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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2020 Kia Telluride Review Rides Again

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Reviews and recalls. Those are the two major themes running through this week’s roster of the most popular Cars.com news stories. And it should come as a surprise to no one that all the way atop that list, once again, is the wildly popular 2020 Kia Telluride — a name that has dominated Cars.com reader interest in recent months. This week, that dominance comes courtesy of our expert review of the all-new mid-size SUV, which climbed to the No. 1 spot not just here but on our weekly list of our top five car reviews.

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Reviews, in one form or another, occupy a full half of this week’s top 10 articles. At No. 4 is a quick-hit rundown of three things we like — and as many that we were not quite crazy about — with regard to the refreshed-for-2019 Kia Sorento. Meanwhile, a ranking of our 10 most popular car reviews of the 2019 model year lands at No. 5, our video review of the 2019 Kia Optima at No. 7 and our Quick Spin critique of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line at No. 9.

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Recalls also drew a lot of eyes this week — be they owners of affected vehicles trying to find out what’s wrong with their car and how to get it fixed, or the internet equivalent of traffic-accident rubberneckers — accounting for nearly a third of the top 10. These were led by a recall of more than 262,000 model-year 2018-19 Mazda CX-5 SUVs, Mazda6 sedans and Mazda3 hatchbacks and sedans for a problem that could cause the engine to stall. A recall of the 2019 Subaru Legacy sedan and Outback wagon occupies eighth place, and one for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV is in 10th.

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And if you’re shopping for a new car or SUV, you’ll definitely want to check out all the rest. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Telluride Still on Top

2. 2018-2019 Mazda CX-5, Mazda3, Mazda6: Recall Alert

3. 2020 Buick Enclave Steps Up Its Game to Face Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride

4. 2019 Kia Sorento: 3 Things We Like, 3 We Don’t

5. Top 10 Car Reviews of 2019: SUVs Aim to Please, But Honda Clarity Is Clear Fave 

6. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for July 2019?

7. Can the 2019 Kia Optima Compete in the Mid-Size Sedan Class?

8. 2019 Subaru Legacy, Outback: Recall Alert

9. 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line Quick Spin: Looks Can Be Deceiving 

10. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Recall Alert

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