#285 2020 RAM 1500 Diesel Test Results; New Honda Civic, Subaru BRZ, and Acura MDX

published 9 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we have the test results of the 2020 RAM 1500 Diesel pickup truck, and discuss its impressive ride, whether it is "diesel enough,"  and how it stacks up against competitors like the Chevrolet Silverado diesel in the half-ton truck segment. Honda recently unveiled a prototype of its popular Civic, and we talk about its new chassis, exterior styling, and cabin. Subaru also made news, revealing the new BRZ, and we discuss if it can retain its sporty DNA from the previous generation and its sister model Toyota 86? We also share some of the key changes to the new Acura MDX redesign. Can having your key fob in your car drain your car's battery? We answer that, and cover other topics including if cars can have a country of origin anymore, and which off-road vehicle would be a viable replacement for a vintage Land Rover Defender.     ----------------------------------- 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 00:27 - Preview: 2022 Honda Civic 04:32 - Preview: 2022 Subaru BRZ 06:44 - Preview: 2022 Acura MDX 08:54 - 2020 RAM 1500 Diesel Test Results 16:10 - Question #1: Could a key fob drain the car’s battery? 18:22 - Question #2: Where are most vehicles manufactured, and do cars have a country of origin anymore? 23:20 - Question #3: Which off-road vehicle would be a viable replacement for a vintage Land Rover Defender?     ----------------------------------  Preview: Redesigned 2022 Honda Civic Hides Big Updates Under Conservatively Styled Exterior   Preview: 2022 Subaru BRZ Still Emphasizes Balance Over Brawn   Preview: 2022 Acura MDX Luxury SUV Has More Room and Adds a Performance Powertrain   2019 RAM 1500 Quick Drive   2019 RAM 1500 Drops Weight, Adds Luxury Touches, and Keeps Its Smooth Ride   Winter Driving Tips   How to Replace Your Car’s Key Fob   What Makes a car ‘American’?   Preview: 2021 Ford Bronco Reinvents a 4x4 Classic   Toyota 4Runner Review   4K Review: 2017 Jeep Compass Quick Drive   Coronavirus Resource Hub     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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