10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse Unshaken by Ford Maverick Tremor

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New-car prices year over year are up considerably, and incentives are way down — and despite having come down nearly a buck a gallon over the past couple of months, gas prices are hardly cheap. So, naturally, the overwhelming majority of vehicles sold in the past month have been … pickup trucks and SUVs. Whatever the logic, shoppers should be pleased to learn that all of the models that made the cut on’s roundup of the best new-car deals out there for August are of the SUV or truck variety.

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In one of’s most popular news articles of the past week, you’ll find the deepest discounts our editors could dig up — available through the end of the month in the case of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV and Traverse mid-size SUV, and through Sept. 6 in the case of the 2022 Jeep Compass compact SUV and 2022 Ram 1500 pickup in Big Horn and Lone Star trims. Discounts range from percentage savings from 2% to 14%, but for full details on all four of the best new-car deals for August, follow the link below to the No. 3 news story of the week.

Rumbling up from underneath, in fourth place: That ain’t a Graboid causing those tremors, it’s the all-new Tremor variant of our Best of the Year-winning Ford Maverick compact pickup. The asphalt-eschewing Tremor Off-Road Package arrives for the 2023 model year to literally go above and beyond the capabilities of the FX4 variant. Expanding on the XLT trim, the Tremor adds an advanced all-wheel-drive system and traction tech, 17-inch wheels and standard all-terrain tires, as well as five selectable driving modes. Additionally, the optional Tremor Appearance Package punctuates the point for an additional $1,495 on top of the $2,995 for the Off-Road Package itself.

For full details on the 2023 Maverick Tremors, follow the link below to the No. 4 news story on this week’s countdown.

Beyond that, we have headlines on the Mini Concept Aceman, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4 and much more — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. When Will Used-Car Prices Drop? 3 Things Car Shoppers Should Know

2. Mini Concept Aceman: Will Gaming-Inspired EV Bring Grown-Up Range?

3. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for August 2022?

4. 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Aids in Affordable Adventure

5. 2023 Honda CR-V: More Power, More Room, More Hybrid

6. 2023 Honda CR-V Up Close: Keeping the Competition on Its Toes

7. Most Mid-Size Cars Falter in New IIHS Crash Test, Subaru Outback Endures

8. Which New Cars Have Manual Transmissions?

9. Hyundai Ioniq 5 Vs. Tesla Model Y: Functional Vs. Funky

10. 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Adds Lower-Range Base Model, Starts Under $40,000’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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Former Assistant Managing Editor-News Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt Schmitz

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