Looking for a more fuel-efficient, low-emissions ride this year? Ahead of Earth Day (April 22), Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has drawn up lists of the best 2017 model year hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars with a sticker price of under $40,000.
Unsurprisingly, the Toyota Prius (pictured) tops the list of hybrid cars. Newcomer Hyundai Iconiq Hybrids shoots to the number two spot with KBB noting that the car “debuts as nothing less than the most fuel-efficient hybrid on the market.”
Toyota Prius Prime is the plug-in hybrid leader, followed by the Chevy Volt and Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid. Chevy’s Bolt takes the number one spot in electric cars, followed by the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Volkswagen e-Golf.
For those wondering, Tesla isn’t eligible for KBB’s rankings. That is until the carmaker’s Model 3, with its $35,000 price tag, hits the streets. Interestingly, Tesla just dropped the price on its Model S sedan, but it still sells for well over $40,000.
Overall, there’s no shortage of green cars this year, said KBB’s Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst. “Whether you are looking for something that stands out as visually unique to proclaim your environmental friendliness, or if you prefer your vehicle to blend in with the more traditionally gas-powered crowd, automakers now offer several vehicles with a variety of eco-friendly powertrain options to accommodate both the lifestyle and budget needs of just about any buyer,” he remarked in a press release.
Below are links to KBB’s lists:
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