2022 Mitsubishi Outlander; Rivian Adventure Network | Talking Cars #302

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander; Rivian Adventure Network | Talking Cars #302 1

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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21 Comments on "2022 Mitsubishi Outlander; Rivian Adventure Network | Talking Cars #302"

  1. Isn’t this company a Chinese company???

  2. “Mit-su-bi-shi.” C’mon, Jake.

  3. What was the process of ICE vehicles? Were gas stations available before the vehicles were built en masse?

  4. interesting to have Rivian & Mitsubishi in the same podcast…Rivian manufacturing in the previous Mitsubishi plant at Normal, IL

  5. Mike Monticello looking more like Colonel Fitts from American Beauty every time I see him.

  6. This Outlander and the BMW 4 series are vying for worst front ends of 2021.

  7. I’d be willing to be the Honda would be worth more than the Toyota. Toyota’s system will be a nightmare to maintain after 100K miles or more.

  8. Right Lane Hog | April 9, 2021 at 5:08 PM | Reply

    If joining an alliance with Nissan and Renault is the answer, what was the question?

  9. Why?? Your lead story on a nonexistent vehicle?

    • David McCarthy | April 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      No, they’ve had their test mules driving around in several countries/seasons/elevations for a while now. I think they had some distraction with getting the new Amazon electric vans delivered and that money, and delivery deadline, dangling in front of them.

  10. This discussion makes me value my internal combustion engine with manual transmission vehicle even more.

  11. I used to be a Honda guy but I couldn’t handle the poor seat comfort anymore. They had great seats in the 80’s and 90’s, what happened?

  12. Bruce Solomon | April 9, 2021 at 5:57 PM | Reply

    If you think Jake pronounces Porsche and Taycan funny listen to how he says button and important.

  13. To the guy looking for comfortable alternatives to Honda Accord sport :
    – Rent a car make and model of your choice in Turo ( car rental app), and drive it for couple days. You’ll have your answer.
    – suspension tuning, cabin noise and visibility are very important factors to consider besides seats themselves for comfort on long distance drive.

  14. Miguel Ircontar | April 9, 2021 at 6:27 PM | Reply

    I prefer the Rogue bc I like Nissan but I would test drive the Mitsubishi

  15. 95thRiflesOCI | April 9, 2021 at 6:49 PM | Reply

    6:41 nice copy of the Hyundai Palisade

  16. Terrance Blount | April 9, 2021 at 6:49 PM | Reply

    Maybe I’m an odd man out but after sadly totaling out my EVO X MR Touring, I’m getting this in SEL Touring form. Hopefully another EVO in a new form in the future but I’m down with it. 🤷🏽‍♂️ Got kids, want more space, and interior with CarPlay FTW.

  17. I love the idea of BMW about their future EV cars that can be charged wirelessly. I think the future is heading this way similar to the wireless charging of our cellphones.

  18. Before you 86 your Accord consider third party solutions like seat cushions and lumbar pads. I added a back massager to my 2018 Focus and it did wonders for my chronic back pain.

  19. Sounds like Riven is going after Subaru’s market placing their chargers in state parks. That is going to be interesting as Subaru only has one hybrid which leverages Toyota’s last generation hybrid technology in their Crosstrek. Interesting with Kia/Hyundai. The Kia Stinger is closest to the Genesis G70, but is in between the G70 and G80 in size, so there is no exact comparison.

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