Talking Cars (MP3)

Talking Cars (MP3)

#291 2021 Hyundai Elantra First Impressions; Why a Fender Bender Can Be So Expensive

We recently purchased a new 2021 Hyundai Elantra for the Consumer Reports auto testing program, and we share our...

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#290 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Results; How Big Tech is Influencing the Auto Industry

We've completed testing of our 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and discuss how this plug-in hybrid performed, and why it...

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#289 Car Shopping Etiquette; Pricey Pickups; Can Dash Cams Save on Insurance?

Are there rules of etiquette you should follow when test driving or purchasing a car? Can installing a dash cam in...

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#288 Our Favorite Cars and the Ones That Disappointed Us in 2020

This week we take time to revisit some of the cars we tested in 2020, and we discuss the ones we most enjoyed driving...

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#287 2020 Tesla Model Y Test Results

We dedicate this entire episode to sharing our test results of the Tesla Model Y, the all-electric SUV based on the...

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#286 2021 BMW 4 Series First Impressions; Test Drives During The Pandemic

We recently rented a BMW M440i xDrive, and this week we give our first impressions of how this sporty coupe performed...

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#285 2020 RAM 1500 Diesel Test Results; New Honda Civic, Subaru BRZ, and Acura MDX

This week we have the test results of the 2020 RAM 1500 Diesel pickup truck, and discuss its impressive ride, whether...

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#284 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA First Impressions; Are Expensive Wiper Blades Worth It?

This week we discuss our initial impressions of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA, sharing our experience with the controls,...

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#283 2021 Toyota Venza first Impressions; Ballooning Cost of Ownership for BMWs

We recently purchased an all-new 2021 Toyota Venza for our test program, and we share our first impressions on the...

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#282 2020 Land Rover Defender First Impressions; CR's Annual Auto Reliability Survey

Every year, Consumer Reports releases the results of its auto reliability survey, collecting data from hundreds of...

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#281 Toyota RAV4 Fuel Issues; Are Crash Tests Too Perfect?

We discuss a number of topics this week, including an issue with Toyota RAV4 hybrids not able to fully fill their gas...

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#280 2021 Chevrolet Suburban First Impressions; Subscription Fees for Auto Safety?

The 2021 Chevy Suburban is one of the latest additions to our testing fleet, and we give our first impressions on...

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#279 2021 Genesis G80 First Impressions; Nitrogen in Your Tires: Is It Worth the Cost?

We recently got a chance to drive the 2021 Genesis G80 at our test track, and we share our impressions on how the...

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#278 2021 Lexus IS First Impressions; 2022 GMC Hummer EV Preview

This week we give our first impressions of the 2021 Lexus IS, discuss what has changed from the previous model and if...

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#277 2021 Genesis GV80 First Impressions; 2022 Volkswagen Taos Preview

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Genesis GV80, we go through the specs  and talk about whether...

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#276 Winter Tire Performance; Are Online No-Haggle Car Services a Good Deal?

With winter on its way, many people are asking: what are the benefits of winter tires vs. a set of all-seasons? The...

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#275 2021 Acura TLX First Impressions; Winter Tires; Motor Oil 101

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Acura TLX sports sedan, and discuss whether it's size and...

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#274 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid; EV Pickup Trucks; Volkswagen ID.4

We recently purchased a 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for our test program, and our experts discuss how it compares to...

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#273 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe First Impressions; Tesla Full Self-Driving Review

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, how it measures up to competitors like the...

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#272 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Test Results; New Vehicle Announcements From Mercedes and Jeep

We wrapped up testing on our 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and share the results. Jeep has resurrected an iconic...

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