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Here is a detailed post about Cars With Beds. Suppose you are looking for cars with seats that fold into a bed uk. Then reading this article may help. It also includes cars with beds in the back.

Buying a new or used vehicle is a big decision — both financially and in terms of the amount of time we spend in our cars. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s an app for that. Cars, trucks, and SUVs of all types can be found online today. You don’t even need to leave your couch to research, browse, inquire, and finance your next vehicle.

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Cars With Beds

9. 1975 – 1976 Cadillac Mirage

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During  the 1975 to 1976 model year, a Coupe de Ville with Cadillac’s massive 500 CID V-8 could be ordered with a fully-carpeted custom body pickup.  The Cadillac Mirage Pickup offered all the utility of a traditional half-ton pickup, including the ability to carry a 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood in its bed, but with a great deal more style. An aluminum cover for the full bed was available, to secure cargo and keep away prying eyes.

Built by Traditional Coach Works of Chatsworth, CA, the Mirage was the civilian version of what the company sold to funeral homes as “flower cars”  (which would accompany the hearse from the service to the grave site).  Give TCW’s strong relationship with Cadillac, the Mirage received the GM luxury division’s stamp of approval and the Mirage could be sold through Cadillac dealers. Of the total of 234 built in that time period, one was owned by stuntman Evel Knevel, and another by singer Glenn Campbell.

8. 1984 Dodge “Shelby” Rampage

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Manufactured from 1982 to 1984, the Dodge Rampage was based on the front-wheel drive Dodge Omni with its 2.2L four-cylinder producing 96 HP.

In 1984, the Rampage’s final production year, a special edition was built at the Shelby Santa Fe Springs production line (who were then building high performance models for Chrysler) and sold through a select number of California Dodge dealerships.

These Rampages were finished in three of the four colors offered on the Shelby Charger and with a Shelby upper front grille and lower spoiler, Shelby belt line and lower strips. They also received the close-ratio 5-speed transmission and quick ratio rack and pinion steering, and the 15″ aluminum wheels “pizza wheels,”  from the 1984 Shelby Charger. The engine remained stock and there was no Shelby identification on the trucks.

7. 1982 Subaru Brat

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The 82 Subaru Brat was a Bi-Drive All-Terrain vehicle. While only boasting a 1.8 liter engine with 71 horsepower, it was still a beast in our book. In 1985 they removed the jump seats but there were still a few amazing options such as a spring loaded hidden door and a t-top split roof. They also mounted the spare tire under the hood. While coming into production as competition to the rising popularity of small foreign trucks by Toyota and Nissan it didn’t last too long as they stopped importing them to North America in 1987.

6. 1958 Ford Ranchero

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Introduced in December 1956, the Ford Ranchero was the very first car-based pick-up truck that utilized a single shell construction (that is the cab and the bed could not be separated). The Ranchero was based on the standard and new-for-1957 full-size Ford platform with an open, reinforced bed, its own unique rear window and integrated cab and cargo box.

Ranchero was initially offered in two trim levels and, throughout the model run, was built on the corresponding automobile assembly line but sold as a truck through Ford’s truck division. There was an extremely basic standard model, marketed to traditional pickup truck buyers such as farmers, and the Custom which included options and accessories, including stainless steel side trim and two-tone paint.

Thing were not too exciting under the hood until Ford made available to purchasers the Thunderbird 352 V-8 with four barrel carburetor producing 300 HP.

5. 1966 Chevrolet El Camino

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For 1966, GM upped the ante with the introduction of a 396 CID to the El Camino lineup, the top rated motor producing  375 HP. The L-78 motor was the first application of Chevy’s big block in the El Camino.  The motor featured a 800 cfm Holley four barrel carburetor, 11:1 compression, forged pop-top pistons, aluminum high-rise intake manifold, steel crankshaft, solid lifter cam, square port closed chamber heads, and four-bolt main caps. Appearance-wise, front styling was changed to match the Chevelle forward of the B-pillars.

Inside, a new instrument panel with horizontal sweep speedometer was featured. The standard version featured a bench seat interior and rubber floor mat from the lower-line Chevelle 300 series, while the Custom used a more upscale interior from the Chevelle Malibu with plusher cloth-and-vinyl or all-vinyl bench seats and deep twist carpeting, or optional Strato swivel bucket seats (that spins toward the open door) with a center console.

