Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy 2017

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

    Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the first-ever modern electric car to be sold in high volumes. Six years later, we've picked the spiritual successor to that car, one that provides radically higher range at an affordable price. This year, the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2017 is the Chevrolet Bolt EV. DON'T MISS: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first drive: 240 miles in an electric car The all-electric Bolt EV is EPA-rated at 238 miles of range, at a base price of...

2017 Nominees

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
MSRP: $36,620
2016 Tesla Model X 2016 Tesla Model X
MSRP: $74,000
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium 2017 Toyota Prius
MSRP: N/A
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Best Car to Buy News

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    On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. It will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have progressed in those seven years. We were lucky to start the award in 2011, the year two remarkable cars arrived on global...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
    Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

    The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor. It defaults to electric-only operation, it has 25 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and in electric operation, it is by far the most energy-efficient vehicle you can buy this year in the U.S. And when it reverts...

  • 2016 Tesla Model X
    Green Car Reports' 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Tesla Model X

    Pretty much any Tesla electric car is bound to start a conversation. The low, tiny 2008 Roadster, the sleek and Jaguar-esque 2012 Model S sedan, or the company's latest car, the 2016 Model X crossover utility vehicle. But as we experienced first-hand, the Model X has the most attention-getting...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Chevy Bolt EV

    The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors CEO Mary Barra rolled out a bright orange five-door hatchback electric car. It would have 200 or more miles of range, she...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In
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    We have a slim field of only three new green cars this year competing for the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award. They are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016 Tesla Model X, and the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. There's a much longer list of new vehicles that didn't make the cut this year;...

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    The past year has been one of anticipation among green-car advocates, who've spent many months waiting for certain vehicles to emerge into production. At the start of the year, it was the Tesla Model X luxury electric utility vehicle, built in very low numbers for several months at the end of 2015...