2020 Nissan Versa Test Results; How Ride Height Affects Crash Safety | Talking Cars #257

2020 Nissan Versa Test Results; How Ride Height Affects Crash Safety | Talking Cars #257 1

This week we discuss our test results of the 2020 Nissan Versa subcompact sedan. We also share feedback from our audience about preferences for in-car navigation: do more drivers like built-in nav systems, or mobile phone apps for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, like Waze and Google Maps? And we discuss whether a vehicle's ride height can affect passenger safety, reliability differences between the Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander, and do older airbags have an expiration date.


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00:33 – Audience Feedback on In-car Navigation System Preference
09:32 – 2020 Nissan Versa Test Results
16:13 – Question #1: What is a good, comfortable, 4-seat convertible?
22:12 – Question #2: Do older car airbags expire and do they need any special inspection or maintenance?
23:47 – Question #3: Between the Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride which SUV has better reliability?
25:48 – Question #4: Does the vehicle's ride height affect passenger safety?


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20 Comments on "2020 Nissan Versa Test Results; How Ride Height Affects Crash Safety | Talking Cars #257"

  1. Around town and in traffic: phone nav. Trips, and out in remote areas: the car systems by far. But often, both.

  2. I love the analogy of “Avoid having the problem” VS “Preparing for the problem.” I prefer the former most of the time. It’s not like I want to save money just for giant car repair bill.

  3. Nissan is going down the tubes for good reason. Happily, they seem to be taking Renault with them.

  4. 12:59. It’s got a CVT. Trust me, you’ll be walking home.

  5. 16:57. Get a used Lexus sc430.
    21:19 P.S. I agree with you, the Nissan Murano cabriolet is a good idea but the reliability is questionable.

  6. Love my Tesla navigation it shows charging locations it’s super convenient

  7. 26:00 Ride height/safety

  8. 5:45 I dont use nav or my phone I look where I am going or pull over.

  9. Used toyota solara

  10. The first time we see white testosterone on the minority in the panel, great! From previews episodes One would think they hire only white males!

  11. what about cell reception on the phone versus satellite reception on your car gps, when you’re in the woods in new england, in vermont, etc. it makes a difference in terms of finding out where you are

  12. I own a 2012 sedan, I absolutely love the roominess and the simplicity, such a shame to hear that that is gone. Keep up the good work.

  13. How about a suitable minivan with full featured sunroof window that cab be open ended, of course.

  14. Maybe don’t let the person who’s gonna begin her review by complaining about lack of covered cargo space in the front, disregarding the glovebox entirely? Its fine for 3rd rung comments, but don’t START with that

  15. Jake looks hot with a beard. That’s all.

  16. Murano Cross Cabriolet? Damn

  17. Don’t worry CR, this is the last Versa that Nissan is designing. The next Versa will come from an even worse car company – Renault. With the announcement this past week, Renault is responsible now for all the small cars/SUVs that Nissan and Renault will make. Nissan is responsible for the larger cars for both companies. That way they cut out the overlap in development. So you won’t have the Japanese Versa anymore to dislike. In the future you will have the French Renault designed small car to dislike intensely!

  18. Toyota is always the most reliable because they use the oldest everything. Look at the Lexus GS. Ancient design. Ancient display that CR hates. Doesn’t have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. In fact, Apple Carplay was added to the ES in 2019 for the first time. Toyota is very late to adopt anything new. As a result, they can have the most reliable car. Just don’t expect the latest technology in almost all cases.

  19. Sedan vs truck. I’m in the truck camp. I’m fine with someone get the sedan but then needs a truck all the time. Don’t expect to Barrow a truck you’ve made you bed now lie in it!

  20. 16:07 sounds like the yaris iA would still be my pick in the segment…. even if I did have to add a supercharger immediately after purchase.

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