4. 1969 Ford Ranchero 500 GT

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Ford seemed to be all over the place with how to size and position the Ranchero. The Ranchero started out based on a full-sized car, then shrank to become part of the Falcon family (both body on frame construction) to the intermediate Fairlane (a unibody design) and finally midsize (and back to body on frame).

While just a two year excursion into unibodies, the preferred vintage is 1969 as the 428 CID 410 HP Cobra Jet V-8 was available for the full model year. The 428 also came with heavy-duty suspension components, aluminum valve covers, chrome engine parts, a heavy-duty radiator, an 80-amp battery and “428” badges.  Sporty Fairlane trim options, bucket seats, a  4 speed Tremec “Toploader” transmission, and styled steel wheels were among the popular options available.

3. Pontiac G8 ST

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In this list, the goal was to limit vehicles to only those made available to the public. No one-off factory concept cars or self-built conversions here. But then came the Pontiac G8 ST. The G8, based on an existing Australian Holden (GM) car was already for sale. The type of vehicles we’re covering here are called coupe utilities in Australia and the Australian version of the G8ST was already being sold down under. There really wasn’t more to do than throw the switch …

The G8 ST that was shown at the New York Auto Show in March of 2008 was based on the Holden Ute with a 73-inch cargo bed. The Sport Truck had the same 361 HP, 6.0L V8 used in the G8 GT, as well as the 3.6L, 256 HP V6.

The G8 ST, set for release as part of the 2010 model line up, was to be Pontiac’s coupe utility, and GM’s first coupe utility in the United States since the El Camino was discontinued in 1987. However on April 27, 2009, GM officially announced that Pontiac would be dropped and that all of its remaining models would be phased out by the end of 2010.

2. 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS LS6

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The 1970 El Caminos models featured a restyling that gave the bodies a more substantial, muscular appearance, and interiors were also redesigned. The new SS396, which actually displaced 402 cu in 6.6 L was available.

Most importantly for our list, Chevrolet’s largest and most-powerful engine of the time was also put into a select few El Caminos. The V-8 LS6 454 CID engine, featured an 11.25:1 compression ratio, four-barrel carb, and low-rise aluminum manifold, rated at 450 hp and 500 lb·ft of torque, backed by either an M22 Rock Crusher close ratio four-speed or a TH-400 automatic.

The lucky few El Camino owners who purchased the 7.4L monster motor could traverse the quarter in the low 13-second range, peaking at around 110 mph.

1. 1970 Ford Ranchero GT Cobra Jet 429

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It’s a tough choice between the LS6 El Camino and a 429 Ford Ranchero. But when it’s the LS6 El Camino against three 429 Rancheros, the odds have to fall in the favor of the Ford.

First, the Cobra Jet rated at 370 HP was equipped with a Rochester Quadrajet 700 CFM 4 barrel carb,  aggressive cam, 11.3:1 compression ratio and a special set of cylinder heads. It was available with or without a hood scoop, and came with a highway-friendly 3.25:1 rear axle ratio. Second, the Cobra Jet – RamAir came with the shaker scoop, which was attached to the engine, and a 3.50 rear axle ratio. The Super Cobra Jet, rated at 375 HP (but most likely closer to 400 HP) had a 4-bolt main bearing block, a Holley 780 CFM four barrel carburetor, and an even more aggressive camshaft with mechanical lifters.

Backing the up the 429 engines were one of four Tremec T-170  Toploader four-speeds transmissions, two of which had a 2.32:1 first, and two had a 2.78:1 first (Hurst shifter optional). At the back was the legendary Ford 9-inch rear axle available with a 3.91:1 or a drag strip ready 4.30:1 rear axle ratio. The Ford Traction-Lock limited slip differential was an option. Also optional were front disc brakes available, oddly enough, with or without power assist.

On the exterior, a popular option on the Ranchero were the hideaway headlights. This vacuum operated system would open flip the panel over to expose the headlights when driving and return to the closed position when the car was turned off.

The aggressive gearing available in both the transmission made up for any shortcomings against the Chevy Big Block. The Ranchero could run 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 12.3 sec topping out at 112 mph.

