Our ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Cars; 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Test Results | Talking Cars #319

Our 'Guilty Pleasure' Cars; 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Test Results | Talking Cars #319 1

This week we share test results for the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and debate its appeal amidst newer, all-electric Hyundais that go by the same name. We also reveal which cars from CR's test program we consider guilty pleasures and we answer audience questions about tire warranties, unique paint colors and what happens to frunk cargo in a crash.

SHOW NOTES:
0:30 – Emily tests new rear seat reminders
2:16 – 2021 Hyundai Ioniq test results
10:00 – Our guilty pleasure cars
19:24 – Question #1: How can I get a tire warranty if the shop I bought them from didn’t supply one?
22:53 – Question #2: Why aren’t there more green colored vehicles?
24:33 – Question #3: Would hard objects in a frunk affect crash safety?
26:36 – Question #4: Why does the U.S. have multiple systems to charge electric vehicles?

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2021 Hyundai Elantra:

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11 Comments on "Our ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Cars; 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Test Results | Talking Cars #319"

  1. bigger waste of time than usual.

  2. My guilty pleasure is Toyota RAV4 hybrid boring but very reliable efficient and roomy

  3. Ricco kimbrough | August 6, 2021 at 3:22 PM | Reply

    I own the all electric Ioniq and love it

  4. You should stop that home office BS. Most people are back to work. Or are you not vaxxed?

  5. Guilty pleasure: 1996-2007 Ford Taurus Wagon… the so-called egg carton but it looked so original. I also love the Honda Clarity.

  6. Microwaves in frunks are for VERY short trips. “It’s been 60 seconds. We’d better pull over to see if our food is hot.”

  7. The Prius isn’t cheap and it’s not a nice interior.

  8. Regional auto organizations might control which colors are available. According to one source, only 2 percent of new cars are green. That obviously reflects which colors are considered most desired by consumers. This varies by maker. For decades I drove a forest green Subaru Outback, a color that was so popular in that model that I once braked for a four-way stop corner. There was a green Outback on each of the four roads! FWIW, the one time I drove in California I was surprised by all the green cars there.

  9. Hybrid in Asia and Europe has sportier looks than those comes to US. We need sportier looking model like slot a Sport version, keep the LED headlights.

  10. Michael Silbert | August 6, 2021 at 4:07 PM | Reply

    With all due respect , she may have a PhD. in automotive safety, testing and the related physics, but that doesn’t make her a car journalist.

  11. I’m in the market for a sports sedan. I narrowed it down go the Acura TLX type S and the Genesis G70. I like the looks of the G70 and heard it is a quicker car overall, however I like the interior of the TLX as it looks more modern and heard the ELS sound system is amazing. What your recommendation be between the two? I currently drive a 2013 Lexus GS 350 which has been bulletproof, so I’d like something reliable as well

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