Talking Cars 278: New GMC Hummer EV, 2021 Lexus IS, and At-Home Charging

We also answer questions about whether now’s the time to sell a used car

Main theme: GM brought the Hummer back to life with a jolt of electricity. We discuss the pricey, all-electric truck. We also share results from our tests of at-home car chargers and our first impressions of the updated Lexus IS compact sport sedan. Then we answer your questions. This week, most of them involve rising used-car trade-in values.

Driven this week: 2021 Lexus IS

Audience questions:

  • We’re working from home. Should we sell one of our cars?
  • I want to buy a car that lasts a lifetime. Would a Toyota Avalon Hybrid get the job done?
  • I’m picky about cars. Should I lease instead of buy?
Talking Cars 278
Talking Cars panelists Gabe Shenhar, Keith Barry, and Jon Linkov.

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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.

Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Car and Taos SUV, episode 277
Questions on Tires, Used Cars, and More, episode 276
Acura TLX, Motor Oil, episode 275
Ford’s Electric F-150, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, episode 274
Tesla Full Self-Driving Software, Chevrolet Tahoe, episode 273

Have a Question?

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Head shot photo of CRO Cars CIA editor Keith Barry

Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.