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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Honda Accord Leaves Lincoln Nautilus in Its Wake

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Over the past nearly five decades, the Honda Accord has built a reputation for itself as the sensible shoe of cars. And the latest Accord redesign’s focus on providing that dependable, step-in-and-go comfort and familiarity that keeps up with the latest fashions just enough is like trying on a new pair of flats at an Easy Spirit store in the mall (if malls weren’t a dying breed). But as inviting as it is, what the venerable mid-size sedan gets right isn’t the sole reason to read one of Cars.com’s most popular news articles of the past week — you wanna know where the 2023 Accord steps in it.

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In our roundup of the updated Accord’s pros and cons, we commend it for its improved hybrid fuel economy; a palatably firmed-up ride and communicative steering feel; regenerative braking that avoids the dreaded dead-pedal feel while offering settings to suit your preference; an available 12.3-inch infotainment display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging and other welcome tech upgrades; and a (mostly) roomy, comfortable and stylishly updated cabin. On the not-so-nice side, the new Accord unwisely eschews an all-wheel-drive option; a lackluster base powertrain carries over from the outgoing model yet somehow gets worse gas mileage; and there’s an unimpressive application of Google Built-In hands-free services.

For full details on what we love and loathe about the 2023 Honda Accord, follow the link below to the No. 2 news story on this week’s countdown of most read articles.

In other redesign news, Ford’s luxury Lincoln brand is attempting to age down and glow up with the overhaul of the Nautilus for the 2024 model year. The mid-size luxury SUV gets bigger on its all-new platform; sexier in its curvy exterior restyling; more sophisticated with its new hybrid-boosted four-cylinder powertrain supplanting the outgoing twin-turbo V-6; and a deliciously upgraded interior, most notably featuring a dazzling dashboard display spanning the width of the cabin.

For the full scoop on the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus — including everything we know about when it’s coming and how much it’ll cost — follow the link below to our full preview story, the No. 6 news article of the week.

Beyond that, we have headlines on the Toyota Corolla Cross and Prius Prime, Mazda CX-90, Genesis G90 and much more — 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:

1. What to Know Before Buying a Used Electric Car

2. Is the 2023 Honda Accord a Good Car? 5 Pros and 3 Cons

3. Which Electric Cars Are Still Eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit?

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

5. Electric Cars With the Longest Range

6. 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Preview: A Stunning Display of Stunning Display

7. 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Review: Less Slow, Still Steady

8. 2023 Toyota Prius Prime Review: Sportier for Sure, But Why?

9. 2024 Mazda CX-90 Review: More Than Mainstream

10. Is the 2023 Genesis G90 a Good Car? 4 Pros and 2 Cons

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