Few of us will look back on the year 2020 with any relish. Despite its many challenges, the past year has proven how essential cars, trucks and SUVs have become in modern life. They are our escape machines, able to make us forget about our worries as we indulge our passion for the joy of the open road. There have been some wonderful test drives during the past 12 months, and these are the ones that have proven to be the most memorable, in order by base price.

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The 2020 Mazda CX-30.

2020 Mazda CX-30, $21,900

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid. (Drew Phillips/Hyundai/TNS)

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The 2020 Subaru Legacy (Subaru)

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The 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec. (JAMES HALFACRE/Acura/TNS)

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2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Powerboost hybrid 4WD crew cab

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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible.

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The new Genesis G90 Premium Luxury Sedan. (James Lipman/Genesis/TNS)

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The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Sport features black trim across the exterior. (Cadillac/TNS)

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The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost.

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