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IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New-car shoppers looking to make the switch from all gas to a hybrid vehicle may be surprised to know they have more than 20 models to choose from that are priced under the $30,000 mark. Sorting through all these options, the expert editors at Kelley Blue Bookwww.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, have chosen their list of the 10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $30,000. By hand-picking the top hybrids out of all the available choices, the KBB.com experts have simplified the decision process by aiding shoppers in making the most informed car buying choice.
"With many hybrid vehicles priced under $30,000, shoppers are confronted not only with complicated new technology but also with unfamiliar nameplates," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director of Kelley Blue Book. "The goal of the list is to help consumers who might be new to hybrid vehicles get a head start in identifying a vehicle that will fulfill their needs. Topping our list is the Toyota Prius with the best fuel economy, undeniable practicality, and exceptionally high resale value. It's truly the king of all hybrids."
KBB.com's 10 Best Hybrids Under $30,000 of 2014
2014 Toyota Prius
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Toyota Camry
2014 Toyota Prius V
2014 Ford Fusion
2014 Acura ILX
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2014 Toyota Prius c
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
The deals listed below are added information and were not taken into consideration in assembling the 10 Best Hybrids Under $30,000 list. The KBB.com Editorial team chose the vehicles on their recommended list based on a vehicle's overall attributes and value in comparison with other models in their segment and price class. Fair Purchase Price, which reports what other shoppers are paying for new cars this week, also was a factor in the overall analysis.
Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price3
Lease Term (months)
Amount Due at Signing
LE Hybrid Sedan
SE Hybrid Sedan
Hybrid SE Sedan
Cash Back Deals4
1Certain restrictions and requirements may apply.2 MSRP is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.3The Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price (FPP) is updated weekly to show shoppers what others have been paying for this car recently. FPP data in chart was sourced from KBB.com on February 4, 2014. Tax, title, license extra.4Cash back deals assume 60 months at default APR 3.5%.5Purchase payments assume cash back applied as down payment.
To see KBB.com's full coverage of the 10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $30,000, including vehicle photography, pricing details and editorial reviews, please visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-hybrid-cars-under-30000-2014/2000010238/.
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