#169 Subaru Ascent Test Results; Audi E-Tron & Lucid Air

We've finished testing the 2019 Subaru Ascent, and let you know how it stacks up against competitors like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Mazda CX-9. We also discuss the unveiling of the all-electric Audi E-Tron SUV, as well as startup automaker Lucid securing $1 billion in funding. And as always, we answer your questions, this week about CR buying and testing unpopular cars, our most coveted advanced safety gear, and what car you should buy once you pay off your student loans! ----------------------------------- Subscribe to Talking Cars on Apple Podcasts!
Video version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-cars-hq/id630839767?mt=2 Audio version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-cars-mp3/id630831189?mt=2 Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly! From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team! We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-talking-cars/ Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jr8wJRJyN9v8T6LC1fQQ6 SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 1:11 - Lucid Motors receives $1 Billion in funding 1:50 - Audi announces the E-Tron 6:10 - Subaru Ascent test results 11:17 - We have a question for you! 12:29 - Video Question #1: Level 1 vs. Level 2 EV charging 16:31 - Video Question #2: Sporty sedan shopping for $40K CAN 19:40 - Question #3: Test Car Triage 23:28 - Question #4: Which safety options to purchase for a new driver VIDEO LINKS ----------------------------------- 2019 Subaru Ascent Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCgPso_jBDk 2016 Honda Pilot Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhJBb143fho 2017 Toyota Highlander Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic5Obebxcv8 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UigcJd7PVY 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIYG0NR42LU 2016 Chevrolet Volt Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3sa7OT3PhU Electric Car Range Face-Off: Chevy Bolt vs. Tesla Model S 75D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx7Tg7QNvFg 2016 Tesla Model S Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9cT_mIff-Q 2016 Tesla Model X Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GhvTUDuEds 2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0VlwLRJFAo 2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANxqmrKcnc 2016 Infiniti Q50 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpcRtwZjkJE

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