KBB Name Most Awarded and Top Brands

By Staff Writer August 31, 2020

The Kia Telluride and Toyota, respectively, top the list of  10 Most Awarded Cars of 2020 and the 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2020 by the editors at Kelley Blue Book.

To compile this list, Kelley Blue Book’s experts sorted through the winners from all of the company’s 2020 awards programs, tallying the cars and brands that were awarded most often. Kelley Blue Book’s major annual awards programs include the Best Buy Awards, Best Auto Tech Awards, Best Resale Value Awards, 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and Brand Image Awards. Also factored into the final count are the various car accolade lists created by Kelley Blue Book’s editorial staff this year – such as the 12 Best Family Cars, 10 Best Family Cars Under $25,000, 10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $30,000, and many more.

“Our expert editorial team has a deep knowledge of every new car that comes out in a single year. Add in the tremendous amounts of vehicle and market data from Kelley Blue Book, and we are able to evaluate an extensive list of factors before finalizing the top picks,” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. “For 2020, the Kia Telluride landed among all cars as the Most Awarded with its impressive combination of value, elegance and capability, while Toyota lead the Most Awarded Brands for 2020.”

10 Most Awarded Cars of 2020

 Rank

 Year

 Make

 Model

 Sample Editorial Comments

 1

 2020

 Kia

 Telluride

The top vehicle on this list is the 2020 Kia Telluride, an SUV that wowed us with its combination of value, elegance, and capability.

 2

 2020

 Jeep

 Wrangler

The current generation of the Wrangler is more capable, more refined, and more fuel-efficient than its predecessors yet didn’t lose any aspect of what makes this vehicle an icon.

 3

 2020

 Honda

 Odyssey

Honda’s minivan has a smartly designed interior with clever, thoughtful features for the family. It continues to be the best vehicle in the segment.

 4

2020

Hyundai

Santa Fe

Hyundai totally redefined its Santa Fe just last year, upsizing it to make it more spacious and more family-friendly than ever before. It offers a lot of value, which is one of the reasons why it was named one of our 12 Best Family Cars of 2020.

 5

 2020

 Toyota

 Tacoma

With a long history of accolades that reflect its legendary reliability, the Toyota Tacoma continues to be a truck that you can depend on in the long run.

 6

 2020

 Subaru

 Forester

The recently redesigned Subaru Forester is an easy-to-recommend SUV, thanks to its well-designed interior, its complement of standard advanced safety features, and its value.

 7

 2020

 Chevrolet

  Corvette

When it was unveiled, the all-new mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette nearly broke the internet. Its supercar styling and power numbers were impressive, but its incredible resale value data and bargain starting price make the Corvette far more than just an excellent sports car.

 8

 2020

 Toyota

 Highlander

The all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander is more spacious, more fuel-efficient, and comes with more standard safety features. That’s why we named it one of our 12 Best Family Cars.

 9

 2020

 Subaru

 Crosstrek

It’s an SUV for all seasons, with terrific ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. Its subcompact footprint makes it easy to maneuver around town.

 10

 2020

 Subaru

 Outback

The new-for-2020 Subaru Outback is an excellent example of the direction in which Subaru is going, with an upscale interior, wide range of standard safety features, and terrific resale value.

 

10 Most Awarded Brands of 2020

 Rank

 Year

 Make

 1

 2020

Toyota

 2

 2020

 Subaru

 3

 2020

 Honda

 4

 2020

 Hyundai

 5

 2020

 Chevrolet

 6

 2020

 Ford

 7

 2020

 Lexus

 8

 2020

 Kia

 9

 2020

 Jeep

 10

 2020

 Porsche

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