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Consumer Report Claims These are the Top 5 Cars of 2020

As consumers, we find ourselves constantly searching for the ‘next best thing’, whether it be a cell phone, gadget or car. While a new iPhone may set you back a thousand dollars, a new car is a substantially larger purchase. You want to know you’re getting exactly what you need and want for a price that you can afford, and for something that can require so much maintenance and added costs, you also want to know you’re getting something reliable. Thankfully for consumers, Consumer Report has graded the cars and SUVs of 2020 and pull off most of the legwork to let us know what they think the best buys of the year are.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is well known for it’s modest, practicality and safety, so we aren’t surprised it made the list this year. It’s one of the more common cars on the road, and it’s popularity isn’t unwarranted. They may not be as stylish as a new Lamborghini, but Toyota makes an obvious effort to continue image updates to keep to Corolla looking new year after year.

A 2020 Toyota Corolla on display at an auto show
A 2020 Toyota Corolla on display | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is an underrated and practical SUV that hasn’t quite picked up as much traction among the consumer market as the car might deserve. While it has a modest appearance and probably wouldn’t catch your eye while driving around town, owners have nothing but positive comments about their experience.

2020 Subaru Forester Limited
2020 Subaru Forester Limited | Subaru

Subaru Legacy

Subaru must be doing something right to land itself on this list twice this year – and the fact that they are might be surprising to some. Not as luxurious as some Audi or BMW, the Subaru Legacy is a great car offered at very reasonable pricing. Most of the available options and packages keep the car sub-$30,000 and for an all-wheel-drive sedan, it definitely has a lot to offer.

2020 Subaru Legacy Sport
2020 Subaru Legacy Sport | Subaru

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius makes this list mostly for one reason, and you can probably guess it: it’s incredibly fuel-efficient. It’s not news to anyone that the Prius boasts great gas mileage, and it offers the high-tech hybrid lifestyle most people want from a Tesla, without the high price tag.

The 2019 Toyota Prius with all-wheel drive is shown at the auto trade show, AutoMobility LA
The Toyota Prius | David McNew/Getty Images

Kia Telluride

In addition to finding its place on this list, the Kia Telluride has also received several other awards such as the North American Utility of the Year, and we are excited to see them become more popular on the roadways. With its debut of the Stinger, Kia established its ability to make both attractive and practical cars, and the Telluride is here to back that up. With a divine mixture of space, comfort, and reliability the Kia Telluride is worth the test drive if you’re in the market for a new SUV. This sporty SUV has a competitive price and style that establish Kia is a true contender in the world of mid-grade utility vehicles

A Kia Telluride on display at the Chicago auto show
A 2020 Kia Telluride on display | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images