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Last Updated: July 30, 2021

#317: Driving the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

Main theme: We explain the latest recall involving the 2017 through 2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle. Then we give our impressions of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. We also debate whether SUVs and crossovers will ever be popular as collectable cars.


Driven this week: 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe


Audience Questions


  • Why aren't asymmetrical tires labeled more clearly to help prevent them being mounted incorrectly?
  • Should you use transmission braking to slow your car down mountain roads?
  • Would a 2012-2013 Nissan Leaf be a good used car for a teenaged driver?