Given such a wide range of options with the enthusiast in mind, as well as its impressive drag strip performance,  is why the 1970 Ford Ranchero Cobra Jet 429 was our top pick.

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Used Car Websites

Here are some of the best used-car websites around.

Autolist.com
Because it’s an aggregator (like Kayak.com), the easy-to-use Autolist site displays millions of vehicles from many different sources. Users can view details such as the length of time a given vehicle has been on the market, plus any price changes for that vehicle. Autolist has one of the highest-rated used-car apps available. It works with Android or iOS phones, and just like the website, it checks multiple online databases to help you locate your dream car. The app also has instant price-drop alerts and high-res pictures to help you find the best deals on the most local listings. Shoppers can even apply for financing. With family sharing, as many as six family members can share information through the app. Add to that reviews, industry insights, a Rotten Tomatoes-style aggregator of older vehicle reviews, and buyer’s guides to help steer you through the car-buying process.

Go to Autolist


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Autotempest.com
Like some of the other websites here, AutoTempest’s search results are drawn from multiple sources. Their website and app work similarly to the others, including the ability to save searches. They have lots of other useful information as well, including an up-to-date blog, buying guides, and car reviews. While you can filter your searches, the criteria for doing so are much more limited, although some might consider it to be streamlined. Either way, the essential information is provided. Choices include make, model, distance, price, year, mileage, vehicle type, transmission, and whether it’s for sale from a private party or by a
dealer.

Go to Autotempest


Autotrader.com
Because Autotrader.com nearly predates the internet itself, its longstanding reputation has built up decades of trust. Available as a website since 1997, it has over 3 million listings drawn from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private sellers, and its selection is immense. The website has a wide variety of filters that can help you narrow your search down to exactly the type of vehicle you’re looking for. You can save your searches and even apply for insurance and a loan.

Go to Autotrader


BringATrailer.com
Bring A Trailer used to be a listing of interesting cars for sale around the country, now it is a full-blown auction site, with rare and unusual vehicles selling for sometimes astounding figures. It is the place to find that social ride or merely kill endless amounts of time browsing high-dollar exotics and absurdly clean early 2000s commuters. Recently, a pristine 2000 Honda Civic SI sold for $50,000. If you are in the market for something unusual or are willing to pay top dollar for your dream car, check out BaT.

Go to Bring a Trailer


CarGurus.com
This is a company that seeks to build trust through transparency. You will find many of the same search options on their website as you’ll find on the other sites. However, you’ll also find the CarGurus valuation of a given vehicle based on typical search criteria on top of this. This algorithm is similar to the methods used by KBB. The information they use to make this determination includes comparable car listings and pricing data on vehicles that have recently sold. Ratings are based on mileage, trim, vehicle history, and a multitude of other factors. CarGurus rates each available car deal as being Overpriced, High, Fair, Good, or Great.

Go to CarGurus


Carmax.com
Carmax is a dealership specializing in high quality used cars, many available with the internet-famous Carmax warranty. This website isn’t the best for those looking for a killer deal because of their no-haggle policy, but it is an excellent place for people who want the most effortless car shopping and buying experience. For those looking for the ease of browsing and buying online, without the anxiety-inducing Craigslist test drive, Carmax can be a good option. Browse, buy, and the car can be ready for pick up, virtually all online or on their mobile app.

Go to Carmax


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Cars.com
Cars.com is one of the largest automotive search engines. With thousands of listings covering almost every car, there is also a new tool that rates the value of used vehicles relative to the current market trends. Cars.com has fewer private sellers, but it’s a great way to search dealers in your area and compare pricing for similar vehicles. It also has extensive sorting options to narrow your search by the specs and features you are looking for and leaving out those you don’t want. In addition to consumer reviews, the site has now built up an extensive archive of expert reviews written by its editorial staff.

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CarsDirect.com
This site works to simplify buying a car, and like Autotrader and others on this list, they can help find financing. The search criteria include make, model, distance, price, mileage, year, color, engine, and even photo availability. CarsDirect also has buying guides, rankings, and vehicle comparisons. Like similar sites, you can save your searches and vehicles of interest. The website also has educational videos, including reviews, car news and reports, and tools that include a trade-in valuation.

