10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevy Blazer Vs. Honda Passport Pops

The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the public on Saturday and runs through Jan. 27 — and although our crew of journalists covering the show preview found it to be relatively inconsequential in terms of exciting model debuts, it still managed to generate some big headlines. One of’s most popular stories of the past week was a model comparison performed straight from the floor of the Detroit auto show, pitting a pair of resurrected-for-2019 SUV nameplates against one another: the Chevrolet Blazer and the Honda Passport.

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Virtual Appointments reviewer Mike Hanley compared and contrasted the two all-new mid-size SUVs in four categories: visibility, interior storage space, backseat comfort and cargo utility. Spoiler alert: They tied. Follow the link below to find out which vehicle triumphed in each category — and check back with us after we’ve driven both to see which can break the tie.

The Blazer-Passport show-floor face-off came in No. 2 among our most popular articles of the week. And while it finished just behind our announcement that the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been named’s Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year, it’s our Detroit coverage that dominates the list — snapping up six of the top 10 spots this week.

19_Mazda_MX-5_Miata_1.jpg 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata | Manufacturer image

Other highlights from the auto show include our Winners and Losers roundup, our full wrap-up of 2019 show coverage in the What You Missed package, our Best in Show award (which went to the 2020 Kia Telluride SUV), and a couple of videos featuring the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Couldn’t quite keep up with our coverage amid the onslaught of auto-show news? It’s not too late to catch up. Here are the 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2019 Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year

2. Show Floor Face-Off: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Vs. Honda Passport

3. 2019 Detroit Auto Show Winners and Losers

4. 2019 Subaru Ascent: 5 Things We Like (and 3 Not So Much)

5. Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: RAV4, Santa Fe Fight for First

6. 2019 Detroit Auto Show: What You Missed

7. 2019 Detroit Auto Show: Best in Show

8. 2020 Hyundai Palisade Video: 4 Things to Like on the Inside

9. 2019 Volvo V60 Review: Many Strengths, Drivability Notwithstanding

10. 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Video: The Ultimate Mustang Arrives

07-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-2020-cl.jpg 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 | photo by Christian Lantry’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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