#282 2020 Land Rover Defender First Impressions; CR's Annual Auto Reliability Survey

published 10 months ago by Consumer Reports

Every year, Consumer Reports releases the results of its auto reliability survey, collecting data from hundreds of thousands of our members. We share the process of collecting this data, as well as some highlights from this year's results. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a recent addition to our test program, and we share our first impressions on this resurrected and rugged luxury off-roader SUV. We also answer questions about NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) shields on cars, possible solutions to end a burdensome car lease, and at what point a child can safely ride in a vehicle without a booster seat.      ----------------------------------- 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 00:37 - Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey Results 09:25 - 2020 Land Rover Defender First Impressions 19:13 - Question #1: Do NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) shield help with preventing rust and corrosion on a vehicle? 21:27 - Question #2: Which vehicle would be a competent replacement for a 2003 Toyota Highlander? 25:25 - Question #3: Is there a possible solution to ending a burdensome car lease? 27:09 - Question #4: At what point a child can safely ride in a vehicle without a booster seat?   ----------------------------------    CR Auto Reliability   Coronavirus Resource Hub   Car Care During Coronavirus   Booster Sets: Why Your Big Kid May Still Need a Booster   2020 Subaru Outback Quick Drive   2017 Honda Ridgeline Quick Drive   4K Review: 2017 Toyota Highlander Quick Drive   -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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