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Rate These 2020 Cars Coming Out!
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Every year, automakers put their best wheels forward and up the ante on last year's models. From the completely redesigned Ford Mustang Shelby to the sleek and trendy Honda Fit, they are sparing no expense at delivering 2020 models that will make you want to trade in your current ride. Take a look at some of the best hitting the lot during the last quarter of the year, and form your own opinion before you blow your budget.
2020 isn't just about reimagining cars that are already on the market. Classics like the Ford Bronco and the GMC Jimmy are being resurrected with upgrades that would delight any auto enthusiast. Many of the new releases have custom upgrades that allow you to make your car as unique as you are. The only problem you'll have after reading about them is deciding which one of them to test drive first!
We've covered all the bases here, and you'll get the skinny on every kind of 2020 car out there. SUVs, trucks, sports cars and more are being presented with a brand new sense of style and engine upgrades that will fill you full envy. Will you think enough of them to give them a good rating, too?
Most people think that big jobs need big trucks, but Jeep says that the 2020 Gladiator is “erasing boundaries.” With a towing capacity of 4,500, there’s little that the updated truck can’t do — except save you money at the gas pump. A meager $33,000 starting price — not including destination charges — counterbalances a maximum of 22 miles per gallon on the highway. We think it’s a bargain! Will you?
Ford Mustang Shelby
There’s a reason you’ll need close to $74,000 to go home with a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby — it’s incredible! Few cars possess the 7300 RPMs the Shelby’s engine can pump out. Backed up by a TREMEC 7- Speed Dual Clutch Transmission, not even the newest version of the Corvette can keep up. Settle into the sporty suede and leather seats and give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Mazda is being fairly closed-lipped about the 2020 RX-9, but tantalizing showing at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show has fans lined up and waiting. Using a space frame-style chassis allows for double-wishbone suspension and for the engine to sit behind the front axle. It will have all the performance of its predecessors — the RX-7 and the RX-8 — but it will offer a much more futuristic appeal. Don’t you just love it?
Tesla Model 3
Tesla might be fairly new to the automotive race, but they show no sign of slowing down. This year, the Model 3 has taken the race track by storm! Capable of achieving 148 MPGe and boasting a 9.0 comfort rating, the futuristic sedan is already a contender for MotorTrend’s Car of the Year award. What kind of award would you give it?
Ford Baby Bronco
Ford’s Bronco started life in 1966, but how things change! In 2020, it’s going to be resurrected after a 14-year hiatus, but you might not recognize it. Ford has taken aim at the Jeep family, its transverse-engines and similar body styles. Test out its 250 horsepower 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and tell us what you think. We think it’s one of the best of the year!
Car and Driver gives the Volkswagen Atlas a 4.5 out of five-star rating, and it's easy to see why! The 2020 Atlas is called a Cross Sport for a reason. Whether you choose three-row seating or two-row seating, the car's luxurious interior picks up where other models leave off. Tough but sporty, it's built to handle the highway or your next off-road adventure. Will you give it as many stars as the experts?
What's more impressive than the 2.8 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine? We can't think of much! Some claim the Jimmy was resurrected to compete with the Jeep Wrangler, but the 2020 version is running neck and neck with the Ford Baby Bronco. Its drivetrain borrows components from the GMC Canyon, and its exterior has a decidedly tough edge. If you're looking for an SUV that can handle almost anything, look no further! Take it for a ride and let us know what you think!
Few cars have received the kind of extensive overhaul you’ll see in 2020’s Toyota 86. Toyota has gone to a lot of effort to modernize the car. Upgrades like a 7-inch touchscreen, a short rear deck and a redesigned interior pale in comparison to what’s going on under the hood. The 86’s six-speed transmission is backed up by a reliable 205 horsepower engine that can keep up with more expensive brands. What kind of rating will you give it?
Chevy Silverado 1500
Don’t let the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s modest starting price fool you. It’s packed with new features that will turn your head. Whether you’re looking for a crew cab or the standard model, you’ll be impressed with the option of a 6.2 L V8 engine and choice of powertrains. Head down to your local dealer and take it for a spin; then, come back and tell us how many stars it should get.
If you’re looking for power, you don’t need to look any further than the 2020 Chevy Corvette! A 6.2 L V8 engine comes standard, and you’ll love the feeling of having 495 horsepower revving at the touch of your foot. After you take it for a spin, you can plan to spend around $60,000 to cover the cost of the car and the stiff delivery fee. You won’t regret it for a second! We think you’ll give it a big thumbs up.
Kia Soul EV
Since 2010, the Kia Soul has been a rising star in the subcompact market. 2020’s Soul EV is the company’s first attempt at entering the all-electric vehicle arena, and we think it’s worth a look. Capable of going 243 miles on one battery charge, the Soul EV is only outdone by one competitor. Its technologically based interior and LED lighting have a lot going for it, too. Do you agree when we say that we think it’s a neat little ride?
