If you follow the automotive industry — or if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle anytime soon — this is one of the best times of the year to follow the latest news on the 2020 new car models.
To keep tabs on them all, we’ve compiled what we know about the 2020 model year vehicles … so far. (And here’s a helpful list of 2019 new car models, too.)
We’ll update this list as the year goes on, so check back as new announcements will be made throughout 2019.
2020 BMW 7 Series
If you thought the new “Baleen Whale” grille on the X7 was a bit much, we have bad news: The grille on the new 7 Series is 40 percent larger than the 2019 grille (seriously, BMW even bragged about it). Engine options include a turbocharged inline-6 (740i), 4.4-liter V8 (M750i), and a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 (760i with a staggering 601 horsepower). A plug-in hybrid version is also available (745e).
The new 7 Series is expected to go on sale in the spring. Prices range from $87,445 for a 740i (a $2,800 price bump) up to $158,695 for a range-topping M760i.
2020 Cadillac XT6
Existing somewhere between the midsize XT5 and the big-boy Escalade, the Cadillac XT6 is a three-row, mid-size luxury SUV. It’s built on a shortened Chevy Traverse platform and features handsome styling. Inside, it will come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 4.2-inch driver display. A 310-horsepower V6 engine is also standard but gets a “400” badge on the back. That number is Newton-meters, which is the metric used for torque in Europe.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is expected to go on sale in the late spring with a starting price of $53,690 for the base Premium Luxury trim. The well-equipped Sport trim starts at $73,740.
2020 Ford Escape
The Escape got a lot more work done that just a facelift: It’s been redesigned from the ground up. Weighing 200 pounds lighter than the 2019 model, the Escape is lower, wider, and longer, ensuring it continues its reputation of having an athletic, car-like ride. There are four engine options, including a base 1.5-liter four-cylinder making 180-horsepower and a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine making 250-horsepower. You can also get a 2.5-liter hybrid engine and a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Ford claims at least 30 miles of electric-only driving.
Pricing will be announced closer to when the 2020 Escape goes on sale this fall. The hybrid versions are slated to go on sale in spring 2020.
2020 Ford Explorer
The popular three-row family-hauler moves away from the front-wheel-drive platform it had been employing, to a rear-wheel drive setup, much like Explorers from more than a decade ago. This will give it more performance and more capability. Engines range from a base turbocharged four-cylinder with 280 horsepower, up to a twin-turbo V6 in the Explorer ST makes 400 horsepower. Inside, the Explorer has a 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system that’s arranged in a portrait layout.
The 2020 Ford Explorer starts at $33,860 for a base model. Expect the Explorer to arrive in Boston-area dealers sometime this summer.
2020 Ford Bronco
Perhaps the biggest surprise for the 2020 model year is the return of the Ford Bronco. It will be offered in two-door and four-door variants, with features like a removable roof and doors. It is also expected to have serious off-road credentials, with lessons learned from the rugged Ford F-150 Raptor. With the return of the Bronco, Ford is setting its sights squarely on the iconic Jeep Wrangler.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
2020 Hyundai Palisade
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade goes for big proportions, looking more like a Chevy Tahoe than purported contemporaries such as the Ford Explorer or the Honda Pilot.
The Palisade still rides on the same platform as the Santa Fe, though it’s scaled up. It will be powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 291 horsepower. Inside, there’s a 10.25-inch touchscreen, seven USB ports, and passengers can connect two Bluetooth devices at once.
No word yet on pricing. The Palisade is expected to arrive at dealerships by the summer of 2019.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
The long-awaited Jeep pickup will wear the Gladiator name. The 2020 Gladiator stretches the Wrangler Unlimited wheelbase another 20 inches to accommodate a 5-foot bed.
Like the Wrangler, it will feature a removable top, removable doors, and a fold-down windshield. With the standard 3.6-liter V6, it can tow up to 7,650 pounds, and the payload is at 1,650 pounds. The gas V6 will be joined by a diesel next year, and, yes, all versions are Trail Rated.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator starts at $35,040 and is expected to hit showrooms in June.
2020 Lincoln Aviator
The Aviator is a three-row luxury SUV, slotting under the imposing Navigator but borrowing from its grandiose styling. It will come standard with a twin-turbocharged V6 making 400-horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
There will also be a plug-in hybrid version that combines the same V6 with electric power for a total system output of 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The Aviator borrows the Navigator’s fantastic interior styling, and the Air Glide suspension should ensure a supple ride and the ability to lower the vehicle for easier entry and exit.
