General Motors has been on a roll, with its top-scoring Chevrolet Impala and now Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The trend looks to continue, with our staff being quite impressed with the redesigned Corvette and Cadillac CTS. Director of Auto Testing Jake Fisher and Senior Engineers Gabe Shenhar and Tom Mutchler kick off the latest Talking Cars podcast by discussing the Corvette and dishing on the Dodge Viper, a high-powered nemesis that costs about twice as much.
Then the guys dig into the new CTS, complete with track video that speaks volumes. This new Cadillac shines bright in a very competitive segment. Our engineers declare the GM bean-counter era is over.
Listener feedback for this show focuses on pickup trucks, questioning where the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra stack up against the recently tested Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500. The queries continue, centered on the Dodge Dart, Honda Odyssey, Infiniti Q50, and Toyota Prius. And Tom manages to bring up his Dodge Durango, yet again.
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Talking Cars Episode 13 - Chevrolet Silverado vs. Ram 1500
Talking Cars Episode 12 - Have American cars really gotten better?
Talking Cars Episode 11 - Ford C-Max, Mazda3, and other fuel-efficient cars
Talking Cars Episode 10 - Track time with Fiat 500 Abarth and Ford Focus ST
Talking Cars Episode 9 - High-scoring Impala, Ram, and Santa Fe
Talking Cars Episode 8 - Our auto experts get fast, furious, and technical
Talking Cars Episode 7 - Tesla battery swap, diesels, and some disappointing test results
Talking Cars Episode 6 - Rapid-fire reader questions
Talking Cars Episode 5 - Life with the Tesla Model S
Talking Cars Episode 4 - Roadsters and the latest test cars, plus answer reader questions
Talking Cars Episode 3 - Tesla, small SUVs, and a sideways track tour
Talking Cars Episode 2 - Highlights from the New York Auto Show
Talking Cars Episode 1 - Car buying advice
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