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

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…

2021 Buick Envision First Impressions; The Rise of Destination Fees | Talking Cars #299

2021 Buick Envision First Impressions; The Rise of Destination Fees | Talking Cars #299

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Buick Envision, and discuss where it’s built and how that affects its driving dynamics in comparison to other luxury compact SUVs like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC.…

Car Lease Negotiation Tips; Is Buying A High Mileage Used Vehicle Sensible? | Talking Cars # 298

Car Lease Negotiation Tips; Is Buying A High Mileage Used Vehicle Sensible? | Talking Cars # 298

This week we discuss whether you should always trust a dealer’s advice on maintenance intervals; if seat protector mats are safe to use with child seats; if purchasing a used CR recommended vehicle with high mileage is a wise choice;…

2021 Polestar 2 First Impressions; New Nissan Frontier & Pathfinder | Talking Cars #294

2021 Polestar 2 First Impressions; New Nissan Frontier & Pathfinder | Talking Cars #294

CR recently bought the very first car released by Polestar, the performance brand from parent company Volvo. The Polestar 2 is an all-electric hatchback built to compete with other luxury EVs like the Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron, and we…

2021 Kia K5 and 2020 Porsche Taycan First Impressions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #265

2021 Kia K5 and 2020 Porsche Taycan First Impressions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #265

We spent time behind the wheel of the all-new 2021 Kia K5 sedan, and give our first impressions on the new styling, driving characteristics, comfort, and controls. Consumer Reports recently purchased the all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan, and we talk about…

Live from Los Angeles; How CA Guides the Auto Industry | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #231

Live from Los Angeles; How CA Guides the Auto Industry | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #231

When it comes to cars, what happens in California doesn’t stay in California. In fact, the most populated state in the US has a history of affecting changes in car culture and trends around the rest of the country (if not…

2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

The 2020 Kia Telluride is an impressive competitor in the three-row SUV segment. Reasonably priced, this family hauler delivers a refined driving experience, luxurious cabin, and standard advanced safety features, making it a stand out in the class. Check out…

2020 Subaru Outback Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

2020 Subaru Outback Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

The Subaru Outback has been redesigned for 2020, including an available 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, redesigned infotainment screen, and a number of advanced safety features standard. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our…

2020 Subaru Legacy Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

2020 Subaru Legacy Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy is more refined than ever. While the exterior looks the same, the available 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine will certainly grab your attention. But the new touch screen is a challenge to use. At least the…

2020 Kia Soul Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

2020 Kia Soul Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

The fully updated Kia Soul gets improved fuel economy and advanced safety features. With a spacious cabin, nimble handling, and a capable powertrain, this boxy hatchback seems to be a compelling alternative to compact SUVs. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest…