On this final episode of "Talking Cars" for 2018, our panel takes some time to reflect on the past year. That includes looking back at some key accomplishments that made us the proudest, including our first-ever ratings of vehicles systems that provide partially automated driving, the launch of our new tire selector, and the Consumer Reports network TV show: "Consumer 101."

Jake, Mike, and I also touch on vehicles we'll miss that are being discontinued by automakers, have some fun discussing our personal favorite—and not-so-favorite—test cars from the past year and talk about which ones we’re most excited to drive that will launch in 2019.

Talking Cars panelists Jake Fisher, Jen Stockburger, and Mike Monticello
Panelists Jake Fisher, Jen Stockburger, 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.

• Sports Cars for Tall Drivers, episode 182
• 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


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