#278 2021 Lexus IS First Impressions; 2022 GMC Hummer EV Preview

published 7 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we give our first impressions of the 2021 Lexus IS, discuss what has changed from the previous model and if the redesign is adequate to make this compact sports sedan stand out against rivals like the BMW 3 series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C class. GMC revealed its all-new fully electric 2022 Hummer EV, we discuss some of its glamorous features and if it's enticing enough to steal the spotlight from the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T. Also we breakdown CR's new study on EV wall chargers and provide tips on how to improve the charging experience.      -----------------------------------   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 00:34 - 2022 GMC Hummer EV Preview 03:05 - CR’s Wall-mounted Car Charger Study 08:56 - 2021 Lexus IS First Impressions 15:43 - Question #1: Is now a good time to sell an unneeded vehicle? 19:02 - Question #2: Is the Toyota Avalon Hybrid as reliable as the regular Avalon? 23:05 - Question #3: Is leasing a Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Venue, or Kia Seltos a good idea?    ----------------------------------    Coronavirus Resource Hub   Preview: 2022 GMC Hummer EV Turns an Off-Road Legend Into a Green Machine   How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle   EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars   First Drive: 2021 Lexus IS Makes Evolutionary Improvements   2016 Lexus IS300 Quick Drive   2019 Toyota Avalon Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Quick Drive   2019 LA Auto Show: 2021 Kia Seltos   2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Venue   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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