Main theme: We dig into a new independent study that examines the difference between convenience features and safety features, we talk about convertibles, and we encourage couples to shop for cars together if they want to stay together.

Driven this week: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Audience questions:

• How do CR employees buy cars without getting recognized by dealers?

• Why does the 2016 Lincoln MKX get worse reliability ratings than the similar Ford Edge?

• Should I buy a fully loaded Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, or Toyota Camry?

• Are convertible tops a reliability nightmare?

Panelists Jake Fisher, Keith Barry, and Jen Stockburger
Panelists: Jake Fisher, Keith Barry, and Jen Stockburger


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.

• Ram 1500, Classis Cars in Cuba, episode 162
• Subaru Ascent, Mistakes With Personal Cars, episode 161
• Lexus LS, Tax Credits, Shifters, episode 160
• Nissan Kicks, Hot Car Danger, episode 159
• Special All-Question Episode, episode 158


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