Main themes: Chrysler recently released a commercial that reinforced for us why having a simple shifter in a car is so important. We talk about the Chrysler Pacifica's confusing rotary shifter, and why this is a problem throughout the auto industry.

Driven this week: 2019 Acura RDX

Viewer questions: Why didn't manufacturers reinforce both sides of their cars for the small overlap crash-test? Will the Tesla Model 3 ever appear on our teen drivers list?

Talking Cars panelists Jon Linkov, Jennifer Stockburger, Keith Barry
Panelists Jon Linkov, Jennifer Stockburger, Keith Barry

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.

• Four-Cylinder Trucks, 'Rent' a Jeep, episode 154
• Tesla Model 3 Gets Update, Recommendation, episode 153
• Tesla Model 3 Braking, Elon Musk’s Reply, episode 152
• Bicycle Safety Month, episode 151
• Left-Lane Hogs, Buick Regal Tour X, episode 150