2020 Toyota Highlander First Impressions; Studded Tires & Rustproofing for Winter Driving

published 2 months ago by Consumer Reports

We rented the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander SUV this week, and give you our first impressions after taking it for a spin at the Consumer Reports test track. We also discuss whether underbody rustproofing and studded tires (or lack thereof) are must-have equipment for driving in the snow and ice this winter. Other topics include how manufacturers determine their original equipment tires, the importance of proper child seat fitment, and what is one car we would love, if not for a critical misstep. SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- :29 - importance of proper child seat installation 3:25 - 2020 Toyota Highlander First Impressions 9:05 - relationship between tires and car in CR’s braking tests 11:58 - is underbelly rustproofing worth purchasing for winter driving 14:42 - can studdable tires be used without installing studs? 16:25 - cars that would be great except for one major issue ----------------------------------- 2020 Toyota Highlander Review: How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes: Consumer Reports Tire Selector: ----------------------------------- Subscribe to Talking Cars on Apple Podcasts! Video version:  Audio version:  Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:  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! Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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