Auto Journalist Elizabeth Blackstock; Women in the Auto Industry | Talking Cars #327

Auto Journalist Elizabeth Blackstock; Women in the Auto Industry | Talking Cars #327

In this week’s episode, we feature special guest Elizabeth Blackstock, breaking news editor at Jalopnik and managing editor of A Girl’s Guide to Cars. We discuss a number of topics, including the challenges women face in the auto industry; which…

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Test Results; 2022 Toyota Tundra Preview | Talking Cars #326

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Test Results; 2022 Toyota Tundra Preview | Talking Cars #326

This week we share our test results of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, discuss the performance of its hybrid powertrain versus the regular gas engine, and how it compares to class leaders like the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. We also…

2021 Tesla Model S Steering Yoke First impressions | Talking Cars #325

2021 Tesla Model S Steering Yoke First impressions | Talking Cars #325

Consumer Reports recently purchased a 2021 Tesla Model S for our test program, which now features a steering yoke rather than a traditional circular steering wheel. We share our first impressions on what it is like to use this steering…

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross; How To Avoid Buying a Flooded Car | Talking Cars #324

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross; How To Avoid Buying a Flooded Car | Talking Cars #324

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross; how it drove on our track, its long roster of advanced safety features, and who this small SUV might appeal to. With major flooding affecting many parts of the…

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Impressions; 2023 Nissan Z Preview | Talking Cars #322

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Impressions; 2023 Nissan Z Preview | Talking Cars #322

We share our first impressions of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, discussing its performance on our track, and how it stacks up to competitors like the Toyota Highlander, Kia Telluride, and Honda Pilot. We preview the newly announced 2023…

2022 Toyota GR86 First Impressions; What's Your "Forever" Car? | Talking Cars #321

2022 Toyota GR86 First Impressions; What’s Your “Forever” Car? | Talking Cars #321

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Toyota GR86, discussing how it performed on our track, and how it compares to the previous generation Scion FR-S, Toyota 86, and Subaru BRZ. If you had to pick one car…

2022 Nissan Frontier & 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Impressions | Talking Cars #320

2022 Nissan Frontier & 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Impressions | Talking Cars #320

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, and discuss which consumers each might appeal to. We talk about how Consumer Reports testing methods are evolving as electric vehicles become more…

2022 Genesis GV70 First Impressions; OEM Brakes vs. Aftermarket | Talking Cars #318

2022 Genesis GV70 First Impressions; OEM Brakes vs. Aftermarket | Talking Cars #318

On this episode we share our driving impressions of the 2022 Genesis GV70, and how it compares to its larger sibling the GV80, as well as others in the small luxury SUV segment. We also share a story about how a…

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Driving Impressions; Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Danger | Talking Cars #317

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Driving Impressions; Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Danger | Talking Cars #317

This week we talk about Jeep’s plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and share our driving impressions, as well as what it is like to go off-road on pure electric power. We also discuss the National…

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness; Vehicles That May Help Survive a Storm | Talking Cars #316

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness; Vehicles That May Help Survive a Storm | Talking Cars #316

This week we share our driving impressions of the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness, and discuss how this all-terrain SUV’s off-road credentials compare to the standard Outback. We also talk about NHTSA’s (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) new requirements for automakers…