October 23, 2020

The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

Photo credit: Marc Urbano/Car and Driver
Photo credit: Marc Urbano/Car and Driver

From Popular Mechanics

If there’s one thread woven through all of the best cars of 2020 below, it is practicality. And capability. And more premium features and specs making their way down to more affordable models. Alright, so it’s hard to declare one overarching trend this year in the ever-broadening vehicle market. Below, you’ll find the first mid-engine Corvette that’s within financial reach for more of us, a pickup with an interior so nice you might forget you’re sitting in a beast of a hauler, and a campervan that finally captures a certain Westfalia vibe while being a legitimate errand-running and daily driver.

Throughout the year, we got behind the wheels of these crossovers, SUVs, sedans, vans, trucks, wagons, and sports cars, driving them on highways, city streets, and rutted forest roads (where it made sense). We also cross-referenced our experiences in them with

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