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Edmunds' Top Rated Cars, Trucks and SUVs
December 11th, 2019

Top Rated SUV

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2020 Kia Telluride

"Other SUVs may excel in certain areas, but none is as comprehensively accomplished."

Top Rated Luxury SUV

Top Rated Luxury SUV Video

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

"The GLE is a perennial staff favorite, and the 2020 redesign has enhanced its appeal."

Top Rated Sports Car

Top Rated Sports Car Video

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

"Chevrolet has delivered a thrilling drive with supercar presence at a real-world price."

Top Rated Electric Car

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2019 Tesla Model 3

"For $40K, no other EV comes close to matching the Model 3's all-around appeal."

Top Rated Truck

Best Truck Video

2020 Ram 1500

"Last year we lauded the Ram's comfort, tech and toughness. And it's only gotten better."

Top Rated Sedan

Best Sedan Video

2020 Honda Accord

"A two-time winner, the Accord offers everything you'd hope for and a little more."

Top Rated Luxury Sedan

Best Luxury Sedan Video

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

"The A-Class delivers true luxury and value, maximizing the return on your dollar."

The annual Edmunds Top Rated Awards recognize the best cars of the year across every major category. But we consider many new cars to be excellent choices, even if they've never won a Top Rated Award. To this end, we maintain a library of articles that identify the best cars for a wide variety of purposes. In all of our content, we ground ourselves in the Edmunds expert vehicle testing program, which leverages our private test track and applies a series of rigorous evaluations to more than 200 new vehicles every year.

Edmunds Top Rated: Behind the Scenes
Edmunds Top Rated: Behind the Scenes
The Edmunds Top Rated Awards honor the best cars on sale today, from trucks and SUVs to luxury and sports cars. This film takes you behind the scenes with our expert editors as they reveal the winners, the losers and the reasons why.

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Among mainstream cars, the Honda Accord continues to impress with its all-around excellence, while the rewarding yet attainable Mercedes-Benz A-Class stands out from the strong field of luxury cars. If you're looking for top-rated coupes or sports cars, the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 has vaulted to the head of the pack, giving the redesigned Porsche 911 a run for its money.
Today's top full-size trucks have been locked in an arms race for years, but the Ram 1500 has distinguished itself thanks to an exceptionally compliant ride, among other strengths. There are a number of top-rated midsize trucks, depending on whether you want a carlike ride (Honda Ridgeline), extreme off-road attitude (Jeep Gladiator), or something in between (Toyota Tacoma).
The three-row Kia Telluride has taken the SUV world by storm, offering a remarkable blend of luxury, space and style at an attractive price. Its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Palisade, delivers similar strengths in a more understated package. Top-rated small SUVs include perennial favorites such as the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. In the luxury class, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a top-rated midsize SUV, while the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class competes with the Lincoln Navigator for top honors in the full-size segment. If you like the Navigator, keep in mind that the Ford Expedition is a less luxurious version at a more reachable price point.
The Honda Insight has supplanted the Toyota Prius as our top-rated small hybrid, followed closely by the midsize Honda Accord Hybrid. If you're looking for a fancier ride, the Lexus ES 300h is a thoroughly satisfying hybrid luxury sedan. The top-rated electric vehicle remains the Tesla Model 3 due to its consistently excellent performance in our testing. We technically consider the Model 3 a luxury model, though, so if you're looking for a mainstream EV, the related Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona Electric are top-rated picks.