When you are looking to buy any vehicle, especially a new truck or SUV, the number of options available can be overwhelming, to say the least..
Vehicles are a large part of our life and they take a considerable amount of our time and money and most people want to feel that they are getting a vehicle that is worth everything that they pour into it. If you are in the market for a new truck or SUV then you should always do your research beforehand to get an idea of which ones are worth the sticker price. This list will help you get started.
2020 Ram 1500
For the 2020 model year, the Dodge Ram 1500 received a stunning redesign that changed the way the truck was looked at. In calling it the best full-size pickup truck of the year, US News wrote, “This truck is plenty capable, it has a premium interior, and it delivers one of the smoothest rides in the class.”
On top of the glowing reviews, the Ram 1500 gets great gas mileage and comes with more than horsepower than you could possibly need.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevrolet Silverado is getting a completely new redesign in 2019 with an exterior overhaul and updated tech. The Silverado seats up to 6 and is available in both rear-wheel and all 4-wheel drive.
A fast truck already, the new standard models get 277 horsepower with some of the fastest models getting over 400 horsepower. Buyers interested in the Silverado can expect to pay right under $30,000 for a base model, which is a steal if you ask us!
2020 Honda CRV
The Honda CR-V is one of the highest-rated compact SUV’s in the United States and is popular among car buyers across the globe. Year after year, the CR-V continues to maintain excellent reliability and resale value – not to mention that the CR-Vis designed to be fun to drive and is incredibly safe.
A brand new Honda CR-V will cost around $26,000, with options for the buyer to add additional upgrades and trim level packages.
2020 Toyota C-HR
The C-HR is a subcompact crossover SUV that is just coming up on its second year of production. Designed to attract the attention of millennials, some of the other rivals of the C-HR include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Hyundai Kona, and Nissan Kicks.
One of our big feature favorites is the upgrade of the interior space. Buyers interested in the new 2020 Toyota C-HR can expect to pay just under $22,000 for an entry-level model.
2020 Honda HR-V
In 2019, the Honda HR-V is getting a huge makeover that will upgrade its interior and exterior look. Two brand new models to the HR-V lineup that will be introduced include Honda HR-V Sport and the Honda HR-V Touring.
One of the new standard features that all vehicles will get is Honda Sensing which is Honda’s safety package. One of the most notable features is the interior flexibility of the HR-V with Magic Seat flip-up, drivers are able to carry taller items that need to stand upright.
2020 Nissan Rogue
As Nissan’s best selling model, the Nissan Rogue is a comfortable, efficient and slightly sporty compact SUV. It comes with tons of interior space big enough to fit large adults and cargo and it is even available in a hybrid powertrain that gets up to 35 mpg.
Two notable features on the Nissan Rogue are the EZ Flex Seating System, which allows all of the seats in the car to fold completely flat except for the driver’s seat to create more room for cargo, and the Safety Shield Technology, which is a driver-assist feature that offers lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking.
2020 Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that seats up to 7 and is the flagship SUV for the Swedish auto manufacturer. Big on safety, the XC90 comes with advanced and sophisticated safety features such as automatic braking and blind-spot detection.
Starting price for the XC90 comes in at right under $50,000, with its most expensive model topping off at over $105,000. Volvo is currently working on making autonomous driving safer but soon plan on implementing self-driving software into all of their models.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek
The Crosstrek is a plug-in hybrid SUV that comes as an all-wheel-drive and is backed by Subaru’s reliability. Some of the newer features on the Crosstrek is the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology which includes Pre-Collision Braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.
New Subaru Crosstrek drivers will be able to use the X-Mode with Hill Descent Control which will auto-steer and apply brakes for you while driving down slippery or otherwise steep and extra dangerous slopes.
2020 Kia Niro EV
With one of the least expensive electric models on the market, the Kia Niro is a stylish and functional 5-passenger compact SUV. The car’s hatchback door design is one that speaks to families and what they want out of SUVs.
The hybrid plug-in has a range of 239 miles and can be recharged to 80% with just an hour of charging time with a DC fast charger. The Hybrid models also get 50 mpg and come in at a base price under $25,000.
