Main topic: Video Questions from Viewers.

We asked you to send in short videos with questions for our panel, and you delivered! We answer questions on new hatchbacks with advanced safety systems, delve into the Mazda CX-9’s reliability woes, and make sense of tow ratings for family cars.

Super Bowl Ads: The panel talks football and cars, while discussing ads seen during Super Bowl 52 for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Kia Stinger.

Driven this week: 2018 Ford EcoSport. Our auto experts share their initial impressions of this new subcompact SUV, a competitor to the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Nissan Rogue Sport.  

Panelists Jon Linkov, Mike Monticello, and Gabe Shenhar
Panelists: Jon Linkov, Mike Monticello, and Gabe Shenhar.

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.