10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Kia EV6 GT Leaves Subaru Outback, Toyota 4Runner Out in Cold

kia-ev6-gt-2023-02-exterior-front-angle 2023 Kia EV6 GT | photo by Mike Hanley

Electrified cars haven’t always made electrifying would-be buyers a priority, but rather energizing them to conserve energy and perhaps save them some gas money. Nowadays, you’ve got a host of hybrid and all-electric vehicles that offer not only fuel efficiency but curb appeal and driving excitement — hell, even the historically pragmatism-positive Toyota Prius found its inner sex kitten. But what about when an already-exciting EV endeavors to be even more exciting by upping the ante with a higher-performance version? In the case of the 2023 Kia EV6 GT — the subject of’s most popular article of the past week — performance EV shoppers may find it worth the extra charge.

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The new GT model of the EV6 gets a full complement of performance upgrades, including powered-up electric motors, larger brakes, more agile steering, an adaptive suspension, an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential, 21-inch alloy wheels, performance summer tires and front sport seats with racy neon-green flourishes. All that combines to give this Kia an edge over its closest competitors in both performance and price.

“The EV6 GT delivers better top-end acceleration performance than the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition and is more engaging to drive than the Tesla Model Y Long Range,” reviewer Mike Hanley writes in his comprehensive critique of the EV6 GT. “It also costs considerably less than both of them.”

For Hanley’s full review of the 2023 Kia EV6 GT — where you’ll find that relative bargain price that manages to undercut rivals while rising roughly $13,000 over the base model — follow the link below to the No. 1 article on this week’s countdown.

Also popular this week — and for chillingly obvious reasons, as severe winter weather froze Americans in their tracks across the nation — was our roundup of some of the best cars for driving in snow. Models making the list allow for some diversity of body-style preference, ranging from SUVs to EVs and from large sedans to minivans, and ranging in price from just over $24,000 to just under $55,000. They include all-wheel-drive-equipped versions of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, 2023 Dodge Challenger, 2023 Honda Ridgeline, 2023 Kia EV6, 2023 Kia Seltos, 2023 Subaru Outback and 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.

For the full details on each of these ice-kicking cars — including their respective base prices and fuel-economy ratings — follow the link below to the No. 2 news article of this wintry week.

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Toyota Prius and GR86, Chevrolet Corvette, Honda Civic Type R and much more — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2023 Kia EV6 GT Review: Affordable All-Electric Performance

2. Winter Is Coming: 7 Great Cars for Snow Driving

3. Here Are the 10 Cheapest New SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

4. Tesla Offers $7,500 Discount on Model 3, Model Y (But There’s a Catch)

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

6. 2023 Toyota Prius Review: Newly Sexy, Still Not Perfect

7. 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Quick Spin: Is the 70th Anniversary Edition Worth It?

8. How Well Do Electric Cars Work in Cold Weather?

9. 2023 Toyota GR86 Review: How Is This Much Fun Only $30,000?

10. Is the 2023 Honda Civic Type R a Good Car? 5 Pros, 3 Cons’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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Former Assistant Managing Editor-News Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt Schmitz

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