Predicted Cost: $31,690
One of the favorite mid-size SUVs in the United States is the Kia Telluride, which received a #1 ranking by US News for mid-size SUVs. Unlike many of its competitors, Telluride has gone through a lot of upgrades going into the 2020 model. The new features and tech include a much-improved dashboard, a bigger exterior, and a stronger engine. In terms of performance, you’ll get quite far with the car’s V-6, 3.8-liter engine which produces almost 300 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. If you’re interested in acceleration, you would be happy to know that the midsize SUV can get from zero to sixty in around seven seconds.
The default transmission is an eight-speed auto and has both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions. The car boasts eight high-end seats, various driving aids, a huge cargo, great warranty and is considered quite reliable by consumer standards. You can get one for yourself for a starting price of just over $30,000.
Predicted Cost: $70,000
Another brilliant sedan from the all-American car maker is the 2020 Cadillac CT4. The car is a sharp and stylish entry-level sedan that gives you the feeling of luxury and the performance of sports at the meager starting price of $35,000. The CT4 has a 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine with 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. You can also go for the premium version of the car and get 325 horsepower for a premium price.
In-terms of the interiors and tech, Cadillac made sure that the dashboard was as user-friendly as possible. It's cheaper than the Audi A3 and the Mercedes A-Class, but we don't see the CT4 becoming more popular than its German counterparts. If you're looking for a fantastic entry-level sedan, the 2020 Cadillac CT4 might just be the right one for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for the best that Cadillac has to offer and are willing to go for a much higher price tag, the ATS-V makes the CT4 run away in tears.
Electra Meccanica Solo
Predicted Cost: $15,500
Arguably the most unique and one of the strangest looking cars on our list, the 2020 Electra Meccanica Solo is an up and coming electric car with three wheels and a very unusual appearance that is now coming to the United States. It was described as a “Disney ride that escaped” by Jerry Kroll, the CEO of Meccanica.
The electric mini boasts a fairly small cabin space and While three-wheeled ideas are hardly a new invention, the way that the Meccanica Solo executes them is fairly new and unique. The car drives like one of the Jetsons' cars at a modest pace. It is claimed to go from zero to sixty in about eight seconds and its top speed is 82 mph. The company claims that the car has a 100-mile range and takes just three hours to charge. This unusual car was criticized by reviewers for its poor handling, including uncomfortable steering and a breaking pedal that feels "similar to stepping on a brick." If you’ve got an open mind and aren’t scared of paying around $15,000 for a car that might be a total flop - you should give this one a drive and see what you think.
Predicted Cost: $79,900
The Jeep brand has always been synonymous with big, tough and sturdy cars that can drive on dirt roads, mud, and asphalt. Regardless of what you think about the automaker, it’s no surprise that the Jeep Gladiator is just as durable and resilient as the name would imply. It’s a strong mid-size pickup truck and can tow up to 4,500 pounds. The Gladiator has a relatively eco-friendly gas mileage, with 17 miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway. If you’re looking for a bulky pickup truck with some powerful abilities but don’t mind too much for the popular Ford and Chevrolet models, the Jeep Gladiator might just be the perfect car for you.
So, what’s new in Jeep’s 2020 Gladiator? Basically not too much. It has some new features and a slightly modified design, but to our knowledge, the biggest change in this year’s version of the car is a heftier price tag. The Gladiator comes in four versions, Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon, with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque routed through a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic
Kia Soul EV
Predicted Cost: $35,000
With the push towards eco-friendly cars, even Kia couldn’t help it and found themselves jumping into the race to save the environment, one mile at a time. This might be a car to consider if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly car and don’t mind looking a bit weird driving this boxy car, which comes in lime green as well as various other colors. The Kia Soul EV is a battery-powered car and the 2020 model comes with improvements in every department from speed, range and of course, safety features.
If you’re interested in speed and performance, the Kia Soul EV doesn’t disappoint. It goes from zero to sixty in about seven seconds and has a 64-kwh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, borrowed from the Niro EV, which provides just over 240 miles in range. While the car is very boxy and could probably fit as a truck container, it’s not too big and is only 165 inches long.