#250 Keep Gasoline In Your Tank From Going Stale; 2020 Volkswagen Passat Test Results

published 5 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we discuss our test results of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, and how it stacks up against its competitors in the midsized segment. We share tips on how to keep your car’s fuel fresh while it is (likely) being driven fewer miles during the coronavirus pandemic. We also discuss if a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Gladiator is on the horizon, how effective a load leg is on a child seat, and whether the tachometer is still necessary in modern vehicles.     ----------------------------------- 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 ----------------------------------- 00:41 - Keep Gasoline in your Tank From Going Stale- 07:31 - 2020 Volkswagen Passat Test Results 15:35 - Question #1: Is a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Gladiator on the horizon? 22:01 - Question #2: Are tachometers still necessary in modern vehicles? 26:51 - Question #3: Will hybrid vehicles drop in price due to low cost of gasoline? 29:41 - Question #4: Why aren’t load legs more common on rear-facing infant seat in the US?   ----------------------------------    How to Keep the Gas Fresh and Protect Your Car During the Coronavirus Pandemic   Coronavirus Resource Hub   How to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus When Pumping Gas   2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Volkswagen Passat   2014 Volkswagen Passat Review   2019 Volkswagen Arteon Quick Drive   2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Jeep Gladiator   2018 Jeep Wrangler Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Honda Accord Quick Drive   2020 Subaru Legacy Quick Drive   Load Legs Show Promise for Safer Child Seats   Load Legs Give Child Car Seats Improved Safety in a Crash   Best Infant Car Seats of 2020   • 249: Coronavirus Car Seat Care and Cleaning   • 248: Pumping Gas in the Age of Coronavirus   • 247: Your Favorite Automotive Podcast Goes Remote   • 246: Answering Audience Questions on EVs, Tires, Car Seats, and More   • 245: How the Coronavirus is Affecting Auto Shows   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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