2021 Cadillac Escalade, Chicago Auto Show and more: Roadshow's week in review
Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending Feb. 8.
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Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
Hello from the Windy City, Roadshow readers, where we're finishing up a week at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. As you can imagine, that's been our main focus this week, but never fear, we've sprinkled in several important reviews and videos, too.
Here's a look back at what was hot from Feb. 2-8.
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet: The icon drops its top
No surprise, the new, 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera is a fantastic sports car. Thankfully, none of that greatness is lost by cutting the roof off and adding weight over the rear axle. This Carrera 4S Cabriolet is every bit as rewarding from behind the wheel.
BMW joins the compact performance SUV segment with the X3 M, and the one we have here is the even more powerful Competition model. It's super fun to drive, but it's also expensive. Which makes us wonder, who exactly is this SUV for?
Not all new cars are good cars. Case in point: the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Sure, it looks competitive on paper, and its acceleration is surprisingly lively. But in just about every other area, this compact crossover is a big ol' dud.