Those who frequent the pages of Car & Driver on a regular basis may have also noticed the updated layout that appeared in the most recent issue. We've long respected Car & Driver more for its writing than its aesthetic, and that strategy seems to have served it well since the magazine retains the largest subscription base of the big four auto mags in the U.S., which includes Motor Trend, Road & Track and Automobile (we couldn't track down hard numbers, but we know C&D's been on top for years). The new layout, however, is confounding and busy in our eyes, especially the new data pages that come after each road test (see a high-resolution pic of a sample page after the jump). We're all for more info on our favorite vehicles, but not when absorbing it requires a cryptex. And we're well aware that yellow is the most eye-catching color on the spectrum, but "eye-catching" is another word for "obnoxious". If you've seen the December issue of C&D, let us know your thoughts on the new layout in the comments.
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