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The best cars to buy for 2020, according to Kelley Blue Book

The automotive research company Kelley Blue Book has announced its 2020 Best Buy Award winners, which names several top car brands as best models across 16 different categories.

The brands include models from Kia, Honda and Hyundai, as well as several others that have been named as best compact car or best midsize car.

The list, which comes out every year, "analyzes a wide array of vehicle-related data," including pricing, ownership cots and affordability, according to KBB news release.

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"We understand how overwhelming it can be to shop for a new car, with so many considerations about hundreds of choices and many brand-new nameplates hitting the market every year," said Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Kelley Blue Book, in a statement.

The awards are designed to help consumers "shop confidently by doing the heavy lifting for them," Brauer said.

The 2020 Kia Telluride, which starts at $31,690, took KBB's Best New Model Award, wowing analysts with its "boasting sophistication, practicality, comfort, and a host of standard safety features and technology, according to a news release.

Click through the gallery to see which other vehicles made KBB's list of top cars to buy for 2020

Michelle Iracheta is a digital reporter in Houston. Read her on our breaking news site,, and on our subscriber site, |