#253 2020 Mazda CX-30 Test Results; The Future of Vehicle Communication

published 1 month ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our test results of the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30, and talk about where this compact SUV fits in the Mazda lineup. Jen Stockburger shares her personal experience purchasing a new vehicle and how the process is different due to social distancing. Also, we discuss vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication and what the future might look like for vehicle communication. We wrap up with audience questions including whether adding fuel stabilizer might affect your car's emissions, and whether or not all the new advanced safety systems might drive down insurance premiums due to less accidents.     -----------------------------------   Subscribe to Talking Cars on Apple Podcasts!   Video version:    Audio version:    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 -----------------------------------   00:30 - Jen Stockburger Car Buying Experience 05:28 - V2X (Vehicle-to-evedrything) Communication Update 11:45 - 2020 Mazda CX-30 Test Results 19:56 - Question #1: What is a good, sporty, and under 10k replacement for a Subaru Legacy? 25:29 - Question #2: Can adding fuel stabilizer to your vehicles gas tank affect its emissions? 26:34 - Question #3: How well did the Hyundai Sonata’s headlights perform in CR’s tests? 29:06 - Question #4: Could advanced safety gear on new vehicles reduce car crashes by such amount that it might drive down the cost of  insurance premiums?   ----------------------------------    Auto Industry Pledges V2X Expansion, but Only If FCC Protects Airwaves   Vehicle-to-vehicle communication can prevent crashes   Coronavirus Is Pushing Car Dealerships Into Online Sales and Home Delivery   How to Buy a Car From Home and Spend Less Time at the Dealership   Some Automakers Are Offering Car Lease Extensions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic   Coronavirus Resource Hub   First Drive: Small, Seductive 2020 Mazda CX-30 SUV   Mazda CX-3 Brings Premium Feel to Subcompact SUVs   4K Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive   2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Mazda3   2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive   Infiniti G37 Review   2009-2010 Audi A4 Review   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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