#324 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross; How To Avoid Buying a Flooded Car

published 2 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross; how it drove on our track, its long roster of advanced safety features, and who this small SUV might appeal to. With major flooding affecting many parts of the country, we discuss all the ways water can damage a car, and give tips on how to spot and avoid a waterlogged vehicle when buying a used car. Other topics this week include: what is the difference between a vehicle refresh and redesign; if bright LED daytime running lights can cause drivers to not turn on their car's headlights; why EVs seem to have less space for tall drivers; and how Consumer Reports decides which vehicles to buy for our test program, and what happens to our cars after testing is completed.     ----------------------------------- 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 00:35 - How To Avoid Buying a Flooded Car 08:17 - 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross First Impressions 17:46 - Question #1: What is the difference between a vehicle refresh and a redesign?   26:00 - Question #2: Are bright LED daytime running lights causing drivers to not turn on their car’s headlights? 29:24 - Question #3: Why does it seem that new EVs have less space for taller drivers? 32:59 - Question #4: How does Consumer Reports decide which vehicles to buy for their test program?     ----------------------------------   Beware a Flood of Flooded Cars   Flooded Cars: How to Spot One Before You Buy   Car Title Resources:       National Motor Vehicle Title Information System              VinCheck              CarFax           First Drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla CROss Is a Sensible SUV   Best Cars for Tall People   Headlight Testing   Guide to Car Safety How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home   Coronavirus Resource Hub       ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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