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This week we share our test results of the 2020 Buick Encore GX and compare how this 3-cylinder SUV stacks up to its competitors in the Luxury segment. We talk about the virtual unveiling of the 2021 Toyota Sienna and Venza, both of which will only be available with a hybrid powertrain. Also, we discuss the rebates some car insurers are offering due to the reduced number of drivers on the road during the coronavirus pandemic, and wrap up the episode with audience questions.



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00:46 - Car Insurance Rebates During Coronavirus Crisis

07:12 - 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Unveiled

13:24 - 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid Unveiled

17:19 - 2020 Buick Encore GX Test Results

23:52 - Question #1: Why did the 2017 Buick Regal’s reliability drop and what are the issues?

26:39 - Question #2: Are automakers phasing out built in navigation systems?

32:17 - Question #3: Why two virtually identical vehicles, Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade, have different frontal crash test scores?



Car Insurers Are Giving Customers Breaks Due to Coronavirus. We Got the Details for You


Coronavirus Resource Hub


Preview: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Is Versatile and Curvaceous


Preview: 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid Packs Safety and Convenience Tech


2019 LA Auto Show: 2020 Buick Encore GX


2013 Buick Encore first drive


Toyota Venza review


2014 Buick Regal Review


2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive


2018 LA Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Palisade


NHTSA Crash Calculator



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