Selling a small or luxury car-based SUV seems commonplace now, but that wasn't always the case. Credit Toyota for pioneering this path with the original Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX. Now, like chocolate and peanut butter, these two good ideas have finally merged into one: the new Lexus NX.
Episode 40 of our "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" podcast takes a first look at Lexus' late entry into the highly competitive small upscale SUV segment. We get some real-world experience with the NX, including family feedback—and it isn't all positive.
Speaking of feedback, comments continue about Episode 38 discussing the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Automotive Specialist Mike Quincy joins Deputy Editor Jon Linkov and your host Tom Mutchler to explain his earlier views on the hot hatch. Mike also answers a question from a viewer about how to get into the automotive journalism business. The podcast wraps up with a discussion of the Nissan Altima, a big-selling sedan that doesn't get much attention.
Check out the discussion in the video above.
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"Talking Cars" Episode 31: New test cars, from big to small
"Talking Cars" Episode 30: 2014 New York auto show