2020 Jeep Renegade
The Jeep Renegade is a small, fuel-friendly SUV that is more spacious on the outside than it looks. In 2019, the Renegade will be getting a new grille and dash and a new 1.3-L turbocharged engine.
Some other notable new features include 19-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, and parallel-park assist. Hopefully the new features will spark new interest in the vehicle. Prices for the Jeep Renegade will start right around $23,000 though additional trim levels are available at a higher price.
2020 Ford F-150
One of the highest-ranked pickup trucks in the US, the Ford F-150 is also one of the most popular pickup trucks available. It comes with class-leading towing and hauling capabilities, it has powerful engines and is extremely spacious on the inside.
It offers a smooth ride and has user-friendly technology comparable to its competitors. One of the best things about the F-150 is its entry price and resale value. Entry-level F-150’s start at $28,000 with the high performing Raptor priced at over $67,000.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500
Though the GMC Sierra will set you back a few dollars initially, what it costs you up front will eventually be worth the price over time when you have a pickup truck that you can count on.
In 2019, the GMC Sierra got a totally new redesign and is available in two new trims, the Elevation and the AT4. Buyers also have new engine options including a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a turbodiesel option. Safety features have been upgraded and now drivers can take advantage of things such as pedestrian detection and a surround-view camera.
2020 Nissan Titan
The Nissan Titan is a smooth ride with an attractive and quiet cabin and is easy to drive for those new to pickup trucks. The 2020 Nissan Titan model is part of the generation from 2017 and though there haven’t been many changes to the body or exterior of the truck since then, buyers can expect a complete redesign soon.
Some of the features in the new Nissan Titans are the infotainment screen, satellite radio and updated safety features.
2020 MAZDA CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is a compact-crossover SUV that will comfortably seat up to 5 adults and is athletically built with an emphasis on having a beautiful premium design.
Some of its newest features include Apple and Android Smartphone Integrations as well as a new turbo engine available only on higher trim levels. One of the new features in the Mazda CX-5 is the Smart City Brake Support which can lessen the severity of an impact by sounding an alarm within the car whenever a collision is imminent.
2020 GMC Terrain
A powerful compact crossover SUV, the new 2020 GMC Terrain is equipped with driver aids to assist the driver with staying within the lane, avoiding collisions and driving safely in rough weather.
The new 2020 model brings some new trim levels as well including the SLT trim which can be paired with a chrome package and a Black Edition package which brings a Gothic vibe to the SLE/SLT trims. Entry-level prices for the GMC Terrain start at just under $27,000.
2020 Lexus UX
One of the fastest entry-level SUVs in Lexus’ lineup, the Lexus UC is a stylish, comfortable ride that has recently been made available as a hybrid.
Some new changes coming to the UX in 2020 are the introduction of the UX 200 a 4-cylinder front-wheel-drive and the UX 250th which is a hybrid all-wheel-drive. As a compact SUV, the Lexus UX handles just as well as any sedan or coupe on the road but provides more luxury than a typical 4-door car.
2020 Volvo XC60
A smaller luxury SUV, the 2020 Volvo XC60 was made as an entry-level luxury SUV that provides class and performance at a price that is affordable to most of the general public.
Volvo made a less expensive base model and lowered its overall price for the XC60 in an effort to make it more accessible. Introduced to the auto market in 2018, the XC60 is heading into its 2nd production year and comes at a base price of $40,000.
2020 Audi e-tron
An all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron is not only incredibly eco-friendly and can get up to 74 mpg, but it can also do things such as go off-roading and has tons of cargo space to haul all of your family and things.
Since it is Audi’s first electric vehicle, Audi wanted to make sure that this SUV wouldn’t disappoint and pulled out all the stops during its design to make sure that it would be everything that drivers wanted. The 2020 Audi e-tron starts at $75,000.
2020 Hyundai Tucson
Although it isn’t an ideal SUV to go off-roading, if you are in the market for something that is safe, fuel-efficient and affordable then a Hyundai Tucson might be the SUV for you. The 2020 model will bring some new exterior and interior upgrades as well as some safety feature upgrades such as forward-collision mitigation and lane-keeping assistance.
