2022 Mitsubishi Outlander; Rivian Adventure Network | Talking Cars #302

This week we drove the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, and we share our first impressions on the interior styling, and how it handled on our track. Rivian, the fledgling electric truck and SUV nameplate, just announced a plan to install EV chargers at places known for outdoor recreation: state parks and campsites. We talk about how this plan differentiates it from other automakers, and whether it’s enough to stand out in a market dominated by Tesla. We also discuss the potential resale value of gas-powered cars in a future that could be dominated by hybrids, why cars from different brands that share a parent company might have a big difference in quality, and the best way to judge a car for long-term comfort during a test drive.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:36 – Rivian Adventure Network
06:41 – 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander First Impressions
13:58 – Question #1: Will the traditional gas-powered car market crash with the abundance of hybrid vehicles coming soon?
17:12 – Question #2: Why is Hyundai better rated by CR than Kia even though they are owned by the same company?
20:38 – Question #3: What is the best way to asses seat comfort on a test drive?

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All-Electric Rivian Pickup and SUV Take Charge
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/all-electric-rivian-r1t-pickup-truck-and-r1s-suv-debut/

The Coming Wave of Electric SUVs and Pickup Trucks
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/the-coming-wave-of-electric-suvs-and-pickup-trucks/

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/

Preview: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander May Be More Than Just a Budget SUV
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2022-mitsubishi-outlander-review/

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOEqvanhbYI

Cars With the Most Comfortable Front Seats
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/cars-with-most-comfortable-front-seats/

What Makes a Car Really Comfortable
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/what-makes-a-car-really-comfortable/

How to Judge Car’s Comfort on Just a Short Test Drive
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/judge-car-comfort-on-just-a-short-test-drive/

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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