10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Honda CR-V Does A-OK as Hyundai Ioniq 6 Shows Range | News

They say that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Sound advice … unless you’re the second-bestselling vehicle in the bestselling automotive class in America, as is the case with the perennially popular Honda CR-V. Not only do you need to try to get an edge on your chief rival — in this case, no. 1 compact SUV the Toyota RAV4 — but you need to fend off the likes of the Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5 and a host of others who would love a shot at the title, too. But to hear Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman tell it in one of our most read articles of the past week, the refreshed-for-2023 Honda CR-V seems to have fortified its position by improving on a good thing without fouling up its winning formula.

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Major changes to the CR-V include better forward visibility and a more modern, squared-off silhouette; the welcome return of physical knobs and buttons for audio controls; and increased seating comfort. There remains the matter of how it drives, but that’ll have to wait until closer to its arrival later in the summer (with the hybrid trims to follow) when our reviewers can get behind the wheel.

For Bragman’s full recounting of getting up close to the 2023 Honda CR-V, follow the link below to Cars.com’s No. 2 news stories of the week; For further details on the update, head down this week’s countdown to the No. 8 spot and check out our full preview.

Meanwhile, our full preview of the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 6 runs out of range at a very distant third place. That’s despite the electric sedan’s ability to go an automaker-estimated 380 miles on a full charge in rear-wheel-drive configuration — potentially putting it way ahead of Hyundai sibling the Ioniq 5 SUV, not to mention usurping the Tesla Model 3’s No. 3 spots among the longest-range EVs available. Slated to arrive early next year, the Ioniq 6 is a body-style tweak to the platform it shares with the Ioniq 5 and takes its inspiration from the Prophecy concept that debuted in 2020.

For everything we currently know about the Hyundai Ioniq 6, follow the link below to the No. 3 news stories of the week.

Beyond that, we got headlines on BMW, the Chevrolet Blazer and Silverado 1500, 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. Here Are the 11 Cheapest Electric Vehicles You Can Buy

2. 2023 Honda CR-V Up Close: Keeping the Competition on Its Toes

3. Hyundai Ioniq 6: Expected Range to Rival Tesla

4. What’s the Best New Car Deal for July 2022?

5. BMW: New Subscription Fees for Heated Seats Won’t Impact US

6. 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV: Chevy Delivers a Mustang Mach-E Killer

7. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country Review: Chevy Completes Its Pickup

8th. 2023 Honda CR-V: More Power, More Room, More Hybrid

9. Up Close With the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV: Hitting the Sweet Spot for Sporty EVs

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