Top-rated SUVs and pickup trucks for 2020 – Edmunds awards

Honda Passport top-rated midsize SUV
Honda via Newspress USA
Edmunds named the Honda Passport top midsize SUV.

Winner.

It’s a description that could be used for 46 of the top-rated SUVs and trucks for 2020 at Edmunds.com, ranging from extra-small SUVs to luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs and heavy-duty pickups.

It might be just the place to start if you’re shopping for a new vehicle that isn’t a 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 Top Rated Awards represent the best vehicles on sale today, according to Edmunds, an automotive research website, and are the result of thousands of hours of testing on the track and in the real world. Including “a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons.”

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“We believe our process is one of the most rigorous and empirical in the industry, which makes these awards a true measure of excellence,” Weaver said.

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

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

Sport utility vehicles

Hyundai via Newspress USA
The Kona was the top-rated extra-small SUV.

Extra-small SUVs

  • Hyundai Kona, 7.9/10, introduced 2018, starting MSRP $20,100.
  • Kia Soul, 7.8/10, redesigned 2020, $17,490.
  • Honda HR-V, 7.6/10, introduced 2016, $20,820.

Extra-small luxury SUVs

  • BMW X1, 7.8/10, redesigned 2016, $34,950.
  • Volvo XC40, 7.8/10, introduced 2019, $33,700.
  • MINI Countryman, 7.7/10, redesigned 2017, $26,900.

Small SUVs

  • Honda CR-V, 8.1/10, redesigned 2017, $25,050.
  • Mazda CX-5, 8.1/10, redesigned 2017, $$24,350.
  • Hyundai Tucson, 8/10, redesigned 2016, $23,200.

Small luxury SUVs

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, 8.4/10, introduced 2016, $40,700.
  • Volvo XC60, 7.9/10, redesigned 2018, $40,150.
  • Acura RDX, 7.9/10, redesigned 2019, $37,600.

Small three-row SUVs

  • Kia Sorento, 7.6/10, redesigned 2016, $26,690.
  • Volkswagen Tiguan, 7.3/10, redesigned 2018, $24,295.
  • Mitsubishi Outlander, 6.6/10, redesigned 2014, $24,695.

Midsize SUVs

  • Honda Passport, 8.1/10, redesigned 2019, $31,990.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe, 7.8/10, redesigned 2019, $25,900.
  • Ford Edge, 7.6/10, redesigned 2015, $31,100.

Midsize luxury SUVs

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, 8.4/10, redesigned 2020, $53,700.
  • Porsche Cayenne, 8.1/10, redesigned 2019, $65,700.
  • BMW X5, 8/10, redesigned 2019, $58,900.

Midsize three-row SUVs

  • Kia Telluride, 8.4/10, introduced 2020, $31,690.
  • Hyundai Palisade, 8.2/10, introduced 2020, $31,550.
  • Honda Pilot, 8.1/10, redesigned 2016, $31,550.

Midsize three-row luxury SUVs

  • Audi Q7, 8.1/10, redesigned 2017, $53,550.
  • Acura MDX, 8/10, redesigned 2014, $44,400.
  • Lincoln Aviator, 7.7/10, redesigned 2020, $51,100.

Large SUVs

  • Ford Expedition, 7.7/10, redesigned 2018, $48,530.
  • GMC Yukon XL, 7.4/10, redesigned 2015, $52,400.
  • Toyota Land Cruiser, 7.4/10, redesigned 2008, $85,165.

Large luxury SUVs

  • Lincoln Navigator, 8.4/10, redesigned 2018, $75,825.
  • BMW X7, 7.9/10, introduced 2019, $73,900.
  • Infiniti QX80, 7.1/10, redesigned 2011, $65,500.

Super luxury SUVs

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

  • Bentley Bentayga, 7.7/10, introduced 2017, $165,000.
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class, 7/10, redesigned 2019, $124,500.

Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs

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

  • Volvo XC60, 7.7/10, redesigned 2018, $53,950.
  • BMW X5, 7.1/10, redesigned 2014, $63,750.

Pickup trucks

Ram via Newspress USA
Ram’s 1500 was the top-rated large truck.

Midsize trucks

  • Honda Ridgeline, 8.4/10, redesigned 2017, starting MSRP $29,990.
  • Jeep Gladiator, 7.9/10, introduced 2020, $33,545.
  • Toyota Tacoma, 7.7/10, redesigned 2016, $26,050.

Large trucks

  • Ram 1500, 8.6/10, redesigned 2019, $32,145.
  • Ford F-150, 8.1/10, redesigned 2015, $28,495.
  • GMC Sierra 1500, 7.3/10, redesigned 2019, $29,600.

Heavy-duty trucks

  • Ram 2500, 7.9/10, redesigned 2019, $33,395.
  • Nissan Titan XD, 7.7/10, introduced 2016, $32,990.
  • GMC Sierra 2500 HD, 7.5/10, redesigned 2020, $35,600.

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.

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