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Join our experts at the Consumer Reports Test Track as they discuss cars, answer buying questions, and share insights on everything automotive.

Talking Cars (MP3‪)‬ Consumer Reports

    • Automotive
    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

Join our experts at the Consumer Reports Test Track as they discuss cars, answer buying questions, and share insights on everything automotive.

    #303 2021 Genesis GV80 Test Results; EV Danger in Standing Water; Comfort Pet Peeves

    #303 2021 Genesis GV80 Test Results; EV Danger in Standing Water; Comfort Pet Peeves

    We recently completed testing on the 2021 Genesis GV80, and this week we share how this all-new SUV from Hyundai's luxury brand performed. What keeps you comfortable when you're behind the wheel? This week we discuss our comfort must-haves when driving, as well as our personal pet peeves that drive us crazy!

    • 28 min
    2021 Genesis GV80 Test Results; EV Danger in Standing Water; Comfort Pet Peeves

    2021 Genesis GV80 Test Results; EV Danger in Standing Water; Comfort Pet Peeves

    We recently completed testing on the 2021 Genesis GV80, and this week we share how this all-new SUV from Hyundai's luxury brand performed. What keeps you comfortable when you're behind the wheel? This week we discuss our comfort must-haves when driving, as well as our personal pet peeves that drive us crazy!

    • 28 min
    2022 Mitsubishi Outlander; Rivian Adventure Network

    2022 Mitsubishi Outlander; Rivian Adventure Network

    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.

    • 27 min
    2022 KIA Carnival First Impressions; What Is Driving Up New Car Prices?

    2022 KIA Carnival First Impressions; What Is Driving Up New Car Prices?

    This week we rented the 2022 Kia Carnival, and share our first impressions on its unique styling, utility, driving dynamics, and how it compares to the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica. We also examine why people are spending more on new vehicles, and what is driving the average car prices so high.

    • 28 min
    2021 Hyundai Santa Fe; the Future of Infrastructure, Self-Driving, and EVs

    2021 Hyundai Santa Fe; the Future of Infrastructure, Self-Driving, and EVs

    This week we give our first impressions of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. We also share how recent testing at the Consumer Reports test track discovered issues with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and 2021 Toyota Sienna. And our humble podcast has been on the road for over 8 years, so to celebrate our 300th episode, we feature predictions from the Talking Cars audience about what we'll be discussing 8 years from now, covering the future of electric vehicles, infrastructure, self-driving and autonomous cars, and more!

    • 45 min
    2021 Buick Envision First Impressions; The Rise of Destination Fees

    2021 Buick Envision First Impressions; The Rise of Destination Fees

    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. We also examine vehicle destination fees, discuss why these ballooning delivery charges may add to the cost of your new car, and point out which manufacturers are the biggest offenders of driving up the cost.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

studmanjosh ,

Need more!

I love talking cars podcast probably my favorite out of a bunch of automotive podcasts. If anything need more content, im always waiting for the next esisode!!

RestingNomad ,

Vocal Fry

I had to delete this podcast, which is unfortunate because it wasn’t too bad in terms of content. The lady on the podcast has a voice that descends into a creaky and groaning mess; very difficult to listen to and unfortunate. The guys I thought were good though.

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