#277 2021 Genesis GV80 First Impressions; 2022 Volkswagen Taos Preview

published 1 month ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Genesis GV80, we go through the specs  and talk about whether this luxury SUV has what it takes to challenge some of the highly established competitors like the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, and Cadillac XT6. Also Volkswagen recently announced the all-new Taos for 2022, our experts discuss where it fits within the Volkswagen SUV lineup and if the automotive industry needs another small SUV. We also answer audience questions about whether or not it's possible to purchase a vehicle directly from the manufacturer and bypass the dealer, how to prepare a car for a long trip after its been sitting in a garage for half a year, as well as how maintenance costs compare between plug-in hybrid, pure electric, and gas-only 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 -----------------------------------   00:00 - Introduction 00:41 - 2022 Volkswagen Taos Preview 05:55 - 2021 Genesis GV80 First Impressions 14:53 - Question #1: Is it possible to purchase a car directly from the manufacturer? 19:43 - Question #2: Does CR data suggest that after sorting out big issues on an unreliable vehicle that the car will last for some time after? 21:00 - Question #3: How to prepare a car for a long trip after it has been sitting in a garage for half a year? 22:26 - Question #4: How does maintenance cost compare between plug-in hybrid, pure electric, and gas-only vehicles.        ----------------------------------    Coronavirus Resource Hub   Preview: 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV Squeezes Signature Bond Features Into a Small Package   Preview: Sleek and Sporty 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Electric SUV Revealed   New 2021 Genesis GV80 Is a Stylish 3-Row Luxury SUV   First Drive: Freshened, Swanky Audi Q7 Is Brimming With Technology   2019 BMW X5 Quick Drive   2016 Volvo XC90 Quick Drive   2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Cadillac XT6   2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Lincoln Aviator   2018 Lexus RX350L Quick Drive   Prep Your Car for Winter   2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive   2017 Audi A4 Quick Drive   2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Mazda3   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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