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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Cheap EVs Rise Above Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country | News

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With the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline hitting $5 just over a month ago, that last wallet-exhausting fill up may have finally been the draw that broke the camel’s bank. Now you may be considering swapping that pump hose for an electrical cord to cut down on your commute. You’ve come to the right place, cash-strapped car buyer, because in last week’s most popular Cars.com article, we gathered the numbers to determine the 11 cheapest electric vehicles you can buy right now.

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This cheap electric is listed based on the base price plus destination fee, but you’ll need to factor in other factors, such as the maximum range of each vehicle relative to your needs, whether you qualify (or lack thereof) for the federal EV $7,500 tax credit and physique. Our range of hatchbacks, pickup trucks and SUVs range in price from $26,595 to nearly $45,000, and range in reach from 100 miles to 320 miles. The cheapest electric cars are the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, Nissan Leaf, Mini Cooper SE Hardtop, Mazda MX-30, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro, Ford F-150 Lightning, Volkswagen ID.4, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

For the details on each model to help you in your search, follow the link below to the number 1 news item of the week.

Meanwhile, in his debut on the countdown, Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman’s extensive critique of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s bar-raising High Country trim scales the face of our countdown to reach fourth. The High Country is the best-priced Silverado you can buy for the 2022 model year — and it’s also the best use of Chevy’s half-ton truck since the 2019 model year redesign. When the reconditioned Silverado 1500 arrived, there was a lot to love, in particular, the focus on fixing shortcomings that plagued the previous-generation truck. But it was unfortunate for the Bow-Tie brand that in the ensuing years, both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 had taken the interior to a luxurious level – and that was one area where the Silverado had stood, if not slightly worse. become. With the rise of the High Country, the Silverado no longer has to settle for bronze.

“Despite a minor pandemic-related delay, the answer has come in the form of the new 2022 Silverado 1500, which has an interior that no longer relegates the Chevy to second-rate status,” Bragman writes in his review. “The new cab goes a long way in bringing the Chevy completely on par with its contemporaries.”

For Bragman’s full review of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country, follow the link below to the number 4 article on this week’s countdown.

Plus, we’ve got headlines about the Ford Bronco, Honda CR-V, Lexus LX 600, Subaru Legacy and Outback, and more – so don’t stop reading until the numbers have doubled. Here are the top 10 news stories that Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of this past week:

1. Here are the 11 cheapest electric vehicles you can buy

2. Should you buy now or wait to save on a car?

3. Which 3-row SUVs offer Captain’s Chairs?

4. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country Review: Chevy Completes Its Pickup

5. 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Review: A Better Bronco In Almost Every Way

6. 2023 Honda CR-V: more power, more space, more hybrid

7. 2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxe: Attention Families

8. What’s the best new car deal for July 2022?

9. 2023 Subaru Legacy, Outback more expensive after updates

10. 2022 Cars.com American-Made Index: Which Cars Are Most American?

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