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Buying vs Leasing an Electric Car; Stuck with Large Rims & Low Profile Tires? | Talking Cars #246

Buying vs Leasing an Electric Car; Stuck with Large Rims & Low Profile Tires? | Talking Cars #246 1

This week we cover a wide range of topics, including comparing Consumer Reports’ ratings across car categories; installing a front-facing child seat in the rear seat of a sports car; why higher-level trim cars come with larger wheels and low profile tires; how CR tests the subject aspects of a tire’s performance, and which would be a better 3-row SUV for a growing family: the Acura MDX, or Mazda CX-9.


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00:39 – Question #1: Are CR’s car ratings comparable across categories?

1:32 – Question #2: Can a from-facing child car seat be installed in the middle seat of a Camaro or a Mustang?

05:25 – Question #3: Why do higher trim cars come with large wheels and low profile tires?

08:04 – Question #4: Why does CR give higher ratings for cars with advanced safety features?

13:12 – Question #5: Please help a growing family choose a 3-row crossover, Mazda CX-9 or Acura MDX

16:32 – Question #6: How does CR grade the more subjective aspects of a tire?

20:00 – Question #7: Is it better to buy or lease an electric vehicle?

23:16 – Question #8: Please recommend an EV or plug-in hybrid with advanced safety features?

30:39 – Question #9: Is a 2014 Lexus ES300h a reliable replacement for a 2014 Toyota Camry and provide a bump in luxury?


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2016 BMW 7 Series Quick Drive

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4K Review: 2017 Acura MDX Quick Drive

2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Audi E-Tron

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Quick Drive

What You Need to Know About Installing a Child Car Seat in the Rear Center Seat

4K Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Quick Drive

2018 Hyundai Kona Quick Drive

2019 Lexus ES Quick Drive

4K Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive

2017 Kia Niro Quick Drive

2018 Nissan Leaf Quick Drive

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Quick Drive

2015 Ford Mustang Review


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