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What are the top-ranked, eco-friendly vehicles?

When it’s time to replace your old car, check out this Kelley Blue Book list of the 2017 best eco-friendly hybrid, electric and plug-in electric vehicles on the market for under $40,000.

Each year, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) ranks vehicles and helps consumers determine pricing for used vehicles.

“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. Consumers can now choose from a variety of vehicles that have a reduced environmental impact, reduced fuel costs and affordable pricing.

The KBB rankings include the 2017 top 10 hybrid vehicles under $40,000, the top 5 electric cars under $40,000 and the top 5 plug-in hybrid cars under $40,000. For more information, visit KBB.

Kelley Blue Book 2017 top 10 hybrid cars:

RankVehicleStarting PriceFuel Economy
12017 Toyota Prius$25,57052 mpg combined

(54 city/50 hwy)

22017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid$23,03558 mpg combined

(57 city/59 hwy)



2017 Honda Accord Hybrid$30,48048 mpg combined

(49 city/47 hwy)

42017 Kia Niro$23,78550 mpg combined

(52 city/49 hwy)

52017 Kia Optima Hybrid$26,89042 mpg combined

(39 city/46 hwy)

62017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid$26,83542 mpg combined

(39 city/45 hwy)

72017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid$29,99032 mpg combined

(34 city/30 hwy)

82017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid$28,75046 mpg combined

(49 city/43 hwy)

92017 Toyota Camry Hybrid$27,67540 mpg combined

(42 city/38 hwy)

102017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid$37,23029 mpg

(30 city/28 hwy)


 Kelley Blue Book 2017 top 5 electric cars:



EPA Fuel Economy Equivalent

(City/Hwy Combined)

Range Per Full ChargeCharge Time at 240V
12017 Chevrolet Bolt EV$37,495119 MPGe238 miles9.3 hours
22017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric$30,335136 MPGe124 miles4.4 hours
32017 Volkswagen


TBA119 MPGe125 miles5.3 hours
42017 Kia Soul EV$33,145105 MPGe93 miles4.8 hours
52017 Nissan Leaf$31,545112 MPGe107 milesAbout 6 hours



Kelley Blue Book 2017 top 5 plug-in hybrid cars:



Electric RangeHybrid Mode Fuel Economy (City/Hwy Combined)Approximate Charge Time
12017 Toyota Prius Prime$27,98525 miles

(640 miles total)

54 mpg2.2 hours (240V),

5.5 hours (120V)

22017 Chevrolet Volt$34,09553 miles

(420 miles total)

42 mpg4.5 hours (240V),

13 hours (120V)

32017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid$36,10529 miles

(610 miles total)

40 mpg3 hours (240V),

9 hours (120V)

42017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid$35,43527 miles

(590 miles total)

39 mpg3 hours (240V),

9 hours (120V)

52017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron$39,85016 miles

(380 miles total)

34 mpg2.3 hours (240V), 8 hours (120V)



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