Main theme: The new 2019 Honda Passport sits between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot. We discuss the one we rented, then we debate whether America really needs another SUV. We also talk about a new loyalty program for Ford owners.

Driven this week: 2019 Honda Passport

Audience questions:

  • If it takes me three months to go through a tank of gas, should I move up an octane level?
  • Does Subaru make the best all-wheel drive system? How does it compare with Hyundai’s setup?
  • Are some adaptive cruise control systems better than others?
  • What’s a reliable used truck that costs between $15,000 and $20,000 and that still comes with creature comforts like Apple CarPlay and leather?
Panelists Jake Fisher, Keith Barry, and Mike Quincy
Panelists: Jake Fisher, Keith Barry, and Mike Quincy

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.

• Classic Car Name, BMW X5, episode 187
• 2019 Detroit Auto Show, episode 186
• Jaguar I-Pace, episode 185
• What Our Testing Revealed About Tire Wear, episode 184
• The Year in Review, episode 183


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