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

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4Xe Driving Impressions; Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Danger | Talking Cars #317 1

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.

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SHOW NOTES
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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?

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8 Comments on "2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Driving Impressions; Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Danger | Talking Cars #317"

  1. guess which of these three are hungover appearing? the one with that fancy perm.

  2. Not all 2919 Bolt EV are on the recall as later cars got the newer battery.

  3. Nestor Chavez | July 23, 2021 at 5:29 PM | Reply

    Ryan’s hair 😯🤭🤔😍😍🥰🤩

  4. somebody wake up Gabe

  5. Love it, love it, love it!!!

    As a Mainland Chinese, thrilled to know Jeep is now partly owned by Dongfeng of China 🇨🇳⁠

  6. Pauline Weinberger | July 23, 2021 at 6:11 PM | Reply

    When you wash a rag that you’ve used “waterless” soap with, that goes into the water. So the only difference is the amount of water being used.

  7. @29:19 Here in CO it is advice to use your engine braking (using lower gears) to control your speed downhill. There are places like Pikes Peak the park rangers will check your brake temperature on every car and if your brakes are in high temp you are forced to stop at the parking lot until your brakes cool down. I would let my transmission control the speed and use brakes when needed. Regular automatics use lower gear and CVT owners use “B” mode.

  8. yan-Deriction | July 23, 2021 at 6:20 PM | Reply

    26:08
    I feel like a big concern of engine braking vs pressing the brake pedal would be getting in the habit of engine braking so you can keep the brake pads nice and cool for safety if you come across a big descent.

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