Autoblog’s most-read tales of 2023

Autoblog's most-read stories of 2023


It is the final day of 2023, a time of trying again earlier than trying forward, and these are the highest 20 most-read tales on Autoblog within the yr passed by. They could not have at all times been the most important information, nor does this checklist embody the a whole bunch of car opinions and shopping for guides we supplied — together with over 100 all-important First Drives. However these are the posts that basically obtained your consideration and piled up the clicks.

And in case you did not see a few of these the primary time round, this checklist offers you an opportunity to catch up:

1. It is official: Toyota Land Cruiser coming again to U.S.

This was the second again in June when Toyota tell us that the famed off-roader was coming again to America. In August, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser was revealed as smaller, with nice retro appears (take a look at it up there, with these spherical headlights!) and a value within the mid-$50,000s.


4. Tesla reductions Mannequin S by $30,000, and Mannequin X by $41,000

In an try and pump up gross sales quantity and dangle on to market share, Tesla’s been reducing its new-car costs all through 2023. On at the present time again in September, we noticed some really eye-popping cuts to the costlier Fashions S and X, designed to convey them underneath the value caps for the federal EV tax credit score.


5. Thieves at the moment are stealing automobiles through a headlight ‘CAN injection’

Automobile thefts have been a theme this yr, particularly involving Hyundais and Kias. Thanks, TikTok. And keep in mind that poor man who unwittingly paid $75,000 for a Bronco that had been stolen proper off a Ford manufacturing unit lot? Here is a deep dive explaining a posh, hard-to-defend-against methodology thieves can use to make off with any automotive on the highway. 


6. Porsche launches a glossy, $590,000 speedboat with electrical Macan energy

OK, so it may well solely spend an hour on the water earlier than having to take a cost. However simply take a look at it!

7. 2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat tune turns right into a $36,000 restore invoice

Considering of doing an aftermarket tune? Ensure you acquire an intensive understanding of the guarantee ramifications. Here is a cautionary story, particularly if you happen to’re driving a Dodge.

8. Used automotive manufacturers which have misplaced essentially the most worth in 2023

Teslas finish the yr as rather more reasonably priced new automotive purchases, however those that already owned one must be fairly cheesed about the best way new-Tesla value cuts have devalued their used automobiles.


9. These stylish customized California license plates are unlawful

One other cautionary story. Positive, these could look good, however a state trooper is sure to disagree. One other doubtful accessorizing development: Automobile house owners placing bling on their steering wheels that may very well be propelled into their faces within the occasion of a crash.

10. Empty Carvana merchandising machine in Denver a billboard for firm troubles

This was approach again in January, however it foretold a unusual yr for Carvana funds.


2025 Toyota Camry XSE

11. Toyota RAV4 and Camry redesigns reportedly debuting in 2024

The RAV4 is the best-selling non-truck car in America, and the Camry could be very well-liked regardless of being a sedan, so even a touch of up to date fashions moved the needle with readers. Whereas we’re nonetheless ready on that potential new or revised RAV4, a brand new(ish) Camry was the truth is revealed for 2025. It is pictured above. When you’re ready for these to return alongside, listed here are shopping for guides for the 2024 Toyota RAV4, and 2024 Toyota Camry.

12. These are the automobiles probably to make it to 250,000 miles

And by automobiles, we principally imply pickup vehicles. And/or Toyotas.

13. Texas meteorologist will get highway rage sucker-punched on sprint cam

We had many tales this yr of drivers behaving badly. Let’s all resolve to do higher in 2024.


14. We charged a non-Tesla at a Supercharger. Here is the way it went

EVs of every kind will quickly be capable to stomach as much as a Supercharger. Zac Palmer took a highway journey to New York to offer it a attempt in a Kia EV6

15. It is the right time for a Corvette sub-brand, as a result of the true Corvette is useless

Longtime auto journalist Jonathon Ramsey has loads of opinions. Here is one: The C8 is not a Corvette.

16. 2024 Nissan GT-R will get most dramatic improve in 7 years with new look and aero

The GT-R’s been stomping round since 2009, however we nonetheless find it irresistible. Like “Godzilla Minus One,” what’s outdated is new once more.


17. Watch as 77-year-old man flips his Camry inside an automated carwash

An obvious pedal mixup. Even well-known actors had been weak to unintended acceleration this yr.

18. What’s the quickest automotive on this planet in 2023?

Koenigseggs and Bugattis aren’t the one automobiles that may do it.


19. Teslas are so costly to restore, insurers are writing them off

An eye fixed-opener for potential consumers. Of greater than 120 Mannequin Ys that had been totaled after collisions, then listed at public sale in December and early January, the overwhelming majority had fewer than 10,000 miles on the odometer.


20. Watch a dashing Dodge Charger go airborne, get hit by a bus midair, destroy a restaurant

This video put up was our most learn for days. Different excellent journeys by air this yr included the tumbling City Automobile, the Tesla Mannequin X that flew over a complete swimming pool, and the Kia Soul that soared with the angels in Los Angeles


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