Main theme: The new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer returns! In its new version, it's a two-row SUV that sits between the compact Chevy Equinox and the three-row Traverse in the automaker's lineup. We discuss the one we bought and compare it with its rivals, the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

And, with love in the air, our panel uses the opportunity to reminisce about the cars that broke their hearts.

Driven this week: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Audience questions:

  • Can an undercarriage car wash force salt between the wheel well liner and the vehicle’s sheet metal, causing it to rust?
  • A dealer said automatic emergency braking only works when using cruise control. Is that true?
  • How does CR measure cargo room in its tests?
  • What would be the best vehicle under $20,000 that can carry a dog crate and a baby?
Panelists Keith Barry, Jon Linkov, and Mike Quincy.
Panelists Keith Barry, Jon Linkov, 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.

Questions: AWD, Tires, Teens, episode 189
• Honda Passport, Loyalty Programs, episode 188
• Classic Car Name, BMW X5, episode 187
• 2019 Detroit Auto Show, episode 186
• Jaguar I-Pace, episode 185



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