Month: January 2020

The Best Cars for Your Money in 2020

With 2020 underway, you might be in the market for a new car or maybe your lease will be ending soon and you want to know what car will give you the best value as a replacement. There are a number of new 2020 vehicles that deliver the quality and value that might interest you.  The typical car transaction for a brand new car is approaching $40,000 in 2020 and that does not always include the extras that you may want or need. Don’t let the process of buying a new car discourage you, though, as Centennial Leasing & Sales is always here to help you navigate the rough waters of car buying.


The Honda Fit has been rated the best 2020 Subcompact Car while the Kia Soul has been rated the best 2020 Subcompact SUV. The Honda Fit has been granted this award for the last 5 years and the vehicle does not disappoint. With the exception of the base model, the Honda Fit offers many infotainment options and features while giving exceptional fuel economy; 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Much like the Honda Fit, the Kia Soul has been awarded the best Subcompact SUV for the fourth consecutive time. Also similar to the Honda Fit, the Kia Soul offers great infotainment and safety features in all models except the base model. The biggest feature of the Kia Soul is that for it’s class, it offers the lowest ownership costs and lowest starting price tag.  


The 2020 Kia Forte has been rated the best 2020 Compact Car and the 2020 Honda CR-V has been rated the best 2020 Compact SUV. The Kia Forte seems like the best option if you are in the market for a compact car, with all models featuring the safety features that everyone hopes for and provides the lowest starting cost in it’s category. The Honda CR-V provides strong value. The CR-V has a high quality cabin while offering the most cargo space for the vehicles in its class. The CR-V offers the Honda Sensing suite and gives a quiet ride while also giving owners great gas mileage. While the CR-V has the highest price tag in the category, the overall ownership costs are low and the list of attributes is high. 


The 2020 Toyota Camry has been awarded the 2020 Best Midsize Car which makes it the third straight year for the award. The Camry offers great reliability and the fuel economy is 29 city / 41 highway. The base price is high for the class but unlike most competitors the ownership costs are low. The standard options help keep the price consistent as owners don’t need to add on different packages. The Camry, including the base model, offers active safety features along with infotainment with compatibility for Apple, Android & Alexa. 


If you are looking for a great value 2-row SUV for the money, look no further than the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. The Santa Fe has a low starting price and a comprehensive list of standard features. Like most cars that have made the list of best cars for the money, the Santa Fe offers good gas mileage and is full of standard safety features and tech options. If you are looking for a 3-row SUV, look no further than the 2020 Kia Sorento. Although the Kia Telluride has gained a lot of attention this year, the Kia Sorento still maintained the award for the best value. The biggest reason is the Sorento has low ownership costs, an affordable base price and tech features that everyone wants in their vehicle. 

While all of these vehicles have been awarded the 2020 Best Cars for the Money, there are still many more vehicles that are of great value. As always, any of our sales consultants will be able to help you find the perfect car for what you are looking for at the best possible price. If you are interested in a vehicle, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can find you exactly what you are looking for. 


Class of 2020 Truck: New Capabilites

Class of 2020 Truck: New Capabilites

Horses, landscaping, campers, boats, even tiny homes need to be moved from time to time, and when that time comes, you may need to consider a new truck to haul your heavy stuff.  One of the most common questions we hear at Centennial Leasing and Sales is “what is the towing capacity of this truck?” when we are consulting with our clients, both commercial and individuals.  They are usually surprised when we answer them with a blanket statement that even we barely believe: many manufacturers have half ton trucks that can tow 10,000 lbs. or more!

So, you may be asking:  what are these amazing new 2020 trucks that can give you the power you need to tow your favorite toys for enjoying our beautiful Colorado weather?

Ford has been the long time option for being the towing champion. Unfortunately for them, Chevrolet dethroned Ford this year. There are still many options in the Ford category to get you that mean towing capacity you need. In 2020, a properly equipped F-150 can tow a maximum of 13,2000 pounds. As always, make sure to check your owner’s manual or driver’s door before you load up your boat or camper to make sure your truck is capable.  If you are really uncertain, contact us to help guide you to the right information.

Chevrolet has made towing information more easily accessible for consumers in 2020 than it has been in the past. Their vehicles are now coming with a trailering information label that has the information anyone towing anything needs to know – curb weight, GVWR, payload and towing. For the Chevy Silverado models, if you wish to tow more than 10,000 pounds this does require the company’s Max Trailering Package to be installed. This package equips all trucks with 3.42:1 axle gears taking the maximum towing capacity to 13,4000 pounds. The GMC Sierra also mirrors its cousin, the Silverado, with the exception of the towing capacity being lower at just over 11,000 pounds.

Ram has been trying for years to get in the hunt with their vehicles and made a start with their 2019 Ram 1500. For 2020, the Ram 1500 Tradesman model with a Quad cab should be equipped with a 5.7L Hemi and the Max Tow package in order to achieve their top towing capability. That capacity rings in at about 12,750 pounds. Similar to Chevy & GM with their towing stickers, Ram offers customer’s access to a website that will give you towing capacity based on the VIN. 

Toyota has long had the Tundra as a truck for towing this capacity. Unfortunately the Tundra has not changed much in many years and in 2020 that is still the same. The Tundra is offered in two configurations and six trim levels. 

If you are in need of a new truck for 2020 and you need one of these in order to tow all of your favorite things, make sure you reach out to any of our Sales Consultants. As always they will deliver you “your BEST automotive buying experience” and help you fully understand what a pickup can do for you and your needs. 

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