The year 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting one for automobiles. Not only are several top tier SUVs getting makeovers next year, but a whole bunch of other cars and trucks are also being overhauled and upgraded for the 2020 model year. Plus, there are some brand-new models making their debut, some of which look extremely exciting. If you’re ready to replace your vehicle in the next six-to-twelve months, here is a list of 13 new 2020 models that we think are worth waiting for

13. Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is classic pick-up truck that was discontinued in 2005. Luckily, it is being resurrected by Ford for the 2020 model year. According to the blue oval, the all-new Ranger will be on dealer’s lots by the Fall of 2019. This reborn version of the classic Ranger pick-up truck will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that is paired with a 10-speed transmission. The EcoBoost will be capable of cranking out 270 horsepower and 310-pound feet of torque. Oh, and the new Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds. Definitely worth waiting on.

12. Tesla Roadster

Can Tesla deliver on its promise with the brand-new Roadster? We sure hope so. After all, if the Roadster is as fast as CEO Elon Musk claims, then then it will be among the fastest production car ever made in the world — and it’s an entirely electric car!

While nobody has had the chance to test the Roadster on a track yet, Musk, the controversial mastermind behind Tesla, has claimed that the Roadster can hit 60 mph in a mere1.9 seconds, and can get to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds. While those claims may seem a bit outrageous, some Tesla testers have been teasing the feat as completely legit on social media. If true, the Tesla Roadster could be a feat of modern engineering.

11. Volkswagen Microbus

If you love nostalgia (and who doesn’t?), then get ready to fall hard for the new Volkswagen Microbus. This is throwback to the VW bus of the 1960s, beloved by hippies and counterculture enthusiasts the world over. The bus is an automotive icon and Volkswagen is betting that a new generation will love it just as much as people have in the past.

Make no mistake though, the new Microbus is a very modern — a tech savvy version of the original bus. It is also an all-electric vehicle and great for the environment. Hippies rejoice!. This vehicle is also rumored to have a completely customizable interior, and that it can be modified into a self-driving van. How cool is that?

10. Ford Bronco

Another classic reimagined is the venerable and timeless Ford Bronco. The big boy SUV finally gets a new issue in 2020. After years of promises and false starts, Ford is finally putting the Bronco back into production — and not a moment too soon for fans of this beloved vehicle. According to Ford, the Bronco was “one of the world’s leading 4×4 vehicles for three decades,” which makes you wonder why they took so long to revive it.

Details have been vague on what the new Bronco will be like, but you can expect a powerful engine, all-wheel drive, and the ability to tow some massive pounds. Could the new Bronco also come in a gas-electric hybrid option? There are rumors that it will, but we’ll have to wait and see.

9. Jeep Scrambler

People of a certain age will remember the Scrambler as one of the earliest Jeeps, along with the Gladiator and Comanche. Sadly, all of those Jeeps have been retired for many years, replaced by other nameplates. But now, it looks like Jeep is putting the Scrambler back into its line-up with a new 2020 model.

Concepts for the new Scrambler are all over the internet and fans are excited. Jeep has slated the revamped Scrambler to make its official debut at the next Los Angeles Auto Show. Analysts and reviewers can’t wait to see it in-person. Here’s hoping the new version is as great as the old Scrambler.

8. Volvo Polestar 1

Performance cars don’t come any cooler than the Volvo Polestar, and the 2020 Polestar 1 looks like the coolest of them all. The new Polestar 1 will be the first in a new series of performance cars produced by Volvo (there is already a Polestar 2 in production), and the body on the Polestar 1 is made almost entirely of carbon fiber and will resemble a two-door S90.

The hybrid gas-electric version of this car will be able to produce 600 horsepower and is expected to come with an advanced suspension, the likes of which has never been seen before (according to Volvo). We’re just hoping all the hype is real, because the 2020 Polestar 1 looks insanely fun to drive.

7. Toyota FT-4X

Toyota is expanding its SUV line-up with the FT-4X, which looks similar to a Jeep and is being marketed as a “fun little box” by Toyota. The FT-4X is not out yet but is already being compared to the Scion xB. Rumors claim that the FT-4X has C-HR 2.0-liter engine that can produce 144 horsepower, but this information has not been confirmed by Toyota.

