Main theme: Mike Quincy and I try to find a fun-yet-comfortable vehicle for Jon Linkov and his wife to take on a weeklong road trip to Montreal and back down through Vermont. Which car from CR’s test fleet best fits the bill? The fun discussion can inform how you look at car choices.

Driven this week: 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Audience Questions:

  • Why did the Kia Niro get a CR recommendation in 2018 but not for 2019?
  • Do you think skipping some advanced safety features on my son’s car could make him a more attentive driver?
  • Which three-row SUV is the best choice: Mazda CX-9, Subaru Ascent, or Toyota Highlander Hybrid?
Panelists Mike Quincy, Mike Monticello, and Jon Linkov
Panelists: Mike Quincy, Mike Monticello, and Jon Linkov

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 (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Soul, episode 209
• Best Time to Buy a Car, Turbo Stress, episode 208
• BMW 3 Series vs. Volvo S60, episode 207
• Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid, Recalls, episode 206
• Honda Extends Civic and CR-V Warranty, episode 205


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