Go to CarsDirect


Carvana.com
Carvana is another used car dealer that built a business around making the buying experience easier. Buy with confidence with a 7-day money-back guarantee, and have the car delivered to your door. All Carvana vehicles have accident free vehicle history and pass a 150-point inspection. You can also sell your vehicle to Carvana, even without buying from them. They claim you will get a real offer after filling out a form, which takes just a couple of minutes. With used car values near all-time highs, it may be a good time to see what your car is worth to them. Carvana is also the inventor of the car vending machine for those looking to buy in person. It’s a neat gimmick worth checking out.

Go to Carvana


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Craigslist.org
Primarily a classified site, Craigslist doesn’t have many fancy graphics or options, but the site’s selection is fairly broad, and postings usually include photos. You’ll need to be super savvy if you’re going this route because the site is rife with scammers, but it is possible to negotiate a worthwhile deal here. Search filters here include distance, price, make and model, year, mileage, condition, number of cylinders, drivetrain and fuel type, color, size, title status, vehicle type, and transmission type. A point of interest to some, some sellers on Craigslist might accept cryptocurrency like Bitcoin in exchange for the vehicle they’re selling. You can also create email alerts for the specific attributes of a vehicle that you’re looking for.

Go to Craigslist


eBay.com
eBay Motors isn’t just an auction site for rare vehicles anymore. There are thousands of used and new cars listed by dealerships and private sellers to peruse using classified-style listings. Whether you are shopping for a custom show car or a late model Chevy, eBay likely has at least one of those vehicles. Other great searches on eBay motors include the “Replica/Kit Make” section, as well as the “Racecar (Not Street Legal)” category. Just be careful in terms of trusting sellers since eBay makes it difficult to recoup any monies lost to fraud or misrepresented vehicles. A pre-purchase inspection by an independent third party is highly recommended if you’re not able to see the vehicle yourself in person before buying.

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Edmunds.com
Edmunds originated as a paperback booklet available at newsstands. Decades of experience have made this a well-respected name in the industry. The website allows you to save searches and favorites and also lets you filter your selections. Although their search functions look similar to the ones available on other sites, they often have more features and options to choose between. That allows buyers to narrow and refine more thoroughly. Edmunds also has a wealth of advice and articles to help educate people about the car-buying process and the vehicles themselves.

Go to Edmunds


EnterpriseCarSales.com
If you don’t mind a car with plenty of miles on it, Enterprise’s former rentals can be a good choice. They offer a no-questions-asked, seven-day “buyer’s remorse” period, in addition to their 12-month or 12,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and one year of roadside assistance. Enterprise also provides financing. Unlike most of the other sites mentioned here, the company sells cars only from one source: their retired rental fleets. They also take trade-ins and have special programs for college graduates or first-time car buyers. The website allows you to search by the monthly payment you can afford alongside the same criteria you’ll find on other sites.

Go to Enterprise Car Sales


Hemmings.com
For classic car, truck, or motorcycle collectors, this is a ‘don’t-miss’ destination. As well as vehicles, Hemmings helps you locate hard-to-find parts for project cars. Search for vehicles or parts by make, model, type, price range, and category. With more of a community feel to it, this site maintains a blog and regularly sends out newsletters. Hemmings also sells merchandise related to this niche market. They have an email list, fantastic videos, and special events, not to mention apps for Android and iOS, and several print publications to subscribe to.

Go to Hemmings


KBB.com
The words “Blue Book price” have been a part of the American vocabulary for nearly a century, and the Kelley Blue Book website and app both trade on this longstanding name recognition. Not only are they known for providing accurate estimates of your car’s market value, but their site has tools for checking your credit score and calculating car payments too. Expert reviews, top ten lists, and recall postings make this site a longtime go-to favorite for automotive information. They also cover motorcycles, snowmobiles, and personal watercraft such as jet skis. KBB even has an instant cash offer section on their website.

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Go electric with these top performers.

Best Electric Cars | CarMax

With the buzz around electric cars on everyone’s lips right now, it’s good to know it’s not just hype – these plug-in vehicles are fun, practical, and filled with the latest tech. Going electric means saying goodbye to fuel stops, and hello to instant torque. With range availability suited to your needs and no sacrifices when it comes to performance or personality, it’s possible to find an electric car that comfortably and confidently meets your requirements.

