Talking Cars 305: We Answer Questions About Our Recent Tesla Coverage

Plus, the hard-to-find Kia Telluride, 'severe duty' driving, and the Ford Model T

Main theme: Jake Fisher, our senior director of auto testing, answers questions about our closed-track experiment to see if a Tesla Model Y on Autopilot would drive with no one in the driver’s seat.

Driven this week: 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Audience Questions
• I can’t find a Kia Telluride anywhere! How will I know if I want one if I can’t test-drive it?
• Could automakers build a modern-day Model T for the same low cost?
• What happens when LED daytime running lights burn out?
• I drive only 4 miles a day in stop-and-go traffic. When should I change my oil?
• What’s so bad about CVTs?

Talking Cars 305
'Talking Cars' panelists Mike Quincy, Keith Barry, and Jen Stockburger.

Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

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.

Driving the Hyundai Tucson, episode 304
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

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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.