Talking Cars (MP3)

We share our first impressions of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, discussing how much this 4th-generation compact SUV has evolved, and if it is a worthy competitor to the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Also, Hyundai has unveiled its all-new compact pickup-truck this week, the 2022 Santa Cruz, and we discuss where this tiny truck fits within the pickup segment, and which demographic Hyundai is targeting. This week's topics also include whether retreading tires is a greener choice than purchasing new ones; which key features to consider when purchasing a vehicle for a hot climate; and how often cars get damaged at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center.




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00:00 - Introduction

00:34 - Sorry, Not Sorry: Lack of useful innovation in pickup-trucks.

07:07 - 2022 Hyundai Tucson First Impressions

11:52 - 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Preview

20:18 - Question #1: Is retreading tires a greener choice than purchasing new ones?

22:36 - Question #2: Is the new two tone paint job trend a case of corporate espionage between car manufactures?

23:26 - Question #3: Which key features are a must for vehicles in hot climates?

26:45 - Question #4: Has anyone ever crashed or damaged a car CR bought for the auto test program?




First Drive: Redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson Edges Upscale and Offers a Hybrid That Shines


2019 Hyundai Tucson Quick Drive


Preview: Small 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Is Ready for Mild Adventures


Guide to Car Safety


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