The Drive with Alan Taylor
Relevant and Efficient | FULL SHOW | #15307/19/14
Segment 1: Net Horsepower The completely restyled 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has not one, not two, but three engines! Combined, these engines crank out 280 HP net. Find out why Jim Scoutten says that no one does hybrids better than Toyota. Segment...
Net Horsepower | SEGMENT 1 | #153
The completely restyled 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has not one, not two, but three engines! Combined, these engines crank out 280 HP net. Find out why Jim Scoutten says that no one does hybrids better than Toyota.
Toyota Prius c | SEGMENT 2 | #153
Built on the Yaris platform, the Toyota Prius c is capable of more than 50 MPG city. Is that figure realistic for everyday drivers? Jim Scoutten shares his recent test drive experience where he was always in the red.
Used Car Market | SEGMENT 3 | #153
Gas prices continue their steep incline, but used hybrids are not selling well. Kelley Blue Book's Senior Director of Insights, Karl Brauer, shares the phenomenon of poor resale value for hybrid vehicles.
Hellcat Preview | SEGMENT 4 | #153
Over the weekend, Alan and Karl Brauer had the opportunity to smoke the tires of an all new Dodge Challenger Hellcat. From racetrack to comfort driving, we discuss the amazing ability to dial-in the preferences of this American muscle beast.
Stunning Power | SEGMENT 5 | #153
Pony wars are back! Autoline's John McElroy joins the discussion on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Find out how the Hellcat stacks up against the competition, and why we feel the price tag of $59,950 has plenty of built-in value.
Instant Classic | SEGMENT 6 | #153
Outwardly, what separates the Hellcat from the base model Dodge Challenger? Alan and the gang describe the nuances of the body and paint design. Then, with a limited production run of 12,000 cars, John McElroy and Ed Justice predict swift sales.
World Wide Web | SEGMENT 7 | #153
We're kicking off the hour with a lighthearted look at the power of the internet. Ed Justice Jr. and Dick Messer caution, don't believe everything you read online!
Lexus Restyle | SEGMENT 8 | #153
NX, the Lexus crossover entry available in two powertrains, has come to play with notable fuel economy and aggressive front-end styling. Maurice Durand talks details and specs.
Not So Stock | SEGMENT 9 | #153
Stock Car racing has gotten a long way from actually being "stock." Ed Justice Jr. and Dick Messer sound off on varying race strategies from leading manufacturers.
Longer, Lower, Wider | SEGMENT 10 | #153
Alan recalls blasting down the 101 to Pebble Beach in a Volkswagen R32. Flashing forward, Kevin Joostema gives us a preview of the 7th generation 2015 Golf GTI; beautifully redesigned to ditch extra weight and boost performance.
NASCAR Update | SEGMENT 11 | #153
The Barrett-Jackson Cup prize purse has climbed over $117,000! Find out why you should take your classic car to Reno for Hot August Nights. Changing gears, Ed Justice Jr. shares his stance on the controversial NASCAR Race Team Alliance.
Start of SEMA | SEGMENT 12 | #153
The SEMA Show is one of the largest automotive trade shows in the world today, but how did it get its start? Ed Justice Jr. explains the history behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association, and how it correlates to the NASCAR Race Team Alliance.
24 Hours of Le Mans | SEGMENT 13 | #153
Le Mans is considered by many to be the ultimate automotive endurance race in the world today. True automobile aficionado and writer for notable syndicates like BBC Autos and AutoNation.com, Jim Resnick, reflects on the 23 waking hours he experienced...
Regulating Fuel | SEGMENT 14 | #153
24 Hours of Le Mans implemented interesting changes to the 2014 event in an effort to breed fuel efficiency. Jim Resnick explains how regulating fuel in powerful race cars translates to economic autos on the road.
Toyota Racing Development | SEGMENT 15 | #153
Toyota is kicking it up a notch with the TRD Pro line which emphasizes improved suspension. Paul Czaplicki explains why TRD Pro is perfect for enthusiasts who want to go off-roading.
Politics | SEGMENT 16 | #153
Tesla is making big bucks by peddling "carbon credits" to automotive manufacturers not meeting fleet emission requirements. We discuss the politics surrounding zero emission vehicles.
Don't Call it a Recall | SEGMENT 17 | #153
Connected car expert, Doug Newcomb, discusses Teslas' recent "Safety Update" wherein models nationwide were remotely raised 3/4 of an inch.
Smartphone Integration | SEGMENT 18 | #153
Apple and Google are stepping into the connected dash segment in a big way. Smartphones are often THE platform for personal productivity and entertainment. Doug Newcomb shares expert commentary on the evolution of the connected dash.
Custom Creations & Tech Trends | FULL SHOW | #152
This year has been dubbed the "Year of the Recall." Alan fills us in on the latest autos to be pulled. Then, we review the Jeep Cherokee, speak with star of Overhaulin' Chip Foose, cover the latest NASCAR auto racing news, and so much more. Segment 1:...
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