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    Official: KBB names 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid the PHEV with best resale value

    A number of automakers proudly touted their vehicles' inclusion on the 2013 edition of the Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value list this week. But only Honda can say (and did, of course) that the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is the PHEV with the best resale value. Even though the car only ...

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    Confirmed: KBB, ALG awards recognize hybrids with best resale value

    For car shoppers doing their math on lifecycle ownership costs, hybrid electric vehicles always present the challenge of being more expensive – maybe $5,000 more – than comparable non-hybrid models. High gasoline prices can help tip the scale in favor of gas-electrics, as do great ...

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    Official: KBB: Used hybrid prices jump 6% in February on gas-price surge

    Used hybrid-electric vehicle prices jumped six percent in February, Kelley Blue Book said, adding that used hybrids and fuel-efficient compact cars could see a 20 percent hike in resale values this year. The average auction value of a hybrid car was $16,974 as of March 2, up $960 from four weeks ...

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    Honda Insight's the lone hybrid on Kelley's cheapest-to-own list

    The Honda Insight was the only hybrid to make it onto Kelley Blue Book's list of new cars that will cost less than $30,000 to own during the first five years of ownership. The Insight, which has a base MSRP of $19,120, was joined by 15 other models, all of which are high fuel-economy gas models ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt is 'cheaper' to own than Nissan Leaf, says Kelley Blue Book

    The Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in costs more than the Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle up front, but it's less expensive to own during the first five years of driving. So said Kelley Blue Book in its first-ever Total Cost of Ownership study. A Volt will cost the driver $40,629 during ...

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    Los Angeles: KBB's 2012 Best Resale Value awards go to Chevy Volt, Honda Civic Hybrid

    Which electric car will have the best resale value? According to Kelley Blue Book, that'd be the Chevy Volt. During an event in Los Angeles last night, KBB announced its best level guesses as to which 2012 models will be most appealing to used car buyers on some dusty lot in the future. Aside ...

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    Report: Prices of fuel-efficient used vehicles have peaked

    As gasoline prices start to dip, so too are the values of fuel-efficient used vehicles. According to Kelley Blue Book, prices on fuel-sipping used autos increased by roughly 25 percent throughout the first 20 weeks of 2011, but that, "values for fuel-efficient used vehicles have now peaked." If ...

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    KBB sets Chevy Volt resale value at $17,000 after 36 months

    How much is that old Volt in the window? According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a resale value a tick over $17,000 after 36 months, the length of an average lease. That's just 42 percent of the plug-in hybrid's $41,000 MSRP. For what it's worth, KBB's projection assumes ...

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    Diesels take top honors in KBB's 2011 Best Resale Value Awards for alt energy cars

    2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The green winners of the 2011 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards are both of the diesel variety. While the categories the two vehicles won in also considered hybrids, the winners are the Volkswagen Golf TDI (for best ...

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    Cash For Clunkers, the potential downsides and unintended consequences

    In the flurry to give Cash For Clunkers – sorry, C.A.R.S. – a very quick $2 billion extension last week, some of the more critical voices of the program were drowned out. At the very least, their effort was in vail. It may be too late to stop the bill from becoming law, but it's worth ...

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    Kelley Blue Book crowns four hybrids, one diesel with "Best New Family Vehicle" titles

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Escape Hybrid
    We got to try out both the 2008 and 2009 Ford Escape hybrid models in the AutoblogGreen garage, and found both to be respectable rides for families who need the room. Kelley Blue Book thinks so, too, and named the 2009 model one of its ...

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    KBB survey shows new-car buyers spend less money on other items

    The Kelley Blue Book seems to track nearly everything related to cars and transportation. We recently became aware that a new KBB survey indicated that consumers are changing their car-buying habits because of high fuel prices. Not every purchaser is choosing as efficient a vehicle as they could, ...

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    KBB survey says consumers still mindful of gas prices

    The fact that gas prices keep sinking has been both a relief and a horror for many of us. It obviously takes a big strain off your budget, but in the grander scheme it also seems to move the discussion focus away from alternative fuels and high-mileage vehicles as witnessed by both J.D. Power and ...

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    The joke used to be that the Kelley Blue Book wasn't blue. For a while now, you haven't even needed the book. But there is, and it's a hella popular car research site. J.D. Power and Associates just announced that, for the eighth year in a row, it's the "most visited automotive Web site ...

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    Toyota, Honda models the most-researched vehicles in Kelley Blue Book so far for 2006

    In the first half of 2006, cars made by Toyota and Honda were the most-searched-for vehicles on the Kelley Blue Book website, KBB announced today. Here is the list of the top ten most-searched-for vehicles, and to see what kind of mileage the cars consumers have been looking for get, I've included ...


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