10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2020 Ford F-150 Can’t Beat a Good Deal

ford-f-150-raptor-2020-2-badge--black--exterior--grille--undercarriage.jpg 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor | photo

Let’s start with the bad news, car shoppers: The long Memorial Day weekend is over, so you missed your window to snag a holiday discount while your neighbors were feeling their way through a backyard family cookout while practicing social distancing. The good news? All of the offers we covered in our roundup of the 10 best Memorial Day new-car deals — incidentally,’s most popular news article of the past week — extend through June 1, so you still have a few days.

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2020 Ford F-150 Lariat
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$54,890 $1,090 price drop
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2020 Ford F-150 Lariat
57,126 mi.
Great Deal | $2,467 under
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Follow the link below to this week’s No. 1 story, and there you’ll find the specifics on discounts for the Buick Encore, Buick Envision, Buick Regal Sportback, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Ford EcoSport, GMC Acadia, GMC Terrain, Kia Optima, Jeep Compass and Nissan Murano. But if settling on one of those models is too big a decision to make by the end of this weekend, don’t sweat it: Another report on the best deals for the month of June will be along shortly, so check back in with us often.

Front angle view of an orange 2020 Nissan Murano 2020 Nissan Murano | Manufacturer image

A model that wasn’t on our best-deals list was the 2020 Ford F-150 — but that’s OK because, as the perennial best-selling vehicle in America, it’s basically on everyone’s list. And while everyone seems to love the F-150, that’s not to say it’s perfect. In our rapid-fire rundown of the highlights (and lowlights) of the Ford truck, we praise it for its high-output V-6 engine, its exciting off-road incarnation in the Raptor, the quick reflexes of its 10-speed automatic transmission and its herculean 13,200-pound towing capacity. We also nitpick it for the Limited trim’s massively mitigated payload rating, the Raptor’s all-play-and-no-work attitude and its aging cabin design.

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Rounding out the top five are our explainer on what a Hemi engine is — the name is certainly synonymous with Chrysler, Dodge and Ram, but its history goes deeper — at No. 3; our recommendations for the six best cars to take a drive-in movie, a nostalgic-yet-waning pastime that has enjoyed a resurgence amid social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, at No. 4; and a recall of some 9,500 2019-20 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs for a suspension issue that could result in a loss of vehicle control, at No. 5.

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We’ve got news on the Honda Civic Type R, BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport beyond that, so be sure to peruse the our entire lineup of the most popular headlines below. Here are top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 10 Best Memorial Day Car Deals for Holiday Shoppers

2. 2020 Ford F-150: 10 Things We Like (and 4 Not So Much)

3. What Does Hemi Mean?

4. 6 Best Cars to Take to a Drive-In Movie

5. 2019-2020 Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid: Recall Alert

6. 2020 Honda Civic Type R Review: Same Lovable Type R With One Caveat

7. 2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe Review: Little, and of Little Point

8. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: What’s the Payback Time?

9. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: 3 Pros and 5 Cons

10. Car Clicks When Trying to Start? 5 Common Causes

mitsubishi-outlander-sport-2020-6-badge--brake-lights--exterior--outdoors--rear--red--trees.jpg 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport | photo by Christian Lantry’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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