2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Test Results; What Classic Vehicles Should Become EVs? | Talking Cars #328

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Test Results; What Classic Vehicles Should Become Evs? | Talking Cars #328 1

This week, we share our test results of the 2021 Ford F-150 and F-150 hybrid pickup trucks, comparing the performance of the two different powertrains and some of their more interesting features. We also talk about the all-electric 2023 Genesis GV60, including its eye-catching styling, motor options, and predicted electric range. A dealer told someone in our Talking Cars audience, "You can't rustproof an EV." Is that true? We do some mythbusting, and share tips on how to avoid falling into sales traps at the dealer. Other topics include: Whether some lane keeping assist systems can be overly aggressive; what safety features electronic shifters offer; and we pick which classic vehicles we'd like to see brought back as an EV.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:29 – Preview: 2023 Genesis GV60
07:52 – Which Classic Car Should Be Brought Back as an EV
12:16 – Test Results: 2021 Ford F-150 and F-150 Hybrid
24:14 – Question #1: Is the longer reach distance to the car’s touch screen a safety precaution?
28:28 – Question #2: What features do electronic shifters have to make them safer?
32:29 – Question #3: Is “you can’t rustproof and EV’ statement true?
35:20 – Question #4: Why are some Lane Keeping Assist systems overly aggressive?

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Preview: Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 Charges to Production

First Drive: Redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 Now Offers Hybrid Power and Tons of Tech

New & Used Car Buying Guide

Guide to Car Safety

How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home

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11 Comments on "2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Test Results; What Classic Vehicles Should Become EVs? | Talking Cars #328"

  1. Bryant Monroe | October 8, 2021 at 3:26 PM | Reply

    Nice, really nice

  2. If you really need lane keep assist and all these new features you probably shouldn’t even be driving!

  3. What classics to revive as EVs? Come on, guys, you’re aren’t being imaginative enough (except, perhaps, with the BMW). How about a Tatra 87 or a 603; or a Porsche 356?

  4. The consistently rising prices on trucks never fails to amaze me. Yes these are great trucks, but wow the buy in is something.

  5. Danny Ferguson | October 8, 2021 at 4:39 PM | Reply

    Small lightweight sports cars are beautiful like a woman.
    Big heavy SUV’s, trucks and vans are stocky and utilitarian looking like a man.

  6. Danny Ferguson | October 8, 2021 at 4:42 PM | Reply

    A “work truck” with a folding shifter but a bed that is too short?

  7. If voice recognition in cars worked as well as it does in other applications, the whole discussion about touch screens would be moot. As for lane-keeping assist, it can be turned off.

  8. The CRX is a death trap that folds up like a beer can in accidents. And they are WAY too small to meet consumer wants/needs. No way should they be brought back

  9. David McCarthy | October 8, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

    Once again, PLEASE, PLEASE someone on staff own an BEV so that you stop telling the viewers that 250-ish miles of range isn’t enough. 75 miles of range can be enough for a lot of owners if they understand their needs. You can have an EV with 1000 miles of range but it does you no good if the charging rate/curve is to low. A long flat charge rate to 80% and then get back on the road for the 200 people in America that drive across the country each month. Everyone else averages 30 miles a day which is why I only need to charge every 10 days or so. I got by just fine with the 120v granny cable for five weeks before my EVSE was installed. Or maybe just don’t talk about EV’s until you gain real world knowledge about them? Driving around your test track isn’t the same as using one like a normal consumer does in day to day living.

  10. The Car Crazy Guy | October 8, 2021 at 5:26 PM | Reply

    I have a ‘21 F150 Limited 4×4 Powerboost. Beautiful truck!

  11. HI MONTY, QUINCE, AND ALEX, GOOD SHOW!! On the guy from Canada’s rustproofing question : doesn’t that sound like the guy in the movie FARGO?? Did the KIA salesman call his stuff TRUECOAT?? Was his name LUNDEGARD?? THANKS GUYS!! CHAS ORVIS, PLAINVILLE, CT. PS : SIXTY-NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A HYBRID TRUCK WITHOUT THE KING RANCH OR PLATINUM TRIM PACKAGES??? OY VEY!!!!

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