There's nothing we like more here at MotorWeek than talking about cars. But we can't really squeeze everything we want to say into a 30-minute weekly show. That's why the conversation continues on MotorWeek's podcasts. It gives us a chance to share our candid, and sometimes comical, thoughts about the cars we test drive, as well as our auto shows adventure and the most recent new vehicle launches we've attended. We hope you enjoy listening! Would you rather watch?! Head over to our YouTube channel for our Video Podcasts!
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In Podcast 249, the MotorWeek crew once again welcomes auto parts expert, Tom Taylor, to the podcast as he discusses a hot topic formany: tire pressure monitoring systems. Then they move on to identify batteries that many new car owners may not know they have. The panel shiftsback to new cars with the reveal of Chevrolet’s updated Bolt EV and EUV before debating the limits of naturally aspirated engines and answering aviewer question about dash cams.
In Podcast 248, John Davis returns to announce and discuss the winners of the 2021 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. The crew dishes on the top vehicle in each category including the one that stands above all the rest as “Best of the Year.”
In Podcast 247, Brian Robinson fills in for John Davis and gets the crew talking about the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Then, it’s another SUV, the Cadillac Escalade before they wrap up with the Toyota Sienna. The Lightning Round covers new plans for the North American International Auto show and a viewer has a question about car colors as pertains to safety.
In Podcast 246, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew start the year off with a major vehicle launch, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then, they discuss their recent drives in the all-new Toyota Venza and Acura TLX. The Lightning Round covers a major automaker merger and a viewer has a question about servicing 4x4 systems.
In Podcast 245 John Davis and the MotorWeek crew look at the 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Then, they discuss the more powerful Mazda3. Ben Davis makes a triumphant return to the podcast and talks about what he’s got cooking in his Retro Review oven. Things finish up as the guys try to look back fondly on 2020 and look forward to 2021.
In Podcast 244, the MotorWeek crew talks about recent drives in two headline-stealing Ford models, the Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E. Then, it’s over to Hyundai and its redesigned Elantra. The Lightning Round covers production delays for the two- and four-door Bronco while a viewer has a question about regenerative braking.
In Podcast 243, the MotorWeek crew discusses recent drives in electrified vehicles with vastly different pedigrees; the 2021 Ford F-150 and Volvo XC40 Recharge. Then, they dissect the upcoming 2022 Subaru BRZ. The Lightning Round looks into what could kill the sports car market while aviewer has a question about hybrids and jump starting.
In Podcast 242, the MotorWeek crew digs into the details of BMW’s all-electric iX SUV. Then, it’s another upcoming utility, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Finally, they wrap up with a Long Term test car update and a Lightning Round that covers the booming used car market.
In Podcast 241, John and the MotorWeek crew get into the details of the all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup truck. Then, they scale back to talk about the 2020 Hyundai Sonata before Greg previews his newest Over the Edge segment. The Lightning Round covers the latest news on Aston Martin’s partnership with Mercedes-Benz. Things wrap up with a viewer question about transmissions.
In Podcast 240, the MotorWeek crew welcomes special guest and auto parts expert, Tom Taylor to the show to discuss direct injection, LED lighting and winter car prep. Then the panel predicts the future of classic car culture in California during the Lightning Round followed by a viewer question about leaving key fobs in the car.