Two feature favorites include the Smart Power Tailgate which opens your tailgate if you stand close enough to it and the Yes Essential Stain Protection which will protect your upholstery from spills and staining.
2020 Dodge Journey
While the Dodge Journey isn’t the most impressive SUV, Dodge does pride the Journey on being affordable, practical, long-lasting, and spacious. In 2019, the Journey will see only three trim levels; SE, Crossroad, and GT.
Dodge will be dropping the price by $2,000 to make the car even more accessible and to entice new buyers though the automaker isn’t skimping on any of the standard equipment such as a smart touch-screen with smart phone integration.
2020 Toyota Tundra
Owning a Toyota Tundra comes with peace of mind as the company has a reliable track record and continues to maintain one of the auto industry’s highest resale value per brand.
Buyers who want to take the truck off-road have the option to buy adventure-ready trims and packages and the Tundra can even be used as a work truck. The 2019 Toyota Tundra models start at $31,670, with the most expensive model topping off right under $50,000.
2019 Buick Encore
Some of the biggest changes coming to the Buick Encore in 2019 is updated safety features like forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning.
Buyers can expect a complete makeover for the Encore in 2020 but can take advantage of Buick’s buyers’ incentives to buy the Encore now. Buick has a reputation for having some of the quietest rides on the road and the Encore doesn’t fall short of that standard. Entry-level prices for the Encore will start at $24,000.
2020 Lexus RX 350/450
With only two models available to buyers – the faster V6 powered 350 and the 450 fuel-efficient hybrid, Lexus has been able to focus all of its attention to making these two models high on luxury and performance.
A mid-size SUV, the 350/450 sells strongly in the US and is a leader in the midsize luxury SUV category. The interior includes attractive features such as the 12.3-inch split multimedia screen as well as plush comfortable seats for both the driver and passengers.
2020 MAZDA CX-3
The Mazda CX-3 is an athletic subcompact crossover SUV that competes with the Honda HR-V and the Hyundai Kona.
The Mazda CX-3 models all come standard with a 2.0-L SkyActiv that is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission with the option to drive the CX-3 in Sport Mode. All Mazda’s come with a 7-inch monitor that has a rearview camera and voice command. Entry-level prices for brand new CX-3 models start at $21,365, making it one of the more affordable SUVs on this list.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
The Chevrolet Equinox is a roomy compact crossover SUV built to compete with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape. It may have a tall mountain to climb, but Chevy is confident it will prevail.
It offers drivers a diesel engine, a Redline Edition which is a 2.0-L model with a black grille, front or all-wheel-drive and has a standard engine that gets 252 horsepower. Some of the Equinox’s newest features include pedestrian sensors and a higher definition rearview camera.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Coming in with a new more rugged look with both gasoline and hybrid models is the 2019 Toyota RAV4. The 2019 RAV4 models will have a plethora of advanced safety features, better fuel economy and higher ground clearance to take off-roading or assist on uneven roads.
Buyers who want even more performance now have the option of buying the RAV4 XSE HV Models which have a sport-tuned suspension and boosted acceleration at only $32,000 starting as an entry cost.
2020 MINI Countryman
This compact SUV is for those who loved the standard Mini Cooper but may need more space or want to drive a larger vehicle. It has everything that the Mini Cooper has but it is bigger and more spacious.
The new 2020 models will have more paint colors to choose from and a new chip that will make driving safer and will add more tech features such as the ability to connect your car to your phone and turn the car on from the press of a button.
2019 Jaguar I-PACE
Winner of the 2019 Car of the Year award, the Jaguar I-Pace is a revolutionary electric vehicle that has a range of one 230 miles before needing to be charged again. It comes with off-road capabilities and can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds.
The I-Pace is smooth, quiet, and uses regenerative braking to stop on a dime and to assist with handling. With the electric vehicle comes Smart Navigation which will read the route of the driver and calculate based on the driver’s habits when and when it will need charging.
2020 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage has an attractive price, an impressive 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and even comes with fun and updated standard equipment.
The Sportage will come standard with a 4-cylinder engine which leads to a slower ride overall but better fuel mileage than some of its competitors, though drivers looking for more speed can always opt-in for the Sportage SX which comes with a turbocharged engine and gets 240 horsepower.
