Talking Cars 295: Driving the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

    Plus, we discuss the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, all-weather tires, and three-wheeled electric vehicles

    Main theme: We discuss the recently announced 2022 Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. Chevy has given the all-electric Bolt a midcycle refresh with sharper styling, a new interior, and an updated infotainment system, along with a starting price that is $5,000 lower than the 2021 model’s.

    The Bolt EUV is an all-new SUV version of the Bolt. It’s a bit longer and taller than the regular Bolt, and it will be the first vehicle outside of GM’s Cadillac division to get the automaker’s Super Cruise active driving assistance technology. Unfortunately, all-wheel drive is not available on the Bolt EUV like it is in most SUVs.

    Driven this week: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

    Audience Questions
    • When is the right time to stop fixing your current car and buy a new one?
    • Is it a good idea to go with all-weather tires, rather than all-season tires or winter tires, if you live in the Northeast?
    • I’m very excited about the upcoming three-wheeled battery electric vehicles, like those from Arcimoto and Aptera. Is Consumer Reports considering testing these, and where would they fall within your ratings system?
    • You show lots of videos of test cars driving around your stunningly beautiful test track during various seasons. Is wildlife ever a hazard while testing?

    Talking Cars 295
    Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Mike Monticello, and Gabe Shenhar.

    Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

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    Ford Mustang Mach-E, episode 293
    Toyota Sienna, episode 292
    Hyundai Elantra, episode 291
    Toyota RAV4 Prime, Apple Car, episode 290

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    Mike Monticello

    After my dad gave me a ride on his Yamaha two-stroke motorcycle when I was 3, I was hooked on anything with an engine. I got a master’s in journalism as a means to an end: To drive cars and get paid for it, which led me to jobs at Road & Track and My most thrilling moment so far has been hurtling down the autobahn at a GPS-timed 217.1 mph in a Ruf Rt12. On weekends you can find me churning dirt on my mountain bike or doing car or motorcycle track days. Follow me on Twitter. (@MikeMonticello)