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.
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.
- Redefining Traditional Pathways To Tech – Forbes
- Bracketology Bubble Watch: Michigan State, Georgia Tech boost resumes with upsets; UNC looks to maintain spot – CBS Sports
- Riverside acquires Rethink parent company Think Tech Labs for its SaaS platform Buildout Inc. – Crain’s Cleveland Business
- Springwoods Village evolves with tech giant relocation, new housing options – Community Impact Newspaper
- California Tech Hub Bitwise Industries Raises $50 Million In Quest To Diversify The Workforce – Forbes
- California tech company joins ProMedica to bring innovation center to Toledo – WTVG
- How Tech Is Saving Lives On the Road – Entrepreneur
- Biden will review tech supply chains to reduce dependence on China – Yahoo Tech
- US-China Tech Competition Hinges On This Formerly Obscure Commerce Department Post – Forbes