Tokyo highlights, 100-million small blocks, Hyundai MPG flap, Honda Crosstour sales



Episode #259 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, Chris Paukert and Zach this week. Topics include highlights form the Tokyo Motor Show, the dust-up about fuel economy between a consumer group and the Hyundai Elantra, Honda's position on the Crosstour and Civic in the face of disappointment, and General Motors reaching the 100-million mark with small block V8s. Your questions and comments power the end of the 'cast, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. We've embedded our Q&A module after the jump for you to scroll through and follow along, too. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #259:
In the Autoblog Garage
2012 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 SEL
2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Fiat 500C
2012 Toyota Prius V

Hosts: Dan Roth, Chris Shunk, Zach Bowman, Chris Paukert
Runtime: 01:18:21

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      tmkarab
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a Honda fan, I get it - the Crosstour looks like a turd and is not as practical as a traditional station wagon...would i personally be happier if Honda's American CEO made the Crosstour as pretty as an Audi A7? Of course... That being said, as one of the commentators mentioned, the Crosstour actually drives well and is a great highway cruiser, but WHERE are the first drive impressions of Honda's new tech that was showcased at the Tokyo Autoshow? That would actually be real newsworthy...Or was Autoblog not invited to the test drives? I think it's comical that so many have written off Honda (it's become quite fashionable to slam Honda lately) when most of its cars are still competitive and in some cases still class leading - and this is with their old tech! Has anyone checked out Honda's real world economy figures when compared to Ford and Hyundai?! Honda always tops them...I wouldn't say Ford and Hyundai have been dishonest with their numbers, but they sure know how to game the EPA...Sure Honda's competitors are getting a lot of attention for being really good...but maybe that's just relative to how bad they were a very short time ago.
      Jeff
      • 3 Years Ago
      The links to the cars you discussed don't work. Thanks for the podcasts.
      Jeff
      • 3 Years Ago
      The links to the cars you discussed don't work.
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