#226 2020 Nissan Versa First Impressions; What Are The Right Safety Features?

published 3 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

New at the track this week is the 2020 Nissan Versa we recently purchased for our test program. We share our first impressions, and discuss the struggles of the subcompact sedan segment.  We also talk about NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) new initiative to overhaul its vehicle crash test program, and how this will benefit consumers. In our Q&A segment, we answer audience questions about the long-term reliability of Ford's Ecoboost engines, if there are too many safety features on modern cars, and what is a good solution to replacing expensive LED headlights.     ---------------------------------- 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 ----------------------------------- 00:27 - NHTSA Crash Test Program Overhaul 05:03 - 2020 Nissan Versa First Impressions 11:43 - Question #1: How reliable are Ford’s EcoBoost engines? 14:24 - Question #2: Is the abundance of safety features making cars more expensive? 19:00 - Question #3: Why are the inexpensive halogen headlights being replaced with expensive LEDs? 20:50- Question #4: What is a quieter, more luxurious replacement for a 2008 Camry Hybrid?     ----------------------------------  Federal Car Crash Testing Needs Major Overhaul, Safety Advocates Say   Nissan Versa Gets Much-Needed Redesign for 2020   Nissan Versa review   2014 Nissan Versa Note quick take   4K Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Honda Accord Quick Drive   2019 Toyota Avalon Quick Drive     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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