Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Top 10 Eco-friendly Cars Of Year 2012

With increasing gasoline prices, buying a fuel economy car has become a necessity. Companies are also doing their best to produce cars with not only beautiful interior and exteriors, but the car that also give best miles per gallon (mpg). It is now a myth that only small cars have best mileage. Now even a hybrid sedan car gives you the best mpg that makes them fuel efficient and eco-friendly cars. Hybrid cars have electric motors that improve the mileage and combined propulsion system of gas engine and electric motor to increase the power. Hybrid cars release CO2 gas at minimum and get lot of tax rebates from government, making them first choice in market. Here is my list of top 10 eco-friendly cars of 2012:

1. Honda Civic Natural Gas

There is no doubt that Honda rules in hybrid car. This car has been awarded has 2012 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. Since gas takes more volume than liquid, even though a small tank of 8 gallons takes a lot of trunk space. Best of a comfort and smooth ride. MPG : City 27   Highway 38 Price starting : $26,000

2. Toyota Prius V

This is the only car that has 5 door hatchback with  the most economic pricing and fuel mileage. It has all required electronic control system and seven airbags for safety. It comes in three models Prius V Two, Prius V Three and Prius V Five. While Two is the base model, Five is top-of the line. MPG : City: 44     Highway 40 Price starting : $29,990

3. Toyota Camry Hybrid

Camry has been all time America’s favorite car with over 3 million hybrid car sold till now. It’s a superb car with great interiors. Take a test drive to get surprised with it. In terms of handling, the Camry is more than competent and is devoid of vices and totally predictable. MPG : City  40     Highway 38 Price starting : $27,500

4. Lexus CT 200h

The luxury car is powered by the same method as in the Toyota Prius with luxury features and amenities. With a touch of the button, you can drive the Lexus hybrid in one of four modes: Normal, Sport, ECO, and EV. Thus with a single car you can opt for economic as well as sports version. MPG : City: 43     Highway 40 Price starting : $29,120

5. Lincoln MKZ

A ford car offers comfortable, composed handling and enough power. It is good for daily commuting with high fuel efficiency. MPG : City: 41     Highway 36 Price starting : $34,700

6. Kia Optima Hybrid

As a full hybrid car, it borrows the drivetrain from Sonata Hybrid 2012 and requires no plug-in charging. Engine automatically shuts when the car is stopped. It falls under affordable midsize car segment. MPG : City 35      Highway 40 Price starting : $25,700

7. Chevrolet Volt

It is one of the best cars for daily office commute, which can be charged in less than 4 hours in a standard 12-Volt outlet. MPG : City 35      Highway 40 Price starting : $39,145

8. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

A roomy hybrid sedan with well-equipped cabin generates 206 hp @ 6,000rpm. Thus you can opt for green car without compromising for speed. MPG : City 36     Highway 40 Price starting : $25,795

9. Buick LaCrosse

It is one of the best affordable large cars in the market with a fuel-saving eAssist engine. It offers luxury and comfort better than any other car. MPG : City 25      Highway 36 Price Starting : $29,960

10. BMW 328i

It is the 4-cylinder engine with great power. You can connect Pandora, Facebook , Twitter and Google search with its integrated applications. MPG : City 20      Highway 24 Price : $34,900


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