The Best Cars of 2020 to Look Out For
2019 was an interesting and exciting year for the auto industry, but over here at AutoBidMaster, things have been business as usual. We’re still giving you access to the largest online auto auction inventory in North America, at excellent prices. No dealer license required.
Since the year is coming to a close, we put together a list of some of the best cars of 2020 that came out or are close to being released. These are in no particular order: they’re all awesome.
2020 Polestar 2
With the 2020 Polestar 2 being delivered to customers in June of 2020, Polestar (owned by Volvo and Geely) is making waves, or currents (see what we did there?) in the EV world. A completely electric crossover with an aesthetic similar to Volvo styling, the Polestar puts out 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque through two separate electric motors at each axle. The numbers aren’t out yet, but the Polestar 2 should be able to hit 0-60mph in under five seconds, and has a range of 275 miles.
Like Tesla, the Polestar 2 will have an app that will allow users to unlock the car remotely and fire up personalized settings before they’re even in the car. The interior is similar to existing Volvos, even taking seats and peripherals from existing models, which is a good thing. Volvos have always been comfortable and stylish.
You’d be hard pressed to find a Polestar 2 in our inventory since they aren’t out yet, but we have lots of other electric vehicles available.
2020 Tesla Roadster
Tesla has been up to some pretty interesting (crazy?) things lately, like the unveiling of the Cybertruck which was met with pretty mixed reviews. Now, Teslas bringing back the original 2008 Roadster. Supercharged.
The 2020 Tesla Roadster is crazy in all the right ways. Tesla claims it’ll hit 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, top out at over 250 mph, and will have over 600 miles of range. Oh, and it’s all wheel drive. It’s said to have four seats, but the rear two are what Musk called “kids seats,” and they’re pretty small.
Will Tesla launch one of these into space like they did with the original Roadster? Who knows. If you wanna buy a Tesla to launch into space on your own, see what we’ve got.
2020 Mini Cooper SE
Minis are moving into the EV market too for 2020. The Mini Cooper SE is all electric, putting out 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates aren’t available just yet, but European tests put a full charge at 145 to 167 miles of driving range. Mini states that its 0-60 will be 7.3 seconds, although its top speed is electronically governed at 93mph.
The Cooper SE is an excellent choice for urban driving – it’s small, maneuverable, and quick to get going. And it still looks awesome, in our opinion. If an EV Mini isn’t your thing quite yet, we’ve got a massive amount of other Minis headed for auction.
2020 Corvette C8
The 2020 Corvette C8 changed the pace for sports cars being the first mid-engine in Corvette’s lineup, matching the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren sports cars. With a 6.2L V8 that puts out 490 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, it hits 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds. Oh, and it’s absolutely beautiful.
The only complaint we have is that it isn’t available with a manual transmission, but all good things must come to an end. Oh well.
The C8 starts below $60,000, but we’ve got lots of Corvettes spanning generations that start way below that. Find ‘em right here.
2020 Ford Explorer
Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020. Now with standard rear wheel drive (although AWD is available), the Explorer comes with a few engine options: a 303 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque 2.3L turbo four, a 400 horsepower, 3.0L V6 version in the Explorer ST, and (unsurprisingly) a 318 horsepower 3.3L hybrid. All models have a plush and comfortable ride along with a quiet cabin, although the third row of seats may be a little cramped. If you have less than 7 people in your family, you’re probably good.
If the 2020 Ford Explorer is still too new for you, you can explore older Explorers.
2020 Subaru Outback
Another redesign for 2020, the new Subaru Outback is pretty awesome. With an upgraded infotainment system and the addition of the Subaru Global Platform, which absorbs 40% more energy in a crash according to Subaru, the Outback isn’t just a great off road car (which it absolutely is, 8.7 inches of ground clearance!) but is user-friendly and safe for the family too. The base engine is a 2.5L flat-4 that puts out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, and you have the option of a turbocharged 2.4L flat-4 that puts out 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The one thing that didn’t change that we love: AWD is still standard on all trims.
If the 2020 Outback isn’t your thing, we might have some older ones out back. That’s where we keep our puns, too.
The cars on this list are just cars that we’re excited about in particular, but there are lots of other awesome vehicles that saw upgrades and redesigns in 2020. If you’re looking for something else, you can check out all of our available 2020 models right here.
Don’t forget: even if the car is as close to new as can be, run a vehicle history report through ClearVin to take the mystery out of the history before you bid on and buy any vehicle.