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The Most Green-Friendly Cars

Being "green" is still in, especially when it comes to purchasing a car. With the high price of gas, coupled with the desire to protect the planet, there is definitely a trend towards more environmentally-friendly driving options.

Forbes recently put together a list of the 2014 vehicles they consider the "greenest," based on research conducted by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

The 12 vehicles on the list include the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, Toyota Prius c, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Mitsubishi Mirage.

No matter which new car you decide to purchase, I recommend you use TrueCar to compare real prices where you live.

VehicleEst. Fuel Economy RatingGreen Score
Smart ForTwo Electric Drive122/93 mpg59
Toyota Prius c51/48 mpg57
Nissan Leaf126/101 mpg55
Toyota Prius51/48 mpg55
Honda Civic Hybrid44/47 mpg55
Lexus CT 200h51/48 mpg55
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid51/49 mpg55
Mitsubishi Mirage37/44 mpg54
Honda Civic Natural Gas27/38 mpg54
Honda Insight41/44 mpg53

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted Network

Select the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.

Step 3 Complete my Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About The Author

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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