Four of Kia Motors America’s (KMA) EcoDynamics vehicles have been named top eco-friendly 2017 car picks under $40,000 by Kelley Blue Book.
The 2017 Niro and the Optima Hybrid made the list of 10 best hybrids under $40,000. The Optima PHEV ranked in the top plug-in hybrids in the came price range, and the Kia Soul EV landed in the top five electric cars that cost less than $40,000, according to a press release from Kia.
“We’re very proud of the strides the Kia brand has been making to achieve its goal of increasing electrification and improving overall fuel economy by 2020,” Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for KMA, said in the release. “Having four of our vehicles recognized by Kelley Blue Book as top eco-friendly choices validates our priorities to the environment as well as our efforts to maximize affordability.”