Talking Cars (MP3)

On this episode we share our first impressions of the 2022 Acura MDX, and how this long standing name plate competes with other three-row SUVs in its segment. Consumer Reports, in collaboration with IIHS, recently released a list of safe and reliable new and used cars for teen drivers, and we discuss the criteria to make the list, as well as share our personal picks for which vehicles we would recommend. Other topics include: Electric vehicles for post-covid commuting; why the auto industry lacks standardization for manual modes on shifters; why some car manufacturers are more proactive in implementing new technology and making updates to their vehicles than others; and how to safely transport a pet in a vehicle.




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00:00 - Intro

00:31 - Welcome Alex Knizek: CR’s Auto Engineer

02:23 - Testing at The Track

04:23 - Best Used and New Cars for Teens

09:27 - 2022 Acura MDX First Impressions

16:44 - Question #1: Which electric vehicle is best suited for post-covid work commuting?

20:32 - Question #2: Why does the auto industry lack standardization for manual modes on shifters?

23:05 - Question #3: Why some car manufacturers are more proactive in implementing new technology and making updates to their vehicles than others?

27:16 - Question #4: What is the safest way to transport your pet in a vehicle?




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