In the end, a Gladiator was no match for a Stingray. Our report about the cloth dropping on the all-new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray mounted a decisive victory against a formidable opponent in our first-hand account of driving the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon on an intensive off-road course, sans doors. It was an all-out enthusiast fantasy face-off.
Last week, GM revealed the rabidly anticipated eighth-generation Vette, with its mid-engine Ferrari flourishes and anticipated sub-three-second sprint underlining boasts of it being the fastest Stingray ever. And all of these performance promises come at a relative bargain, with Chevy vowing the Vette will retain its status as the attainable supercar at a starting price of less than $60,000.
Given all that, how could our rundown of “fast facts” on this fast car notrace straight to No. 1 on our weekly list of most popular articles? Well, we’ll never know, ’cuz it did — but to do so, it had to climb over the formidable obstacle of Cars.com Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder’s off-road experience in the Gladiator, in which he makes a case for the all-new pickup truck’s removable-doors feature as an advantage over side mirrors and even the truck’s forward-facing trail camera when crawling rocks and such.
However, the doorless Gladiator’s unobstructed view could only get it a good look at the back of the Corvette, as the Jeep pickup had to settle for second place. Rounding out the top five are our rundown of things we like (and a few we’re not crazy about) in the 2019 BMW X5 at No. 3, a comprehensive collection of Cars.com content constituting everything you need to know as you shop for a 2019 Hyundai Tucson at No. 4, and our pricing guide on the 2020 Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan at No. 5. Oh, and don’t miss our story celebrating this past July 16 as National Stick Shift Day — the holiday we invented — at No. 7.
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