Behold 47 of the top-rated cars for 2020 – Edmunds awards

Hyundai Accent among top-rated cars of 2020
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The Hyundai Accent is among Edmunds’ top-rated cars for 2020.

Outstanding.

The word could be used over and over again for 47 of the top-rated cars for 2020 at Edmunds.com, ranging from extra-small sedans to exotic sport coupes and electric vehicles.

It might be just the place to start if you’re shopping for a new car.

“The hottest new vehicles of the year tend to get all the buzz, but newer doesn’t always equal better,” said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds.

“The Edmunds Top Rated Awards honor the best vehicles on sale today and are the result of thousands of hours of testing both on the track and in the real world. We believe our process is one of the most rigorous and empirical in the industry, which makes these awards a true measure of excellence.”

Edmunds ranked the cars based on data collected on its test track and “using a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons.”

The rankings use 30-plus scores on performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value.

Sedans

Honda Civic among top-rated cars of 2020
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The Honda Civic was named the top small sedan.

Here are highlights of the sedan rankings by category and including the Edmunds rating on a scale of 10 and starting manufacturers’ suggested retail prices (MSRP):

Extra-small sedans

While there aren’t enough vehicles in this category to rank yet, according to Edmunds, the automotive research website, still recognizes two models.

  • Toyota Yaris, 7.4/10, introduced 2016, starting MSRP $15,650.
  • Hyundai Accent, 7.2/10, redesigned 2018, $15,195.

Small sedans

  • Honda Civic, 8.4/10, redesigned 2016, $19,750.
  • Kia Forte, 7.9/10, redesigned 2019, $17,790.
  • Mazda 3, 7.6/10, redesigned 2019, $21,500.

Midsize sedans

  • Honda Accord, 8.3/10, redesigned 2018, $23,870.
  • Kia Stinger, 8.2/10, introduced 2018, $32,990.
  • Mazda 6, 8.2/10, redesigned 2014, $23,800.

Large sedans

  • Toyota Avalon, 7.8/10, redesigned 2019, $35,800.
  • Chrysler 300, 7.6/10, redesigned 2011, $29,220
  • Kia Cadenza, 7.5/10, redesigned 2017, $33,100.

Small luxury sedans

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 8.4/10, introduced 2019, $32,800.
  • Audi A3, 8.2/10, redesigned 2015, $31,950.
  • Audi A4, 8.2/10, redesigned 2017, $37,400.

Midsize luxury sedans

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 8.6/10, redesigned 2017, $54,050.
  • Audi A6, 8.2/10, redesigned 2019, $54,100.
  • Audi A7, 8.1/10, redesigned 2019, $68,000.

Large luxury sedans

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 8.4/10, redesigned 2014, $91,250.
  • BMW 7 Series, 8.4/10, redesigned 2016, $86,450.
  • Porsche Panamera, 8/10, redesigned 2017, $86,300.

Exotic sedans

While there aren’t enough vehicles in this category to rank yet, Edmunds still recognizes two models.

  • Mercedes-Benz Maybach, 8.4/10, introduced 2016, $170,750.
  • BMW Alpina B7, 8.2/10, redesigned 2017, $139,350.

Coupes

Ford Mustang among top-rated cars of 2020
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Edmunds rated the Ford Mustang as the top muscle car.

Here are highlights of the coupe rankings by category and including the Edmunds rating on a scale of 10 and starting manufacturers’ suggested retail prices (MSRP):

Standard coupes

  • Honda Civic, 8.5/10, redesigned 2016, starting MSRP $20,950.
  • Subaru BRZ, 7.6/10, introduced 2013, $28,845.
  • Toyota 86, 7.4/10, introduced 2013, $26,655.

Muscle cars

  • Ford Mustang, 7.9/10, redesigned 2015, $26,670.
  • Dodge Challenger, 7.8/10, redesigned 2008, $27,845.
  • Chevrolet Camaro, 7.4/10, redesigned 2016, $25,000.

Luxury coupes

  • Audi TT, 8.3/10, redesigned 2016, $44,900.
  • BMW 4 Series, 7.9/10, introduced 2014, $44,950.
  • Lexus RC 300, 7.1/10, introduced 2015, $41,145.

Luxury sport coupes

  • Chevrolet Corvette, 8.4/10, redesigned 2020, $58,900.
  • Porsche 911, 8.2/10, redesigned 2020, $97,400.
  • BMW 8 Series, 8.1/10, redesigned 2019, $111,900.

Exotic sport coupes

  • Audi R8, 8.1/10, redesigned 2017, $169,900.
  • BMW i8, 7.5/10, redesigned 2019, $147,500.
  • Acura NSX, 6.9/10, redesigned 2017, $157,500.

Electrics and hybrids

Kia Niro among top-rated cars of 2020
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Kia Niro EV was rated the No. 1 electric vehicle.

Here are highlights of electric and hybrid vehicle rankings by category and including the Edmunds rating on a scale of 10 and starting manufacturers’ suggested retail prices (MSRP):

Electric vehicles

  • Kia Niro EV, 8.3/10, introduced 2017, starting MSRP $38,500.
  • Hyundai Kona Electric, 8.2/10, introduced 2018, $36,950.
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV, 7.9/10, introduced 2017, $36,620.

Plug-in hybrids

  • Chevrolet Volt, 8/10, redesigned 2016, $33,520.
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, 7.9/10, redesigned 2017, $39,995.
  • Subaru Crosstrek, 7.6/10, redesigned 2018, $33,145.

Luxury electric vehicles

  • Tesla Model 3, 8.4/10, introduced 2017, $35,000.
  • Audi e-tron, 8.4/10, introduced 2019, $74,800.
  • Jaguar I-PACE, 8.2/10, introduced 2019, $69,850.

Luxury plug-in hybrid cars

While there aren’t enough vehicles in this category to rank yet, Edmunds still recognizes one model.

  • BMW 7 Series, 8/10, redesigned 2016, $91,250.

You can find a lot more information at Edmunds.com Top Rated 2020, including detailed expert and consumer reviews, additional vehicles on most of the rankings lists, and descriptions of vehicle features.

And look for upcoming articles on best-rated SUVs and trucks and on most-affordable vehicles for 2020.

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