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8 Top Affordable Eco-Friendly Automobiles

April 18, 2019, 2:44pm EDT

8 Top Affordable Eco-Friendly Automobiles Kidney Cars

One of the main benefits for buying an electric or hybrid vehicle is saving money because of it’s remarkable fuel economy. Yet, sometimes this great benefit is nearly eliminated due to how expensive these eco-friendly automobiles can be.

Thankfully, in the last few years car makers have worked on improving electric and hybrid vehicle technologies making the expense of these autos go down and thus price tags as well. The industry is now brimming with electric and hybrid autos listed under $25,000.


If you are ready to “go green” for your next vehicle, but you prefer to stay within budget, here are some affordable eco-friendly choices.


1. 2019 Toyota PRIUS C

Two models to choose from starting at $21,530. Mileage City/Highway/Combined: 48/43/46.


2. 2019 Hyundai IONIQ HYBRID

Three models to choose from starting at $21,400. Mileage City/Highway/Combined: 57/59/58.


3. 2018 Kia NIRO

Two models under $25K, FE and LX starting at $23,340. Mileage City/Highway/Combined: 52/49/50.


4. 2019 Toyota PRIUS

Two models under $25K, L Eco and LE starting at $23,770. Mileage City/Highway/Combined: 54/50/52.


5. 2018 Smart FORTWO

Starting at $24,650. Mileage City/Highway/Combined: 124/94/108.


6. 2019 Ford C-MAX

Starting at $24,120. Mileage City/Highway: 42/38.


7. 2018 Hyundai IONIQ PLUG-IN HYBRID

Starting at $24,950. Mileage combined: 119 MPGe /52 MPG (Estimate)


8. 2019 Honda ACCORD HYBRID

Starting at $25,320. Mileage City/Highway/Combined: 47/47/47


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