The Detroit auto show kicked off with a few new vehicle debuts, including first looks at the redesigned 2024 GMC Acadia three-row crossover, as well as a refresh of the 2024 Ford F-150. We also got some seat time in the promising 2024 Kia EV9 electric three-row crossovers.
Here’s a look at what moved us this week.
The 2024 F-150 brings a mild refresh to the automaker’s bestseller with a revised design, more standard content, a more powerful base engine, and new tricks to make life easier such as a tailgate door.
Longer, larger, wider, taller, and loaded with more standard features, the redesigned 2024 Acadia adopts a more truck-like presence to stand out from the Traverse and fit in with the GMC family, but the V-6 gets dropped in favor of a more potent and efficient turbo-4.
The big news for 2024 is a bigger available interface and a more powerful rear-drive motor unit on models with the larger 82-kwh battery pack.
The Polestar 2 is a fully electric hatchback that offers up some of the driving traits of European performance cars, along with a strong feature set. But its interior packaging is flawed.
While not as bold to drive as it is to behold, the Kia Sportage is a right-priced compact crossover with an appealing hybrid configuration. It scores a 6.8 out of 10.
Boasting spectacular turbo power and a comfortable ride, the 2024 Toyota Tundra is a bruiser of a big pickup with a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10.
Stylish and comfortable, the midsize crossover is a bit behind the times when it comes to user interfaces and fuel economy, earning a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10.
While far from the most modern luxury SUV, the old-school QX80 is a decent value for those seeking a big vehicle capable of towing, too. It’s a 5.8 out of 10.
Hyundai has redesigned the Kona for 2024 with an electric platform, adding more rear legroom and cargo volume, more electronic safety systems, and a variety of standard and optional features. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10.
News and first drives
The second-generation electric isn’t as quick or as spacious as some EV alternatives, but it eases the shift from the gasoline Q8.
The Kia EV9 applies the Telluride’s formula of looks, luxury, and space to a three-row EV.
The midsize pickup truck mostly carries over, with the exception of a throwback Hardbody edition and a new range-topping SL trim.
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