#308 2022 Acura MDX First Impressions; Best Used and New Cars For Teens

published 2 months ago by Consumer Reports

On this episode we share our first impressions of the 2022 Acura MDX, and how this long standing name plate competes with other three-row SUVs in its segment. Consumer Reports, in collaboration with IIHS, recently released a list of safe and reliable new and used cars for teen drivers, and we discuss the criteria to make the list, as well as share our personal picks for which vehicles we would recommend. Other topics include: Electric vehicles for post-covid commuting; why the auto industry lacks standardization for manual modes on shifters; why some car manufacturers are more proactive in implementing new technology and making updates to their vehicles than others; and how to safely transport a pet in a vehicle.     ----------------------------------- 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 - Intro 00:31 - Welcome Alex Knizek: CR’s Auto Engineer 02:23 - Testing at The Track 04:23 - Best Used and New Cars for Teens 09:27 - 2022 Acura MDX First Impressions 16:44 - Question #1: Which electric vehicle is best suited for post-covid work commuting? 20:32 - Question #2: Why does the auto industry lack standardization for manual modes on shifters? 23:05 - Question #3: Why some car manufacturers are more proactive in implementing new technology and making updates to their vehicles than others? 27:16 - Question #4: What is the safest way to transport your pet in a vehicle?     ----------------------------------   First Drive: 2022 Acura MDX Luxury SUV Adds Refinement and Tech   Best New Cars for Teens   Best Cars for Teens Under $20,000   2016 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive   4K Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive   2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive   2017 Chevrolet Bolt Quick Drive   2018 LA Auto Show: Audi E-Tron   How to Keep Your Pets Safe in a Car   Center for Pet Safety   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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