Base MSRP for the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is $51,100. The Aviator will go on sale this summer.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400
The EQC is Mercedes-Benz’s first-ever full-electric vehicle. Like Audi with the E-Tron, it’s a crossover, tapping into the most popular vehicle segment. It’s slotted between the GLC-Class and GLC-Class SUVs. It features a pair of electric motors, one for each axle, combining for 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque.
Energy is stored in an 80-kWh battery pack with an estimated range of 279 miles. This all-electric SUV is expected to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds.
Pricing is not yet available. The EQC is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in early 2020.
2020 Porsche 911
The tech may move forward, and the performance may improve, but the general shape of the Porsche 911 remains constant through the decades.
This Porsche gets slight exterior changes and a fully updated interior, with a large touchscreen and touch-capacitive center-console toggles.
In the back, the standard turbocharged flat-six engine has been updated; it now makes 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque (up 23 and 22, respectively). At first, the only engine option is the seven-speed PDK (automatic), and the manual will be offered later on. It will later be joined by Turbo and GT3 variants next year.
When the new 911 goes on sale in the summer of 2019, the Carrera S will start at $114,250. The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S, which will have a zero to 60 miles-per-hour time of just 3.2 seconds, will start at $121,660.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
A recent trend among luxury automakers is offering fastback versions of their high-performance, high-class SUVs. The BMW X6 has been around for nearly a decade and was recently joined by the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Audi Q8 crossover SUVs. Porsche joins the party with a coupe version of its Cayenne SUV. It comes with a twin-turbo V6 that makes 335 horsepower, or you can opt for the Turbo Coupe featuring a twin-turbo V8 that makes 541 horsepower, proving a 0-to-60 time of just 3.7 seconds.
The base Cayenne Coupe starts at $75,300, while the Turbo Coupe starts at $130,100. The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is expected to arrive at dealerships this fall.
2020 Porsche Macan
Handling is the name of the game for the popular Porsche Macan compact SUV, so the suspension has been revised for improved ride and handling characteristics. Visually, the 2020 Macan gets some styling cues borrowed from the new Porsche 911.
Two engines are available: a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 248 horsepower and a turbo V6 putting out 340 horsepower. Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch (automatic) transmission manages power to standard all-wheel drive.
The entry-level 2.0T Macan will start at $49,900, and the Macan S will start at $58,600. The 2020 Macan is expected to hit dealerships later this year.
2020 Toyota Supra
One of the most hotly anticipated performance vehicles in recent memory finally arrives. The Supra returns after a two-decade hiatus as part of a joint venture with BMW and will be built alongside the all-new 2020 BMW Z4. The Supra borrows the Z4’s twin-turbo inline-6 making 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. Looking inside, and the cabin of the Supra is pretty much that of a Z4.
The Supra has a base price of $50,920. The first offering will be the Launch Edition, which is expected to cost $51,180 and arrive to dealers this summer.
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2020 Kia Soul
It’s still boxy, but the new Kia Soul has a more futuristic front-end design and an interior that blends style with functionality. Buyers can get the 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine found in other Kia vehicles or an available turbocharged engine that makes 201 horsepower.
The Kia Soul EV is also returning. In the new 2020 Soul, the EV’s electric motor makes 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque. That’s almost 100 more pound-feet than the turbo, making the EV the most powerful offering in the Soul lineup. Range has not yet been announced but could be over 200 miles, considering the Hyundai Kona Electric, which shared its electric system with the Soul EV, has a range of 258 miles.
The 2020 Kia Soul has a base MSRP of $17,490.
2020 Kia Telluride
If you need a ride with just a bit more interior space than the Soul, the forthcoming Telluride has you covered. With seating for up to eight, the V6-powered Telluride is larger than the seven-passenger Sorento, Kia’s current largest vehicle.
The large grille and futuristic headlights are hallmarks of Kia’s design language. Inside, a beamy interior has plenty of space for passengers and gear. The center dash is dominated by a massive touchscreen infotainment system.
The 2020 Kia Telluride has a base MSRP of $31,690.
2020 Toyota Corolla
The 12th-generation Corolla goes for an aggressive design, backed by more focused driving characteristics. It features an updated 1.8-liter engine for L, LE, and XLE trims (no horsepower stated), and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the SE and XSE — borrowed from the Corolla hatchback — making 169 horsepower.
The new interior of the Corolla is a leap forward, with clean lines and a simple, elegant layout. The standard comes well equipped, including a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as forward-collision avoidance, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
A Corolla Hybrid joins the lineup, using the drivetrain from the Toyota Prius. It is expected to return 50 miles per gallon combined.
The 2020 Corolla has a starting price of $19,500.