Kelley Blue Book names 10 most awarded cars and brands of 2020

(August 31, 2020) IRVINE, Calif. — In this age of uncertainty, car buyers are looking for vehicles and brands they can trust to take on the road ahead. With an overwhelming amount of choices on the market, consumers are looking for a simple way to identify their best options. For shoppers wanting to search for a new vehicle with ease and confidence, the editors at Kelley Blue Book have named the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2020 and the 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2020.

The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride three-row crossover was ranked the most awarded vehicle. Second was the Jeep Wrangler and third was the Honda Odyssey. Subaru had three vehicles on the top 10 list — the Forester, Crosstrek and Outback. Toyota landed two on the list — the Tacoma and Highlander.

The most awarded brand was Toyota followed by Subaru and Honda.

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."