the model-year 2020 refresh of the toyota tacoma mid-size pickup truck may have been mild like chipotle pico de gallo — but the new taco is spicing up this week's top 10 most popular news stories like a packet of del inferno sauce from del taco. following our announcement that 's best of 2019 award went to the genesis g70 luxury sedan at no. 1, the 2020 tacoma followed hot on its heels at no. 2, while also appearing again at no. 7 — both related to our comprehensive coverage of the 2019 chicago auto show, which dominated this week's roster, occupying eight of the 10 spots.
the more popular of our two taco tales was editor brian normile's pre-chicago-show wish list of the things our on-staff experts were hoping to see in the new tacoma ahead of its debut. the second tacoma story, landing in seventh place this week, was pickuptrucks.com editor mark williams' first live look at the new truck on the auto show floor.
the only other non-chicago-show-related story was also related to 's best of 2019 award. we announced that we had not only named the g70 the best car of the year — we also put our money where our mouth was and bought one. how much did it set us back? follow the link below to our no. 3 article of the week to find out.
other popular stuff this week included our reviewers' overall assessments of their fave and least-fave chicago auto show debuts, as 's best in show for the chi checks in at no. 4, and our winners and losers story checks in at no. 6. meanwhile, the somewhat surprising popularity of the 2019 volkswagen jetta gli propelled a pair of stories about the sporty sedan to nos. 5 and 10, and our full preview of the refreshed-for-2020 subaru legacy sedan found itself at no. 8.
here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn't get enough of in the past week:
1. best of 2019
2. 2020 toyota tacoma: our recipe for a better taco
3. we bought a genesis g70: here's what we paid
4. 2019 chicago auto show: best in show
5. 2019 volkswagen jetta gli might be the jetta to buy if you insist on a jetta
6. 2019 chicago auto show: winners and losers
7. 2020 toyota tacoma update goes mild
8. subaru legacy carries on for 2020 with new platform, turbo, tech
9. 2019 chicago auto show: what you missed
10. 2019 volkswagen jetta gli: budget sports sedan
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