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Last Updated: May 26, 2020

#256: 2020 Buick Encore GX, Toyota Hybrids, and Car Insurance

Main theme: Toyota just virtually revealed two vehicles: the 2021 Sienna minivan shows off curvy new styling, and the 2021 Venza SUV. But the biggest news is that both vehicles have hybrid powertrains as standard equipment.


Driven this week: 2020 Buick Encore GX


Audience questions:


  • I noticed the reliability for my 2017 ;Buick Regal has dropped below average, according to Consumer Reports data. What kinds of problems should I keep an eye on with my car down the road?
  • Are automakers starting to phase out built-in factory navigation systems?
  • Why do the mechanically similar Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride have different crash-test ratings?