Main theme: Our three panelists discuss the Uber self-driving SUV that, while undergoing testing in Tempe, Ariz., struck and killed a pedestrian. We also discuss Ford's announcement that it will make automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning standard on more than 90 percent of its new vehicles by the year 2020.

Driven this week: Buick Regal and Kia Stinger.

Viewer questions: Why do we suggest cars that may not exactly align with our test results? Should a buyer get a Hyundai Tucson or GMC Terrain? Which German cars should a viewer buy, with the plan of keeping it 20 years? Do Mike Monticello and Mike Quincy like or hate each other?

3 members of the Consumer Reports Talking Cars team
Panelists: Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, and Mike Monticello.

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.

Volkswagen Beetle, Hyundai Accent, episode 142
• GMC Sierra, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, episode 141
• Tesla Model 3, episode 140
• Top Picks: The Best Cars of 2018, episode 139
• Takata and Other Recalls, episode 138