344 episodes

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)‬ itunesu_sunset

    • Leisure
    • 4.3 • 239 Ratings

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

    Ford BlueCruise First Impressions

    Ford BlueCruise First Impressions

    This week we discuss BlueCruise technology, Ford’s new hands-free active driver assist feature available on the Mustang Mach-E. We share our experiences with the system— both on our test track and public roads— we’ll talk about how it differs from other systems like GM’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot. We also debate how useful these systems are and how driver monitoring plays a crucial role in ensuring safety behind the wheel. Plus, we answer a question about child seats for a growing famil

    • 23 min
    Volkswagen ID.4 Test Results

    Volkswagen ID.4 Test Results

    On this episode, we share our test results of the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4. Find out how this all-new EV stacks up against competing models from Tesla and why we think the ID.4’s redesigned controls have more flash than function. We also answer an audience question on regenerative braking and how it works on the ID.4.

    • 15 min
    2021 Year in Review

    2021 Year in Review

    We wrap 2021 with a roundup of our favorite, and not so favorite cars that we drove at our test track. We also discuss how the car buying market has changed over the last 12 months, share some buying advice for the future and look ahead to some vehicles we hope to buy and test in the new year.

    • 30 min
    2021 Ford Bronco First Impressions

    2021 Ford Bronco First Impressions

    It’s finally here; the 2021 Ford Bronco joins our test fleet and we share our first impressions. We discuss everything from Bronco history, livability, off-road chops, and why it took so long for CR to buy one. Plus, we debate if the Bronco will out-Wrangler the Jeep Wrangler and win over the hearts of off-road enthusiasts. We also answer an audience question on CR’s criteria for recommended vehicles.

    • 19 min
    2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Impressions

    2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Impressions

    This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. We discuss everything from driving, styling, control usability, vehicle structure and the Ioniq name itself. Find out what skateboards have to do with EVs and how this all-electric hatchback measures up to Hyundai's three-row SUVs. Plus, we answer a question on recycling old EV batteries.

    • 16 min
    2022 Volkswagen GTI First Impressions

    2022 Volkswagen GTI First Impressions

    On this episode, we drive the 2022 Volkswagen GTI. We discuss how this classic hatchback has evolved since the 1980s, where it fits in Volkswagen’s SUV focused lineup and the one thing that holds the GTI back from being a great all-around vehicle. We also answer a question about the safety of paddle shifters. 

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Seoul18 ,

Need better audio equipment.

Long time listener since the beginning. But the show production quality has suffered in the pandemic as recording has gone to their houses. The sound quality among the hosts are inconsistent which is distracting.

Why can’t they all upgrade by getting the best quality microphones using their own CR database?

The derby master ,

Ford ranger

My mom is planning When I get older she’s gonna get me a ford ranger is it a good Truck and can you add a camper Shell

im poor send me money ,

AMAZING PODCAST

Amazing I would but even if it is 1k

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Critical Role
NPR
Clutterbug™
Jenna Palek
Si Robertson & Justin Martin
geekandsundry

You Might Also Like

Television's Original Automotive Magazine
Autoblog
Consumer Reports
Tom Voelk
The Fast Lane Car
Everyday Driver

More by itunesu_sunset

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports