Report: The Top 10 Car Picks for 2020


When it comes to car shopping, putting in your research is the surest way to ensure that you’ll be happy with your purchase. One site that is known for its strenuous testing and trusted product ratings is Consumer Reports.

To aid people in the market for new vehicles, the site recently released its top car picks for 2020 based on survey data from hundreds of thousands of their members.

Here Are Consumer Reports’ Top 10 Car Picks for 2020

Consumer Reports assigned cars an overall score on a 100-point scale based on several factors, including road tests, predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

In a first, they also gave extra credit to vehicles with standard pedestrian detection, an important safety feature in today’s models.

Take a look at their list of top rated vehicles below. They are categorized by the following four price points:

  1. Under $25,000
  2. $25,000 to $35,000
  3. $35,000 to $45,000
  4. $45,000 to $55,000

Under $25,000

Small Car: Toyota Corolla

Overall Score: 76


Small SUV: Subaru Forester

Overall Score: 84

Hybrid: Toyota Prius

Overall Score: 79

Midsized Sedan: Subaru Legacy

Overall Score: 87


Large Sedan: Toyota Avalon

Overall Score: 93

Midsized, Three-Row SUV: Kia Telluride

Overall Score: 92

Compact Pickup Truck: Honda Ridgeline

Overall Score: 76


Midsized SUV: Lexus RX

Overall Score: 80

Sports Car: Toyota Supra

Overall Score: 80

Electric Car: Tesla Model 3

Overall Score: 80

Use This Clark Tip to Find a New Car

Money expert Clark Howard says if you’re in the market for a new car, one important step to find what you want at a price you like is to expand your search beyond your local area.

“When shopping online for vehicles, try entering different zip codes in addition to your own,” he says. “If the savings are large enough elsewhere, get ready for a road trip!”

Want some more tips? Here’s our guide to buying a new car.

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