#279 2021 Genesis G80 First Impressions; Nitrogen in Your Tires: Is It Worth the Cost?

published 9 months ago by Consumer Reports

We recently got a chance to drive the 2021 Genesis G80 at our test track, and we share our impressions on how the sedan from Hyundai's luxury brand performed, as well as how it compares to other vehicles in its class, like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Volvo S90. Filling your tires with nitrogen is an option offered by many dealerships and mechanics these days, usually for an added expense. We talk about whether this is something to consider, as well as if it's safe to put regular air into a tire filled with nitrogen. Winter weather is on its way (if it hasn't already arrived where you are!), so we discuss the best way to prep your car for hitting the road when there's ice and snow. We also give advice about replacing a Hyundai Elantra with an Audi A4 (or other alternatives like the Mazda3, Honda Civic Sport, or Toyota Camry?!) And with an increasing number of cars on the road having the ability to update their software, how is Consumer Reports adjusting its testing program to stay on top of the latest versions and features? Do the scores change when a car with GM's Super Cruise or vehicles from Tesla receive a new update? We discuss how we are adapting our testing to account for these new technologies, and more.     -----------------------------------   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 00:33 - Vehicle Winter Prep and Winter Driving Tips 06:53 - 2021 Genesis G80 First Impressions 13:30 - Question #1: Is an Audi A4 a good replacement for a Hyundai Elantra ? 19:41 - Question #2: What are the advantages of filling up tires with nitrogen instead of air? 23:42 - Question #3: How is CR adapting its test to account for new technologies?    ----------------------------------    Coronavirus Resource Hub   Winter Driving Tips   Essential Winter Driving Tips   Prep Your Car for Winter   6 Safety Sensors to Clean on Your Car This Winter   Getting your tires ready for winter: Advice from Consumer Reports   First Drive: 2021 Genesis G80 Ramps Up Styling and Tech   2017 Audi A4 Quick Drive   2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Quick Drive   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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