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. We’ll update this list as the year goes on, so check back as new announcements will be made throughout 2020.
The CT4 is the replacement to the terribly underrated Cadillac ATS sedan. It is available with a lineup of turbocharged engines, sending power to the front wheels or available all-wheel drive. Inside, the CT4 runs the latest version of Cadillac’s infotainment system. There will also be a CT4-V performance version, making 325 horsepower and positioned against the Audi S3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.
The biggest shocker of the last year was the unveiling of the eighth-generation Corvette. The mid-engine layout instantly catapults the Corvette’s performance capabilities and the expectation for it to hang with the top supercars in the world. Pricing starts at $59,990 and the 490-horsepower V8 yields a 0-60 mile-per-hour time of 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 194 miles per hour.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
If a supercar with the Chevy emblem on the front is just a bit too pedestrian, the Ferrari F8 Tributo and its $276,550 base price should satisfy. Replacing the 488 GTB, the twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine makes an impressive 710 horsepower. The name “Tributo” is Italian for “Tribute” and is a vehicular homage to turbocharged Berlinetta supercars from Ferrari’s past.
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. This could also arrive as a 2021 vehicle.
Land Rover Defender
Much like the Jeep Wrangler, the Land Rover Defender is an off-road icon that has changed little through the years. The old Defender was once sold in the U.S., but with a complete ground-up redesign, it is returning to American roads. Land Rover claims the new Defender will have the previous vehicle’s off-road chops, but since it utilizes a more car-like platform, only time will tell.
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.
The redesign of the Nissan Sentra is somewhat overdue, but certainly well received. The styling matches the rest of Nissan’s sedan lineup, including the Altima and Maxima. It is powered by a four-cylinder engine sending 149 horsepower to the front wheels through a CVT. The cabin styling is bold but functional, with a standard seven-inch touchscreen, an available eight-inch touchscreen, and a digital instrument panel.
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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).
Prices range from $87,445 for a 740i (a $2,800 price bump) up to $158,695 for a range-topping M760i.
You’ll be shocked to hear the CT5 is slotted above the CT4 in the Cadillac lineup. Despite the milquetoast naming convention, the CT5 has sharp styling with a fastback layout and an upscale interior. The CT5 will be powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a high-performance twin-turbocharged V6.
The Cadillac CT5 has a base MSRP of $36,895.
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 eight-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. Apparently Cadillac thought this was important to American luxury shoppers.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 has a starting price $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 than just a facelift: It’s been redesigned from the ground up. Weighing 200 pounds less 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.
Base MSRP for the 2020 Ford Escape is $24,885. The SE Sport Hybrid starts at around $28,000, while the Titanium Hybrid will set you back at least $33,500.
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 300 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, while the ST starts at $58,740 and the range-topping Platinum starts at $58,250.
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.
The Hyundai Palisade has a base MSRP of $31,775. A range-topping Limited AWD starts at $46,625.
Hyundai has finally joined the popular subcompact crossover market with the all-new Venue and is the most affordable option in this segment. The Venue comes well equipped, with standard forward collision avoidance, 35 miles per gallon highway, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Hyundai Venue is arriving in dealerships now. It has a starting price of $17,350.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
The long-awaited Jeep pickup bears the name Gladiator. The 2020 Gladiator stretches the Wrangler Unlimited wheelbase another 20 inches to accommodate a 5-foot bed.
Like the Wrangler, it features 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 is about to be joined by a diesel Trail Rated.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator starts at $35,040 for a base Sport. A range-topping Rubicon starts at $43,875.
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.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
One of the smallest members of the Land Rover lineup is in for big changes. Despite being classified as a subcompact SUV, the “Disco’ Sport” offers a third row of seating. It also offers an available hybrid powertrain and all versions will receive a bump in cabin quality, addressing one of the vehicle’s chief criticisms. What won’t change is the Discovery Sport’s fantastic off-road abilities.
The Discovery Sport has a base MSRP of $37,800.
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 Corsair replaces the MKC as the smallest SUV in the Lincoln lineup and packs a lot of car for its size. The floating touchscreen and control panel provides access to more usable dash space, while the standard Sync infotainment system provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers can choose from two turbocharged, four-cylinder engines, making 250 horsepower or 280 horsepower, respectively.
Base MSRP for the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is $35,945. Early examples are just starting to hit dealer lots.
Mazda is blending the lines between hatchback and crossover with the CX-30. It’s something like a raised and slightly beefed-up Mazda3, and thankfully, it shares the 3’s world-class cabin design. The CX-30 will use a four-cylinder engine sending power through a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or available all-wheel drive. The CX-30 has 20 cubic feet of cargo space, which is the same as the Mazda3.
Base MSRP for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is $21,900.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB pushes the actual limits of how versatile a subcompact SUV can be. It’s a subcompact luxury crossover, and one of the only to offer an available third-row (the other is the Discovery Sport), and it also offers plenty of cargo space. The tall roof provides plenty of headroom and the cabin features lavish styling and cutting edge technology. The MBUX infotainment system is incredibly powerful and provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB has a base MSRP of $36,600.
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.
The 911 Carrera S starts at $114,250. The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S, which has a zero to 60 mile-per-hour time of just 3.2 seconds, starts 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 has started arriving in select dealers.
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 in dealerships now.
2020 Porsche Taycan
Tesla has proven electric cars can be fun performance cars as well. Porsche, one of the most storied performance car brands in the world, has taken notice, and responded with the Taycan. It has a four-door-coupe layout that places it somewhere between the 911 and the Panamera in size and shape. It offers between 552 and 750 horsepower, the latter delivers a 0-60 mile-per-hour time of just 2.8 seconds.
The Taycan is arriving in select dealers now, with prices ranging from $103,800 to $185,000+.
2020 Subaru Legacy / Outback
Subaru has learned not to mess with a good thing when it comes to its dynamic sedan/wagon duo. Subaru smartly evolves the layout, drivetrain, and styling with minimal fanfare. But the cabin has undergone more significant changes, namely the arrival of a massive center touchscreen. It replaces many of the more conventional cabin controls and may pose a bit of a learning curve to some.
The Legacy starts at $22,745, while the Outback starts at $26,645.
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.
2020 Toyota Highlander
The new Highlander offers a handsome exterior design, plenty of cargo and passenger space, and standard high-tech safety features. The Highlander boasts push-button start, five USB ports, and a large wide-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All versions of the Highlander boast a 3.5-liter V6 engine making 295 horsepower.
The 2020 Highlanders are just starting to arrive at dealers. Base MSRP is $34,600.
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.