#316 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness; Vehicles That May Help Survive a Storm

published 1 week ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our driving impressions of the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness, and discuss how this all-terrain SUV's off-road credentials compare to the standard Outback. We also talk about NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) new requirements for automakers to report all automated driving related crashes, and how this could benefit drivers. We share news from the Stellantis auto conglomerate (which owns Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo in the US,) and its plans for the electrification of its fleet, and some interesting slogans to market its new EVs. Other topics include: which vehicles would be best suited for areas with high potential for hurricanes; how to properly maintain a car's A/C unit in the peak of summer; and if you should hold off on purchasing a used vehicle with outstanding recalls.        ----------------------------------- Subscribe to Talking Cars on Apple Podcasts!   Video version:    Audio version:    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 00:32 - NHTSA Requires Automakers to Report Automation-Related Crashes  03:45 - Stellantis Reveals Plans for Vehicle Electrification  07:46 - Best Vehicles to Survive a Severe Storm 19:12 - Question #1: What is the proper way to maintain your car’s A/C unit? 22:11 - Question #2: Is it possible to put the Toyota Supra’s transmission into neutral without starting it? 25:41 - Question #3: Which advanced safety gear is better, camera or radar based?32:05 - Question #4: Is it safe to purchase a vehicle with outstanding recalls?       ----------------------------------  2020 Subaru Outback Quick Drive   Automakers Now Required to Report Automation-Related Crashes   Prepare Now for Hurricanes and Severe Storms   Why Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous Than They May Appear   Automakers Are Adding Electric Vehicles to Their Lineups. Here’s What’s Coming.   What’s Next in Car Safety   Car Recall Guide: Your Questions Answered   Car Recall Tracker   How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle   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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