#322 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Impressions; 2023 Nissan Z Preview

published 4 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

We share our first impressions of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, discussing its performance on our track, and how it stacks up to competitors like the Toyota Highlander, Kia Telluride, and Honda Pilot. We preview the newly announced 2023 Nissan Z, including its highly anticipated 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 engine. Chevrolet has expanded its battery recall on the Bolt EV and EUV models, and what owners should do to stay safe until a fix is available. We also share audience feedback on their "Forever" car choices; whether the rapid speed of improvements will leave current electric vehicle shoppers with outdated battery technology; if that "new car smell" is toxic (and how to get rid of it if it's not for you); the safest way to change wheel sizes on a car; and which Toyota RAV4 is the best choice for a driving enthusiast.       ----------------------------------- 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 - Audience choice for the “Forever” car 06:03 - GM’s battery recall for Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV 07:37 - 2023 Nissan Z Preview 13:45 - 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Impressions 26:33 - Question #1: Will rapid speed of improvements leave current electric vehicle shoppers with outdated battery technology?   29:40 - Question #2: Can the “new car smell” be toxic, and how to get rid of it? 32:13 - Question #3: What is the safest way to change wheel sizes on a car? 37:04 - Question #4: Which Toyota RAV4 is the best choice for a driving enthusiast?       ----------------------------------   GM Recalls All Chevrolet Bolts Due to Fire Concerns   First Drive: New 3-Row 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Is Sized for a Growing Family   Preview: All-New 2023 Nissan Z Combines Classic Cues, Modern Performance   When to Replace Your Tires   Low-Profile Tires vs. Potholes   How Consumer Reports tests ultra performance tires   Guide to Car Safety How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home   Coronavirus Resource Hub       ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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