Main theme: Four decades of studies show that female vehicle occupants are more likely to be hurt or killed in a crash. We discuss why that hasn’t changed and what should be done. Then, we share our first impressions of the new compact Lincoln Corsair SUV, and answer viewer questions.

Driven this week: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

Audience questions:

  • My front seatback is very close to the child car seat I have installed in the back. Is that a problem?
  • Why is BMW charging for Apple CarPlay? Will more automakers follow suit?
  • I have a terrible commute and need a comfortable, fuel-efficient car that’s good for my back.
  • Help! We’ve got a kid on the way, and $10,000 to spend on a new car.
Panelists Jen Stockburger, Keith Barry, and Emily Thomas
Panelists: Jen Stockburger, Keith Barry, and Emily Thomas

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.

• Plans to Update Government Crash Tests, episode 226
• Mercedes-Benz A-Class, New-Car Problems, episode 225
• Tesla Smart Summon, Hyundai Palisade, episode 224
• Pedestrian Detection, Ford F-150 Raptor, episode 223
• California Emissions, Ford Escape, episode 222


Have a Question?

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