#197 2019 Mazda3 First Impressions; 2020 Ford Escape & Toyota Yaris Hatchback Announcements

published 2 years ago by Consumer Reports

We just purchased the all-new 2019 Mazda3 for our testing program, and we share our first impressions on the sedan - can it retain the fun driving dynamics of the last generation? We also discuss the recently unveiled 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback and Ford Escape's chances of becoming bigger players in their respective segments. We also answer questions from our audience, including whether premium fuel will make a Ford F-150 run more efficiently, how to choose the right size tires, and how you know if the fuel you’re buying is considered top tier.   ---------------------------------------- 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  Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:  SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 01:14 - 2020 Ford Escape   06:25 - 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback   10:07 - 2019 Mazda3 First Impressions   17:05 - Question #1: How Do I Know That I’m Buying Top Tier Fuel?   20:59 - Question #2: Right Tires For My Car and Should I Use Hydrogen For My Tires?   24:30 - Question #3: Will Higher Octane Gas Improve Fuel Economy?   27:36 - Question #4: Suggestions For A Rear-Wheel Drive Sporty Four-Door Sedan That Can Fit Child Seats?   -----------------------------------   Redesigned 2020 Ford Escape Adds Tech, Loses Weight   2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Gets Bigger and Adds Features   Study Shows Top Tier Gasoline Worth the Extra Price   2016 Scion iA Quick Drive   Mazda2 First Look   2014 Mazda3 First Drive   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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