Talking Cars (MP3)

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 question from a Talking Cars viewer led to a change in the IIHS' ratings for the Mazda CX-5. Other topics include: how you can save money when getting brakes replaced at a dealership; if driving a car in Sport mode will wear out an engine faster; whether vehicle undercoating is worth the investment; and our experts suggest reliable, fun used 4x4 SUVs under 10k that are great for tackling rutted dirt roads.




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00:00 - Introduction

00:31 - IIHS Ratings Adjustment on Mazda CX-5 Active Safety Systems

02:45 - Future SUV Classic Follow-up

08:05 - 2022 Genesis GV70 First Impressions

20:47 - Question #1: Should vehicle brakes be only serviced at the dealer?

26:30 - Question #2: Will driving in sport mode wear out the car’s engine prematurely? 

27:23 - Question #3: Are vehicle undercoatings worth the investment or a waste of money?

31:05 - Question #4: What reliable, fun used 4x4 SUV under 10K is best suited for tackling rutted dirt roads?




First Drive: All-New 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV Delivers Comfort, Agility, and Luxury


Talking Cars 303: Driving the 2021 Genesis GV80


IIHS - 2021 Mazda CX-5


Guide to Rear-Seat Reminder Systems


Heatstroke Deaths of Children on Vehicles


How to Protect Your Car From Rodents


Guide to Car Safety

How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home


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