Variety of hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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The experts at Kelley Blue Book have named their top picks of eco-friendly cars available for under $40,000. The top 10 are a variety of hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

“With each new model year there are more ‘green car’ choices than ever before,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.

“Whether you are looking for something that stands out as visually unique to proclaim your environmental friendliness, or if you prefer your vehicle to blend in with the more traditionally gas-powered crowd, automakers now offer several vehicles with a variety of eco-friendly powertrain options to accommodate both the lifestyle and budget needs of just about any buyer.”

Each car listed is followed by MSRP, fuel efficiency and horsepower.

1. 2017 Toyota Prius, $25,570, 52 mpg, 121 horsepower.

2. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, $23,035, 58 mpg, 139 horsepower.

3. 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, $30,480, 48 mpg, 212 horsepower.

4. 2017 Kia Niro, $23,785, 50 mpg, 139 horsepower.

5. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, $26,890, 42 mpg, 92 horsepower.

6. 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, $26,835, 42 mpg, 193 horsepower.

7. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, $29,990, 32 mpg, 194 horsepower.

8. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, $28,750, 46 mpg, 182 horsepower.

9. 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid, $27,675, 40 mpg, 200 horsepower.

10. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, $37,230, 29 mpg, 306 horsepower.