What Is The Best Car For 2020

2020 has the potential to be a great year, but all this depends on you and your ability to choose what is the best car for 2020. Our goal is to help you in deciding the best route for your budget and needs, To boost your confidence in picking what is the best car for 2020, remember it’s always a good idea to try and pick one that suits your requirements.

Kia1 of 16Best New Car / Best Three-Row Midsize SUV: 2020 Kia Telluride

The 2020 Kia Telluride brings A-grade style, with an upscale exterior and a spacious, luxurious interior (yes, that’s Nappa leather in there). It’s striking, and not just for a Kia. Read the review

Honda2 of 16Best Compact Car: 2020 Honda Civic

Style is always a matter of personal taste, but by most measures, the 2020 Honda Civic sedan and hatchback rank among the more visually-appealing members of the compact car category. The sedan’s sleek fastback-like rear calls to mind sleek European four-door “coupes” like the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, while the edgier hatchback serves up a distinctive JDM vibe that’s futuristic without being too over-the-top. Read the review

Honda3 of 16Best Midsize Car: 2020 Honda Accord

In 2016, just a year into his tenure, Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo made his position on Honda’s product line at the time clear saying “we began producing watered down, uninspiring…designed-by-committee, cars.” The 10th generation of the famed Accord was first fully redesigned in 2017 as a course correction and has proved to be a resounding success. Read the review

Hyundai4 of 16Best Subcompact SUV / Electric Car: 2020 Hyundai Kona

The Kona Electric is super-efficient: It delivers 258 miles of EPA range (nearly the most of any non-Tesla EV) out of a small 64-kilowatt-hour battery. Despite that efficiency, it’s quick in everyday driving, thanks to 291 pound-feet of instantly-available torque. Read the review

Honda5 of 16Best Compact SUV: 2020 Honda CR-V

Car people generally prefer very particular types of vehicle. It could be a supreme off-roader, or a pared-down track beast; maybe it just makes a sweet, sweet racket with that big V8. The Honda CR-V is the antithesis of that car. It’s brilliant in an entirely different way: it’s the ultimate generalist. Read the review

Hyundai6 of 16Best Two-Row Midsize SUV: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s pleasant, popular midsize crossover that just keeps getting better and better. If its looks work for you, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better SUV in this size and price class.

Ford7 of 16Best Full-Size SUV: 2020 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is enormous, but it’s far from ogreish on the road. The latest generation lost weight, thanks to an aluminum body. It makes a minimum of 375 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, routed through an excellent 10-speed transmission. It has a very usable third row of seats, can be outfitted to tow more than 9,000 pounds, yet can accelerate from 0-60 mph in the low six-second range. Fuel economy — about 20 mpg combined — is quite reasonable for a vehicle this size, as well.

Chevrolet8 of 16Best Midsize Pickup Truck: 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

When it made its splashy debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2proved General Motors wasn’t planning on ceding the tough-guy off-road pickup space to competitors. Equipped with a high-end suspension that added height and compliance, locking differentials fore and aft and flared fenders, the Colorado provides truck lovers with a strong argument to switch to a Chevy. Read the review

Ford9 of 16Best Full-Size Pickup Truck: Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is America’s best-selling vehicle by a wide margin. The reason for that: Ford offers proven quality, whether you’re buying a $30,000 work truck or a $70,000 luxury ride. Ford dragged the full-sized truck market into the 21st Century with the current-gen F-150, with its lighter aluminum-based construction and turbocharged V6s largely replacing V8s.

Honda10 of 16Best Minivan: 2020 Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey is loaded with “parent-cool” features. There’s a CabinWatch rearview camera with night vision, and CabinTalk, which can override rear speakers and headphones. Did your children tear into Nacho Cheese Doritos like rabid bears? There’s a built-in vacuum cleaner. Feel like having one of those lime LaCroix cans? It’s waiting there, chilled, in the built-in cool box.

Honda11 of 16Best Plug-in Hybrid Car: 2020 Honda Clarity PHEV

Honda uses the “Clarity” name for its stable of super-clean vehicles, including a pure BEV, a plug-in hybrid, and a hydrogen fuel cell car. The Clarity Electric debuted for the 2017 model year. It’s a midsize sedan making 160 hp and 221 lb-ft.

Lexus12 of 16Best Luxury Car: 2020 Lexus ES

If we rated cars like we rate films in the US, the Lexus ES would be a solid “PG.” This isn’t a disparagement, it’s context: it’s a great ride with occasional thrills, but its high points are far from being remotely scandalous or unadulterated. Read the review

Audi13 of 16Best Subcompact Luxury SUV: 2020 Audi Q3

Audi redesigned the second generation compact Q3 SUV taking a heap of inspiration from its bigger sibling, the Audi Q8. That makes the SUV equivalent of the A3 more compelling than ever for those in search for a smaller ride with the ground clearance of an SUV.

Audi14 of 16Best Compact Luxury SUV: 2020 Audi Q5

That is, the Q5 isn’t a standout example of excellence (even in SQ5 guise), nor is it the bare minimum of automotive expectations, but it is a damn fine vehicle. And you shouldn’t accept anything less in your day-to-day.

