Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we discuss the test results of the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid. We also discuss the Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe and debate whether the hybrid versions of these SUVs make them better vehicles overall. The IIHS has updated crash test standards for small SUVs; find out why few vehicles performed well in the new test and what that means for consumers. Plus, we share our worst car buying experiences and answer questions on electric vehicle prices, and how CR evaluates new vehicles.


0:37 - New IIHS Crash Standards

6:56 - 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid. Tucson Hybrid & Santa Fe Hybrid

16:25 - Our Worst Car Buying Experiences

27:24 - Question #1: Has CR ever changed positions on a vehicle after initial impressions?

31:40 - Question #2: Should I be concerned about parts shortages and the reliability of vehicles be manufactured now?

35:27 - Question #3: Why do EV prices seem to fluctuate at random?


2 Small SUVs Earn Poor Score in Tough New IIHS Side Crash Test:

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid:

2022 Hyundai Tucson:

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe:

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Quick Drive:

2018 Nissan Leaf Quick Drive:

2020 Ford Escape:

Direct download: 2111CRO_Talking_Cars_Episode_322.mp3
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