10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2022 Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Cruz Shake Nissan Leaf

10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2022 Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Cruz Shake Nissan Leaf

04/09/2021

After the events of these past few years, we’d all understand if you wanted to just wander off into the wilderness. Well, for the 2022 model year, the Subaru Outback wants to help you on your journey there and back — and it’s ratcheting up the ruggedness to do just that with the Outback Wilderness model.

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In one of Cars.com’s most popular news stories of the past week, we list off all the ways the wagon’s Wilderness edition lives up to its name. It rocks roughneck exterior styling; off-road upgrades like increased ride height and approach and departure angles; a torquier-tuned transmission and suspension upgrades; and an interior that’s not afraid of getting a little muck and moisture tracked in from the great outdoors.

For the full outlook on this Outback, follow the link below to our No. 3 article of the week.

In other all-new-model news, the nearly decade-long gestation period for the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck ends next week. The 2022 Santa Cruz will at last be unveiled April 15, some six years after the debut of its concept version. For the latest visual renderings, a roundup of past coverage by Cars.com sister site PickupTrucks.com and, of course, our requisite conjecture ahead of the big sheet drop, follow the link below to this week’s No. 4 news story.

Meanwhile, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek’s comprehensive critique of the 2021 Nissan Leaf debuts in the fifth-place position. Does the latest Leaf justify its hefty sticker price versus competitors offering similar all-electric capabilities at lower prices? Follow the link below to find out.

Rounding out the top five are the 2021 edition of our annual roundup of every vehicle you can buy equipped with self-driving features, at No. 1; and the low-down on the 13 all-electric cars with the longest range — led by the 2021 Tesla Model S Performance trim’s 387 miles — at No. 2. (Oh, and if you’re curious as to whether those annoying robocalls telling you your car’s warranty is expiring are aggressive telemarketing or a scam, be sure to bop on down to No. 7 for the answer.)

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Genesis Concept X, the Kia EV6 and much more, so be sure to peruse the whole list. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1 Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2021?

2 Electric Cars With the Longest Range

3 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness: 4 Things to Know About the Most Capable Outback

4 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup (Finally) Heading for April 15 Reveal

5 2021 Nissan Leaf Review: Is It Still Relevant?

6 So You Want to Buy a Hybrid Car: 6 Things to Know

7 Why Do I Keep Getting Phone Calls About My Car’s Warranty Expiring and How Do I Stop Them?

8 Genesis X Concept: 4 Things to Know About the Stunning EV

9 Kia Debuts Tesla-Fighting EV6 Electric SUV With Up to Nearly 600 Horsepower

10 What Are the Most Fuel-Efficient Cars for 2021?

Related Video: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness: First Look

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