Now is a very good time to purchase a hybrid electric vehicle or a plug-in such as the Chevrolet Volt, according to TrueCar.
Manufacturer incentives have been sweetening the pot in TrueCar’s monthly “TrueSavings” transaction price report.
Three of the five top savings this month are for hybrid electric vehicles. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sedan had 13 percent taken off its sticker price; the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE had 11 percent shaved off; and the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE had 10 percent taken off.
TrueCar also reminded readers to check out state and federal incentives for electric vehicles. “Sustained low prices for fuel, along with state and federal incentives for plug-in hybrid and all-electric models, has made it more affordable than ever for consumers to go green,” said TrueCar Vice President of Industry Insights Eric Lyman in a statement, pointing to rebates in California.
Manufacturer financing deals are another angle to explore. The 2016 Toyota Prius can be purchased now at 0 percent financing for 48 months, and the 2017 Chevrolet Volt at 2.9 percent financing for 48 months. These loan offers are among the best in the country, TrueCar said.
Leasing continues to be an attractive financing option. One of the best offers lately has been the 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid AWD, at $559 per month for 36 months and a $3,999 down payment, according to TrueCar.