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Best Deals on Hybrid/Electric Cars
April 10, 2014If you're in the market for an eco-friendly vehicle -- like a hybrid, electric or plug-in vehicle -- then you're in luck! April is Earth Month and it seems like car manufacturers are taking advantage by offering a number of great deals.
TrueCar has all the details on some of the hottest deals going on right now until April 15th. Vehicles on the list include the 2014 Ford Focus Electric hatchback, 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In, and 2014 Volkswagen Jetta hybrid.
If you're looking to both get green and save green this month, make sure to use both TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to get the best deal possible on any of these vehicles.
|Vehicle||MSRP||Market Avg.*||Est. Monthly Payment**||$ Savings||% Savings||Federal Rebates||City/Hwy/Combo MPG|
|2014 Honda Civic Hybrid w/ Nav||$26,925||$25,756||$370||$1,169||4.3%||$0||44/47/45.6|
|2014 Chevy Volt Base||$34,995||$33,310||$479||$1,685||4.8%||$7,500||101/93/98|
|2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid||$28,465||$26,519||$381||$1,946||6.8%||$0||42/48/45.1|
|2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Base||$30,800||$28,172||$405||$2,628||8.5%||$2,500||51/49/49.9|
|2014 Nissan Leaf SL||$35,870||$33,027||$475||$2,843||7.9%||$7,500||126/101/114|
|2014 Toyota RAV4 EV||$50,660||$47,063||$677||$3,597||7.1%||$7,500||103/76/86.2|
|2014 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback||$35,955||$29,111||$418||$6,884||19.1%||$7,500||110/99/104|
|2014 BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid 5||$62,325||$51,382||$739||$10,943||17.6%||$0||23/30/26.4|
*Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, and other fees
**Estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% APR for 60 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe 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 NetworkSelect 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).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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