2020 Mazda CX-5 reviewed, Ford's coronavirus respirator and more: Roadshow's week in review
Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending May 9.
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Welcome to the weekend, Roadshow readers. Hopefully it's time to kick back and relax. We're mighty grateful you're with us for this edition of the Week in Review.
It was a busy one again with plenty of new cars tested, including our Hyundai Palisade, the latest addition to the Roadshow long-term test fleet. We even went through oodles of pedal and wheel setups to find the best gear for iRacing -- and for your budget.
Grab a seat and dive into all the reviews, news and videos from this past week. There's a lot of good stuff below.
Here's a recap of our most important stories from May 3-9.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 continues to impress and punch above its weight for the class. Reviews Editor Craig Cole penned his thoughts on the SUV, but also highlighted a few areas the CX-5 simply doesn't shine.
We welcomed a new addition to the Roadshow long-term test fleet this week. I brought our 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited home to begin our year-long test of the super-posh SUV. So far, so good, and I laid out what to expect in the months to come.
Cole not only tested the cushy CX-5, but he also slid behind the wheel of the rugged-looking 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road. It's not the best at everything, but it's pretty darn competent in just about every area. Read on to see Cole's full thoughts.
Ford fights the coronavirus: The Blue Oval gave us a hands-on look at its new respirator and other gear it's sending out to the front lines to fight COVID-19, and it's seriously nifty.
The best iRacing gear: We rounded up the best wheels and pedals for those diving into the world of sim racing, especially iRacing.
Let's talk Nissan Z: Everyone wants to know about the next Nissan Z, so we invited Nissan's design boss Alfonso Albaisa to talk to you directly about the car.
A 911 engine that makes coffee?: The world was treated to an $11,000 coffee maker that takes the shape of a Porsche 911 engine. It's super over the top, and super cool.
GM's big SUVs are a smidge more efficient: EPA-estimated fuel economy numbers came out for the 2021 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and the GMC Yukon. There are minor improvement almost across the board, despite their larger size.
Pickups beat cars: For the first time in US history, Americans bought more pickup trucks than passenger cars in the month of April. The coronavirus may have had something to do with it, but man, do we love our trucks.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder lets the light in