The 10 Biggest Car and Driver Stories of 2022

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Towards the end of 2022, we took a look at the 10 existing stories Car and Driver the website that made the biggest ripples in the automotive industry. In other words, these are the articles that you click on the most. With topics ranging from gas prices to catalytic converters to all kinds of new sheetmetal, this gathering should have something for everyone.

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Corvette to Launch as a Brand in 2025 with a Four-Door and an SUV

Corvette is one of the most recognizable names in the auto industry, so it makes sense that Chevrolet would look to elevate the brand even further. And that’s what’s being reported in stores, as we reported that Corvette will be its own subbrand within GM’s portfolio, expanding from 2025 when the Corvette SUV is electric and a four-door of sorts arrives.

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The 2023 Honda Accord Is The Handsome Accord Ever

Although the Honda Accord is no longer one of the best-selling cars in Indonesia, it is still a big thing. That was evident when Honda released the new eleventh generation model this year and received a huge response from our audience. Unfortunately, the 2023 Accord dropped the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine upgrade, but we decided we still liked the base 1.5-liter and hybrid enough to keep it on our Top 10 list for 2023.

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Winter is Back, but Don’t Idle Your Car

This is one of the most read stories of the year. Why? Don’t beat around the bush: because people love the opportunity to argue in the comments section. Apparently, it’s human nature to be offended when Car and Driver telling you to stop letting your car “warm up” for 20 minutes so you don’t catch a cold. Several of our staff members were outraged by the suggestion as well, as were a number of our readers, who apparently hated reading the story just so they could complain on Backfires. Because of this, many readers also agree that it is wasteful and not environmentally friendly to leave modern vehicles idle.

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When Will Car Prices Return to Earth?

We were all in high school economics class when they taught us the rules of supply and demand. But when the unfortunate reality of a global supply chain problem reaches our beloved car, we all want—no, needed answer. At a time when 82 percent of car buyers pay sticker more for their new vehicle, we spoke to industry experts to understand why car prices are soaring, and when we can expect them to drop. Given the story’s popularity, we’re not alone in our search.

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North Carolina Wants to Remove Public EV Chargers, Maybe to the Trash

This year gave us North Carolina House Bill 1049, which would have allocated $50,000 to destroy free public car chargers unless free gas and diesel pumps were built alongside them. One of the bill’s sponsors, Ben Moss, hails from District 52, where at the end of the year public car chargers were disabled for four days after domestic terrorists opened fire on the local electricity substation. In the aftermath, the perpetrators may be surprised when they realize that the list of electrified items also includes gas stations in the area.

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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Revealed with 664 HP, 400 Miles Range

When one of America’s best-selling signage goes electric, you know it’s going to make a splash. That’s exactly what happened when Chevrolet revealed a new EV version of its Silverado full-size pickup truck, which won’t arrive until the 2024 model year but is poised to wreck the burgeoning electric pickup truck market nonetheless.

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US Gas Prices Skyrocket—How Bad Will It Get?

Nothing scares Americans like expensive gasoline—except perhaps gas shortages—so when prices soared in March to unprecedented highs, the fear was real. When the story was published, the national average for regular was just over $4. Prices continued to rise until June, when it reached $5 per gallon. Fortunately for the nation’s collective blood pressure, they have ebbed and dropped below $3 in several states.

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The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Is The New Badass Pony

Ford is working on the entire Mustang lineup for 2024, but the news that people are really excited about is the new Dark Horse performance variant. With its sinister looks and plenty of mechanical upgrades, this is the new top dog in the 5.0-liter Mustang lineup, and we now know that a massaged Coyote V-8 will make 500 horsepower.

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The 2023 Toyota Sequoia Comes with a Standard Hybrid Powertrain

When a car hasn’t been redesigned in over a decade, you know there’s a lot of pent-up anticipation for a new car. That proved true for Toyota’s redesigned Sequoia, which enters 2023 with a revamped design, modern interior and standard V-6 hybrid powertrain.

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10 Catalytic Converter Cars Most Wanted by Thieves

Hide your children! Hide your wife! Hide your catalytic converter? Yep, one of the biggest stories in autodom this year is the increasing number of catalytic converter thefts. This foray into essential auto parts—which serve to clean up emissions from internal combustion engines—is increasing in 2022 because of the value of the precious metals found in them. Palladium, rhodium and platinum can be salvaged from catalytic converters and sold quickly, and we studied data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) to determine the top 10 vehicles most wanted by thieves.

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