2020 Nissan Versa First Impressions; What Are The Right Safety Features? | Talking Cars #226

New at the track this week is the 2020 Nissan Versa we recently purchased for our test program. We share our first impressions, and discuss the struggles of the subcompact sedan segment.  We also talk about NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) new initiative to overhaul its vehicle crash test program, and how this will benefit consumers. In our Q&A segment, we answer audience questions about the long-term reliability of Ford's Ecoboost engines, if there are too many safety features on modern cars, and what is a good solution to replacing expensive LED headlights.



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SHOW NOTES
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00:27 - NHTSA Crash Test Program Overhaul

05:03 - 2020 Nissan Versa First Impressions

11:43 - Question #1: How reliable are Ford’s EcoBoost engines?

14:24 - Question #2: Is the abundance of safety features making cars more expensive?

19:00 - Question #3: Why are the inexpensive halogen headlights being replaced with expensive LEDs?

20:50- Question #4: What is a quieter, more luxurious replacement for a 2008 Camry Hybrid?


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Federal Car Crash Testing Needs Major Overhaul, Safety Advocates Say
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/federal-car-crash-testing-needs-major-overhaul-safety-advocates-say/

Nissan Versa Gets Much-Needed Redesign for 2020
https://www.consumerreports.org/small-cars/2020-nissan-versa-preview/

Nissan Versa review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8jbNVggRI

2014 Nissan Versa Note quick take
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcWFDkkBPis

4K Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpOUrt8sLGE

4K Review: 2018 Honda Accord Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFEpKCeM9w

2019 Toyota Avalon Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsYrBRbjUok


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