#259 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Impressions; Can Lower Octane Fuel Damage Your Car?

published 4 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week at the track we have the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, we share our first impressions and discuss whether or not hybridizing the CR-V improved the model. Also we dip into the mailbag and answer audience questions about why Subarus are so popular with car reviewers and enthusiasts, whether filling up your car with lower octane fuel than recommended by the manufacturer could damage your vehicle or void the warranty, and how to make a long road trip as pleasant and comfortable as possible.     -----------------------------------   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 -----------------------------------   01:25 - 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Impressions 12:44 - Question #1: Why are Subarus so popular among car reviewers and enthusiasts? 19:29 - Question #2: Will putting lower octane fuel than recommended by the manufacturer damage a vehicle or void the warranty? 21:56 - Question #3: Is the new Toyota Venza considered a first year model even though it has been previously sold in Japan as the Harrier? 23:30 - Question #4: What is the best solution for a cross-country road trip in terms of seat comfort?   ----------------------------------    2017 Honda CR-V Quick Drive   2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Ford Escape   2019 Subaru Forester Quick Drive   Coronavirus Resource Hub   2020 Buick Encore GX Test Results; Toyota Unveils a New Hybrid Sienna and Venza | Talking Cars #256   2020 Subaru Legacy Quick Drive   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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