Autotrader recently named the 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2020.

The top 10 list, in alphabetical order, includes: Genesis G70, Hyundai Sonata, Jeep Gladiator, Kia Telluride, Lincoln Corsair, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes GLB, RAM 1500, Toyota RAV4 and the Volvo V60.

“While you could shell out big money and get an interior that fits the price tag, a little research can reveal many new cars that cost less and give you more when it comes to cabin fit and finish,” said Tara Trompeter, Autotrader managing editor. “We placed the price cap for this list at $50,000, with many of the selected vehicles coming in well below that figure.”

DealerRater announced the winners of its annual Dealer of the Year Award program, including one pre-owned seller among the 41 winners.

Used-car dealer OffLeaseOnly.com in Miami, Fla., which bills itself as “The Nation’s Used Car Destination,” was the sole U.S. used-car dealer to win an award.

Award recipients are recognized at the national and state/province levels for distinction in outstanding customer service based on consumer reviews of dealership experiences shared on DealerRater.com and DealerRater.ca. Categories for scoring include customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing, and overall experience.

Subaru and Porsche received top honors in Kelley Blue Book’s annual Best Resale Value Awards, but trucks filled up most of the Top 10 list.

Kelley Blue Book announced the 2020 model-year brand, category and Top 10 winners, recognizing vehicles for their projected retained value through the initial five-year ownership period.

Subaru won for “Best Resale Value: Brand,” while Porsche took home the title of “Best Resale Value: Luxury Brand.” 

“Once again, this year’s Top 10 models are dominated by trucks, except for the all-new and much-hyped 2020 Chevrolet Corvette appearing on this year’s list,” said Eric Ibara, KBB director of residual values. “Without the imminent prospect of significantly higher gas prices, the used-car demand for trucks continues to be an ongoing, multi-year trend, directly impacting new cars.”

 

For the sixth year in a row, the Ford F-150 has earned the title of the Kelley Blue Book Pickup Truck Best Buy!

Four Wheeler, a 4x4 authority since 1962, has selected the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon EcoDiesel as the winner of its 47th annual SUV of the Year award. 

 Four Wheeler’s SUV of the Year award event is an invitation-only competition that is only open to all-new or significantly revised SUVs for the upcoming model year. For 2020, the field of vehicles included three entries: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.6L eTorque, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon EcoDiesel, and Land Rover Range Rover Sport MHEV 3.0L. 

“The Wrangler is a truly exceptional machine both on- and off-road, and the new-for-2020 EcoDiesel engine option compliments the outstanding JL platform,” said Four Wheeler Editor Ken Brubaker. “The EcoDiesel’s power and efficiency raise the bar for the already incomparable 4x4 making it even more extraordinary.”  

Scoring for the award included five weighted categories with 30 percent Trail Performance, 20 percent Empirical (RTI, acceleration, braking, price), 20 percent On Pavement (handling, ride quality, steering feel), 15 percent Interior (instrumentation, ingress and egress, seat comfort, storage), and 10 percent Exterior (appearance, stance, body protection).  

 

Magazine Gives Awards

November 19, 2019

 

MotorTrend announced the winners of 2020 MotorTrend Awards “Golden Calipers” for Car of the Year, Truck of the Year, and SUV of the Year.

The 2020 Car of the Year Award went to the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette;  the Truck of the Year Award went to the RAM Heavy Duty and the SUV of the Year Award went to the Kia Telluride.

MotorTrend also gave the 2020 Person of the Year Award to Peter Schreyer, president and head of design management, Hyundai Motor Group.

This year’s award winners were evaluated and selected for excelling in MotorTrend’s six key category criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of the intended function.

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