40 Best Cars to Buy in 2020
Whether it’s value, looks, drivability or pure desire – the following 40 cars are can’t-miss products. These are the 40 best cars to buy in 2020. Do yourself a favor and click through until you see yours! (Hopefully it’s on here, don’t blame us if it isn’t.) We’ve tanked them from 40 all the way down to 1 – so enjoy them all!
40. Audi Q4 e-tron
The Audi Q4 e-tron is the automaker’s second electric SUV, which it unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be similar in size to the already-released Q3 and perfect for families or anyone who wants the space of an SUV but the range of an EV. It should be somewhat affordable, especially for an Audi. It will be able to reach an 80 percent charge in about 30 minutes with fast charging. When fully charged, expect a range of around 280 miles. There will also be optional wing cameras, giving more visibility.
39. Aston Martin Rapide E
The Aston Martin Rapide E is the fully electric version of the popular coupe. It features carbon fiber and aluminum body panels, keeping it lightweight and economical on fuel. The dual rear-mounted motors deliver 700 pound-feet of torque plus 600 horsepower. The automaker says Rapide E can reach 155 mph and takes less than four seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop. The only caveat is that this auto will be expensive, and Aston Martin is only making 155. If you can buy it, however, you certainly should.
38. Audi R8
The 2020 Audi R8 is only refreshed, not redesigned, but it is still a top car to buy for 2020. If you are lucky, you may get one of the only 222 Decennium trims in the world. The R8 features a V10 that produces 562 horsepower, so you only need 3.4 seconds to hit 60 mph. Going with an R8 Spyder speeds this up by 0.1 seconds. The Performance trim drops it even further, giving you one sporty and comfortable ride.
37. BMW 7 Series
In 2020, the BMW 7 Series will remain one of the most luxurious vehicles on the market, and with all the latest features as well. Even if you go with the base model, you will get 335 horsepower, giving you plenty of speed. The most powerful engine in the 7 Series is a V12 with 600 horsepower, giving you a BMW that purrs. You can even get a Hybrid 7 Series if you want to minimize your carbon footprint and still have a true sports car.
36. BMW M340i
The M340i is the redesigned performance trim of the BMW 3 Series, and you can also opt for the xDrive all-wheel-drive version, giving you more dependability. The turbocharged inline-6 produces 382 horsepower and torque of 369 pound-feet. It should take a little more than four seconds to reach 60 mph. The cabin combines sleek design with luxury and comfort. Driving this BMW gives you control via an 8-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters and plenty of agility around corners.
35. Cadillac CT4
The Cadillac CT4 is a new luxury sedan in the compact category. It comes with your choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and power comes from the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. You can control everything via the 10-speed automatic. The CT4-V model is the sportier version with a 320-horsepower, 2.7-liter turbo engine and almost perfect 50/50 weight ratio, precise handling, and Brembo brakes for safety and performance. It also offers the Super Cruise system for hands-free highway driving, providing the utmost convenience.
34. Cadillac CT5
Cadillac proves that it continues to manufacture vehicles worthy of buying with the 2020 CT5. The CT5 is an all-new model for the 2020 model year. This small luxury fastback gives you a high-end vehicle loaded with the latest tech and features for the utmost in comfort, providing a true, one-of-a-kind ride. It uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for 258 pound-feet and 237 horsepower, working with a 10-speed automatic. For those who want a little more power, choose the 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder for 400 pound-feet and 335 horsepower.
33. Polestar 1
The Polestar lineup from Volvo is now a sub-brand of the larger name. The first model in the Polestar line is Polestar 1 and is the most budget-friendly of the trims. This is an all-new 2020 model featuring a front gas engine along with two electric motors to send power to the rear wheels. There is a third motor that connects with the gas engine as well. The result is 737 pound-feet and 600 horsepower with a 193-mile all-electric range.
32. Lexus LC Convertible
The Lexus LC Convertible will be newly available for 2020, and it is similar to the LC Coupe, but with your choice of a hardtop or soft top. It will likely feature the 471-horsepower V8 from the coupe, along with a 10-speed automatic. This vehicle excels as a daily driver and is fuel-efficient while also offering athletic handling and cornering abilities. The driver-centric interior is loaded with high-quality materials, easy to access controls, and the latest features in technology.
31. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the latest trims of the iconic Mustang, and it is the best auto to buy if you love performance-oriented classics. This particular model will be the most powerful Mustang in production Ford has made – ever. The Mustang will arrive this fall, so it will be widely available by 2020. You can enjoy more than 700 horsepower and reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Stand out with the Shelby Cobra logo and the racing stripes, and your Mustang is sure to garner envy!
