Main theme: We just bought a new Hyundai Sonata, which has been totally redesigned for 2020. We share our initial thoughts on why it might be a great value for sedan buyers—and how it stands out from its competition when it comes to looks and technology. Then we answer reader questions about tires and safety.

Driven this week: 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Audience questions:

  • Why do my run-flat tires make so much noise?
  • Why does CR tend to favor cars with physical buttons and knobs over ones with touch controls?
  • Can I use an aftermarket lumbar support for my back, or should I look for a car with comfier seats?
  • If I have smaller aftermarket winter wheels, do I have to recalibrate my car’s active safety features?
Talking Cars podcast Panelists: Gabe Shenhar, Keith Barry, and Jen Stockburger
Panelists: Gabe Shenhar, Keith Barry, and Jen Stockburger

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.

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