The Japanese automaker has been tight lipped about the FT-4X to date. In fact, they haven’t even officially announced a full scale production run of the new model, but plenty of insiders think they will be building it at their new plant in Alabama, previously earmarked for Corolla production before the classic sedan model was moved to Mississippi. Looks like we’ll just have to wait until later in 2019 to see this model up close.

6. Lexus LCF

The Lexus LCF has been whispered about and rumored to be coming for years now. After some near misses, Lexus has finally unveiled a concept car for the LCF and confirmed that it is putting the vehicle into production for 2020. Many people are excited to finally see this car hit the streets.

The LCF is expected to come with a bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that can make crank out 621 horsepower, and also in a modified 5.0-liter V8 engine form. Given that this is a Lexus, one can also reasonably expect a luxurious interior with all the latest state-of-the-art bells and whistles. Early reviews of the LCF have called it “amazing” and “in a class of its own.”

5. Cadillac CT5

Don’t scoff at seeing a Caddy on this list. Cadillacs have come a long way in recent years, and the company appears to have done a lot of redesigning when it comes to the CT5. The 2020 CT5 is anticipated to be a mid-sized sedan that will replace both the CTS and the ATS cars.

It will come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine option and promises 268 horses under the hood. While some people might lament the demise of the CTS and ATS Cadillacs, we think the CT5 will more than make-up for those losses. It comes in either a 2.0 litre turbo, four-cylinder or a beefier 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and an optional “Super Cruise” feature, which is what Cadillac is calling their self-driving technology.

4. Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 is a tried, tested, and true sedan. It’s definitely not new but it also doesn’t seem to be at risk of discontinuation like many other sedans out there. The Mazda 3 remains one of the bestselling Mazda’s of all-time, and for good reason. It remains one of the most reliable and best performing sedans out there.

For the 2020 model Mazda is taking the 3 to a new level with a gasoline compression-ignition engine. The supercharged 2.0-liter engine promises more power than any previous version of the car, at 190 horsepower and 207-pound feet of torque. At the same time, Mazda claims it will get almost 30% better gas mileage. If you’ve been thinking about getting a Mazda, we strongly recommend waiting for the new 2020 model 3 to come out.

3. C8 Corvette

Here’s where the rubber meets the rad. The 2020 C8 will be the first mid-engine Corvette to ever exist. Engineers at Chevy have been working on the C8 Corvette for since 2014. Now it is finally here for the 2020 sales year and, hopefully, worth the wait.

People who have seen early versions of the C8 say that it comes with an updated version of the LT1 engine. While it hasn’t officially been unveiled, prototypes have been spotted cruising on the streets of Detroit. With a Corvette this nice, it had better come with a good alarm system and security options. Speculation is that the C8 could top out at over 500 horsepower.

2. Ferrari Purosangue

Of course, we couldn’t neglect a new Ferrari. The 2020 Purosangue is easily worth waiting for. And talking about. And drooling over.  In the past few years, every high-end car manufacturer in the world has released their version of a luxury SUV, so Ferrari is actually a bit late to the party. But, the Purosangue will have the option to come as a gas-electric hybrid, with the only other detail being that it will be a front-mid engine. Expected to be smaller than a Urus, this new Ferrari is expected to be a hot seller when it debuts. Being a Ferrari, it will be for very wealthy clientele only. The rest of us can dream, though.

1. Aston Martin DBX

Here it is, the number one car we’re excited about for 2020 — a vehicle that we feel will definitely be worth the wait. The Aston Martin DBX is a crossover SUV that has all the luxury and performance one would expect from an Aston Martin, with the performance of something a bit more rugged.

The DBX concept was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2015, and the vehicle is now finally in production for 2020. Initially, the engine in the DBX will be a Mercedes V8, but Aston Martin says they are working on an all-electric version that will be hopefully available by 2022. We wouldn’t wait that long and recommend getting your hands on the Aston Martin DBX as soon as possible – budget permitting, of course.


Devon is a writer, editor, and veteran of the online publishing world. He has a particular love for classic muscle cars.