It's a new year, and that means a new crop of buyer deals on green cars.

The 2017 model year is now well underway, but older 2016 versions of certain vehicles still sit on dealer lots.

As dealers get more anxious to clear this older stock, look for more aggressive incentives on these models.

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At the same time, some of the newest models on sale also come with discounts of various amounts this month.

As always, head over to CarsDirect for more information.

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco


The 2017 model year may be underway, but there are still deals to be had on any 2016 models remaining on dealer lots.

In Southern California, at least, dealers are applying large unadvertised incentives to the 2016 Toyota Prius, reports CarsDirect.

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Because these incentives are applied at a dealer's discretion, savings may vary from dealer to dealer.

You will also have to limit your selection to whichever 2016 Prius models happen to remain on that dealer's lot.

Another leftover 2016 model that still represents a great deal is the Kia Optima Hybrid.

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

The 2016 version of this hybrid mid-size sedan still uses the previous-generation Optima body, while the 2017 model is based on the current-generation Optima (and features some powertrain updates as well).

If you're not concerned with having the latest version, the 2016 Optima Hybrid can be leased at $179 a month for 39 months.

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This offer, which lasts through February 28, includes $1,999 due at signing and an annual cap of 12,000 miles.

As with the 2016 Prius, finding a 2016 Optima Hybrid may prove difficult as dealer stocks diminish.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in hybrids

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime only recently went on sale, but the Prius rated at 25 miles of all-electric range is already subject to discounts in certain regions.

Toyota is extending offers launched last month through January 31.

That means it's possible to lease a Prius Prime for $329 a month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing and an allowance of 12,000 miles per year.

Alternatively, shoppers in the Los Angeles area get a $1,000 rebate, or promotional financing of 0.9-percent APR for 60 months, or 1.9-percent APR for 72 months.

In contrast to the Prius Prime, the Ford C-Max Energi has been around for several model years.

2016 Ford C-Max Energi

2016 Ford C-Max Energi

The 2016 C-Max Energi could represent a very good deal, thanks to lease and finance offers that will reportedly stand until April.

The lease is $199 a month for 36 months, with $1,999 down and 10,500 miles per year.

Ford is also offering 0-percent APR financing for 72 months, plus $5,500 bonus cash.

That's somewhat less than the $6,000 offered in December, but can now be applied to any car in stock, rather than just the ones that have sat around the longest.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric cars

Last month saw the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in California, as well as the start of incentives for that highly-anticipated model.

Chevy is still offering a Bolt EV lease deal, although its cost has risen from last month's offer.

Through January 31, the Bolt EV will lease for $359 a month for 36 months—in the regions where it is available.

That offer requires $1,539 due at signing, and adherence to an annual cap of 15,000 miles.

While the Bolt EV will eventually be available nationwide, the smaller, older, and lower-range Fiat 500e remains limited to California and Oregon.

2017 Fiat 500e

2017 Fiat 500e

But it does represent a good deal for buyers in those states.

Through the end of the month, the 2017 500e is available to lease at $120 a month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing and a cap of 12,000 miles per year.

Shoppers coming in from non-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles can get an additional $1,000 bonus.

The 2016 Kia Soul EV is another limited-market electric car, although it is available in more states than the 500e.

Through February 28, a $1,000 bonus cuts the down payment for leases on this electric car to $999.

The monthly payment is $169, the term is 39 months, and the annual mileage cap is 12,000 miles.

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

Fuel-efficient gasoline cars

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA was previously sold as the Scion iA, but has now outlived Toyota's defunct "youth brand" and remains an underrated favorite of this site's editors.

With an EPA-rated 35 mpg combined and a reasonably pleasant driving experience, it's nice to see the iA stick around.

For January, Toyota is extending offers available last month on the subcompact sedan, making it a better deal than before.

A rebate on the Yaris iA has been upped to $1,000, and 0-percent APR financing is now available for 72 months, rather than the previous 60 months.


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