Checking Out the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Design

In this episode, Kristin interviews Gary Mack, part of the design team at Cadillac. They look at the new three-row XT6 crossover and talk about its design elements and comfort features for family driving. Whatever “family” means to you, the XT6 can probably accommodate. The focus of this interview is on women, who make up about half of all Cadillac buyers now.

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2021 Jaguar F-Type Walkaround

While at the Chicago Auto Show, we had the chance to check out the newly-updated and beautifully designed Jaguar F-Type. Still purring like a panther after a nap, the F-Type has a few changes that complement its already sleek personality. Rob Filipovic of Jaguar Land Rover walks us around the car as Aaron makes commentary regarding the F-Type’s quirks. He’s clearly in love. With the car, we assume.

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Drive Mode Q&A: Is the Miata Better Than the BRZ / FT86?

In this question and answer video, Aaron answers a question from a fan about which car is better. Daniel asks “Which is the better sports car for the price? The Mazda Miata or the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86?”

I answer Daniel’s question by explaining the differences between the MX-5 Miata and the Subaru BRZ and Toyota FT86 twins. Those differences make all the difference in this one.

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Putting Safety To the Test at Redline Ice 2020

This is Aaron’s third year at the Rocky Mountain Redline Ice Drive event in Colorado. In snowy Winter Park, he got to put six vehicles to the test in snow and ice. Running through the elements, each vehicle was put to work with and without safety systems and with and without a winter-astute driver (meaning Aaron driving the right way and then not) to see how all-wheel drive, snow tires, and safety technologies keep these vehicles upright.

The vehicles in question were all from the 2020 model year, starting with the Acura RDX, the Dodge Charger GT, the Fiat 500X, the Honda CR-V, the Nissan Altima AWD, and the Nissan Rogue Sport. Normal, everyday vehicles thrown into the cruel elements to see how they handled them. Here’s the results.

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2021 Land Rover Defender Walkaround

At the Chicago Auto Show, we took the opportunity to check out the new Land Rover Defender. Here, Kristin talks with Rob Filipovic of Jaguar Land Rover about the new Defender. Rob explains why someone like Kristin, whose family already has two Land Rovers, should consider the new Defender as an option. This full walkaround of the 110 four-door model shows feature highlights, design highlights, and more.

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Talking With Chevrolet About the 2020 Bolt at Fully Charged

At Fully Charged USA in Texas at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) center, Kristin talks with Rob Mantinen about the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Rob explains what’s new with the Bolt and the two talk about teen driving and how electric cars like the Bolt can be a great choice for that.

We made sure this episode is fully transcripted due to the sound quality issues it has.

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What Is Rivian All About? We Find Out

Kristin interviews Brian Gase with Rivian about their pickup truck and SUV and what’s happening with these forthcoming electric vehicles. The interview is live at Fully Charged USA at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas. Sound quality is not optimal due to the environment, but the interview contains excellent content. Worth the watch!

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