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Four Japanese Cars Named to KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars of 2013

KBB.com has named four Japanese cars – Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Honda Fit EV, Toyota Prius Plugin and Nissan LEAF, to their annual list of 10 Best Green Cars.

Ranking top on the list is the Nissan LEAF, which has recently welcomed a new entry-level S grade to its lineup.  With the new S grade, Nissan LEAF has become the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle (it could go as low as $18,800, why?). With MPGe of 130/102/116, a traveling range of 75 miles and the new low starting price, the Nissan LEAF becomes the best Green Cars of 2013.

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2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF

Ranking #5 on the list is the Toyota Prius Plug-in, which joined the Prius family in 2012.  The 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in offers five-passenger seating and has a combined mpg rating of 50 mpg.

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in

Ranking #8 on the list the Honda Fit EV, which is available in limited 1,100 units, under lease programs only.  It made the list thanks to its impressive combination of power and energy efficiency among current Electric Vehicles on the market.  The 2013 Honda Fit EV prides itself on having a most energy efficiency of 29kW per 100 miles, equivalent to 132 city/105 highway/118 combined MPG.  The Fit EV has a driving range of 132 city miles per charge, with a 82-mile EPA adjusted range in combined city/highway driving.

2013 Honda Fit EV – Hi-res. Images

2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV
2013 Honda Fit EV

Ranking #9 on the list is the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which made the list thanks to its combination of confort and fuel efficiency.  Powered by a 2.5-L 4-cyl engine and two electric motors, the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid generates 200 net horsepower and is able to achieve 0-60mph acceleration in about 8.0 seconds.  The 2013 Toyota Avalon has fuel economy rating of 40city/39highway/40combined MPG.

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Hi-res. Images

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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