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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2020 Mazda CX-30 Takes Out Toyota RAV4, Electric Hummer

2020 Mazda CX-30

They say ya gotta get in where ya fit in, and in the fiercely competitive small-SUV market of today, automakers are tryna squeeze a contender into every conceivable space. For Mazda, that space was between its subcompact CX-3 and compact CX-5. Enter: the 2020 Mazda CX-30. While this in-betweener SUV may plug a hole in the automaker’s lineup, it wasn’t wedged in among our most popular news articles of the week, enjoying plenty of air and elbow room all the way up top.

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Our rapid-fire rundown of the things we like (cabin comfort, storage space, engine oomph, safety features and handling) and don’t like (multimedia controls, the backup camera and ride quality) about the CX-30 takes the No. 1 spot this week. If you want to survey the highs and lows of this all-new SUV, follow the link to the story — but if you want our comprehensive critique, be sure to read our full review by Cars.com’s Fred Meier.

The CX-30 edged out another compact SUV — one of the most popular in the U.S., as it were — relegating the Toyota RAV4 to second place. Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger highlights the major changes to the RAV4 for the 2020 model year (a new TRD Off-Road model and, at last, the availability of Android Auto), the price changes compared with the outgoing model (ranging from just $95 all the way up to $730 more) and her recommendation as to which model year you should buy between the 2020 or 2019. Follow the link below to our No. 2 story to get Geiger’s reco.

2020 Toyota Rav4 TRD Off Road

Another top performer this week was our report on the purported performance specs of the forthcoming resurrection of the gone-but-not-forgotten Hummer brand … as a GMC-badged pickup truck … that runs entirely on electric power … and has 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pounds-feet of torque … and hauls ass from 0-60 mph in the same 3.0 seconds as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. If you missed all of this when GMC aired its Super Bowl commercial this past Sunday, be sure to catch up by following the link to our No. 3 story.

GMC Hummer EV

Rounding out the top five were another Super Bowl commercial featuring an all-new model — this time the 2021 Genesis GV80, the first SUV from Hyundai’s luxury marque, which is set to debut later this week at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show — at No. 4, and our list of the five things visitors to the 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show shouldn’t miss, such as the 2020 Land Rover Defender, at No. 5.

The 2020 Porsche Macan, Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Nissan Sentra can be found further down, so be sure to peep the entire list. Here are the top 10 new stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2020 Mazda CX-30: 5 Things We Like (and 3 Not So Much) 

2. Toyota RAV4: Which Should You Buy, 2019 or 2020?

3. Electric Hummer Performance Specs Are Out … and They’re Bonkers

4. 2021 Genesis GV80: All-New SUV Gets Legend-ary Super Bowl Ad, Powertrains

5. 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show: 2020 Land Rover Defender and 4 Other Things You Can’t Miss

6. 2020 Porsche Macan Video: IPhone Users May Just Have to Adapt

7. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: 37% More Range for Just 8% More Dough

8. Which Cars Have Panoramic Moonroofs for 2020?

9. What Is a Crossover?

10. 2020 Nissan Sentra: Everything You Need to Know

2020 Nissan Sentra

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