2022 Nissan Pathfinder; Driving Tips to Improve Fuel Economy | Talking Cars #311

2022 Nissan Pathfinder; Driving Tips To Improve Fuel Economy | Talking Cars #311 1

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, and discuss whether its driving dynamics and redesigned interior give it an edge in the competitive midsized three-row SUV segment. Fuel prices are going up nationwide, so we share some tips on how to maximize your car's fuel economy. Other topics include whether switching between premium and regular fuel may damage a car's engine, should Tesla disabling advanced safety features in some of its vehicles keep drivers from purchasing a Model 3 or Model Y, how to properly charge an electric vehicle to optimize its battery life, and we feature responses we received from our audience about their favorite cars they wish they still owned.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:35 – Audience Response: Favorite Cars Ever Owned
06:20 – Tips to Improve Fuel Economy
12:32 – 2022 Nissan Pathfinder First Impressions
22:38 – Question #1: Could switching between premium and regular fuel damage a car’s engine?
26:01 – Question #2: Should Tesla disabling advance safety features in some of its vehicles keep drivers from purchasing a Model 3 or Model Y?
29:30 – Question #3: What is the proper way to charge and electric vehicle to optimize its battery life?
31:36 – Question #4: What is the best way to protect a car’s wheel from curb damage?

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5 Comments on "2022 Nissan Pathfinder; Driving Tips to Improve Fuel Economy | Talking Cars #311"

  1. Right Lane Hog | June 11, 2021 at 3:53 PM | Reply

    Hi CR, Here in Canada, every kilometer you increase speed above our typical 100 kmh limit uses approximately 1% more fuel , does the same thing happen in the USA with speeds above 60 miles per hour?

  2. Right Lane Hog | June 11, 2021 at 3:56 PM | Reply

    Does that new Nissan Pathfinder have a discount Mitsubishi Doppelganger the way the Rogue does? Is it true the inimitable Mitsubishi Mirage will soon have a Nissan imitation?

  3. Those were the days when Toyota actually built its own sports cars. Today they have the Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 and the BMW Supra. Not bad cars, but nothing like the MR2, Celica, and original Supra. Regarding fuel types it really depends on the car on what octane to use when premium is recommended and not required. I have run tests on the same route with a Buick Envision and averaged 24.4 mpg on the route on premium, and 21.1 mpg with regular on the same route the next day (weather conditions nearly identical). The 14% loss in mileage means I get a small gain in saving money using premium and not regular but it really does not make much difference but I do get better acceleration.

  4. Steven Pierce | June 11, 2021 at 4:20 PM | Reply

    30:09 I thought the question was more about should you always top up to 80%, and leave it plugged in every night, or do you run it down to 30-40% and charge it up to 80% once every couple days/a week depending on your driving.

  5. Curing wheels are a real problem. There’s really no solution right now. If tire makers added a little rubber near the wheel rim, I would pay extra for that.

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