Kelley Blue Book Names Best New and Used Eco-Friendly Vehicles for Earth Day 2020

Kelley Blue Book Names Best New and Used Eco-Friendly Vehicles for Earth Day 2020

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IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/– Hybrid and electric vehicles have come a long way, and if you’re considering an alternative fuel model, your options have never been greater. With a wide variety of models available today, Kelley Blue Book’s experts helped narrow down shoppers’ considerations lists with their top picks for these eco-friendly new and used vehicles at varying price points, including the 10 Best Used Hybrids and Electric Cars Under $20,00010 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars Under $40,000 and 10 Longest-Range Electric Cars of 2020

“With each new model year, the number of available hybrid and electric vehicles continues to grow,” said Michael Harley, executive editor for Kelley Blue Book. “Regardless of your lifestyle, there are a variety of vehicles to choose from in SUVs, hatchbacks, and sedans, and even at a more budget-conscious price if you’re shopping used. One of the most underrated deals is to buy a used hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicle – many of these are sold as ‘manufacturer certified’ with extended warranties. With a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Some of the most recent models deliver enough all-electric range that you can commute every day and never have to fill the gas tank.”  

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020, Kelley Blue Book and CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) are teaming up again to help nonprofits make a difference in local communities. Now through April 30, 2020, Kelley Blue Book will contribute $25 (up to $10,000) to American Rivers for each vehicle donated at https://www.kbb.com/donate-your-car/. Together, Kelley Blue Book and CARS have raised more than $2 million over the past three years for nonprofits nationwide.    

 

10 Best Used Hybrids and Electric Cars Under $20,000 

Rank 

Vehicle 

Fuel Economy 

Total Range 

2018 Toyota Prius 

52 mpg combined (54 city/50 highway) 

588 miles 

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid 

40 mpg combined (42 city/38 highway) 

680 miles 

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Blue 

58 mpg combined (57 city/59 highway) 

690 miles 

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid 

48 mpg combined (49 city/47 highway) 

758 miles 

2019 Kia Optima Hybrid 

41 mpg combined (39 city/45 highway) 

652 miles 

2017 Nissan Leaf 

112 MPGe combined (124 city/101 highway) 

107 miles 

2015 Lexus ES 300h 

40 mpg combined (39 city/40 highway) 

688 miles 

2016 Toyota Prius V 

41 mpg combined (43 city/39 highway) 

488 miles 

2018 Chevrolet Volt 

First 53 miles: 106 MPGe combined; Next 367 miles: 42 mpg combined 

420 miles 

10 

2017 Kia Niro 

50 mpg combined (52 city/49 highway) 

595 miles 

To learn more details about Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 10 Best Used Hybrids and Electric Cars Under $20,000, visit https://www.kbb.com/articles/best-cars/top-10-best-used-hybrid-and-electric-cars-under-20000/. For the top five tips when buying a used electric car, visit https://www.kbb.com/articles/car-news/top-five-tips-when-buying-a-used-electric-car/.  

 

10 Best Plug-In Hybrid Cars Under $40,000 

Rank 

Vehicle 

Starting Price 

Electric Range 

Hybrid Mode Fuel Economy 

Approximate Charge Time 

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid 

$33,400 

48 miles (340 miles total)  

42 mpg city/highway combined 

2.5 hours (240V), 12 hours (120V) 

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 

$39,995 

32 miles (520 miles total) 
 

30 mpg city/highway combined 

2 hours (240V), 14 hours (120V) 

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 

$26,500 

29 miles (630 miles total) 

52 mpg city/highway combined 

2.3 hours (240V), 8.5 hours (120V) 

2020 Kia Plug-in Hybrid 

$36,090 

28 miles (630 miles total) 

41 mpg city/highway combined 

3 hours (240V), 9 hours (120V) 

2020 Ford Fusion Energi 

$35,000 

26 miles (610 miles total) 

42 mpg city/highway combined 

2.5 hours (240V), 7 hours (120V) 

2020 Kia Niro PHEV 

$29,490 

26 miles (560 miles total) 

46 mpg city/highway combined 

2.5 hours (240V), 9 hours (120V) 

2020 Toyota Prius Prime 

$27,750 

25 miles (640 miles total) 

54 mpg city/highway combined 

2.2 hours (240V), 5.5 hours (120V) 

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 

$36,295 

22 miles (310 miles total) 

25 mpg city/highway combined 

3.5 hours (240V), 8 hours (120V) 

2020 Mini S E Countryman ALL4 

$38,750 

18 miles (300 miles total) 

29 mpg city/highway combined 

N/A 

10 

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 

$35,145 

17 miles (480 miles total) 

35 mpg city/highway combined 

2 hours (240V), 5 hours (120V) 

To learn more details about Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 10 Best Plug-In Hybrid Cars Under $40,000, visit https://www.kbb.com/articles/best-cars/top-10-best-plug-in-hybrid-cars-under-40000/.  

 

10 Longest-Range Electric Cars of 2020 

Rank 

Vehicle 

Starting Price 

Range Per Full Charge 

EPA Fuel Economy Equivalent 

2020 Tesla Model S Long Range 

$81,190 

373 miles 

111 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range 

$50,190 

330 miles 

130 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Tesla Model X Long Range 

$89,690 

328 miles 

96 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Tesla Model Y 

$54,190 

315 miles 

121 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

$37,495 

259 miles 

118 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric 

38,310 

258 miles 

120 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Kia Niro EV 

$40,210 

239 miles 

112 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Jaguar I-Pace 

$70,875 

234 miles 

76 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus 

$39,125 

226 miles 

108 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

10 

2020 Porsche Taycan 

$152,250 

201 miles 

69 MPGe (city/highway combined) 

To learn more details about Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Longest Range Electric Cars of 2020, visit https://www.kbb.com/articles/best-cars/top-10-longest-range-electric-cars/

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