2010 is sure shaping up to be a good year for the smart car shopper, more than the previous ones. There are going to be 20 cars, SUVs and hatchbacks which are better than 30 mpg. However, as efficient as those cars may be, the cost for them isn’t very attractive, especially if you’re counting your money carefully. In fact, for some models, you may have to pay up to $11,000 more for the hybrid morel, as opposed to the gasoline-based one.
Despite that, there are five models that get better than 30 mpg, and can be bought for less than $15,000 – two of them actually for less than $12,000. If you care about the environment, consider buying a used car as well – it’s a form of recycling, when no materials are used to produce the car.
The five models are: 2010 Kia Rio, costing $11,495, which gets 31 mpg; 2010 Smart ForTwo at $11,990, getting 36 mpg, which makes it the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid right now; 2010 Toyota Yaris which costs $12,355, and gets 32 mpg; 2010 Hyundai Accent Blue, costing $13,645 and getting 31 mpg, and the 2010 Honda Fit, which costs $19,900 and gets 31 mpg.
The choice sure is good, so if you’re planning on buying a car this year, you’ll have plenty of opportunities.
[ Via Yahoo! Green ]