Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2017

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

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Another month, another round of deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars.

This month, many cars hold their spots as solid deals, but the offers have become slightly more generous for a few.

The deals on diesel-powered vehicles have also been shaken up. So, without further ado, the best deals for the month of October are below.

DON’T MISS: Costco members now get GM Supplier Pricing on Chevy Bolt EV, Volt

As always, head to Cars Direct for more car-buying insight.

2018 Ford C-Max

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October’s deals show the Ford C-Max as a continued bargain for those in the market for a hybrid vehicle.

The deal is identical to September’s lease offer: $149 per month for 36 months, $2,549 is due at the time of signing and yearly mileage is 10,500 miles.

Those looking to purchase will find a 0 percent APR offer for 60 months and $3,000 bonus cash on the C-Max.

2018 Toyota Prius C

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Also returning is the Toyota Prius c, which still has a $3,000 factory incentive.

The incentive only applies to 2017 Prius c models as 2018 models should be arriving in dealerships soon.

Well-qualified buyers may take advantage of 0 percent APR for 72 months as well.

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2017

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Finally, the EPA-estimated 42 mpg-combined Kia Optima Hybrid returns to the list.

However, this month, Kia added an additional $1,000 atop last month’s $4,000 cashback bonus.

Buyers, therefore, receive $5,000 before any dealer discounts are applied.

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

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Plug-in hybrids

The Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid holds its spot on the deals list this month.

Kia offers a $249 per month lease rate with $1,999 due at signing for 36 months.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid will go 29 miles on an electric charge and boasts a 103 MPGe rating.

2018 Chevrolet Volt

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The Chevrolet Volt receives an aggressive lease rate this month, too.

Chevrolet will lease the Volt for $294 per month for 39 months and just $894 down.

The lease rate is good only in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

2018 Ford Focus Electric

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Electric cars

Once again, the Ford Focus Electric returns as a stellar deal, though, October brings a reworked lease rate.

The monthly payment rises $30 to $169 per month for 36 months, however, Ford asks for only $1,769 at the time of signing.

Last month, the down payment checked in at $2,739, but the Focus Electric is still a bargain for those seeking a zero-emission car.

The electric hatchback returns an EPA-estimated 107 MPGe combined rating for energy efficiency.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

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(Miles Per Gallon Equivalent, or MPGe, is a measure of how far an electric car can travel on the same amount of energy contained in 1 gallon of gasoline.)

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV makes the list again with a $299 lease rate for 36 months and only $502 due at signing.

That puts the Bolt EV squarely in Volt territory, but as usual, the deal is only good in select states.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel (with 6-speed manual gearbox), Bear Mountain, NY, May 2017

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Diesel cars

Those looking for a diesel-powered car will likely turn to Chevrolet this month.

First, the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel’s 20 percent off MSRP deal returns, which equals nearly $5,000 in savings.

Second, the Chevrolet Equinox Diesel receives up to $4,750 in incentives and buyers can receive supplier pricing on the new crossover.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, first drive, Teaneck, NJ, Aug 2017

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All LT trims are eligible for a $2,000 incentive, and a $1,000 trade-in assistance bonus is available.

Finally, a national rebate of $500 plus a bonus $500 rebate that goes until October 16 totals $4,750 off an Equinox.

Costco members can receive GM Supplier Pricing through the club’s auto program as well.

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

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Fuel-efficient gasoline cars

The final two cars are unchanged from last months.

The Toyota Yaris iA remains a stellar deal with a $2,000 cashback bonus, which can drop base prices into the $14,000 mark.

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

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Nissan continues to offer $2,500 cashback on the Rogue crossover as well, but as we’ve said in the past, make sure the dealer pulls a 2017.5 model from the lot and not a 2017.

The model year represents a greater value since Nissan added automatic emergency braking as a standard feature, and the 2017.5 is only $400 more expensive.


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