#306 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray First Impressions; Why is This Smart Car Trying to Tow Anything?

published 2 months ago by Consumer Reports

We recently welcomed the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray into our test fleet, and we share our first impressions on its driving dynamics, styling, and interior drawbacks. Also, with Corvette always giving buyers more performance per dollar than other automakers, we compare how this first ever mid-engine Corvette compares to other, more exotic sports cars, like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. We also discuss whether Rivian's new Adventure charging network will accommodate other manufacturer's EVs, or be proprietary like Tesla Superchargers. Other topics include: which SUV is best suited for an adventurous family; is it wise to replace original larger wheels on a vehicle with a smaller size; and if a Smart car is capable of towing.     ----------------------------------- 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 23:24 - Question #1: Will Rivian’s Adventure charging network other EVs or be proprietary like Tesla? 26:22 - Question #2: Which SUV is best suited for an adventurous family? 30:24 - Question #3: Is a Smart car capable of towing anything at all? 33:02 - Question #4: Would it be wise to replace original equipment larger wheels for a smaller size?     ----------------------------------  Midengine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Impresses at the Consumer Reports Track   2014 Chevrolet Corvette first drive   Low-profile Tires vs. Potholes   2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive   2018 LA Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Palisade   Guide to Car Safety   Coronavirus Resource Hub       ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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