There are no new ideas anymore. At least Mark Twain didn’t think so, but automakers beg to differ.
Each year, millions of new cars roll on dealers’ lots vying for buyers’ attention. Beyond price, size, fuel economy, and space, those cars elbow past each other with (sometimes) innovative features that either blow our minds or take the wind out of our sails.
Here are some of our favorite new features for 2020, in no particular order.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Trick tailgates on trucks have taken a while, but now that they’re here we’re unsure how we ever loaded a bed without them. Last year and this year, truckmakers such as Ram and GMC have offered bed steps, swinging gates, and split tailgates that help us load and unload easier. Ram’s barn-door swinging tailgate costs $995 on all trims and won our compare with the GMC multifunction…