 47 mpg highway — which makes it very competitive the slew of hybrid and electric cars available in 2017.  

The average price paid for a 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid is at $18,641 – $20,557.  So it is perfect if you do not have the budget to buy a new vehicle, but when it comes to buying used cars — you have to worry about the state of the vehicle and negotiating with a seller. If you are buying it online — you have to worry about whether or not you are being scammed.

With TRED, we provide a 150-point inspection on all vehicles we list. As well, we personally check seller’s for credibility to ensure safe and reliable transactions. Our website is where trusted buyers and sellers come to connect.

If you are looking to buy a car, even if you need approval on a loan to get one, TRED can help. When you buy a car with us, you gain access to hassle-free financing with rates as low as 1.99%.

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