Even the approaching roar in the distance like rolling thunder of the totally redesigned, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray couldn’t drown out the consumer clamoring for a certain pair of all-new SUVs. True to their respective steep-cliffside and mountainous model names, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Kia Telluride have summited our list of the most popular Cars.com news articles of the past month.
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Planting its flag at the peak is the Telluride, with our Aaron Bragman’s expert review of the mid-size crossover at No. 1 — followed close behind by our Brian Wong’s video review of the Palisade at No. 2. Since their respective debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, these Hyundai-Kia kissin’ cousins have dominated the SUV conversation — a conversation just about everyone is having if you pay attention to automotive sales figures at all. The Palisade makes an encore appearance on this month’s roster at No. 7.
All of that means that the everyman enthusiasts’ affordable dream car, the eighth-generation — or C8 — Chevy Corvette, has to settle for third place. Ironic, considering the Ferrari-like overhaul’s all-new mid-engine configuration promises a sub-3-second zero-to-60 sprint that will make it the quote-unquote fastest Corvette ever when fitted with the Z51 Performance Package. But the Vette’s place on our top 10 list is of little consequence to the iconic sports coupe’s faithful, who make up in fervor what they lack in SUV-buyer masses.
Rounding out the past month’s top five are our advice story directing shoppers to the best new-car deal for July, followed by our quick-hit rundown on the things we like about the 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback — as well as a few we’re not writing home about.
And that’s not even close to all there is to catch up on. More SUVs, reviews and recalls — including reviews and recalls of SUVs — can be found on the second half of this month’s list, so without further ado, here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in July:
1. Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Telluride Still on Top
2. 2020 Hyundai Palisade Video: A Clean, Modern, Comfortable Ride
3. Here’s What We Know About the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
4. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for July?
5. 2019 Mazda3: 10 Things We Like and 7 Not So Much
6. 2019 Subaru Ascent: Recall Alert
7. Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Stands Out
8. 2019 Acura RDX: Everything You Need to Know
9. 2019 Subaru Forester: Everything You Need to Know
10. 2019-2020 Lexus, Toyota Cars and SUVs: Recall Alert
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