10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2021 GMC Yukon Summits, Genesis Seems to Have an Invisible Touch

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Denali may be the highest peak in North America, but when the mountain moniker refers instead to the premium-grade variant of GMC’s Yukon full-size SUV, it’s right in the middle. In luxury-vehicle terms, the Yukon Denali slots between a pair GM platform siblings, the mainstream Chevrolet Tahoe and the highfalutin’ Cadillac Escalade. But the redesigned-for-2021 Yukon Denali is anything but middling — and proves as much, among many ways, by topping our countdown of’s most popular articles of the week.

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Our rapid-fire rundown of the things we like and don’t like about the new Yukon, specifically its luxurious Denali trim, ascends to No. 1 this week. On the positive side, we lauded its chrome and aluminum exterior flash, acceleration, smooth ride, stylish interior and cavernous cabin. We weren’t as enamored of the Denali’s nearly $73,000 base price, relatively stagnant gas mileage and annoying interior idiosyncrasies. Get the full story by following the link below to this week’s first-place finisher.

And despite not scoring higher than No. 5, Genesis proves it’s still popular on the charts — not the music charts and Phil Collins-fronted prog-pop ’80s group, but the luxury division of Hyundai. (Sorry, passing on Genesis/Genesis references feels like throwing it all away.) Genesis accounts for three spots on this week’s top 10: reviewer Aaron Bragman’s comprehensive critique of the brand’s very first SUV, the 2021 GV80, in fifth place; Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder’s expert review of the redesigned 2021 G80 mid-size sedan, at No. 6; and our coverage of the GV70, Genesis’ mid-size SUV to come, at No. 10.

Rounding out this week’s top five on our review-heavy countdown are reviewer Kelsey Mays’ assessment of the redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV, at No. 2; Mays’ review of the overhauled 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan, at No. 3; and our short list of the things we like about the 2021 Ford F-150’s interior, at No.4.

There’s much more where all that came from, so be sure those elevator eyes of yours go all the way down to the bottom. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. Good Golly, Denali: 5 Pros and 3 Cons for 2021 GMC Yukon

2. 2021 Nissan Rogue Review: More Steps Forward Than Backward

3. 2021 Toyota Sienna Review: A Strange Brew

4. 3 Things We Like About the 2021 Ford F-150’s Interior

5. 2021 Genesis GV80 Review: Korea Crafts a Global Contender

6. 2021 Genesis G80 Review: Nipping at the Germans’ Heels

7. What Is Good Gas Mileage?

8. Toyota Expands Fuel Pump Recall to 3.3 Million Vehicles

9. Is the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Boring, or Am I Just Dumb?

10. Genesis GV70 Reveal Is First Look at Its BMW X3, Audi Q5 Competitor

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