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Buyers who want "green" cars carefully read the fine print pertaining to emissions and gas mileage, choosing between battery-powered electrics (EVs) and gas-electric hybrids. Buyers who worry about job creation in the U.S. pay attention to where the car was built.

Thus, the Top 10 Green Cars of 2013 from Kelley Blue Book isn't entirely relevant for those who also want to "buy American." Four of the entries on Kelley's list were built abroad, including the Lincoln MKZ (Mexico), Honda Fit EV (Japan), VW Jetta Hybrid (Mexico), Toyota Prius Plug-In (Japan).

Any of the remaining six models on Kelley's list constitute a two-fer for the ecologically correct shopper who favors the home team.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated April 29 2013 08:07 AM ET
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