30. Genesis G90
The Genesis brand continues to hold its own, and the G90 is a great vehicle to buy in 2020. This redesigned 2020 flagship sedan has the same impressive 365-horsepower V6 and 420-horsepower V8 engines as previous model years. Inside, you will get features like more than 20 ways of driver-seat adjustment for the most comfort and new noise-canceling technology. The advanced safety features are also at par with other high-end luxury vehicles. Expect a quiet, comfortable, and safe ride wherever you go with the G90.
29. Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata is a redesigned for 2020, with the eighth generation featuring a 191-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 180-horsepower turbocharged engine. The interior truly shines with its 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch HD screen. The dash is made with easy to reach buttons, allowing for easy access while driving. The vehicle is designed for power and comfort, giving you plenty of legroom as well as advanced tech features. The screen automatically comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, BlueLink Multimedia and Maps, and Bluetooth.
28. Hyundai Tucson N
The Hyundai Tucson N is a hot variation of the popular Tucson SUV. It is the company’s first performance SUV, and it marks the expansion of the brand’s N Division, which is performance-oriented. It features a gearbox and four-wheel drive based on that of the i30 N hatchback. We still do not know the performance figures, but it should take less than six seconds to reach 62 mph. More information should arrive as the release for this 2020 model approaches.
27. Jaguar XE
The Jaguar XE is a refreshed version, building on the previous model years. The 247-horsepower engine comes standard, although you can also get a 296-horsepower turbo engine if you need a little more oomph on those long road trips. The 2020 XE features an all-new head-up display along with a dual-screen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital cockpit display, providing you with all the latest technology features. The interior materials are also enhanced for premium finishes, giving you a luxurious interior.
26. Kia Forte GT
The Kia Forte GT is a new-for-2020 trim of the vehicle that was already redesigned in 2019. Compared with the standard version, this auto delivers improved handling and acceleration. Combine this with a more aggressive, sleek styling, and you have a sportier version of the Kia Forte. You can choose from a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic with the 201-horsepower turbo engine. All GTs have advanced safety features to give you peace of mind, while you’re traveling down the road.
25. Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is a compact option that is a great purchase for 2020, especially if you do not need a large vehicle or a performance-oriented one. The styling on the 2020 Soul is updated, and there are two new trims to select from. You can get up to 201 horsepower via a turbocharged engine. Inside, you will notice a few extra inches of space and easier cargo loading. You can even get a 10.25-inch touch screen that you expect from a higher-end auto, giving the feel of luxury with a fraction of the cost.
24. Kia Soul EV
Closely related to the Kia Soul, but worthy of its own mention, is the Kia Soul EV. This is the electric version of the fun Soul, offering the perfect option for those who want to save on fuel yet still have some room. The 64-kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery pack will likely have a range of about 225 miles. The electric motor delivers 291 pound-feet and 201 horsepower, providing the right amount of power. There is also a new independent rear suspension, giving you a smoother ride.
23. Kia Stinger GTS
The Kia Stinger arrived in 2018, pleasantly surprising enthusiasts. The 2020 Stinger offers the GTS trim for a sportier, more thrilling feel. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 delivers 376 pound-feet and 365 horsepower. It offers the exclusive D-AWD system that favors rear-wheel drive but seamlessly turns into AWD when necessary. There is also a new Drift Mode, joining Sport and Comfort modes, for you to select from. Throw in unique styling, and you have a vehicle worthy of consideration in the upcoming year.
22. Electra Meccanica Solo
We know what you’re thinking but bear with us. You may not have heard of Electra Meccanica, as this Canadian company is still new in the auto world. The brand’s Solo is a single-passenger EV with three wheels. It is affordable and great for city driving or for anyone who does not need a ton of extra space. It has a 100-mile range and can fully charge in just three hours. Just keep in mind that the top speed is 82 mph, so it’s not a fast vehicle. It is ideal for those who want the most economical means of travel with an efficient car.
21. Lexus RC F Track Edition
The Lexus RC F Track Edition appeals to drivers who love the luxury sports coupe and want a fun new version perfect for taking to the track. The version in 2020 boosts horsepower up to 472 and enhances torque slightly, giving you power and cornering. The interior is comfortable, and the dash is loaded with all the important technology you need for this track addition. The Track Edition designation comes with extra aerodynamics, providing a vehicle that is sporty and highly capable.
