Director of Auto Testing Jake Fisher and Senior Engineers Gabe Shenhar and Tom Mutchler kick off the latest podcast by discussing the Chevrolet Silverado vs. Ram 1500 pickup truck face-off. The test scores are close, but the personalities, and staff preferences, show a wider spread. The engineers explain the differences between the models, discuss how we test trucks, and divulge which truck they would buy.
While we had trucks at the track, we explored the aged old question: Does a truck get better fuel economy with the tailgate up or down?
Later, the guys address reader questions, including the best choice for a heavy-duty truck and whether the Chevrolet Impala is a better buy than an Audi A6.
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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
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