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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevy Tahoe Keeps TLX Type S, Telluride in Tow

Rear angle view of a black 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

For its 2021 redesign of the Chevrolet Tahoe, the GM brand was on an expedition — to improve its full-size SUV to properly compete with the Ford Expedition, its Motor City nemesis. And to hear Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman tell it in this week’s most popular news article, Chevy can loosen its bow tie and declare its Ford-fighting mission accomplished: The all-new Tahoe is big, it’s nice and, while not a good choice for the frugal-minded, it’s less expensive than an Expedition.

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The Tahoe starts around $50,000 and tops out, fully loaded, at about 80 grand — roughly $4,000 less than the Expedition, trim for trim.

“But it’s starting to feel like you really do get what you pay for,” Bragman observes in his review. “The latest Tahoe can be loaded up with a massive amount of technology, and it comes with significant boosts to comfort, utility, luxury features and style. It provides an excellent competitor for the Ford Expedition, and it will be very interesting to pit them against each other in a comparison test, given the somewhat different philosophies they employ with regard to powertrain and interior packaging.”

You can get Bragman’s comprehensive critique by following the link below to this week’s No. 1 news story.

Front angle view of a black 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

In other top headlines this week, we learned that the forthcoming Type S variant of the Acura TLX, returning from luxury sports sedan limbo for the 2021 model year, would come packin’ power output worth getting revved up about. The new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is expected to produce 355 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque — making it competitive with other luxury and premium sports sedans like the Audi S4, BMW M340 and Genesis G70 3.3T. Follow the link below to our second-place story for the rest on the Type S.

Front view of a 2021 Acura TLX Type S prototype Pikes Peak pace car 2021 Acura TLX Type S prototype Pikes Peak pace car | Manufacturer image

Rounding out the top five are a federal safety recall of about 87,000 model-year 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs for a problem that could prevent trailer brakelights from illuminating when adaptive cruise control is engaged, at No. 3; our full preview on Cadillac’s all-new, all-electric, primed-for-production “prototype” luxury SUV, the Lyriq, at No. 4; and our rapid-fire rundown of the things we both do and don’t like about the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, in fifth.

Side view of a gray 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid | Cars.com photo by Mike Hanley

We’ve got news on the Cadillac CT4-V, Infiniti Q55, Mercedes-Benz GLB and more after that, so be sure to stay for the second half. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Review: A Different-Flavored Ford Expedition Fighter

2. 2021 Acura TLX Type S on Pace to Produce Proper Power

3. 2020 Kia Telluride: Recall Alert

4. Cadillac Lyriq Sings a Song of an All-Electric Future

5. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: 7 Things We Like and 4 Things We Don’t

6. 2020 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC SUVs and Chevrolet, GMC Pickup Trucks: Recall Alert

7. 2020 Cadillac CT4-V Review: Think of It as Fun-Sized

8. Infiniti to Reveal All-New QX55 SUV Nov. 11

9. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: 6 Things We Like (and 5 Not So Much)

10. Autonomous Driving Levels and What They Mean to You

Rear angle view of a white 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 | Cars.com photo by Jennifer Geiger

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