To help you on your search, we’ve compiled a list of the eight best used electric cars for 2021 shoppers.

  1. Mercedes-Benz B-Class
  2. Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  3. Chevrolet Spark EV
  4. Ford Focus Electric
  5. Mercedes-Benz B250e
  6. BMW i3
  7. Chevrolet Bolt EV
  8. Nissan Leaf

Looking for a Tesla? As more used models hit the market, we hope to review them in the future.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class

8 Best Electric Cars for 2020: Reviews, Photos, and More: Mercedes-Benz B-Class | CarMax

The Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive (2014–2015) is a front-wheel-drive hatchback with the upscale finishes Mercedes Benz does so well. The 2014–2015 models with the electric powertrain deliver an EPA-estimated 84 MPGe combined, with a full charge.1

The practical, spacious interior adapts to your daily around-town needs. Groceries are comfortably accommodated with 21.6 cu-ft of fixed cargo storage (2014–2015 models) while your passengers will appreciate the easy rear-row access of this four-door car.

The 2014–2015 B-Class models are available in one premium level trim. Standard features of the 2015 model include:

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power-adjustable front seats with multi-driver seat memory
  • Navigation system with voice control
  • Seven-inch display screen
  • Frontal-collision warning and mitigation

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

8 Best Electric Cars for 2020: Reviews, Photos, and More: Mitsubishi i-MiEV | CarMax

Looking for a confident city car with plenty of personality? Meet the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Retired from the Mitsubishi lineup in 2017, this distinctive looking all-electric compact hatchback is worth seeking out.

Why? It’s built for the challenges that city life throws up. A short wheelbase (144.7 inches) and 30.8-ft turning circle (2016–2017 models) mean traffic gaps and tight parking spots are no problem. If your days are a regular mix of short errands or work and play commutes, you’ll have no problem with range. A fully-charged 2017 i-MiEV has an EPA-estimated range of 62 miles on a full charge.2

The 2016–2017 i-MiEV can comfortably accommodate four adult passengers. With 13.2 cu-ft of cargo storage behind the rear seats, there’s also space for everyone’s gym bags, groceries, and shopping totes. The 2017 i-MiEV has one trim level (ES); noted features include:

  • Approaching vehicle audible system
  • Heated front seats
  • Level 3 DC quick charge port
  • Automatic headlights
  • Six-speaker sound system with auxiliary jack and CD player

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Chevrolet Spark EV

Best Electric Cars: Chevrolet Spark EV | CarMax

The 2014–2016 Chevrolet Spark EV is a lively subcompact four-seater hatchback that’s a cool companion car for daily urban commuters, as well as a smart choice for weekend fun. The 2016 Spark EV features a 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, delivering a zero-to-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new), and an EPA-estimated range of 82 miles with a full charge.2

The Spark EV story doesn’t end there—there’s an optional DC fast charge port available, 9.6 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats (all 2016 models), and some flashy exterior colors, including Lime metallic and Salsa red (2016, 2LT trim).

Chevy’s 2016 base Spark EV 1LT model includes these standard features:

  • Seven-inch central touchscreen
  • Bluetooth® connectivity and smartphone integration
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Available OnStar services, including automatic crash notification (activation required)3
  • Cruise control

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Ford Focus Electric

Best Electric Cars: Ford Focus Electric | CarMax

The Focus Electric (2012–2018) is an upscale compact car that’s built to please drivers and passengers alike, so it’s no surprise to find it on a list of top electric cars. The 2017–2018 five-seat hatchback model runs on a 33.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, delivering 143 hp, and an EPA-estimated range of 115 miles with a full charge.2 If you make a regular cross-town commute or like to plan weekends away, then you’re covered with the Focus Electric’s capabilities.

In addition to its reassuring road manners, the 2018 Focus Electric has the tech and comforts of a premium trim model as standard, including regenerative braking, ambient interior lighting, and available leather upholstery. The 2017–2018 Ford Focus Electric is offered in a single trim and has some impressive standard features, including:

  • 14.2 cu-ft of cargo space
  • Rearview camera
  • Eight-inch touchscreen
  • Sony® premium speakers
  • Tire pressure monitoring

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2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e Electric Drive
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Mercedes-Benz B250e

Best Electric Cars: Mercedes-Benz B-class | CarMax

The 2016–2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e enters our list as a rebadged evolution of the B-Class Electric Drive. With an unchanged drivetrain (132-kilowatt electric motor and 28-kWh battery), the 2016–2017 model delivers 177 horsepower, taking it from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 6.7 seconds.

