10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Kia EV6 Hands Down Defeat to Ford F-150 Heritage Edition

kia-ev6-2022-05-exterior-profile-red-suv 2022 Kia EV6 | photo by Christian Lantry

It may be an electric-car cliche at this point to herald a long-range EV as the next affordable Tesla alternative, but some cliches are cliches because they’re true — and the 2022 Kia EV6, Kia’s all-new, all-electric SUV, makes a strong case for that title. With stylish exterior and interior designs, good driving dynamics and convenient charging capabilities, the EV6 seems purpose-built to endear itself to shoppers on the fence about taking the plug-in plunge … with a handful of exceptions.

Related: 2022 Kia EV6 Review: Doing It Better Than Most

In one of the past week’s most popular news stories, we offer a rapid-fire rundown of the EV6’s pros and cons. Carrying a positive charge for the electric SUV are its accommodating ride and agile handling; a very respectable 0-60 mph sprint of 5.1 seconds in its current quickest form; fast-charging capability that can add as much as 217 miles in as little as 18 minutes; clear, well-configured digital displays to keep the driver informed, along with welcome physical controls; and impressive standard features such as heated front seats on even the most modest of trim levels. Moonroof-mitigated headroom, visibility limited by the low-slung roofline and the lack of any purchase-included mechanism for home charging make up the minus column.

For the full details on what we love and what we loathe about the 2022 Kia EV6, follow the link below to the No. 3 news story on this week’s countdown.

Descending down the list of most read articles, the Heritage Edition of the Ford F-150 is set to arrive for the 2023 model year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the nation’s top-selling vehicle. This appearance package for the half-ton pickup truck is based on the current XLT SuperCrew trim with a purposefully non-current flair meant to evoke the 1970s and ’80s. Distinguishing styling cues include five versions of the classic two-tone exterior paint scheme; a slate gray and black interior with unique seat-trim inserts and special embossing on the console lid; and a “75 Years” logo on the upper windshield as well as on the touchscreen and center console.

Ordering will open in July for fall production, but in the meantime you can read up on everything we know about the 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition by following the link below to the No. 8 news story of the week.

Beyond all that, we’ve got headlines on the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Bolt EUV and Corvette Stingray, 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. Which Electric Cars Are Still Eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit?

2. Should You Buy Now or Wait to Save on a Car?

3. Is the Kia EV6 a Good Electric Car? 5 Pros and 3 Cons

4. 2022 American-Made Index: Which Cars Are the Most American?

5. Is There a Gas Shortage?

6. Which 3-Row SUVs Offer Captain’s Chairs?

7. 2022 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study: New-Vehicle Problems Hit All-Time High

8. 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition Brings Two Shades of Nostalgia

9. Chevrolet to Retroactively Discount Some Bolt EVs, Bolt EUVs

10. Can the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Road Trip?’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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