With businesses gradually reopening from the COVID-19 shutdowns, work-from-home employees returning to the office may be looking for ways to keep gas costs and emissions down.
According to U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), here are some affordable, eco-friendly car options for those in the market to purchase a vehicle:
- Hyundai Kona
Efficiency is the standout feature of the Kona EV, which is perhaps why U.S. News & World Report gave it an 8.1/10 score. It can travel up to 258 miles on electricity alone, which is one of the best figures of any vehicle on the market, according to USNWR.
- Hyundai Ioniq
Averaging 58 mpg in combined city/highway driving, the Hyundai Ioniq has the highest efficiency of any hybrid car, according to USNWR. Additionally, the Ioniq’s base price of $23,200 is among the lowest in the segment. Its cabin is also built with eco-friendly materials, easy-to-use tech, and plenty of space for luggage.
- Kia Niro
The Kia Niro is a highly fuel-efficient hybrid SUV boasting an EPA fuel economy estimate of 49 mpg combined. Alternatives like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ($28,350), Honda CR-V Hybrid ($27,750), and Toyota Highlander Hybrid ($38,200) are significantly pricier than the Niro and return 40 mpg or less, according to USNWR.
- Toyota Prius Prime
The Prius family has long been considered a staple of the hybrid and electric car market. Environmentally savvy shoppers will appreciate the Prius Prime’s fuel economy figures, which returns 133 mpge when traveling on pure electric power, and an economical 54 mpg when using its hybrid powertrain. Both figures are the highest fuel-economy ratings in the segment, according to USNWR.
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