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The 6 Best Green Cars for 2014

Going green in the new year

Getting a new car for the New Year is an important decision that should be taken very seriously. Not only is it great for the environment, but it also helps with cutting costs. When you're looking for something eco-friendly, there are several options. This article will help you make the right decision.

Toyota Corolla

If you're interested in getting a car that's both environmentally friendly and easily affordable, consider the Toyota Corolla. Not only does the car look great, but the Eco version gets up to 42 miles per gallon on the highway. This is a significant improvement over previous year models of the car. The Corolla offers 140 horsepower in a 1.8-liter engine. This car offers an ECO function, allowing you to ensure that you get the best gas mileage with the greenest options available. On top of all of this, the car starts at $16,800 MSRP.

Mazda3

It's important to have a car that can get you where you need to go while still helping you cut down on your carbon footprint. The Mazda3 offers you 41 miles per gallon on the highway. This car has a larger engine than the Corolla, with a standard 2.0-liter engine. This can be upgraded to a 2.5-liter engine, if you opt for a different package.

If you're looking for a car that has the economy friendly engine that you want and the features that you need, consider the Mazda3. The car offers a variety of comfort options, from Bluetooth integration to a back up camera. In addition, it comes in at a base MSRP of $16,945.

BMW i3

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If you're looking for a car that has a powerful name behind it, as well as the eco-friendly stamp, consider the BMW i3. This car is the company's first attempt at an electric car. The car offers 170 horsepower, which is impressive for an electric car. The car uses a dynamic heating and cooling system that allows the life of the battery to be much longer than other electric cars. The car does have a gas tank to help you if the battery runs out of power, but it's only holds about 2.4 gallons. It's expected to have a MSRP of $41,350.

Honda Accord Hybrid

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If you're looking for a car that gets great gas mileage, the Honda Accord Hybrid is a great option. This car can get as much as 52 miles per gallon. This car offers an eco mode. This allows you to ensure that you're getting the best out of your environmentally friendly car. Unlike many other cars with an eco mode, the Honda Accord hybrid's eco mode doesn't make the car run at a lower power level. This car is a little more expensive than some of the other options, with an MSRP of $29,155.

Chevrolet Spark EV

Another contender in the electric car race is the Chevrolet Spark EV. This car is small and efficient, making it a great option whether you're driving around town or on vacation. The car has 130 horsepower, meaning that it's not quite as powerful as the BMW i3. However, with a base MSRP of $26,685, it's a better option for many. There are several features in the car that are great options when selecting a new vehicle, such as the Chevrolet MyLink and the USB ports for charging your devices. On top of this, if you compare car insurance, you'll find that most of the time energy-efficient cars are more affordable in the long run.

Audi A6 TDI

The Audi is a great example of how performance and environmentally friendly can come together in a beautiful package. The car has a 3.0-liter engine and runs off of diesel fuel. With 240 horsepower, this is a powerful little car that can easily get you where you need to go. The car is estimated to get about 38 miles per gallon on the highway. On top of this, it has a lightweight body, offering a better ride. This car has a base MSRP of $43,995.

When you're looking for the perfect green car, it's important to make sure that you get one that offers everything you need at a price you can afford.

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Calvin Sellers is a mobile technology and social media writer from Tampa, FL. He has worked to create captivating content for clients in many niches. Follow him on Twitter @CalvintheScribe.