5 Cars for Going Green

If fuel efficiency is your number-one factor when looking for a car, here are five green automobiles we found for sale within driving distance of Northampton.

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a car. If fuel efficiency is at the top of your list, here's a feature you'll enjoy. We scanned cars.com for the greenest cars for sale near Northampton. Here's what we found:

(Obviously, "mpg" stands for miles per gallon but these cars all use some or all electricity. Here's a physicist explaining the drawbacks to using mpg as a measure.)


1. 2009 Toyota Prius - $14,998

This is a “driftwood pearl” Prius hatchback with 71,539 miles on it. As one of the pioneers in hybrid technology, this Toyota boast 45 mpg highway 48 mpg city. It’s at Team Toyota Scion in Langhorne.

2. 2011 Honda CR-Z EX- $16,993

This North Shore Blue, hybrid  coupe has a 6-speed manual transmission. It has 32,231 miles on it and gets 31-35 mpg city, 37-39 highway. It’s available at Sussman Honda of Willow Grove in Roslyn.

3. 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid EX- $23,991

 This Satin Metal sedan is a 6-speed automatic and has an existing 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. With 29,532 miles on it, it gets 34 mpg city, and 39 highway. It’s available at McCafferty Automotive, Langhorne.

4. 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium 1 - $28,587

This Buick is metallic quicksilver with a titanium interior (those are colors not armour plating).  It’s a 6-speed automatic hybrid that gets 36 mpg highway and 25 city. It has 9,160 miles on it and is available at Faulkner Buick GMC in Trevose.

5. 2012 Porsche Panamera Hybrid S - $80,988

This Porsche Hybrid makes a statement and gets 22 mpg, city and 30 mpg, highway. It has 4,122 miles on it, and is at Thompson Volkswagen Porsche Audi in Warrington.


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