BMW15 of 16Best Midsize Luxury SUV: BMW X5

BMW’s big SUV packs carlike refinement and luxury, but combines it with a trucklike seating position and bountiful cargo space to create exactly the sort of vehicle people go gaga for nowadays. And it do so very well. Read the review

UP NEXTVolvo16 of 16Up Next: The Best Used Cars to Buy in 2020

Are you looking to buy a new-ish used car? Here’s a cheat sheet from CarGurus. The website just announced the 2020 winners for its fourth annual Best Used Car Awards. Read the story

MCLAREN

The list of incredible new cars arriving in 2020 looks longer than a bank holiday tailback on the M25. As we enter a new decade – and a new era for the car industry – manufacturers are in a rush to amp up their line-ups and stake claims while they can, which means big launches in every sector you can think of, from electric hypercars to SUVs, grand tourers to shooting-brakes. These are the best cars of 2020, featuring all those that we’re most excited about seeing – and driving – this year.1Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

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As the performance arm of Mercedes, AMG has plenty to crow about but this new GT Black Series is the chosen one. If the conventional GT-R was powered up enough at 577hp, this Black Series – basically AMG’s codename for getting the street-legal race-car treatment – has a face-melting 720hp. The engine has been tuned within an inch of its life and every opportunity to add speed and aggression has been taken; bigger turbos, new camshafts, modified gearbox to name just a few. Weight comes down thanks to plenty of carbon, lighter wheels and even thinner glass. That it looks like something Bruce Wayne might drive after dinner only adds to its appeal.2Ferrari SF90 Spider

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With nearly 1000hp and 0-62mph speed of 2.5 seconds, you might have thought the hard-top SF90 was bonkers enough. Now comes the chance to literally take the roof off it too. Apart from some aerodynamic tweaks and the latest version of Ferrari’s retractable hardtop technology, it’s the same car underneath; a plug-in hybrid combining a 4 litre V8 engine with three electric motors. As extraordinarily adept on the track as it is for a low-speed cruise along the waterfront, this is a next-level machine that somehow looks a snip at £400,000.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW3McLaren 765 LT

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This is the third of McLaren’s ‘Long Tail’ models in the last five years; a special limited-run and performance-enhanced series that takes a fresh no-limits look at an existing model to really push the envelope. This 765 LT is largely based around the 720S but with aerodynamic changes and weight-saving measures the chief improvements, many of these benefits coming from the McLaren Senna. And yes, to answer your question, it has a slightly longer tail too. Powered by the McLaren’s 4litre V8, it can hit 62mph in 2.7 seconds and only 765 of these beauties will leave McLaren’s Woking HQ.4Pininfarina Battista

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As a design studio, Pininfarina is a name associated with some of the most beautiful cars of the last 80 years. Now launched as a manufacturer in its own right – Automobili Pininfarina – its first ever car is a 1900hp all-electric hypercar which will officially become the most powerful Italian road car ever made. That’s quite a way to introduce yourself. Having assembled a crack team of technical talent, the Battista will achieve a 0-62mph time of under 2 seconds, hit 0-186mph in less than 12sec and achieve a top speed of 217mph. Launching at the same time as two other electric hypercars with similarly eye-watering price tags (£2m if you need to ask), the Battista promises to marry its extreme performance with the feel and finish of a luxury grand tourer. The plan is to follow this statement launch with a series of luxury SUVs over the next five years. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW5Rolls-Royce Ghost

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This all-new version of the so-called ‘baby roller’ was unveiled this September with a more minimalist design and almost nothing carried over from its predecessor. It makes it the most technically ambitious car in the Roller family, with a ‘Planar’ suspension system that promises to help achieve an even more serene driving – or should that be sitting – experience. Open the now electrically-operated doors and the interior is hell-bent on setting another new benchmark for detail and refinement. Much work has been done on improving acoustics in the cabin and reducing cabin noise, while the dashboard alone apparently took 10,000 hours to develop. Which is approximately how much you’ll need to invoice for to afford one.6Porsche 911 Turbo S

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The king of the 911 family returns as the fastest, widest and generally most aggro version in its long and illustrious history. The numbers speak for themselves. It takes just 2.7 seconds to reach 62mph, 8.8 seconds to hit 120mph; and if you keep on going in a straight line, you’ll eventually top out at 205mph. Deep breath. It knocks out 640hp from a new 3.8 litre flat-six engine, while also offering four seats and some half-decent everyday luggage space too. And if that wasn’t enough to suggest value from your (ahem) £155,000 outlay, the interior is a place you’d want to hang out in even if it was parked outside your house, with more leather than Ron Burgundy’s library. It raises the simple question: ‘How do we make this happen?’ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW7Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

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Mulliner is the bespoke coach-building arm of the Bentley operation and this new Bacalar is principally a showcase for what they can do. And we have to say, we’re impressed. It’s based on the Continental GT platform but its design is inspired by the stunning EXP100 concept car launched for Bentley’s centenary last year. It manages to balance classic Bentley features with something altogether progressive. Inside, it’s that familiar beast of a twin-turbo W12 engine. Only 12 of the two-seater GT cars will be made, starting at £1.5m a pop. I’m sorry to tell you they’ve all been taken.8Aston Martin DBX

