2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid First Impressions; Why Small Car Fuel Economy Isn’t Improving | #260

This week we share our first impressions of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and how it stacks up against the standard version. We also discuss why fuel economy numbers in small and compact cars don’t seem to be improving at the rate of larger vehicles, whether someone entering the auto industry should forego an education in conventional cars in favor of electric vehicle (EV) specialization, and learn all about Jake’s abundant tomato garden in his remote workplace.


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00:00 – Introduction
00:34 – 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid First Impressions
10:52 – Question #1: Whether someone entering the auto industry should forego an education in conventional cars in favor of electric vehicle (EV) specialization?
14:03 – Question #2: Why fuel economy numbers in small and compact cars don’t seem to be improving at the rate of larger vehicles?
18:42 – Question #3: What is going on with Jake’s abundant tomato garden in his remote workplace?
21:08 – Question #4: Which car would be large enough to fit a string bass plus two passenger, and that is not too tall, delivers good gas mileage, and has good handling?


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