Main themes: President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs on European cars coming to the U.S. Our panel discusses the possible effects for consumers, as well as the latest new-car deals. We also weigh in on the all-new, reincarnated 2019 Chevrolet Blazer midsized SUV set to go on sale early next year.

Driven this week: 2019 Infiniti QX50.

Audience questions: How much do the Hyundai Sonata’s adjustable driving modes affect performance and fuel economy? Is it more important to have a light exterior color or a light interior color to keep your car’s cabin cool? And should we all just buy Kia Niro hybrids

Panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Mike Monticello, and Keith Barry.
Panelists: Ryan Pszczolkowski, Mike Monticello, and 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.

• Summer Road Trips, Hyundai Veloster, episode 156
• Chrysler Pacifica Shifters, Acura RDX, episode 155
• 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

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