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Greenest Cars You Can Buy Right Now

June 6, 2014

Everybody's doing what they can to treat our planet better these days, so it's no surprise that the market for eco-friendly vehicles is growing. Plus having a more environmentally-friendly vehicle means less money you have to pay at the pump -- if you even have to pump gas at all!

AAA recently came out with a list of what they consider the "greenest" cars you can buy in 2014. Of the 83 vehicles on the Green Car List, the top 10 were dominated by both clean diesel and electric vehicles, with the 2013 Tesla S P85 being named #1. Other vehicles on the top 10 list included the 2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro, 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, and 2013 Nissan Leaf.

If you're considering any of these vehicles, make sure to use both TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise for the biggest savings.

RankVehicleCategory
12013 Tesla S P85Electric
22012 Toyota RAV4 EVElectric
32014 Audi A7 TDI QuattroClean Diesel
42013 Lexus GS 450hHybrid
52013 Nissan LeafElectric
62014 Honda Accord HybridHybrid
72014 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro TiptronicClean Diesel
82014 Audi A8 L TDI Quattro TiptronicClean Diesel
92014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTECClean Diesel
102014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro TiptronicClean Diesel

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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