Main themes: Our podcast panel takes a look at the new list of Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and explains why the tests keep getting harder. We also answer audience questions about headlights, sports cars for tall drivers, and hybrids.

Driven this week: 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Audience questions:

• My headlights are terrible! Can I upgrade them?
• I’m tall and I want a sporty car under $35k. What should I get?
• Should I buy a hybrid even if I don’t drive that much?

Talking Cars 182
Panelists: Jen Stockburger, Keith Barry, Ryan Pszczolkowski

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.

CR Sees the Light, episode 181
GM Cancels Sedans, Hyundai Veloster, episode 180
• Talking Cars at the LA Auto Show, episode 179
Auto Stuff to Be Thankful For, episode 178
Return to the Mailbag, episode 177

Have a Question?

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