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


This week we give our first impressions of the 2021 Lexus IS, discuss what has changed from the previous model and if the redesign is adequate to make this compact sports sedan stand out against rivals like the BMW 3 series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C class. GMC revealed its all-new fully electric 2022 Hummer EV, we discuss some of its glamorous features and if it’s enticing enough to steal the spotlight from the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T. Also we breakdown CR’s new study on EV wall chargers and provide tips on how to improve the charging experience.



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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:34 – 2022 GMC Hummer EV Preview
03:05 – CR’s Wall-mounted Car Charger Study
08:56 – 2021 Lexus IS First Impressions
15:43 – Question #1: Is now a good time to sell an unneeded vehicle?
19:02 – Question #2: Is the Toyota Avalon Hybrid as reliable as the regular Avalon?
23:05 – Question #3: Is leasing a Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Venue, or Kia Seltos a good idea?


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

Preview: 2022 GMC Hummer EV Turns an Off-Road Legend Into a Green Machine
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2022-gmc-hummer-ev-review/

How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/how-to-choose-the-best-home-wall-charger-for-your-electric-vehicle/

EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

First Drive: 2021 Lexus IS Makes Evolutionary Improvements
https://www.consumerreports.org/sedans/2021-lexus-is-review/

2016 Lexus IS300 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOuuswTFSqE

2019 Toyota Avalon Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsYrBRbjUok

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

2019 LA Auto Show: 2021 Kia Seltos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzEQGzQ1WwM

2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Venue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg_FiOaMc0Y

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