Main theme: We take the water cooler debate to Talking Cars: Which vehicle would each of our panelists choose if they had to get “one car to do it all.”

We have the single outdoorsy type, the empty nester, and the parent with two kids and lots of activities.

Driven: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Audience questions:

  • Do CR testers take the Eco, Normal, and Sport modes into account when testing fuel economy?
  • Are all speedometers a little “off,” reading faster or slower than the car is really going?
  • What manual-transmission car is a good choice—so long as it isn’t a compact or sports car?
Panelists Mike Monticello, Jon Linkov, and Gabe Shenhar
Panelists: Mike Monticello, Jon Linkov, 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.

• Audience Questions, episode 220
• Audi A6, episode 219
• Subaru Legacy, Emission Standards, episode 218
• Subaru Outback, episode 217
• Ford Explorer, episode 216


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