Talking Cars 233: Driving the Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Venue First Drive

Keith Barry

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Main theme: We rented two all-new affordable subcompact SUVs—the Hyundai Venue and Mazda CX-30—from their manufacturers. Both are part of a growing crop of small, high-riding vehicles. After spending a week with them, we discuss how these two new tiny crossovers stack up against larger SUVs and more affordable hatchbacks. Then we answer questions about Carvana, tire buying, and used EVs.

Audience questions:

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• Toyota Supra, Advance Safety Features, episode 232
• Live From California, episode 231
• Los Angeles Auto Show, episode 230
• CR’s Annual Auto Reliability Survey Results, episode 229
• Bentley Bentayga, BMW M850i, Peugeot, episode 228

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