4 Value-For-Money, Environmentally-Friendly Cars On The Market in 2016
When it comes for searching for a new car there are many factors to consider, price, functionality, size, fuel consumption, durability to name just a few. One other such consideration that is becoming more and more popular is the eco-friendly nature of the car. We’ve constantly been warned about our impact as humans on the earth and fortunately, far more people are becoming environmentally aware. As a result of this, most of us want to know that we are not contributing further to the problem when we use our cars.
The problem with eco-friendly cars, for a long time, was that the technology was so cutting edge that the prices of these cars was incredibly high. Thanks to the levels of research that have taken place in the car industry and the mass production of environmentally friendly cars, there are now lots of reasonably priced cars on the market that can help you to stay green and here are our top 4.
Honda Civic Hybrid
This is the cheapest hybrid car that you will find on the market, at just $20,000 the Honda Civic gives away nothing in its power and capabilities through the change of engine and in recent tests it out performed its gas-guzzling twin sister. The car is only available with an automatic transmission so if you like a stick shift then this one may not be for you.
Ford Focus ECOnetic
One of Ford’s most popular cars in its range is the Ford Focus and this eco-friendly version is set to take its popularity to a higher level. With a 1.6 TDI engine, this car makes for an extremely reliable and fuel-efficient drive. The car is priced at just $16,000, very reasonable for the technology and ability that the car possesses.
SMART Fortwo Cabrio
At just $13,000 brand new, this little machine is one of the most well-priced, eco-friendly cars on the market.It is rare for an open top car to still be fuel efficient but this sturdy little vehicle emits just an angel’s breath of CO2. With it’s compact size, this is the perfect inner city car for eco conscious drivers.
Seat Ibiza 1.4 TDI
Not normally the first name on the list when you think of green car companies, Seat’s offering of their eco-conscious Ibiza model is surprisingly good. Well priced at just $13,500 and it emits just 99 g/km of CO2. The car runs very well, will save you money through its fuel efficiency and offers great space as a family car.
So there you have it, our top four reasonably priced cars that will allow you to sleep with a clear conscience when it comes to your carbon footprint. Thankfully for all of us who care about the planet, these environmentally friendly cars are very much in fashion right now and as such, almost every car manufacturer are looking for ways to create new green models or changing their existing models into eco-friendly ones. Keep an eye out for more cars appearing on the market in the next few months.