Main theme: Cadillac gains an SUV, and Volkswagen loses a wagon.

We just bought Cadillac’s new three-row SUV, the XT6. It’s smaller than an Escalade and more expensive than some strong competitors. We debate where it fits in the marketplace.

We also mourn the demise of the VW Golf SportWagen and Alltrack. Will the automaker have to change its name to Volkscrossover?

Audience questions:

  • Should a shopper buy a car with a dual-clutch transmission for a stop-and-go commute?
  • Why are today’s tailpipes so sooty?
  • Should I replace my old Prius with a new one? Jake Fisher responds by talking about the new Prius in his household.
Panelists Jake Fisher, Keith Barry, and Gabe Shenhar
Panelists: Jake Fisher, Keith Barry, and Gabe Shenhar

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.

• Tire Buying, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, episode 212
• Audi E-Tron, Lee Iacocca, episode 211
• Hyundai Palisade, Road-Trip Cars, episode 210
• Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Soul, episode 209
• Best Time to Buy a Car, Turbo Stress, episode 208


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