Talking Cars 304: Driving the 2022 Hyundai Tucson
We also discuss the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, pickup trucks as daily drivers, and answer audience questions
Main theme: We start off our latest podcast debating just how useful full-sized pickup trucks really are as daily driven vehicles. Panelist Gabe Shenhar says pickups haven’t had any ground-breaking innovations since the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche, which had a unique mid-gate panel between the bed and passenger compartment that could be folded down to make room for longer cargo. The just-unveiled Hyundai Santa Cruz compact truck brings a fresh take, but will it attract buyers?
Driven this week: 2022 Hyundai Tucson and Tucson Hybrid
- Should I consider having the worn-out tires on my 2015 Toyota Camry re-treaded instead of buying four new tires for the sake of environmental-friendliness?
- Why are we suddenly seeing so many two-tone paint jobs on new cars?
- I’m moving to Phoenix and looking to buy a new SUV. In addition to ventilated seats, are there any specific aspects or features I should be looking for in a vehicle for hot desert conditions?
- Considering the amount of vehicles CR has bought over the years for its test program, has anyone ever crashed or damaged a test car?
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.
• Genesis GV80 and Driving Comfort, episode 303
• Mitsubishi Outlander, Rivian EV Charging, episode 302
• Kia Carnival and #VanLife, episode 301
• Big Podcast Milestone, episode 300
• Buick Envision, Destination Charges, episode 299
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