The Mazda3 fourth generation began with the 2019 model year. This generation includes updates to the power, engines, chassis, and interior. The base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder delivers 186 horsepower, but the Skyactiv-X is the engine that makes this vehicle worth buying. This engine delivers 207 pound-feet and 190 horsepower. That engine will boost efficiency by about 30 percent. Inside, the Mazda3 has an all-new 8.8-inch infotainment screen with everything you need plus a 7.7-inch digital gauge display. The vehicle seamlessly combines comfort and sport.
19. McLaren GT
The McLaren GT is the brand’s first grand touring car, which arrives for the 2020 model year. The GT has super sleek bodywork with aluminum panels on a carbon-fiber structure. This combination reduces its weight. The driver-focused interior is posh and filled with all the features you could want, including a great infotainment system. The 465-pound-foot, 612-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 can hit top speeds of 203 mph and just needs 3.1 seconds to reach 60 mph. For a smooth ride, the McLaren GT includes Proactive Damping Control.
18. Mercedes-AMG A 35
In 2020, you can get the latest member of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Mercedes-AMG A 35. It has 302 horsepower courtesy of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that works with a 7-speed automatic. Reaching 60 mph only takes 4.7 seconds. Inside, there are three AMG displays, a customized AMG steering wheel, paddle shifters, and leather upholstery, plus other A-Class connectivity and luxury features. The driver is surrounded in comfort and advanced technology, providing a luxurious ride even on long trips.
17. Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe does not necessarily look like a coupe at first glance, but it certainly turns heads. This redesigned model is a bit larger, giving you and your passengers more space to stretch out. The handling has also been improved. You get to enjoy 221 horsepower from the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that works with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. To add value and make this an even better choice, it comes with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience Interior Assistant.
16. Mini Cooper SE
The Mini Cooper SE is a new fully electric vehicle for the 2020 model year and already has a lot of interest. It has a zero-emission operation and the handling that the brand is famous for. This auto shows that electric vehicles can still have lively acceleration, reaching 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The electric motor generates 199 pound-feet and 181 horsepower. There are also two choices for regenerative braking and four driving modes. You can even use one-pedal driving if you want.
15. Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R holds the title of Nissan’s most powerful auto, and the 2020 version is the 50th-anniversary model. The three trims feature a standard 565-horsepower, 467-pound-foot 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6, giving you a sporty style along with competitive speed. The Nismo boosts output to 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet. It handles very well and takes corners like a dream. The GT-R’s interior has leather upholstery and an intuitive 8-inch touch screen, combining comfort and innovative technology for an excellent ride.
14. Nissan Versa
The Nissan Versa is a good purchase, although it is fairly similar to the previous model years. It is ideal for those on a budget and looking for fuel economy while maintaining an average size vehicle. The choice between a CTV or a manual is a nice touch that spreads the Versa’s appeal. The interior tech does not fit the Versa’s a budget-friendly price tag as it includes the Nissan Safety Shield 360 and advanced safety features. You get comfort, safety, and efficiency in one neat package.
13. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Truly a remarkable car, the Corvette Stingray is the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette. It has highly aggressive styling and the appearance of an exotic car. The roof panels are removable and easily fit in the front trunk, quickly providing the feel of a convertible. You can see the 6.2-liter V8 through a unique clear panel, letting you fully enjoy the 470 pound-feet and 490 horsepower. The driver-focused cockpit features electronic displays and a dozen driving modes to choose from. There is also a revised suspension.
12. Polestar 2
Another exciting Polestar option for 2020 is the Polestar 2, a five-door fastback. As such, the sloped roofline adds style and gives you a trunk resembling that of a hatchback, which helps with storage. This electric vehicle has a 78-kWh battery pack plus motors in both the front and rear, delivering a 275-mile range, 487 pound-feet, and 408 horsepower. The Polestar provides the right amount of comfort in a nice size package with a reasonably sporty feel. It also has standard all-wheel drive and reaches 60 mph in under five seconds.
11. Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 continues to be one of the best cars to buy year after year. The 2020 model year is a redesign with boosts to technology and power. The latest version is created to perfectly balance a modern luxurious cabin with Porsche’s iconic driving dynamics. You’ll have room to stretch your legs and still have the latest technology. The new twin-turbocharged engine in the Carrera S produces 443 horsepower and uses an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic. You will also be able to get a manual transmission if you prefer.
