10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Ford F-150, Jeep Gladiator Get Shown Up by Nissan Rogue

jeep-gladiator-rubicon-2024-02-exterior-front-angle 2024 Jeep Gladiator | photo by Christian Lantry

Pickup trucks dominate U.S. auto sales, with Detroit trucks dominating the top three spots on the annual sales charts. So it stands to reason that pickups would favor heavily among September reveals at the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. One pair of model-year 2024 pickups vying for attention, in particular, were the updated Ford F-150 and Jeep Gladiator — not only at the Detroit auto show, but also on’s countdown of the most popular news articles of the past month.

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In one of our top articles from September, we round up the most important new-model news you might’ve missed coming out of the Detroit show, which ran Sept. 13-24 for the public, following media- and industry-only events. The F-150 is teching up for 2024, adding a newly optional head-up display; an updated version of BlueCruise, Ford’s semi-autonomous driving system; and the newfangled Pro Access Tailgate, which offers thoughtful, practical innovations including the ability to open it like a regular car door in addition to the standard raising-and-lowering option. The 2024 Gladiator, meanwhile, springboard’s off recent updates to its Wrangler sibling, introducing standard features that include a center-mounted 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen on the dash as well as side curtain airbags and a freshly styled grille.

For a full account of what you might’ve missed from’s coverage of the 2023 Detroit auto show — including what’s new with the GMC Acadia and Cadillac CT5, as well as when we can expect the new F-150 and Gladiator to arrive at dealerships — follow the link below to the No. 4 news story of the month.

Mighty though they may be, the F-150 and Gladiator couldn’t fend off a certain rogue rival. In’s first-place finisher on our countdown of September’s most read articles — a rapid-fire rundown of the 2023 Nissan Rogue’s pros and cons — we highlight a fairly even split of its merits and demerits. In the compact SUV’s favor are headroom and visibility; upscale interior; driver-friendly infotainment interface and physical controls; impressive cargo room; and efficiency-minded engine. To the Rogue’s detriment are its oft-unpleasant ride; quick-rising price as you move up trims; a lone powertrain option; and random quirks in its offerings that could have would-be buyers giving it the hairy eyeball.

For complete details on what we love and loathe about the 2023 Nissan Rogue, follow the link below to the No. 1 news story of the month.

Beyond that, we hav headlines on the Nissan Titan, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Canyon, Toyota RAV4 and much more — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:

1. Is the 2023 Nissan Rogue a Good SUV? 5 Pros and 4 Cons

2. Nissan Titan Offers Incentives Ahead of Imminent Demise

3. Report: These Are the Vehicles Most Likely to Be Stolen

4. 2023 Detroit Auto Show: Everything You Missed

5. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for Labor Day 2023?

6. 2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer: New Faces, New Prices

7. 2024 Ford F-150 Up Close: Smart, Sensible Improvements

8. 2023 GMC Canyon Review: Better and Brawnier, But at What Cost?

9. Pickup Truck Buying Guide: How Much Truck Do You Need?

10. Compact Steamroller: 2024 Toyota RAV4 Starts at $29,825’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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