10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevy Equinox Can’t Deal With Polestar 2 Pricing

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If you’re hunting for a good deal on a car — and, let’s face it, who isn’t these days, with used-car prices coming within a slim margin of new prices amid persistent inventory shortages — you still have time to take advantage of automakers’ August incentives. In one of’s most popular news stories of the past week, our roundup of the deepest discounts on new vehicles presents bargain shoppers with a quartet of price cuts on three SUVs and one pickup truck that you should still be able to find through at least the next week, starting with the Chevrolet Equinox.

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Through Aug. 31, Chevy is offering a factory discount of $3,000 off all Equinox trims except the base model. That puts the price you pay at roughly $24,500 to $43,000, from 6% to 11% savings. We also have the markdown breakdown on the Kia Sportage, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 Classic, so be sure to follow the link below to the No. 2 finisher on this week’s countdown of most-read articles.

Enticing as this month’s best new-car deals may be, they weren’t quite enough to outshine a new-car discount of another sort — more specifically, a pointedly strategic price drop. Hoping to slice off a sliver of the Tesla Model 3’s popularity pie, the entry pricing for the Polestar 2 all-electric sports sedan has been reduced substantially for 2022 with the introduction of an all-new, single-motor model with improved driving range.

The 2021 Polestar 2 offered only a dual-motor powertrain, with an EPA-estimated range of 233 miles and starting price of $61,200. The 2022 single-motor model, on the other hand, boasts an estimated 265 miles of range for $47,200 including the destination charge; that’s nearly 23% cheaper. That’s bound to turn at least some heads, as the entry-level Model 3’s range is 263 miles — not to mention Tesla no longer being eligible for a federal tax credit on plug-in vehicles that effectively knocks another several-thousand dollars off the Polestar’s price.

You can get the full details on the lower-priced Polestar 2 by following the link below to our No. 1 news story of the week.

Beyond that, we have news on the Nissan Frontier, Hyundai Tucson and Tucson Hybrid, Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, Kia Carnival, Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and much more. So read until you start seeing double … digits. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2022 Polestar 2 Price Shrinks by $14,000, Range Grows

2. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for August 2021?

3. Here Are the New Electric Vehicles Planned by 2025

4. 2022 Nissan Frontier Review: Massive Improvements for an Old Favorite

5. What’s the Best Minivan for 2021?

6. 2022 Hyundai Tucson, Tucson Hybrid Review: A Touchy Subject

7. 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid: Kia Launches First Mainstream 3-Row PHEV

8. The 2022 Kia Carnival Is the Best Minivan, But Vans Aren’t What They Used to Be

9. Chevrolet Equinox: Which Should You Buy, 2021 or 2022?

10. 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Review: Big, Bold and Ready for a Challenge

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