2019 Los Angeles Auto Show | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #230

2019 Los Angeles Auto Show | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #230 1

We're on location at the LA Auto Show where we discuss three of the big trends we saw on the show floor — the continuation of all-electric debuts, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, and the Audi e-tron Sportback; The explosion of all-new small and compact SUVs, like the Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, and Chevrolet Trailblazer; and the changing perception of what's considered a performance car, with examples such as the Audi RS6 Avant, Toyota Avalon TRD, and the Tesla Model 3. We also give our impressions of the updated fuel cell-powered Toyota Mirai, Land Rover Defender, Nissan Sentra, and choose our personal favorites of the show.

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SHOW NOTES
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0:33 – Electric Vehicle debuts

0:43 – Ford Mustang Mach-E

3:19 – Mercedes-Benz EQC

4:28 – Audi E-Tron Sportback

7:03 – Toyota RAV4 Prime

7:38 – Toyota Mirai

10:00 – What makes a modern performance car

11:30 – Audi RS6 Avant

11:43 – Toyota Avalon TRD

12:28 – Lando Rover Defender

14:46 – Nissan Sentra

16:06 – Small SUV takeover

17:30 – We share our favorites!

27 Comments on "2019 Los Angeles Auto Show | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #230"

  1. Chrysler created a furor when brought back the Dodge Charger as a 4 dr Sedan instead of a 2 dr Sports Coupe. The purists went bonkers!!

  2. Hope we get to buy $20k, 20 mins to 80% charge, 300mi range electric cars in a few years.

    • With inflation don’t think 20k will ever happen but we definitely need under 30k.

    • I think you will with solid-state batteries. I’m guessing 2024ish in volume. They are very close. The tech is in place, getting volume production isn’t. These batteries at least double capacity, drop cost, charge faster, double or more lifespan and are safer. So a 250-300 range 20 min charge on a 20K car is well within the wheelhouse.

  3. grandpa5x Pulliam | November 23, 2019 at 1:21 AM | Reply

    To bad Nissan can’t put a better CVT in their cars!

  4. Yes! RS6 Avant! A man of great taste!

  5. That new Audi is the bomb! The Mustang SUV…no thanks.

  6. Michael Schneider | November 23, 2019 at 3:18 AM | Reply

    +1. .. Yeah man CR. .. The Audi RS6 Kombi rules. .. Make mine in shinny Stone Grey metallic (LY7U) with creme beige leather everywhere. .. And don’t forget the winter wheel/snow tire package for the uber ski wagon.

  7. I’m sorry but “you could say the same thing about the Corvette”!?!

    No you certainly cannot. A mid engine Corvette is a logical step. The mach-e has the oder of a design by committee car.

  8. They still should have come up with another name. The car is not a Mustang.

  9. Christopher Brown | November 23, 2019 at 4:42 AM | Reply

    I’m REALLY eyeing the Kia Seltos.

  10. Can’t wait for next week’s episode with the new Tesla truck being released

  11. When will the Mustang Mach-E be available?

  12. I mean look Jake and erm Gabe 😂

  13. Another great coverage. Jake needs to chill.

  14. Nathaniel Olmos | November 23, 2019 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    A lot of blow there in Los Angeles 💨💨. Must be them Santa Ana winds!

  15. Carlton Wilson | November 23, 2019 at 7:49 PM | Reply

    Jake seems to be unnecessarily jaded about everything, it’s tiring.

    • The amount of times he says “I mean, look.” should be a drinking game. He’s very smug. Still love the podcast though!

  16. SUAV Enterprises | November 24, 2019 at 6:47 AM | Reply

    That Mach-E is fantastic. Just put in my reservation today!

  17. Screw the Mustang Mach-E! Ford has had problems with hybrid and electric cars! The stars are the Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, and Toyota Rav4 Prime!

  18. I’m still working on “Mach E is to Mustang as C8 is to Corvette.”

  19. Toyota: your second fastest car is a RAV4? Give the 86 sports car some real horsepower or discontinue it.

  20. David M Robson | November 26, 2019 at 5:46 PM | Reply

    I can’t wait. This is a great move for Ford. When I got out of the Army, I bought my 1st Mustang, a new 1967 289 with 4 on the floor shift stick. Way to go FORD!

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