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Aston Martin arguably makes the best looking cars on the road. But making a big and bulky SUV look good was surely a challenge too far even for its industry-leading design team. Somehow, they look to have pulled it off, thanks partly to creating their own bespoke platform. It’s hard to see this as anything other than a runaway sales success, which can’t come soon enough for Aston, which is in the midst of financial struggles following its IPO in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW9Ferrari Roma

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It looks set to be another busy year at Maranello and the Roma could be its stand-out attraction. It’s a front-engined V8 coupe built on the same platform as the Portofino, with a slightly powered-up version of the same 3.9 litre twin turbo engine producing 611bhp. The simple, curvy design gives it a classic appeal, accentuated by the long bonnet. Details are fairly thin on the ground so far but it’s going to be fast – a top of speed of 199mph and a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds. The silver colour on this release image is even making us rethink our favourite Ferrari paint job.10Alpine A110S

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The Alpine A110 revival was one of our cars of the year back in 2018 – fast, fun and affordable with loads of personality, it managed to invoke the ‘esprit’ of the Sixties original with aplomb. This year sees its track-oriented variation, with 40hp more power, all-aluminium body, wider tyres and various other differentials to make it quicker round a circuit. And possibly round your local one-way system.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW11Lexus LC Convertible

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Lexus’s best-looking car, the silky LC500 coupé, belatedly gets the convertible treatment, and it looks the absolute business. In fact it could be a rare case of a drop-top version pipping an already good-looking coupé on style. The four-layer soft hood – available in black or beige – comes down in a tidy 15 seconds. And up again in 16 seconds when the rainclouds are hovering. Much engineering work has been done to convert the coupé into heavier convertible form and maintain both its looks and its feel on the road. Initially only available as a 5-litre V8, there will be much worse places to be than an aimless cruise behind this particular steering wheel.12Jaguar F-Type

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Having launched in 2013, it’s a big compliment to the outgoing F-Type that it doesn’t seem or look six years old. But Jaguar clearly felt it was time for a freshen up and it looks a good decision. Reworked slim LED headlights, enhanced rear haunches and a new clamshell bonnet, which accentuates the car’s width, are among the biggest tweaks, while a new front bumper and slightly bigger grille are aimed at delivering a more aggressive stance. The overall result already looks simple, natural and obvious, as the best design always does.

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Another comeback is in the offing at Lotus thanks to recent backing from Chinese car giant Geely, and the brand is taking the first steps in an ambitious roll out of new models with the first-ever British electric hypercar, the Evija, a £2m marvel with astonishing performance and looks to match. Well, you may as well start with a bang. Production begins this year – Norfolk won’t know what’s hit it.14Alfa Romeo Tonale

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2020 is the 110th anniversary of Alfa Romeo, one of the industry’s unsung heroes, and the marque’s most significant launch will be its small but perfectly formed baby SUV, the Tonale, which will add some much needed style to this segment and should become Alfa’s biggest selling model. As a plug-in hybrd, it will also be the brand’s first foray into electrification.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW15Land Rover Defender

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Land Rover’s replacement for the legendary 4×4 was always going to be the most scrutinised launch of the year, given its amazing history and how many people still hold it in such high esteem. To design a modern replacement that carries the spirit of the original into the modern era was a hell of a task to pull off, but the result, revealed last year, is growing on us every time we see it. We can’t wait to see what it does on, and obviously off, the road.16Polestar Two

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Volvo’s electric sub-brand Polestar is a self-styled disruptor taking a fresh look at all the things the car industry could do better – from how and where we buy them to in-car app development. Perhaps the best thing about its cars, though, is just how good they look – kicked off by the sci-fi muscle car Polestar One. This year sees the launch of its second car, cunningly named Polestar Two, a hard-to-categorise all-electric sportback-cum-hatchback-cum-SUV that will be more affordable and practical but will keep the distinctive styling and cool detailing.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW17Cupra Formentor

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Cupra has ambitious plans to take on the established premium players with the accent on punchy performance and, judging by it pretty stunning Tavascan concept, original design. Launched by the Seat Group as a premium standalone brand in its own right, the flagship Formentor will be only the second model badged as a Cupra –a plug-in hybrid coupé/SUV crossover and and the first which was designed purely as a Cupra model.18Fiat 500 EV

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It’s a big year for small and quirky electric cars. The Mini Electric and Honda e will join this first electric version of the classic Fiat 500, built from the ground up to take the model – which originated in 1957 – and possibly humanity, into a new dawn. The design is largely unchanged from the petrol version but that’s a good thing. With a range of 200 miles, it has three drive modes – Normal, Range and the oddly named Sherpa, which will limit energy use to an absolute minimum. With a top speed of 93mph and taking nine seconds to hit 62mph, it will certainly do a job in town. Plus, it has a pretty special USP against its competitors: it will launch as a cabriolet only.

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