Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we share test results for the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and debate its appeal amidst newer, all-electric Hyundais that go by the same name. We also reveal which cars from CR's test program we consider guilty pleasures and we answer audience questions about tire warranties, unique paint colors and what happens to frunk cargo in a crash.


0:30 - Emily tests new rear seat reminders

2:16 - 2021 Hyundai Ioniq test results

10:00 - Our guilty pleasure cars

19:24 - Question #1: How can I get a tire warranty if the shop I bought them from didn’t supply one?

22:53 - Question #2: Why aren’t there more green colored vehicles?

24:33 - Question #3: Would hard objects in a frunk affect crash safety?

26:36 - Question #4: Why does the U.S. have multiple systems to charge electric vehicles?


2021 Hyundai Ioniq:

Preview: Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV Accelerates New Sub-Brand Into the High-Tech Future:

Toyota Avalon 2019-2021 Quick Drive:

Honda Passport 2019-2021 Quick Drive:

Volkswagen Tiguan 2018-2021 Quick Drive:

Kia Optima 2016-2020 Quick Drive:

2021 Hyundai Elantra:

Direct download: 2108CRO_Talking_Cars_Episode_319.mp3
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