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Last Updated: Nov. 24, 2020

#282: Car Reliability; Driving the 2020 Land Rover Defender

Main theme: Consumer Reports' annual car reliability ratings were just released. The panel explains how our survey data is obtained, as well as how this information can affect each vehicle's Overall Score in CR's ratings.


Driven this week: 2020 Land Rover Defender


Audience questions:


  • Why don't all automakers put underbody shields on their vehicles?
  • What would be a good choice to replace my 2003 Toyota Highlander?
  • What are my best options for getting out of an uncomfortably expensive 48-month lease?
  • As my child grows, when will it be safe to use the car's three-point seat belt without a booster seat?