Talking Cars 303: Driving the 2021 Genesis GV80

We voice our pet peeves regarding driving comfort

Main theme: We discuss our final test results of the 2021 Genesis GV80. A highly anticipated SUV entry from Genesis with an upscale feel, does it go toe-to-toe with popular competitors like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5? And are the driving dynamics satisfying enough to outweigh some rather confusing controls?

We also talk about our insights regarding driving comfort, including our personal pet peeves, what we look for to help alleviate them, and how to achieve the highest levels of comfort for yourself.

Audience Questions
• Are there vehicles that are rated as being safer for women?
• Is there a greater risk of driving an electric vehicle through some standing water?
• Does buying used or leasing make more sense for a medical student?

Talking Cars 303
'Talking Cars' panelists Emily Thomas, Jen Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar.

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Jen Stockburger

I never anticipated that engineering, the auto industry, and a few hundred tire changes and child seat installations would have brought me here: director of day-to-day operations at Consumer Report's fabulous 327-acre Auto Test Center. The bonus is that the track's location in rural Connecticut leaves me close enough to home to also enjoy my children and husband while still squeezing in time for gardening, riding horses, and hunting for antiques.