2022 Acura MDX First Impressions; Best Used and New Cars For Teens | Talking Cars #308

On this episode we share our first impressions of the 2022 Acura MDX, and how this long standing name plate competes with other three-row SUVs in its segment. Consumer Reports, in collaboration with IIHS, recently released a list of safe and reliable new and used cars for teen drivers, and we discuss the criteria to make the list, as well as share our personal picks for which vehicles we would recommend. Other topics include: Electric vehicles for post-covid commuting; why the auto industry lacks standardization for manual modes on shifters; why some car manufacturers are more proactive in implementing new technology and making updates to their vehicles than others; and how to safely transport a pet in a vehicle.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Intro
00:31 – Welcome Alex Knizek: CR’s Auto Engineer
02:23 – Testing at The Track
04:23 – Best Used and New Cars for Teens
09:27 – 2022 Acura MDX First Impressions
16:44 – Question #1: Which electric vehicle is best suited for post-covid work commuting?
20:32 – Question #2: Why does the auto industry lack standardization for manual modes on shifters?
23:05 – Question #3: Why some car manufacturers are more proactive in implementing new technology and making updates to their vehicles than others?
27:16 – Question #4: What is the safest way to transport your pet in a vehicle?

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First Drive: 2022 Acura MDX Luxury SUV Adds Refinement and Tech
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/acura-mdx-suv-review/

Best New Cars for Teens
https://www.consumerreports.org/new-cars/best-new-cars-for-teens/

Best Cars for Teens Under $20,000
https://www.consumerreports.org/teen-driving/best-cars-for-teens/

2016 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEnMo_G7eM8

4K Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmTVgcuD2V4

2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANxqmrKcnc

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIYG0NR42LU

2018 LA Auto Show: Audi E-Tron
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBV9nrd6_mo

How to Keep Your Pets Safe in a Car
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/keep-pets-safe-in-the-car/

Center for Pet Safety
https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/

Guide to Car Safety
https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

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

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