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Kelley Blue Book's 'Top 10 Green Cars'

Tuesday - 4/12/2011, 1:59pm  ET

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - With gas prices soaring and Earth Day just around the corner, Kelley Blue Book is out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2011.

Among those it considers the most environmentally friendly cars on the market this year are the 2012 Ford Focus, the 2012 Fiat 500 and the 2011 all-electric Nissan Leaf.

And Micah Muzio, managing editor for Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com, says you can't talk about top green cars without mentioning the Toyota Prius -- "still a mileage champ."

Muzio says "driving pleasure and a good ownership experience" were considered along with superior fuel economy.

And he says, "with all the hype about hybrids and electric cars, there's still a lot to be said for the traditional internal combustion engine." He says they've gotten so efficient that 40 is the new 30 in miles per gallon.

Consumers can find the Kelley Blue Book Top Green Cars list and other details online at kbb.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)