2020 Ford Escape
A smaller and more desirable compact crossover SUV, the Ford Escape is a classic favorite. It is nimble, athletic and comfort-focused. Buyers have the option to add the Class II towing package that will allow you to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Another feature that comes standard in all new Ford Escapes is the Sync 3 Infotainment System which is a large touch screen that is capable of syncing and integrating with your Apple or Android.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
A small crossover SUV, the Eclipse is part of the company’s resurgence in the small SUV line. Compared to its competition, the Eclipse offers an impressive and unique styling and is backed by one of the best warranties in the industry.
One of its newest features, Mitsubishi Connect allows drivers to connect their car to their phone and will alert you automatically when a collision is imminent. It also includes parental notifications identifying speed, location, and even curfew.
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Sitting atop the rankings for one of the best family-friendly and reliable SUVs available on the market, Toyota has been making large strides in the past few years to increase the life of the Highlander.
Buyers have the option to choose between three different powertrain choices but all base models will come standard with a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine that gets 185 horsepower and 20/24 mpg in fuel economy. One of the ways that the Highlander saves on fuel is by using the start/stop system which means that the engine will completely shut down if the car is in idle or at a stoplight.
2020 Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is the Jeep SUV crossover designed for families, travelers and almost anything else you can think of. This vehicle is perfect for everyone.
A direct competitor of the Honda CR-V, the Cherokee is heavier than its competitors but with the extra weight comes more features including the ability to take the Jeep off-road. And with features like the Active Drive Lock, the Cherokee can tow other cars and has 4,500 pounds of towing capacity.
2020 Lexus NX
With an excellent build quality and reliability, the Lexus NX is considered a premium-compact-crossover SUV. The Lexus NX is a strong selling SUV that is based off of the RAV4 platform and competes with the likes of Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Volvo XC60.
It comes with a turbocharged 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine that runs smooth and buyers have the option of getting a hybrid model which has an electric motor.
2020 Nissan Kicks
Priced right around $20,000, the Nissan Kicks delivers both personality and customization options to the driver. Heading into its second model year, Nissan is giving the Kicks an upgrade in technological features and more expressive styling. Most importantly, this SUV has improved safety ratings, which should put parents at ease.
Created to replace the Nissan Juke, the subcompact crossover SUV has been well received by the public with the number of units sold increasing from the previous year.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Considered a premium compact crossover, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is a luxury model designed to compete with the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Built on the current C-Class platform, the GLC has a large variety of models to choose from including the GLC300, GLC350e plug-in hybrid and the AMG GLC43/63 which are performance-based. One of the neat features available in the GLC is the Surround View System which gives a birds-eye view of your car while parking and maneuvering.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander
A large SUV that has the ability to run solely on electric power for over 20 miles, the Mitsubishi Outlander is getting a new look and some new features in 2020.
Included in some of these features are the revised front end and suspension adjustments so that the Outlander drives and runs more smoothly which giving the driver better handling. All new Mitsubishi’s come with a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty to show Mitsubishi’s strong commitment to safety and reliability.
2020 Tesla Model X
With Tesla electric vehicles taking over the auto world by storm, the Model X is the largest version to date. In 2020, Tesla will update the names of all of the trim levels available with the Model X to simpler shorter names that are easier to remember.
With the ability to travel up to 325 miles on just a single charge, the Model X also offers plenty of legroom and cargo space in the trunk for traveling or hauling.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
With over a million sold since it was introduced in 2000, the Hyundai Santa Fe is popular among buyers of all ages.
The Santa Fe will see some notable body style changes in 2020 and powertrain enhancements that will result in an extra boost in speed and easier handling. Driving the Santa Fe is a smooth quiet ride thanks to sound-deadening techniques such as laminated side glass. Introductory prices for the Santa Fe start at $26,500.
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric
Sporty and well equipped, the Kona Electric is a small crossover SUV that is great on gas and fun to drive. Buyers have the option to buy the Kona with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and the standard warranty is considered one of the best available.
One of the notable features of the Kona is the Qi Wireless Charging pad which allows drivers and passengers to charge their electronics without having to physically plug them in.