#314 2022 Volkswagen Taos First Impressions; Tesla Model 3 Advanced Safety Update

published 3 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV; its variety of powertrains, driving characteristics, and quality of cabin materials. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) updated its recommendations regarding the Tesla Model 3's camera-based AEB system, and we provide an update on CR's scoring of the vehicle. Other topics include: the best new or used cars for under $25k; how to diagnose your car battery's health; and what (if anything) consumers can do about rising destination fees.     ----------------------------------- 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 - Tesla Model 3 Advanced Safety Update 02:21 - Best Used and New Cars For Under 25K 10:35 - 2022 Volkswagen Taos First Impressions 17:25 - Question #1: How can you tell your car’s battery needs to be replaced? 20:30 - Question #2: Does CR intend to test how EVs perform on long trips? 24:40 - Question #3: Why are car destination and delivery charges going through the roof?27:32 - Question #4: Do vinyl wraps and ceramic coating work, or are they just another gimmick?     ----------------------------------   Preview: 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV Squeezes Signature Brand Features Into a Small Package   Tesla Model 3 Regains CR Top Pick Status and IIHS Safety Award   How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle   Sticker Shock: The Truth About Destination Fees   CR’s Guide to Vacation and Travel    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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