10. Porsche Taycan
The Taycan is an electric offering from Porsche, giving drivers a four-door sports car with ultra-sleek styling. It has the familiar Porsche styling cues to grab attention wherever you go in 2020 along with well-balanced proportions. The name Taycan roughly translates to “soul of a spirited young horse,” showing off the energy of the vehicle. The auto uses two synchronous motors to generate over 600 horsepower and reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. With a full battery, it should go over 300 miles. The auto even comes with three-years of unlimited charging.
9. Subaru Legacy
The 2020 Subaru Legacy is a redesign and uses the new Global Platform from the automaker, providing stability, quietness, and agility. The 2020 Legacy uses the Forester’s current engine, a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. Alternatively, you can get a turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower. The interior features an 11.6-inch infotainment system and all the connectivity you could want, such as Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. You can truly ride in comfort and style with the Legacy and all its fresh technology.
8. Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster was first announced several years ago, and the wait is worth it. This electric coupe can reach 60 mph in less than 1.9 seconds. The top speed is over 250 mph, and the range is an impressive 620 miles. Overall, it is safe to say that the Tesla Roadster will appeal to anyone who loves power but does not want to hurt the planet. This is also a unique auto in that the supercar can seat four.
7. Toyota Avalon TRD
For those who love the luxury of the Toyota Avalon but want some sportier styling, the Avalon TRD is a great purchase in 2020. It builds on the regular Avalon but features specially tuned shock absorbers, a dramatic appearance, unique wheels, and aggressive dual exhausts. You get a highly functional sports car that is both comfortable and elegant while handling like a sports car. The interior features the TRD logo and your choice of color scheme, giving you options to individualize.
6. Toyota Camry TRD
The Camry TRD offers a sportier variation of the favorite Toyota Camry. The sleek design is eye-catching and highly appealing. It includes special tuning on the shock absorbers and 19-inch wheels plus a lower center of gravity. The car handles like a dream, taking corners smoothly and efficiently. Other sporty features include the aerodynamic body kit and the rear diffuser, creating a bit more speed and sporty feel. The 301-horsepower V6 works with an 8-speed automatic, providing smooth transitions and proper fuel consumption.
5. Toyota Corolla
For one of the best cars that will not break the bank, look no further than the 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan. The redesign for the 2020 model year shares the updates that the hatchback version received last year, including design and platform. Standard safety is now extensive, including Safety Connect and Safety Sense. The engine remains lackluster with a 139-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder. Even the upgraded 2.0-liter will not deliver thrills, but the sedan is comfortable and a great value with nice standard tech.
4. Toyota Corolla Hybrid
If you love the Corolla but want better efficiency, then the Corolla Hybrid is a great choice for 2020. This is a new model for the 2020 model year, and it will deliver over 50 combined mpg. It has the same hybrid tech from the latest Prius, the Hyper-Prime Nickel technology to boost performance in a lighter, small hybrid. It even comes with Amazon Alexa. The interior boasts enough legroom to keep you happy, along with ample tech features to keep everyone happy.
3. Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra’s concept was first revealed as the FT-1 in 2014, and it will now be available as a 2020 model year. The Supra features the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine from BMW. This engine delivers 355 horsepower along with 365 pound-feet and works with an 8-speed automatic. The combination provides you with a smooth ride that still has a sporty feel. The cabin of the Supra is tight, but this is the perfect auto for enthusiasts who love sporty styling to match that powerful performance.
2. Toyota Yaris Hatch
The 2020 Yaris Hatch is all-new and built by Mazda. Its engine is less-than-exciting with 100 horsepower, but the small vehicle does not need much, and this means you get around 40 mpg on the highway. There is also a Sport mode to enhance acceleration, but you will see reduced fuel efficiency with this mode. The interior features navigation on the base model, along with a 7-inch touch screen and extreme affordability. The Yaris Hatch provides comfort even at the base level.
1. Volkswagen Passat
The 2020 Passat is a very refreshed model that resembles the Jetta. It features a familiar 2.0-liter turbo engine but with an improved output of 207 pound-feet to work with the 174 horsepower. The sedan body style gives you room, comfort, and luxury, rolled into one neat little package. Choose from synthetic leather or Nappa leather and enjoy value-added features like the easy-open trunk and rain-sensing wipers. The touch screen is covered in glass and features top connectivity via MirrorLink, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
With so many great cars to choose from in 2020, you will have no problem finding the perfect vehicle for your daily drives or weekend adventures. Between the refreshed familiar models and the all-new vehicles, there is something for everyone.