Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we drove the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, and we share our first impressions on the interior styling, and how it handled on our track. Rivian, the fledgling electric truck and SUV nameplate, just announced a plan to install EV chargers at places known for outdoor recreation: state parks and campsites. We talk about how this plan differentiates it from other automakers, and whether it's enough to stand out in a market dominated by Tesla. We also discuss the potential resale value of gas-powered cars in a future that could be dominated by hybrids, why cars from different brands that share a parent company might have a big difference in quality, and the best way to judge a car for long-term comfort during a test drive.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:36 - Rivian Adventure Network

06:41 - 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander First Impressions

13:58 - Question #1: Will the traditional gas-powered car market crash with the abundance of hybrid vehicles coming soon?

17:12 - Question #2: Why is Hyundai better rated by CR than Kia even though they are owned by the same company?

20:38 - Question #3: What is the best way to asses seat comfort on a test drive?

 

 

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All-Electric Rivian Pickup and SUV Take Charge

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/all-electric-rivian-r1t-pickup-truck-and-r1s-suv-debut/

 

The Coming Wave of Electric SUVs and Pickup Trucks

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/the-coming-wave-of-electric-suvs-and-pickup-trucks/

 

How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/how-to-choose-the-best-home-wall-charger-for-your-electric-vehicle/

 

Preview: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander May Be More Than Just a Budget SUV

https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2022-mitsubishi-outlander-review/

 

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOEqvanhbYI

 

Cars With the Most Comfortable Front Seats

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/cars-with-most-comfortable-front-seats/

 

What Makes a Car Really Comfortable

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/what-makes-a-car-really-comfortable/

 

How to Judge  Car’s Comfort on Just a Short Test Drive

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/judge-car-comfort-on-just-a-short-test-drive/

 

Guide to Car Safety

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

 

Coronavirus Resource Hub

https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

 

 

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This week we rented the 2022 Kia Carnival, and share our first impressions on its unique styling, utility, driving dynamics, and how it compares to the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica. We also examine why people are spending more on new vehicles, and what is driving the average car prices so high. We also discuss whether it is wise to sell an older vehicle and purchase a brand new one; if panoramic sunroofs are less safe in a rollover crash; when to consider purchasing an extended warranty on a new car; and which safety features are a must when exploring a conversion van build #VanLife.

 

 

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Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!

 

From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!

 

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:14 - High New Car Prices

05:23 - 2022 Kia Carnival First Impressions

13:24 - Question #1: Is it wise to sell an older vehicle while the used car market is hot and purchase a new one?

18:19 - Question #2: Do panoramic sunroofs make a car less safe in a rollover crash?

21:02 - Question #3: When should you consider purchasing an extended warranty on a new vehicle?

23:25 - Question #4: Which safety features are a must when exploring a conversion van build?

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People Are Spending More on New Cars, But Prices Aren’t Necessarily Rising

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/people-spending-more-on-new-cars-but-prices-not-necessarily-rising/

 

Preview: 2022 Kia Carnival Is a Minivan Masquerading as a High-Tech SUV

https://www.consumerreports.org/minivans/2022-kia-carnival-review/

 

Should You Get an Extended Warranty for Your Car?

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-repair/get-an-extended-warranty-for-your-car/

 

The Most Discounted New Cars Right Now

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/new-cars-with-biggest-savings-off-msrp-right-now/

 

Leasing vs. Buying a New Car

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/leasing-vs-buying-a-new-car/

 

Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/exploding-sunroofs-danger-overhead/

 

Here’s the Tech That Could Be on Your Next Car

https://www.consumerreports.org/automotive-technology/the-tech-that-could-be-on-your-next-car/

 

Beginner’s Guide to Motorhomes

https://www.consumerreports.org/other-motor-vehicles/beginners-guide-to-motorhomes-rvs/

 

Guide to Car Safety

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

 

Coronavirus Resource Hub

https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

 

 

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