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

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Once again, it's time to look at the month's best deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars.

Deals for March include several new models, as well as a couple of holdovers from the previous model year.

Some manufacturers seem to be more aggressive with incentives this month than others. We'll let you figure out which ones.

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As always, head over to CarsDirect for more information.

2017 Lexus CT 200h

2017 Lexus CT 200h


Even though the 2017 Optima Hybrid models now arriving in showrooms are based on a redesigned body, Kia appears to have plenty of 2016 Optima Hybrids left.

Shoppers willing to stick with the previous-generation model of the mid-size sedan can lease an Optima Hybrid at $179 a month for 36 months.

That offer, which lasts through April 3, includes $1,999 due at signing, and an allowance of 12,000 miles per year.

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Another aging model that continues to represent a good deal is the 2017 Lexus CT 200h hatchback, first sold as a 2011 model and little changed since then.

This month, the CT 200h can be leased for $249 a month for 36 months, with $1,499 due at signing.

That's a $50 cut in lease payments compared to last month, but with a $400 increase in the down payment.

As before, the mileage cap for this lease is 10,000 miles per year.

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids

The 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is the brand's first plug-in hybrid, and uses the newest Optima body—there's no older version as there is for the conventional Optima Hybrid.

Despite being a relatively new model, Kia is offering lease incentives on its plug-in hybrid mid-size sedan.

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Kia's best lease offer is $289 a month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing and a cap of 12,000 miles per year.

This offer lasts through April 3.

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