Main theme: We discuss two notable all-new sedans. One we bought, the all-electric Porsche Taycan 4S, and are logging miles ahead of formal testing. The other is the K5, which we rented from Kia. This snazzy-looking midsized sedan replaces the Optima, and we give our first impressions ahead of buying one of our own for the CR test fleet.

Driven this week: 2020 Porsche Taycan and 2021 Kia K5

Audience Questions

  • What does it mean to say a car is “fun to drive”?
  • I live in Texas and need winter tires only a few weeks out of the year when I go to the mountains. Is it possible to rent winter tires, instead of buying and storing an extra set of wheels and tires for most of the year?
  • Do you think we are on the cusp of a large leap in electric vehicle battery capacity? And if so, should I postpone the purchase of an electric car for now?
Talking Cars panelists Jake Fisher, Mike Monticello, and Gabe Shenhar.
Talking Cars panelists Jake Fisher, Mike Monticello, 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.

• Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, episode 264
• Driving the Tesla Model Y, episode 263
• Toyota RAV4 Prime, Ford F-150, episode 262
• Audi Q3, Ford Active Drive Assist, episode 261
• Driving the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, episode 260


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