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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Results; How Big Tech is Influencing the Auto Industry | #290

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Results; How Big Tech is Influencing the Auto Industry | #290 1

We've completed testing of our 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and discuss how this plug-in hybrid performed, and why it might outshine the Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid. Apple made automotive news recently concerning the potential development of an Apple-branded car produced by Hyundai; we discuss these reports, and consider the many ways the auto industry and big tech companies are converging to impact the car market. Other topics include the Toyota Yaris GR, if a hitch-mounted bike rack could prematurely age your car's springs, and whether adaptive cruise control has an impact on fuel efficiency.


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00:00 – Introduction
00:34 – News of potential Apple-branded car produced by Hyundai.
09:19 – 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Results
19:41 – Question #1: Why is the Toyota Yaris GR AWD not available in the US?
25:17 – Question #2: Does adaptive cruise control have an effect on fuel efficiency?
26:37 – Question #3: Could having a hitch mounted bike rack over an extended period of time have negative impact on the car’s springs?


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