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We recently completed testing on the 2020 Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan, and we discuss how it compares to the Audi A4, Genesis G70, and its sister sedan, the Cadillac CT5. Staying with the Cadillac, the GM’s luxury brand recently made headlines with the unveiling of its all-electric Lyriq concept SUV; we talk about the rocky history of electric cars at General Motors, the interesting platform the Lyriq will be based on, and how this car will compete with Tesla's offerings. We also answer questions about fun alternatives to the Hyundai Palisade, how electric truck maker Rivian is stepping up the battery game, tips for snowbirds to maintain their Mazda Miata and Mazda3,  and whether it is a good idea to use a padded seat belt cover.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

01:41 - 2023 Cadillac Lyriq First Look

06:15 - 2020 Cadillac CT5 Test Results

13:48 - Question #1: Is Rivian moving towards the 800 volt battery technology and is it worth the wait?

17:23 - Question #2: Are padded set belt covers safe?

19:55 - Question #3: Is it bad for cars to be garaged for long periods of time and how should they be maintained?

24:51 - Questions #4: What are some fun alternatives to the Hyundai Palisade?

 

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Coronavirus Resource Hub

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Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Shows GM’s Commitment to Electric Cars

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/cadillac-lyriq-review/

 

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Both Thrills and Disappoints

https://www.consumerreports.org/luxury-cars/2020-cadillac-ct4-review/

 

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT5 Blends Comfort and Sport

https://www.consumerreports.org/luxury-cars/2020-cadillac-ct5-review/

 

All-Electric Rivian Pickup and SUV Take Charge

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/all-electric-rivian-r1t-pickup-truck-and-r1s-suv-debut/

 

4K Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UigcJd7PVY

 

2017 Audi A4 Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khXQj4tCxxI

 

2019 Genesis G70 Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDrN5_R3Bu0

 

4K Review: 2018 Kia Stinger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z23ztuujxfA

 

2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Cadillac CT5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mALLOvGtlPQ

 

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