10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevrolet Silverado HD Picks Up Where Lexus RX Leaves Off

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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’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.

Related: 2023 Ford Super Duty Up Close: More Useful Tech Is Always Good

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 readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. Here Are the 11 Cheapest Electric Vehicles You Can Buy

2. 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD: New Face, New Interior, More Diesel Power, ZR2 on the Way

3. Is the Redesigned 2023 Lexus RX a Good SUV? 5 Things We Like, 5 Things We Don’t

4. 2023 Toyota Sequoia Review: Big and Beastly, But Not Quite Perfect

5. 2023 Lexus RX Review: Still a Comfort Option?

6. Is the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid a Good SUV? 6 Pros and 4 Cons

7. 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Review: A Taller, Better Take on the EQS Sedan

8. Which Cars Fit 3 Car Seats?

9. How Do I Find Out if a Car Is Still Under Warranty?

10. 2024 Ford Mustang Up Close: If This Is the Last One, It’s Surely the Best One’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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