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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Honda CR-V Runs Out of Juice Before Lucid Air, Tesla Model S

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Electric vehicles may grab all the sexiest headlines in these times of budget-busting gas prices and escalating climate concerns, but it’s still gasoline-powered compact SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V that continue to drive sales. So it comes as little surprise that an updated roundup of the EVs that can go the farthest on a single charge would have more juice with Cars.com readers than Honda’s announcement of an all-new-for-2023 CR-V — regardless of the fact that the CR-V was one of the bestselling vehicles in America in 2021.

Related: What to Know Before Purchasing an Electric Vehicle: A Buying Guide

In one of the past week’s most popular news articles, we share Honda’s teaser that a potential full redesign of the CR-V is on the way for the 2023 model year. Unfortunately, all we really glean from the teaser images of the hybrid model is that the headlights, taillights, front bumper and air intake design have received styling updates.

We expect to hear more in the summer, but in the meantime, learn everything we know now about the 2023 Honda CR-V by following the link below to the No. 7 news story of the week.

In the first-place position this week, Cars.com’s latest roundup of the EVs with the longest driving ranges proves that whatever electric cars lack in mainstream sales, they more than make up for in reader interest generated. Ranging in … well, range — from around 300 miles up to more than 500 miles — the top five among these 2022 models boast 350 miles or more of all-electric driving. These include specified trims of the Lucid Air sedan (520 miles), Tesla Model S sedan (405 miles), Tesla Model 3 compact sedan (358 miles), Tesla Model X SUV (351 miles) and Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan (350 miles). The balance of the 14 EVs that made the list include more from Tesla, as well as BMW, Ford, Rivian, Kia and Hyundai, all with estimated ranges from 301 miles to 330 miles.

For the full list of long-haul electrics, including details on the specific models that provide these impressive range figures, follow the link below to the No. 1 news story on this week’s countdown.

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Nissan Z 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. Electric Cars With the Longest Range 

2. First-Time Buyers: How Much Should I Spend on My Car?

3. How Long Does It Take to Order a Car?

4. The 2022 Nissan Altima Could Be Better; Here’s How

5. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for May 2022?

6. Which SUVs, Minivans and Sedans Have the Most Cargo Space?

7. 2023 Honda CR-V: Honda Promises More Adventure, Versatility From New SUV

8. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Review: Electric; Useful; Vanilla

9. 2023 Nissan Z Review: Relatively Affordable, Lots of Fun

10. 10 Best Cars for Road-Tripping on a Budget

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