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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: New York Auto Show Shines Bright

img 1934567162 1555090011702 jpg 2020 Ford Mustang | photos by Aaron Bragman

Our monthly guide to the best new-car deals available to car shoppers may have taken the No. 1 spot, but it was the promise of new cars that haven’t even been revealed to the world yet that captivated readers’ imaginations. Our coverage in the days leading up to the 2019 New York International Auto Show — which, incidentally, kicks off today with a media preview before opening to the public Friday — dominated this week’s most popular news articles, occupying a full half of the top 10 spots.

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Getting the biggest boost to finish at No. 3 was reviewer Aaron Bragman’s first impressions of the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Pack, which proves you can have muscle-car thrills with just four cylinders.

“Paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission and placed in the sport mode, the regular EcoBoost Mustang is a hoot,” Bragman wrote. “Amping the horsepower up to 330 and the torque up to 350 pounds-feet is only going to make that even more entertaining, and the torque curve that Mustang engineers have served up with the former Focus RS motor sounds especially sweet; 90 percent of peak torque available from 2,500 to 5,300 rpm? That’s going to be awesome.”

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Other New York auto show coverage on this week’s roster includes our teaser story on the redesigned-for-2020 Subaru Outback at No. 4, a preview of the 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition luxury sports sedan at No. 5, a comprehensive rundown from yours truly on everything we expect to see at the New York show this year at No. 7, and an illusory sneak peek at the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander at No. 8.

You can catch up on all that plus a whole lot of non-New York news. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. What’s the Best Deal for April 2019?

2. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: How Far Can It Go on Electric Only?

3. 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Pack: Fantastic Four

4. 2020 Subaru Outback’s First Adventure Is In the Canyons of New York

5. 6 Ways the Acura TLX PMC Puts the Special in Special Edition

6. 2019 BMW X7 Video: Big-Time Luxury, Big-Time Price

7. 2019 New York Auto Show: What to Expect

8. 2020 Toyota Highlander Tease Convinces Us We’re Seeing Things in NY

9. The Week in Tesla News: Wi-Fi While You Wait, Auto Lane Change and Summon Comin’

10. Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Honda Passport Challenges RAV4’s Reign

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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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