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2020 Editors’ Choice: The Best New Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and Minivans

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Feb 24, 2020

Car and Driver

Here at Car and Driver, we’ve cultivated an exceedingly knowledgeable and excessively passionate team of automotive experts. Since 1956, these invaluable resources combined with C/D‘s rich history of comprehensive vehicle testing have helped us become one of the most respected voices in the industry. Our Buyer’s Guide team bridges the gap between die-hard car enthusiasts and consumers to deliver the most comprehensive shopping advice you’ll find anywhere.

Over the course of the previous year, our editors have had the pleasure—and sometimes the pain—of driving and testing hundreds of new vehicles. We’ve counted cupholders, rated seat comfort, loaded in luggage to measure cargo room, and taken the vehicles to our test track to see how well they accelerated, braked, and turned. Those evaluations and our collective opinions feed where we rank the vehicles in every class.

These Editors’ Choice picks are the vehicles ranked number-one in their class or named to our 2020 10Best Cars and Trucks list—or both. These are the top cars, trucks, crossovers, and SUVs in the market, ones we recommend highly to shoppers. We love them and believe you will too.

Best Subcompact Car

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Best Compact Car

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

Best Family Sedan

2020 Honda Accord front

Best Full-size Sedan

2020 Kia Cadenza

Best Subcompact SUV

2020 Mazda CX-30

Best Compact SUV

2020 Mazda CX-5

Best Mid-size SUV

2020 Kia Telluride front

Best Large SUV (Tie)

2020 Nissan Armada front

Best Large SUV (Tie)

2020 Chevrolet Suburban front

Best Minivan

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

Best Station Wagon

2020 Subaru Outback front

Best Electric Vehicle

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric front

Best Sport Compact Car (tie)

2020 volkswagen golf gti

Best Sport Compact Car (tie)

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI front

Best Mid-size Pickup Truck

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

Best Full-size Pickup

2020 Ram 1500 Rebel EcoDiesel front

Best Heavy-Duty Pickup

Best Off-Road Performance Pickup

2020 ford F-150 Raptor

Best Full-size Van

2020 Ford Transit front

Best City Van

2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris front

Best Sports Car (tie)

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Best Sports Car (tie)

Porsche 718 Boxster T

Best Sports Car (tie)

Porsche 718 Cayman T

Best Sports Car (Tie)

2020 Toyota Supra

Best Affordable Sports Car

2020 Mazda Miata front

Best Muscle Car

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Best Entry-Luxury Compact

2020 BMW M2 CS

Best Entry-Luxury Car

2020 BMW 3-Series front

Best Sports Sedan or Coupe

2020 Mercedes-AMG front

Best Mid-size Luxury Car

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 4Matic sedan

Best Full-size Luxury Car

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-class front

Best Subcompact Luxury SUV

2019 Volvo XC40 front

Best Compact Luxury SUV (tie)

2020 Porsche Macan front

Best Compact Luxury SUV (tie)

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo front

Best Mid-size Luxury SUV

2020 Porsche Cayenne fornt

Best Large Luxury SUV

2020 BMW X7 50i

Best Luxury Electric Vehicle

2020 Tesla Model S

Best Luxury Station Wagon

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon

Best Premium Sports Sedan

2019 BMW M5 Competition

Best Premium Sports Car

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

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