The 2017 B250e has an EPA-estimated 87 miles of range on a full charge.2 The battery is unobtrusively positioned under the floor, meaning there’s a generous amount of cargo space (21.6 cu-ft). Got more to carry? The rear seats fold almost flat, increasing your available storage space to 51.4 cu-ft. Such capability makes the 2016–2017 B250e ideal for city-dwelling families, weekend activities, and more.

The 2016–2017 B250e is available in a single premium trim. Standard features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Seven-inch display screen

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BMW i3

Best Electric Cars: BMW i3 | CarMax

BMW broke new ground in 2014 with the arrival of their compact four-seat electric hatchback, the i3. Since then, this sassy city car has never looked back. Just like the track cars many drivers idolize, the i3 has a lightweight carbon fiber chassis. When matched to the larger 33-kWh battery introduced for the 2017 model, the i3 offers power and practicality in one fun-filled package.

The 2017–2019 i3 has 15.1 cu-ft of cargo storage for groceries or weekend luggage, and easy-access rear-hinged doors for your second-row passengers. Planning a trip? Flip down the rear seating to open up a full 36.9 cu-ft of storage. Standard 2017–2019 i3 models have an EPA-estimated range of 114 miles from a full charge.2

If you’re inclined to want more range assurance, the 2014–2020 i3 can be equipped with a gasoline-powered range extender. The 2017–2018 i3 base models come standard with:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Level 3 DC fast-charging capability
  • 6.5-inch display screen
  • Adaptive cruise control

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Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best Electric Cars: Chevrolet Bolt EV | CarMax

The Chevrolet Bolt EV was introduced in 2017. It set out to disrupt the market with a supersized battery powertrain, and blockbuster range figures. 2017–2019 models run on an impressive 60kWh battery conveniently housed under the floor. This powertrain delivers a raring-to-go 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Put your foot down and go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. Incidentally, that low-riding battery pack lends drive stability, and it doesn’t impact on storage space either; all 2017–2019 have 16.9 cu-ft of cargo space.

On a full charge, the 2017–2019 Bolt EV has an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles.2 This makes it an excellent choice for if you regularly drive longer distances and like to say yes to unexpected adventures.

The 2017–2019 Chevy Bolt EV is offered in two trim levels (LT, Premier). Both have useful tech features and thoughtful comfort touches, including:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Automatic climate control
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen
  • Optional driver confidence packages
  • Available OnStar communication services (activation required)3

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Nissan LEAF

Best Electric Cars: Nissan LEAF | CarMax

Taking the number one slot in our top eight is the Nissan LEAF, a five-passenger hatchback that debuted in 2011. Now in its second generation (from 2018), the Nissan LEAF is available in three trims: S, SV, and SL. All are outfitted with a 110-kilowatt electric motor and 40 kWh lithium-ion battery powertrain, delivering an EPA-estimated range of 150 miles from a full charge.2

The LEAF is a practical choice through and through. LEAF stands for “Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car,” after all. The 2017–2019 base S trim is well-equipped, but Nissan helpfully offers a wide choice of available options and packages so you’ll be able to find a model that suits you. Add in an ambitious amount of cargo storage (23.6 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats) and you have a worthy daily commuter car.

Looking for more range? In 2019, the LEAF Plus model was added to the lineup. Its powerful electric motor provides an impressive 214 hp, with the 60 kWh battery delivering an EPA-estimated range of 226 miles on a full charge.2

Standard features on the 2018–2019 LEAF mid-range SV trim include:

  • DC fast-charger port
  • Seven-inch touchscreen
  • Forward collision warning
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Adaptive cruise control

Whichever battery-powered vehicle from this list peaks your interest, you can feel confident it’ll fit your green-conscious lifestyle. With this updated list for 2021 shoppers in hand, consider this your first step in finding an all-electric vehicle that suits not only your driving requirements, but your personality, too.

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