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Top Five Eco-Friendly Cars For 2017

April is Keep America Beautiful Month and These Cars Will Help Consumers Do Their Part to Minimize Their Impact on the Environment

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PHOENIX --- With growing concern over environmental friendliness, the Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Arizona is providing consumers with several viable options for eco-friendly vehicles. Considering that April is Keep America Beautiful Month, below is a list of the top five cars for environmentally-conscious buyers to keep in mind before purchasing a new vehicle in 2017.

Number FIVE - Hyundai Ioniq

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The sleek 2017 Hyundai Ioniq eco-focused vehicle is a first; available in three distinct electrified powertrains, giving drivers options in global sustainability without sacrificing cutting-edge features and technology.

Though not available until this fall, the Hyundai Ioniq is definitely on the radar of consumers looking for a standout eco-friendly vehicle wrapped in environmentally friendly, sustainable materials. The Ioniq will provide drivers with three powertrain options: electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Additionally, some of its features include state-of-the-art connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus the capability of wireless charging for smartphones. Consumers will also appreciate that the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displays all key driver information with crystal-clear resolution. Equally important, the Ioniq offers the very latest in advanced safety, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Smart Cruise Control, for elevated levels of active and passive vehicle safety. Those interested in the Ioniq can find additional information at

The Prius line comes in several models, offering consumers a plethora of options. Yet, for those looking for a little more room along with fuel-efficiency, the Prius Four is the best choice of the group. Toyota's Safety Sense package is now standard on the 2017 model, helping the vehicle earn a five-star safety rating from NHTSA. Inside the cabin there is 24.6 to 27.4 ft³ of spacious cargo space and seating for five. Thanks to the Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) the car gets more than 50 miles to the gallon and 134hp. The latest technology makes shifting gears seamless and it is a key component in the car's stellar gas mileage. Other features include JBL Premium Audio Sound, navigation, touch-screen display and Siri Eyes Free Driving. The Prius v Four Hatchback starts at approximately $30,000 for the basic model, but increases depending on upgrades. For more information visit

While hybrids or all-electric models are the epitome of environmental consciousness, they often come with a bit of a higher price tag. With technology evolving with every year and model, Nissan has churned out a noteworthy answer to the electric vs. gas debate. Its 2017 Versa Note provides drivers with an affordable option with incredible gas mileage that won't leave drivers feeling sad about their car's impact on the environment or their wallets. The hatchback seats five comfortably and has an innovative cargo shelf, a driver-friendly multimedia system and choice of manual or continuously variable automatic transmission, which provides between 30-34 mpg. Additional noteworthy features include a five-inch color screen, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, navigational system and an option for 360-degree cameras. The four-star safety rating was given in part to the Versa Note's blind-spot monitoring, roll-over protection and lane departure warning systems. Again, for the price, this is the most economically-friendly vehicle to offer exceptional MPG and roominess. For further information about the Versa, visit

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is stunning, eco-friendly and safe. The vehicle starts at approximately $38,000, but offers drivers some incredible amenities and features. Although fuel-efficiency in a full-size sedan can be difficult to find, the Avalon makes it possible, earning 40 MPG in city driving. The car has 10 air-bags, pedestrian detection, a pre-collision system, lane departure alert and a multitude of other features allowing it to earn a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA. It is designed with fuel-economy efficiency and performance in mind and carries a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) emission rating. To learn more about the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid visit

It doesn't get much more environmentally-friendly than the Volkswagen e-Golf Hatchback and at just under $30,000, it is affordable to boot. The 2017 e-Golf received some amazing upgrades to its performance and capabilities this year. The latest model can zip from zero-to-60-mph in just 9.4 seconds, a full second faster than the 2016 version. It will also travel 125 miles without a charge, thanks to its new 35.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Volkswagen upgraded the motor with an additional 19 horsepower which gives the car a top speed of 93 mph. The car is loaded with the latest technology and safety features, ranging from forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot assist and more; plus boasts a clear 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment display. Overall, it provides drivers some bang for their buck while taking it easy on the environment. Further information can be obtained by visiting


"Keeping America Beautiful Month" this April is a great time to consider upgrading vehicles to those with better fuel-efficiency and lower emissions. There are many options out there to help keep the air clean without sacrificing a snazzy, new ride. In Arizona visit the following dealerships to learn more or to take a test drive: Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria; Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria; Larry H. Miller Nissan Mesa; Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Avondale/Tucson.

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