#262 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime First Impressions; Ford's Unveiling of the 2021 F-150

published 2 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, a plug-in version of the hybrid, and talk about the ups and downs of the electrification of the RAV. We discuss the newly unveiled 2021 Ford F-150 and all the changes, including a hybrid powertrain. Also, we answer audience questions about which factor is most important (mileage or age) when purchasing a used car, the mechanics of heating and cooling in electric cars, and could obstructing the A-pillar (with a dash cam power cord) potentially affect the side curtain airbag.     -----------------------------------   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 ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:39 - 2021 Ford F-150 Unveiling 10:38 - 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime First Impressions 15:55 - Question #1: Which factor is more important, mileage or car’s age, when buying a used car? 20:37 - Question #2: How does the heating/cooling system work on electric cars? 22:41 - Question #3: Could wires obstructing the side curtain airbags become a hazard in case of an accident? 24:46 - Question #4: Is the Audi 3.0-liter twin supercharged V6 engine known for timing chain issues?   ----------------------------------    Preview: All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Is a High-Tech Workhorse   2018 Ford F-150 Quick Drive   First Drive: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Powerful and Luxurious   2019 LA Auto Show: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime   2019 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive   Dash Cams Can Be Silent Witnesses During Police Traffic Stops and Other Incidents   Coronavirus Resource Hub   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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