Happy weekend, Roadshow readers. At least I think it's the weekend. In this time ofpandemic and shelter-in-place orders, time has no meaning. It could be Tuesday for all I know, in which case, I'm late for work.
Anyway! The past seven days were busy. We spent extended time with the base 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, 2020 Honda Accord sedan and more. Cadillac also showed us its new Blackwing-badged (but not Blackwing-powered) CT4-V and CT5-V sedans, and Porsche rounded off the week with an announcement about the Taycan 4S' less-than-stellar EPA rating.
Here's a recap of our most important stories from April 12 to 18.
2020 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord is a staple of the midsize family sedan segment, and one of America's best-selling cars. But it's also a good choice for folks who truly love driving, as evidenced by this Sport 2.0T model, complete with a manual transmission. Let reviews editor Jon Wong tell you why, here.
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera
Following my test of the, I hopped into the standard Carrera to see if that solid 911 framework carries over to the most basic version of this sports car. Turns out, it most certainly does. This car is truly the ace of base.
2020 Subaru WRX
Sometimes, a car just makes you smile. That's the case with the Subaru WRX. It's not the flashiest or most modern sport compact car out there, but its turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and manual transmission are a recipe for backroad fun. It's not the new kid on the block, but we love it all the same.
- : Cadillac reveals more details of its hotter CT4-V and CT5-V models. We even hear , too.
- : We talk to a few pro racers to get their take on the best iRacing setups.
- : Hyundai's hottest hatch is getting a new dual-clutch transmission option.
- : Our social media editor takes a gorgeous, classic Benz for a spin in Germany... and gets it stuck in the mud.
- : Porsche reveals pricing and EPA details for its entry-level Taycan 4S EV.
- : The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will only cost $1,000 more than its predecessor.
This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet is the antidote to gloomy weatherSee all photos
Some electronic shifters are horrible
More and more cars are being offered with shift-by-wire technology. There are lots of benefits, sure, but reviews editor Craig Cole explains why, most of the time, these shifters are just annoying.
Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Jeep Gladiator Mojave
The new Gladiator Mojave is Jeep's version of a fast desert-running off-roader. Thus, it's only natural that we take a look at how it compares to its closest rival, the Ford F-150 Raptor.
Hear those Blackwings roar
No, the new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing don't have Cadillac's Blackwing V8 engine under their hoods (yes, really), but it sure sounds like there's something sweet on offer. Have a listen.