Can you imagine a Honda Accord beating a Chevrolet Corvette in a race? Well, that’s just what happened — at least in the race to the top of Cars.com’s most popular news articles of the week. Our full report on what’s changed for 2021 on the Accord mid-size sedan, and whether shoppers should opt for the `21 or look for a deal on a 2020 model, smoked our story advising Corvette buyers on whether they should remain faithful to the hardtop or convert to the convertible.
The latest incarnations of the Honda family hauler and the Chevy, which mostly hauls ass, have more in common than you might think — that is, unfortunately, if you’re a manual-transmission purist. Both the updated-for-2021 Accord and the redesigned-for-2020 Corvette dumped the clutch pedal and now offer automatic-only gear changes. The Accord also freshens things up a bit with a new grille and the new Sport XE trim level, along with a modest price bump across the model lineup ranging from $250 to $800, starting at $25,725 for the gas version and $27,325 for the hybrid (each including $955 destination). Get the full story on Accord updates by following the link below to our No. 2 story of the week, and on our Vette ’vert advice (pssst … opt for the droptop if you have $7,500) in the No. 3 spot.
Rounding out the top five this week are our roundup of every car model in which you can get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, at No. 1; our 2 cents on whether shoppers should go for the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV or the premium-grade 2020 Buick Encore GX with which the Trailblazer shares a GM-built platform, at No. 4; and our rapid-fire rundown of the things we like and the things we think could be better about the all-new 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan, at No. 5.
Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Ford Bronco, Genesis G70, Hyundai Elantra, Volvo XC40 Recharge and more, so catch up on all the top car news before you bounce. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week: