Best Car To Buy

  • Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

    Now that we've named the Tesla Model 3 as Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019, it's time to see what our readers picked. After we named our three finalists for the contest, The Model 3, the Hyundai Kona electric, and the Jaguar I-Pace, we included all three in our Twitter poll last week that asked: "Which car would you pick as Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019?" Since we only had three contenders, this unusual poll had only three choices. Which car would you pick as Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019? — Green Car Reports (@GreenCarReports) November 5, 2018 Not surprisingly...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018
    Tesla Model 3 Best Car To Buy, German diesels, hydrogen Chevy: Today's Car News

    Today's news is—almost—all about our Best Car To Buy for 2019. There's also a new hydrogen fuel cell concept from Chevrolet. And German authorities announced a new diesel settlement with carmakers there. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018
    Why haven't you bought a Tesla Model 3 yet? Take our Twitter poll

    We just named the Tesla Model 3 Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy for 2019 for its combination of innovation, functionality, and performance. Like other Teslas, the Model 3 is designed to be an electric car meant to ignite buyers' passion. It isn't just a car you buy to do good for the world by...

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    Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Tesla Model 3

    The Tesla Model 3 is Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2019. It’s the second time a Tesla product has won our annual award, which was captured by the Tesla Model S in 2013. Many have called the Model 3 Tesla’s “iPhone moment.” But that was the Model S—the shock to an...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Eight years of winners show how plug-in vehicles have evolved

    As we’re on the eve of naming our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019 award winner, a quick glance back at our previous winners offers several points of perspective. One of them is that the field, particularly for anything that plugs in, has evolved tremendously since then, in such a...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla news, VW pricing, electric Harley, and Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

    Who will fill the role of Tesla's chairman to replace Elon Musk? Which cars made the list of finalists for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy for 2019? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Nov. 9, 2018. Toyota teased an...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    Just 16 months passed from when Tesla first showed its Model 3—and we got our first ride in a Model 3 prototype with its VP of engineering Doug Field—to when it made the first batch of deliveries. And it was certainly not our intent to wait nearly another 16 months before considering it for our Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy award. But last year, while the Model 3 was officially on sale and in production, we couldn’t track one down in time to make the cut. Tesla reported 220 Model 3 deliveries by October 1, 2017. And while we knew there were a few early...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
    Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Jaguar I-Pace

    The Jaguar I-Pace is a front-runner—the first fully electric, longer-range vehicle from a long-established luxury brand. But it’s not a “Tesla-fighter” as the I-Pace has often been called. More accurately it exists not to conquest Tesla drivers but to keep...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
    Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Hyundai Kona Electric

    In our quest to find Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is shaping up to be the “no drama” candidate. By now, we’ve had four distinct experiences with this small, fully electric crossover—or tall hatchback, depending on how you see it...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
    Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2019? Take our Twitter poll

    We've announced our final three contenders for Green Car Reports' Best Car to Buy 2019. They include the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Tesla Model 3. The qualifications for our annual award require that a vehicle be all-new or substantially updated; and that it be widely...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive
    One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2019

    Despite a long list of green-car debuts anticipated over the next couple of years, this year hasn't exactly brought a bevy of new electric models. As we wait for the market to blossom with new entries in coming years, we have three strong contenders for this year's top position—our Best Car...

  • 2018 Hyundai Ioniq
    Why Ioniq and Leaf didn't win: notes on Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018

    The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in version of the much-lauded new minivan, won our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award because it brings a partially zero-emission vehicle into an entirely new market segment. The Pacifica is our favorite among minivans, though we'll be curious to...

  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    In 2011, Green Car Reports launched an award for the new car, or family of cars, that represented the best green vehicle introduced for the model year. The Nissan Leaf won that year because it was the sole affordable battery-electric vehicle on the market. Over the next seven years, more than two dozen vehicles that plug in to the grid to recharge a battery that powers them have entered the market. DON'T MISS: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid - full review This year, the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 is the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan. One of a kind It wins because it's a...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017
    Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

    As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018. We covered our process in a series of articles, including one that lays out the qualifications and rules. To be...

  • 2018 Hyundai Ioniq
    Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

    Hyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company didn't introduce its first hybrid car in the U.S. until 2011 and, frankly, that year's hybrid Sonata sedan wasn't very good...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Nissan Leaf

    If any electric car aside from the Tesla Model 3 can be called "long-awaited," it would be the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf. First thought to arrive as a 2016 model, it was widely assumed to be a 2017 to go head-to-head with the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV launched last December. In the event, the...

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    Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Take our Twitter poll

    In early October, when we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award, they represented a diverse set of approaches to making cars greener. They included a plug-in hybrid minivan (the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid), a range of powertrains—hybrid...

  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
    Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 finalist: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    If ever a green family vehicle had a rocky launch, it would be the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Only two months after deliveries of the eagerly awaited plug-in hybrid seven-seat minivan began in April, sales were halted for several when a potentially faulty diode was identified. In June, 1,368...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

    As we head into final deliberations for the Best Car To Buy 2018 award, it's worth looking back over our first seven years of winners. The list of seven different models or lineups gives a sense of just how far green cars have come—and how fast they've evolved since 2011. Our first award that year came on the heels of the December 2010 launch of both the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. DON'T MISS: One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2018 Since that first award—given to the Nissan Leaf as the world's first affordable modern battery-electric...

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
    Which green cars didn't make the list for Best Car To Buy 2018?

    After the usual intense discussions and debates, we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award earlier this week. The Tesla Model 3 was not among them, because we have to drive a car in order to evaluate it as a finalist—and Tesla declined to provide us...

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    One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2018

    Fans of green cars have spent much of the past year eagerly waiting for a pair of electric cars to be revealed to the public and then to go on sale. By far the most attention and hype has been focused on the Tesla Model 3, the Silicon Valley carmaker's lower-priced and much higher-volume vehicle...

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

    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...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015
    Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

    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...

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