KBB’s Top 10 Best Green Cars of 2014

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2014 Best Green Cars
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The Kelly Blue Book has released its 10 Best Green Cars of 2014. It would be a welcome announcement for those who are in search of the most efficient and value for money car.

KBB annually published its well selected and recommended vehicles.

The BMW i3 has taken the number one spot in the KBB list for 2014.

Below is the complete list of the 2014 Top 10 Best Green Cars according to KBB.

  1. 2014 BMW i3 – The all-new, all-electric BMW i3 will scoot to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds and is built at a plant powered completely by four wind turbines. Inside, the i3 features naturally tanned leather, plenty of recycled materials and door panels formed from visible natural fibers. And if 70-110 miles of electric range doesn’t do it for you, the i3 can be had with a small gas generator that gives you range by the gallon.

    Range: 70-110 miles (According to BMW, EPA rating pending)

  2. 2014 Nissan Leaf – The world’s best-selling electric car is rated to deliver 84 miles per charge and now starts under $30,000 — before the $7,500 federal tax credit and other available incentives. With room for five and a straightforward interior, the Leaf is also one of the most practical electric cars.

    City/hwy/combo mpge: 126/101/114
    Range: 84 miles

  3. 2014 Toyota Prius – The royal family of hybrid cars, the Prius dynasty has grown to include the $20,000 Prius C, the roomy and flexible Prius V and the Prius Plug-In, which offers 11 miles of all-electric range. The original remains the best-seller, offering a still-magical mix of size, price, amenities and 50-mpg fuel economy.

    Prius: 51/48/50 mpg
    Prius C: 53/46/50 mpg
    Prius V: 44/40/42 mpg
    Prius Plug-In:
    First 11 miles: 95 mpge combined
    Next 529 miles: 50 mpg combined

  4. 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid – The new-for-2014 Honda Accord Hybrid almost dethroned King Prius on our list of 10 Best Hybrids Under $30,000 this year. The driving experience is superb and the fuel economy is amazing, especially considering the size and roominess of the Accord. There’s even a plug-in version that delivers 13 miles of all-electric range.

    Accord Hybrid
    City/hwy/combined: 50/45/47 mpg

    Accord Plug-In Hybrid
    First 13 miles: 115 mpge combined
    Next 557 miles: 46 mpg combined

  5. 2014 Tesla Model S – The Model S is a uniquely styled luxury sport sedan that, oh, runs on batteries alone and can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. It’s a truly impressive machine on several levels, including on a good old-fashioned sprint to 60 mph.

    City/hwy/combo mpge: 94/97/95
    Range: 208+ miles

  6. 2014 Chevrolet Volt – The Chevy Volt is rated to deliver 38 miles on electricity alone, giving it double or triple the gas-free range of most other plug-in hybrids. If your driving habits prevent you from going full electric, the Volt is at least more electric than many of its key competitors.

    First 38 miles: 98 mpge combined
    Next 344 miles: 37 mpg combined

  7. 2014 Ford C-Max – a flexible and uniquely styled Ford C-Max is available as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid (C-Max Energi), and is surprisingly eager in either form. A bigger battery gives the C-Max Energi an all-electric range of 21 miles, and broader access to carpool lanes.

    C-Max Hybrid
    City/hwy/combined: 45/40/43 mpg

    C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid
    First 21 miles: 100 mpge combined
    Next 599 miles: 43 mpg combined

  8. 2014 Honda Civic – a small-car staple for decades, the Honda Civic has evolved into a lineup comprising not just traditional gas power, but also natural gas and hybrid motivation. The Civic Natural Gas is the most affordable such car you can buy, noteworthy for its its domestically sourced, clean-burning fuel source.

    City/highway/combined fuel economy:
    Hybrid: 44/47/45 mpg
    CNG: 27/38/31 mpg

  9. 2014 Lexus ES 300h – Start with a quiet, comfortable, roomy interior, add the peace of mind that comes with 40-mpg fuel economy, then top it off with famous reliability, and you have one of the most stress-free cars on the planet.

    City/hwy/combined mpg: 40/39/40

  10. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta –  quietly stylish and surprisingly roomy compact sedan is now available in both hybrid and diesel versions. The hybrid is the more fuel-efficient of the two and one of the most fun-to-drive gas-electric cars you can buy, while the diesel model remains something of a legend among those who’ve leaned green for years.

    City/highway/combined fuel economy:
    Hybrid: 42/48/45 mpg
    Diesel: 30/42/34 mpg


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