"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
2018 Toyota Prius
52 mpg combined (54 city/50 highway)
2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid
40 mpg combined (42 city/38 highway)
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Blue
58 mpg combined (57 city/59 highway)
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
48 mpg combined (49 city/47 highway)
2019 Kia Optima Hybrid
41 mpg combined (39 city/45 highway)
2017 Nissan Leaf
112 MPGe combined (124 city/101 highway)
2015 Lexus ES 300h
40 mpg combined (39 city/40 highway)
2016 Toyota Prius V
41 mpg combined (43 city/39 highway)
2018 Chevrolet Volt
First 53 miles: 106 MPGe combined; Next 367 miles: 42 mpg combined
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