The 2020 model year is upon us, and while the automakers are quick to tout what’s new, there are also a round of cars and SUVs that will get the axe. Here’s a comprehensive look at all the cars being discontinued in 2020, including why they got killed—and it’s also worth noting that the below cars and SUVs could represent the best deals on 2019 cars, since automakers usually offer big incentives to get dead cars off dealer lots.
The boxy crossover SUV that balanced minivan spaciousness with wagon-like sportiness no longer fits in Ford’s expanding crossover plans. The Flex had a solid 11-year run, beloved by automotive journalists, families, and surfing Californians for its spacious interior but sporty vibe
Last year, Infiniti pulled the plug on the hybrid version, and this year it’s lights out for the entire full-size sedan family. The Q70 has been called many things since its arrival in the late 80s—Q45, M37, M56—but now it’s known as no longer
Fiat 500 and 500e
The cute city car that brought the Italian automaker back to the U.S. nearly a decade ago, and its electric compliance car cousin, have packed its bags back to Europe. What remains of Fiat is the 124 Spider, which is largely a Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Fiat 500X subcompact crossover, and the ungainly 500L.
The Cruze was a competent compact sedan or hatchback that history may remember more as a political football. When Chevy announced its demise, the plant that made it turned into fodder for President Donald Trump to fire at the auto industry. Angry tweets aside, the small car was respectable among competitors and offered a diesel version that almost didn’t stink as bad as the Cobalt that the Cruze replaced. We said almost