Chicago, home of Cars.com HQ, is currently holding an auto show, and it seems that our readers and viewers can’t get enough of what automakers brought to the Second Windy City of Big Shoulders That Works (rather than trot them out one by one in obligatory fashion, I thought I’d just combine all the city’s nicknames into one Voltron of nicknames).
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Among the top five videos this week are our first looks at the 2020 Buick Encore GX, 2020 Kia Cadenza, and 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The Encore GX is a smaller SUV for Buick that will sit between the Encore and Envision — perhaps Buick ran out of “En-“ names already — and shares a platform with the new Chevrolet Trailblazer. It’s on sale right now, and with its increased space and very similar price compared with the Encore, it’s tough to make a case for the regular Encore.
The Cadenza, meanwhile, is a big sedan in a market that’s craving SUVs. While it has some better looks than its predecessor and an impressive interior that shows Kia is targeting more premium buyers, it’s difficult to make a case for the Cadenza as a sedan that’s long for the U.S. market, updated for 2020 or not.
The all-new 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL impressed our editors so much that it earned Best in Show honors. Both got a full redesign along with their Chevrolet siblings the Tahoe and Suburban, and it finally gives the Yukon a premium, even luxurious, interior — particularly luxurious when it comes to the upscale Denali trim level. The redesign also significantly increased the space for passengers in the third row, one of the models’ weak points for some time.
Our popular reviews this week include our takes on the all-new 2020 Nissan Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks, which we think have a better chance at competing in their crowded classes, as well as the new-for-2020 (and greatly improved) Nissan Sentra sedan. Those reviews are joined by two perennial reader favorites: the 2020 Dodge Charger Scatpack and Hellcat Widebodies, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander.
You can find the top five reviews and videos below:
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