Going green doesn't have to mean spending big money on a new car. We've proved that with our list of April's best green car deals and incentives, which highlights some of the best manufacturer offers available this month on a wide range of fuel-efficient new vehicles.
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid hatchback that can travel around 40 miles on electric power alone before switching to a range-extending gasoline engine. In April, the Volt is offered with two incentives for drivers interested in going green. The best deal is a lease offer that touts payments from $269 per month for 36 months after $2,669 down at lease signing. Qualified drivers interested in financing a Volt can also get a good deal, as the brand is boasting 0 percent interest for up to 48 months on all 2014 Volt models.
The Ford C-MAX is a hybrid hatchback offered in gas-powered or plug-in varieties. Through the end of the month, the gas-powered C-MAX hybrid is offered with several incentives for drivers interested in financing, leasing or paying with cash. For drivers looking to pay in full, the brand is offering up to $1,000 cash back on all 2014 C-MAX models through the end of the month. For qualified shoppers looking to finance, Ford is touting 0 percent interest for 36 months, 0.9 percent for 48 months or 1.9 percent for 60 months. And for lease shoppers, the C-MAX SE is available with payments from $309 per month for 36 months after $2,839 down at lease signing.
The compact Nissan Leaf is a fully electric hatchback that boasts an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-rated range of 75 miles between charges. It also boasts some excellent deals in April, and that's on top of the money you'll save at the pump. The best offer is still a lease incentive, which touts a 36-month term and payments starting at $199 per month after $1,999 down at lease signing. But drivers who would rather finance shouldn't cross the Leaf off their lists, as the brand has an excellent incentive this month for qualified finance shoppers. Through the end of April, Nissan is offering the hatchback with 0 percent interest for a whopping 72 months, a deal that even includes up to $2,500 cash back.
The Toyota Prius is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on sale today. Offering five seats and a huge cargo area, it's also highly practical. And in April, it's even a good deal thanks to several incentives from Toyota. The best incentive is a lease offer that touts payments from $239 per month after $2,638 down at lease signing. We especially like that deal because it lets buyers choose whether they want a 24- or a 36-month term. Qualified shoppers looking to finance a Prius can also get a good deal this month, as the hatchback is available with 0 percent interest for up to 60 months.
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI is a diesel-powered compact sedan that boasts more than 40 miles per gallon in highway driving. Always in high demand, the Jetta is offered this month with two excellent incentives. The first is a low-interest offer that gives qualified shoppers 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months, a deal that even includes a $1,000 fuel card. For drivers who would rather lease their new diesel, the Jetta TDI can be had with payments from $199 per month for 36 months after $2,349 down at lease signing.
What it means to you: You don't have to spend a fortune on a fuel-efficient new car, as our list of green car deals proves.