5 Green Pre-Owned Cars you can Find at Seized Car Auctions
Investing in salvage cars, such as seized cars is the newest trend that’s slowly but steadily gripping the pre-owned vehicle market. AutoBidMaster conducts seized car auctions that showcase different makes and models to help you get the car of your choice. The vehicles are available at throwaway prices, making them the hottest commodities in the market today. You can play your part in preserving the environment and also enjoy low running costs by opting for a green car. Let us look at five eco-friendly used cars that are greener than most contemporary models. Scroll down
1. Toyota Prius
Prius boasts the Toyota’s legacy of manufacturing fuel-efficient and eco-friendly cars. The vehicle packs a punch in elegant styling (thanks to a combination of enhanced aerodynamic features and a low centre of gravity) and flawless performance. The state-of-the-art Hybrid Synergy Drive along with intelligent energy management system syncs the vehicle’s petrol engine with the motor to ensure that you get a combined EPA rating of 46 mpg.
2. Honda Civic Hybrid
Civic was the first hybrid automobile to be certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle. The car has zero evaporative emissions from its fuel system, 15 year/15,000 or more miles warranty on emission control systems, and conforms to SULEV tailpipe-emission standards. You won’t face any problems getting an EPA-rated fuel efficiency of 41 mpg, thanks to the three stage i-VTEC system that works in cohesion with the car’s computer to optimize engine efficiency under different driving conditions.
3. Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Unlike the two hybrid cars discussed above, the Jetta TDI uses a diesel engine, which means two things ;availability of a high energy density fuel and high thermal efficiency in combustion. The result is plenty of torque without impacting the vehicle's fuel economy. The car keeps revs low to save fuel when you’re gliding at low speeds, and is the primary reason behind the vehicle’s combined EPA mileage of 34 mpg.
4.Ford Escape Hybrid
Ford Escape Hybrid was the first green car by an American manufacturer. The car has two versions: the 2005-2007 model and the restyled 2008-2012 model. The 2005-2007 model includes a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack that powers the motor to propel the car on electric power, resulting in low emissions and a combined EPA fuel efficiency of 29 mpg. The 2009 and 2010 models include updated powertrains and electric air conditioning compressor respectively that result in an increase in EPA ratings to 32 mpg and enhanced driver comfort.
5. Nissan Leaf
Leaf is an all time best selling highway-capable all-electric car. The vehicle doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions or greenhouse gas emissions, making it one of the favorite cars for drivers who’re concerned about managing their carbon footprints. EPA rates the car’s combined fuel economy at 112 mpg gasoline equivalent. According to studies, the operating cost for Leaf is more than 50 percent less than that of gasoline-powered vehicles (for a 70 miles trip). A separate study conducted by the Automotive Science Group in 2014 found that the vehicle has the smallest life-cycle environmental footprint as compared to other cars with advanced technologies. Eligible users can claim an electric vehicle tax credit of up to $7,500.
Final few words
Vehicle emission norms are becoming more stringent with every passing day, and investing in any of the above models can help you comply with regulations laid down by EPA and other regulatory bodies. Moreover, who doesn’t like additional savings that the fuel-efficient green cars deliver. To speak with our experts and discuss your requirement, fill out the contact form and one of our representatives will call you back. You can also give us a call at +1 (503) 298-4300.