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These are the must-see cars, trucks, and SUVs at the 2020 Dallas Auto Show

These are the must-see cars, trucks, and SUVs at 2020 Dallas Auto Show

2020 Cadillac CT4&CT5
The Dallas Auto Show zooms into town March 18-22. Photo courtesy of Cadillac

UPDATE: As of March 13, the show has been postponed. A new date has not yet been announced.


Whether you're in the market for a new SUV or just going to browse the buffet, there are hundreds of vehicles to feast your eyes on at auto shows across the country this year. Among the highlights are new SUVs from Hyundai, the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, the adventure-ready Toyota 4Runner Trail, and a host of quirky subcompacts.

The 2020 Dallas Auto Show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from March 18-22. In addition to the new models, the CBS 11 Classic Car Corral will return, as will the Auto Tech Competition. Tickets range from $7-$15, and discount coupons are available at participating new car dealerships.

(Note: As of press time, organizers said the show would go on as planned. Story will be updated if it is rescheduled.)

These are the models you won't want to miss:

2020 Hyundai Palisade
This three-row Hyundai SUV is new for the 2020 model year. It replaces the old three-row Hyundai Santa Fe, which was replaced with a new two-row model in 2018. The Palisade is well regarded for its high-quality interior, competent 3.8-liter V6 (standard across all grades), and extended warranty. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade starts at $31,550.

2020 Buick Encore GX
The 2020 Encore GX is a new addition to the Buick lineup, slotting between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision. It's designed to have all the hallmarks of the modern Buick in a right-sized package for empty nesters who need slightly more space than the Encore allows. 

2020 Cadillac CT4 & CT5
The 2020 CT4 and CT5 make up the new core of the Cadillac sedan lineup. They showcase the future of the brand, from interior design to technology to powertrains. The CT4 is smaller than the CT5. The CT5 starts at $36,895. 

2020 Nissan Titan
Nissan has given the Titan a thorough refresh for the 2020 model year, adding new high-tech features, a new center stack design, fresh exterior accents, and more differentiations between grades. The truck's lineup has also been simplified in response to customer and dealer suggestions. AutomotiveMap's team was one of the first to put the new Titan to the test.

2020 Hyundai Venue
The Palisade is Hyundai's largest SUV, and the new Venue is its smallest. Designed for urban dwellers, the Venue bills itself as "small, agile and not fragile." It's a subcompact SUV that competes directly with the Nissan Kicks. The 2020 Hyundai Venue starts at $17,250 before incentives.


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