For 2024, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 promises some heavy-duty additions and enhancements that should have the big trucks from Ford and Ram obsessively checking their rearview mirror for a grille bearing a Bow Tie. In our full model preview of the redesigned Silverado HD — one of Cars.com’s most popular articles of the past week — we clue in pickup truck shoppers on what we know so far about the new HD’s updates, from exterior design to interior appointments and everything under the hood.
On the outside, the Silverado HD gets new LED headlights positioned in an opposing-C configuration, as well as standard tow hooks and new paint-color and wheel options. Inside, it catches up to the Suburban, Tahoe and Silverado 1500 with updated tech and upgraded storage and comfort features. Powertrain updates for 2024 include dropping the previous six-speed transmission in favor of a 10-speed gearbox across the lineup, helping improve towing capacity for the gas-powered 6.6-liter V-8. The turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 gets improved efficiency and torque, though pulling power remains the same.
For the full scoop on the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD — including what we know about the promised off-road-ready ZR2 variant — follow the link below to the No. 2 news story of the week.
But if you’re more interested in hauling kids in style and comfort than hauling a trailer, our third-place finisher — a rapid-fire roundup of the things we like and don’t like about the redesigned-for-2023 Lexus RX mid-size luxury SUV — may be more your speed. The updated RX impressed our reviewers with its available hybrid powertrain that improves efficiency without sacrificing spriteliness; consistently high-quality interior appointments; a soothingly absorbent suspension and quiet cabin; elimination of that old terrible touchpad in favor of high-quality touchscreens; and underside-mounted camera feature negotiating tight maneuvers. But we singled out as many things to grouse about as to be grateful for, including Lexus eighty-sixing the outgoing V-6; a pricey new requirement to use premium fuel; stingy headroom; confusing steering-wheel controls; and nagging driver-alertness monitor.
Dig in deeper on what we love and loathe about the 2023 Lexus RX by following the link below to the No. 3 finisher on this week’s countdown of most read articles. And if you want a comprehensive critique of the redesigned RX, bop on down to No. 5, where you’ll find our full expert review.
Beyond all that, we have headlines on the Toyota Sequoia, Kia Sportage Hybrid, Mercedes-EQ EQS and Ford Mustang — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:
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