When you’re drawing up a new-vehicle wish list with the best and brightest options for your drive, expert recommendations are a great place to start.
Aiming to provide something for everyone, Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 Best Buy Awards offer 16 “sure bets” across categories that “resonate with the majority of car buyers.”
Many of those categories are for SUVs, which this year expand to eight, while designated places are given to pure electric and hybrid vehicles. There’s also an award for the best new model, claimed by the three-row Kia Telluride utility.
While the average consumer takes a combined 14 hours to research and shop for their vehicle, these awards offer insights from year-round evaluation. Besides assessing the vehicles inside and out, particular importance is given to value. Here are the KBB.com editors’ best models of 2020.
Best Buy Award winners
Best new model – Kia Telluride
Compact car – Honda Civic
Midsize car – Honda Accord
Subcompact SUV – Hyundai Kona
Compact SUV – Honda CR-V
Midsize SUV (two-row) – Hyundai Santa Fe
Midsize SUV (three-row) – Kia Telluride
Full-size SUV – Ford Expedition
Midsize pickup truck – Chevrolet Colorado
Full-size pickup truck – Ford F-150
Minivan – Honda Odyssey
Electric car – Hyundai Kona Electric
Plug-in hybrid car – Honda Clarity PHEV
Luxury car – Lexus ES
Subcompact luxury SUV – Audi Q3
Compact luxury SUV – Audi Q5
Midsize luxury SUV – BMW X5
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