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

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• Buick Envision, Destination Charges, episode 299
• Car Buying and Leasing, episode 298


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