The Best Eco-Friendly Cars Under $40,000

The Best Eco-Friendly Cars Under $40,000

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Best Eco Friendly Cars for 2017

With Earth Day around the corner, the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, name their top picks of eco-friendly new cars available under $40,000.  The variety of hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles recommended by KBB.com editors all offer stellar fuel economy at affordable prices for the environmentally conscious new-car shopper.  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.

“With each new model year there are more ‘green car’ choices than ever before,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.  “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.”

Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000

Rank Vehicle Starting Price Fuel Economy Total System Power Sample Editorial Comments
1 2017 Toyota Prius $25,570 52 mpg combined

(54 city/50 hwy)

121 horsepower The competition has never been stiffer, but the proven Prius remains king of the hybrids…
2 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid $23,035 58 mpg combined

(57 city/59 hwy)

139 horsepower Hyundai’s first foray into the dedicated hybrid market, the Ioniq debuts as nothing less than the most fuel-efficient hybrid on the market…
3 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid $30,480 48 mpg combined

(49 city/47 hwy)

212 horsepower In addition to its highly efficient, well-integrated powertrain, the Accord Hybrid delivers all the comfort, convenience and excellent resale value of its more established sibling…
4 2017 Kia Niro $23,785 50 mpg combined

(52 city/49 hwy)

139 horsepower The new-from-the-ground-up Kia Niro is a dedicated hybrid vehicle for efficiency-minded drivers who’d rather drive something that looks more like a regular car…
5 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid $26,890 42 mpg combined

(39 city/46 hwy)

192 horsepower Like its Hyundai Sonata corporate cousin, the edgier Kia Optima midsize sedan also is available as an efficient, smooth-driving hybrid…
6 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid $26,835 42 mpg combined

(39 city/45 hwy)

193 horsepower The third of five midsize sedans on this list, the Sonata Hybrid is appealing for all the same reasons as the traditional, gas-only Sonata…it’s roomy, comfortable and has one of the segment’s best-designed and most practical interiors…
7 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid $29,990 32 mpg combined

(34 city/30 hwy)

194 horsepower Equipped with the same proven Hybrid Synergy Drive system that powers the Camry Hybrid, the all-wheel-drive RAV4 Hybrid combines class-leading fuel economy with ride height, cargo flexibility and go-anywhere attitude…
8 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid $28,750 46 mpg combined

(49 city/43 hwy)

182 horsepower The Malibu Hybrid is among the most fuel-efficient midsize sedans on the market, leveraging a version of the same gas-electric hybrid architecture that drives the newest Chevrolet Volt…
9 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid $27,675 40 mpg combined

(42 city/38 hwy)

200 horsepower Start with the best-selling car in the country, add 40-mpg fuel economy, and you’ve got something special…
10 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid $37,230 29 mpg

(30 city/28 hwy)

306 horsepower Three rows of seating, 30 mpg in the city and Toyota reliability make the Highlander Hybrid a tempting SUV…

 To learn more details about Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000, visit https://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-hybrid-cars-under-40000/2100004097/.

 

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