#268  2020 Cadillac CT4 Test Results; Cadillac Lyriq First Look

published 9 months ago by Consumer Reports

We recently completed testing on the 2020 Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan, and we discuss how it compares to the Audi A4, Genesis G70, and its sister sedan, the Cadillac CT5. Staying with the Cadillac, the GM’s luxury brand recently made headlines with the unveiling of its all-electric Lyriq concept SUV; we talk about the rocky history of electric cars at General Motors, the interesting platform the Lyriq will be based on, and how this car will compete with Tesla's offerings. We also answer questions about fun alternatives to the Hyundai Palisade, how electric truck maker Rivian is stepping up the battery game, tips for snowbirds to maintain their Mazda Miata and Mazda3,  and whether it is a good idea to use a padded seat belt cover.     -----------------------------------   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 01:41 - 2023 Cadillac Lyriq First Look 06:15 - 2020 Cadillac CT5 Test Results 13:48 - Question #1: Is Rivian moving towards the 800 volt battery technology and is it worth the wait? 17:23 - Question #2: Are padded set belt covers safe? 19:55 - Question #3: Is it bad for cars to be garaged for long periods of time and how should they be maintained? 24:51 - Questions #4: What are some fun alternatives to the Hyundai Palisade?   ----------------------------------    Coronavirus Resource Hub   Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Shows GM’s Commitment to Electric Cars   First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Both Thrills and Disappoints   First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT5 Blends Comfort and Sport   All-Electric Rivian Pickup and SUV Take Charge   4K Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive   2017 Audi A4 Quick Drive   2019 Genesis G70 Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Kia Stinger   2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Cadillac CT5   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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