Talking Cars 326: Driving the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

We also discuss the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra

Main theme: We discuss the final test results for the Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid, pointing out the drastic differences between it and the standard model. This week we also preview the coming redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra; mark National Child Passenger Safety week by talking about the importance of properly fitting a child car seat; and share some funny stories about when we were first learning how to drive!

Driven this week: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

Audience Questions

  • What’s your recommendation for energy-efficient, low-road-noise replacement tires for a Ford C-Max?
  • What’s the safest approach when installing a child car seat for a 1-year-old baby?
  • Why don’t you test premium luxury SUVs on CR’s rock hill?
  • Does engine oil expire if it’s stored in a car’s trunk for an extended amount of time?
Talking Cars 326
“Talking Cars” panelists Keith Barry, Mike Quincy, and Emily Thomas.

Photo: Consumer Reports Photo: Consumer Reports

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Mike Quincy

My automotive journalism career started when I was hired by David E. Davis Jr. at Automobile Magazine in 1989. I joined Consumer Reports in 1993 and started working at our test track full time in 2001. I’ve purchased over 100 cars for testing and received high-performance driving training from Jackie Stewart and at the Skip Barber Racing School. Non-automotive pursuits include long-distance bike riding, homemade pizza, and old-school martinis.