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Which of These Rides Will Be Named the Best Car in the World?


February 15, 2020 Cars By
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The 2020 World Car Awards countdown is officially underway.

Jurors announced the 10 finalists at the Delhi Auto Show in Indian, symbolizing the truly international nature of the awards. One of them will be named the World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show in April, supplanting last year’s winner.

Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen each have multiple finalists in the running. (True to form, VW reserves its coolest cars for buyers outside the United States.) Below are the 10 finalists — and links to our reviews, where applicable.

Hyundai Sonata

Kia Soul EV

Kia Telluride

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Range Rover Evoque

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Mazda 3

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Mazda CX-30

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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

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Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

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Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen T-Cross

The Best Cars To Buy in 2020

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The award winners for every segment and links to our reviews. Read the Story

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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