You might not have $113,000 lying around to buy a 2020 Nissan GT-R, but there’s nothing stopping you from trying it out. You’ll be impressed by the GT-R’s all-wheel-driving handling, and you won’t be able to resist revving up its 600 horsepower, 3.8 L V6 engine. Nissan’s 2020 entry into the luxury sports car world is a massive hit — or is it?
Although there were rumors that Chevy was discontinuing the Cruze, the 2020 model disproves them. Chevy doesn’t plan to overhaul the car until the 2022 model year, but the 1.4 L 4-cylinder engine has a reputation for being a top performer. Check out the Cruze’s 48 miles per gallon capabilities and you’ll understand why consumers love it. How many stars do you think it deserves?
Honda has always had a reputation for making reliable vehicles. In 2020, the automaker has put a lot of thought into the CR-V and the ways to make it more appealing. The subcompact SUV market is a tight race, and the CR-V’s features have been brought up to speed to include extra interior storage and an upgraded turbocharged engine. It left us feeling impressed. Will you feel the same way when you drive it?
Hyundai Santa Fe
Right now, you could earn $50 simply for taking the Hyundai Santa Fe for a test drive. At 29 miles per gallon, the advanced SUV is giving other automakers a run for their money. With 178 pounds of torque and 195 horsepower wrapped up in a turbocharged standard package, it has already received an 8.5 out of 10-star rating amongst enthusiasts. How many do you think it deserves?
Porsche 911 Turbo
You can spend $113,000 on a new Nissan GT-R, or you can drop the same amount on an upgraded classic. The 2020 version of the Porsche 911 Turbo has been souped up with a 443 horsepower engine and wider rear fenders. Those who have driven it are saying that the interior is far more modern and comfortable than any in the 911’s long history. What will you think of it? Will it meet your expectations?
It wasn't a complete overhaul, but the 2020 Volkswagen Passat got a major makeover! An exterior redesign now sees the car coming standard with 17-inch alloy wheels that can be swapped out for sportier, larger tires. But the biggest change took place under the hood. In keeping up with a demand for better fuel efficiency, Volkswagen downgraded the engine from a 6-cylinder to a 4-cylinder. No one seems to be complaining, though. Will you?
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is touted as being a compact luxury SUV, and we couldn't agree more! Available with a 2.0 L or a 2.3 L 4-cylinder engine, it can deliver up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway while pumping out up to 295 horsepower. Gritty performance is complemented by a technologically advanced interior that can seat up to five. If you have $60,000 lying around, you can even upgrade to the Reserve Package II. Do you consider yourself a fan?
According to Subaru, the 2020 Outback is "the call of the wild, reimagined." When you take it for a test drive, pop the hood and take a peek at the 2.3 L or 2.4 L engine that can handle up to 3,500 pounds of anything you want to tow. Subaru hasn't changed the exterior all that much, but they redesigned the interior to cater to those who want something on the cutting edge of technology. A seven-inch touchscreen comes standard. Would you give it high marks?
The new hybrid drivetrain isn't the only fancy new addition to the 2020 Lexus ES! The luxury sedan's interior is the stuff of any driver's dreams. Wood trim, leather seats and LED lighting are only a few of the custom features you can request. At up to 44 miles per gallon on the highway (4 cylinder) and a 9.5 safety rating, the starting price of $39,900 is reasonable. Plus, you'll get the prestige that comes with driving one of the world's most exquisite machines. Do you give it a thumbs up or down?
The Fiat 500 has a long history of being ignored in the United States. Hoping to tap into the compact SUV market even more, the automaker has upgraded the engine and the powertrain to compete. Now capable of reaching up to 30 miles a gallon on the highway and full of technological components, 2020 just might be the year it catches on. Some experts consider the 2020 Fiat 500-L one of the most underrated cars of the year. What do you think of it?
Don't immediately write off the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage because it only comes with a 74 horsepower engine. Features like automatic climate control, getting 44 miles per gallon and a completely redesigned front grille give it an appeal that goes far beyond the size of its engine. With a starting price under $14,000, it's the perfect car for those who are always on the road or trying to watch their budgets. What rating do you think it deserves?
Now in its third generation, the 2020 Honda Fit is delighting auto enthusiasts. This year, Honda has released a compact SUV version that had the Tokyo Auto Show all abuzz. Its padded interior and waterproof seats showed that the automaker has thought about every last detail. When you pick up the 2020 version, you can choose from five different trim packages, and you can enjoy some of the best gas mileage out there. Will you enjoy it as much as they do in Japan?
Get it while you can! Rumor has it that GM will discontinue the Chevrolet Impala after the 2020 model. Since 1957, the Impala has been an automotive giant — literally! Still one of the biggest sedans on the road, it's backed up by a 305 horsepower engine that can leave any of its competition in the dust. Luxury meets function in the Impala! Are you sad to see it go?
2020 Toyota Highlander
In 2020, Toyota completely redesigned the Highlander. It's built on the same platform as other Toyota SUVs, but it's the largest in the automaker's family. Speaking of big, you can also customize the Android Auto feature on your 12.3-inch touchscreen. Although the transmission and the engine are the same as the 2019 model, you can still enjoy every drop of its 3.5 L V6 power! Will you give it a good rating like the experts are doing?
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