#317 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Driving Impressions; Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Danger

published 2 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we talk about Jeep's plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and share our driving impressions, as well as what it is like to go off-road on pure electric power. We also discuss the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall of the 2017 - 2019 Chevrolet Bolt due to the potential of a battery fire, and what you need to know if you own one. Other topics include: whether a Nissan Leaf is a good first car for a teen driver; why you need to be sure your tires aren't inside out when you have them mounted by a professional; if engine braking can damage a vehicle's transmission; and we choose our favorite SUVs that could become classics in the future.       ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:29 - Chevrolet Bolt EV Recall 03:37 - 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Impressions 16:18 - Future SUV Classics 22:43 - Question #1: Are soap and water okay to wash your car? 26:08 - Question #2: Why is it important to make sure your tires aren’t inside out 29:19 - Question #3: Does engine braking take a toll on your vehicle’s transmission? 32:45 - Question #4: Is a Nissan Leaf a good used car for a new teen driver?     ----------------------------------   Chevrolet Bolt EVs Should Be Parked Outdoors Due to Fire Risk, Government Agency Warns   Bolt EV Recall   Automakers Are Adding Electric Vehicles to Their Lineups. Here’s What’s Coming.   Top Car-Washing Strategies   How to Wash Your Car   Nissan Leaf review   Toyota Prius Road Test   How well does the Toyota Prius hold up   Guide to Car Safety   Coronavirus Resource Hub       ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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