we may have characterized the 2020 refresh of the toyota tacoma pickup truck as "mild," but in terms of audience anticipation, the so-called taco was hotter than habaneros. among news stories coming out of 's comprehensive coverage of the 2019 chicago auto show, toyota's best-selling mid-size truck was prominently featured in three of the most popular ones — including the no. 1 article.
finishing first the chicago show was reviewer mike hanley's on-the-scene comparison of the tacoma and the also-new-for-2020 jeep gladiator. hanley focused on the double-cab configuration of the tacoma to see how it stacks up against the gladiator's lone five-seat crew-cab configuration in terms of occupant-compartment concerns. which new mid-size truck had the edge? follow the link below and decide for yourself.
speaking of on-the-spot comparisons, our "auto show face-off" series — in which our reviewers pit two competing models against one another, on the fly, straight from the show floor — dominated the chicago top 10, occupying four positions. in addition to the tacoma-gladiator tussle at no. 1, face-offs featuring the 2020 toyota supra and 2019 ford mustang gt, 2019 honda civic and mazda3 sedans, and 2020 subaru legacy and 2019 toyota camry landed at nos. 2, 6 and 10, respectively.
meanwhile, our announcement of 's best in show — bestowed upon the 2020 chevrolet silverado 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups as our highest auto-show award — took the no. 3 spot, and our reviewers' calling out of the chicago show's winners and losers checked in at no. 5.
here are the 10 news stories from the 2019 chicago auto show that readers couldn't get enough of:
3. 2019 chicago auto show: best in show
4. 2020 toyota tacoma: our recipe for a better taco
5. 2019 chicago auto show: winners and losers
7. 2019 volkswagen jetta gli might be the jetta to buy if you insist on a jetta
8. subaru legacy carries on for 2020 with new platform, turbo, tech
9. toyota plays coy on 2020 tacoma ahead of chicago auto show reveal
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