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


We recently purchased a 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for our test program, and our experts discuss how it compares to the regular Sonata, as well as competitors like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord hybrids. Ford has announced an EV F-150 pickup, and we talk about whether truck buyers are ready to embrace electric trucks like the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck, and if they can meet towing needs. Volkswagen and Electrify America announced an agreement providing unlimited charging for owners of the all-new 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. We touch on a new line of electric vehicles from Hyundai called i-oniq: the i-oniq 5 crossover, i-oniq 6 sedan, and the i-oniq 7 SUV. We also answer questions about prepping a Miata (or any car) for track days, and why it might be difficult to pre-order a new Kia K5 GT to your exact specifications.



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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:32 – 2021 Ford F-150 Electric
05:51 – Electrify America and Volkswagen Free Charging Agreement for ID.4
07:52 – Hyundai’s New I-oniq Line of Electric Vehicles
08:45 – 2020 Hyundai Santa Hybrid First Impressions
15:49 – Question #1: How to prepare a Mazda Miata (or any other car) for track day?
20:45 – Question #2: What could the strange noise and tire rubbing sensation when turning be in a AWD vehicle?
22:46 – Question #3: Why it might be difficult to pre-order a new Kia K5 GT to your exact specs?
25:04 – Question #4: What is a suitable replacement for a 2004 Toyota Prius with 260 miles?

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Coronavirus Resource Hub
https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

Preview: All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Is a High-Tech Workhorse
https://www.consumerreports.org/pickup-trucks/2021-ford-f-150-review/

Electric Cars 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/electric-cars-101-the-answers-to-all-your-ev-questions/

Preview: Sleek and Sporty 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Electric SUV Revealed
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2021-volkswagen-id4-review/

2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Sonata
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-CL_zbxHhs

First Drive: 2021 Kia K5 Is Packed With Plenty of Tech and Turbo Power
https://www.consumerreports.org/sedans/2021-kia-k5-review/

2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Toyota Prius AWD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uuYO8OIjl8

2019 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSAuvdH_oGQ

4K Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J005E_TMeY


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