Main theme: We discussed a few of the automotive highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including a number of concept cars from Chinese-based Byton, Fisker, Mercedes-Benz, and Sony. (Yes, Sony. A real car, not something from the Gran Turismo video game.)

Driven this week: 2020 Nissan Sentra

Audience questions:

  • Is buying retread tires a good idea?
  • Can you compare the Toyota RAV4’s performance in the European 'Moose Test' with its results in CR’s own emergency avoidance maneuver test?
  • What are the challenges of parking a Tesla Model 3 on the street in the winter and not having access to a home charging port?
  • What does CR do with the cars once testing is complete? 
Talking Cars panelists Emily Thomas, Mike Quincy, and Jon Linkov
Panelists: Emily Thomas, Mike Quincy, 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.

• Best Autos Moments of the Decade, episode 236
• Naughty and Nice, episode 235
• Toyota Highlander, episode 234
• Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Venue, episode 233
• Toyota Supra, Advanced Safety Features, episode 232


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