One of the best SUVs we’ve ever tested — the 2022 Jeep Cherokee — is the subject of this week’s interview. Our special guest is David Partlow, chief engineer on the all-new vehicle. Host Jack Nerad had a chance to sit down with him at the recent introductory drive event in Moab, Utah, and he has a lot to say about the new SUV. What was Jeep trying to accomplish with the all-new vehicle? And what are aspects that set it apart from others in the segment?
Tesla is facing an investigation by the SEC in connection with the claims of a whistleblower, and we’ll have the details for you in the news segment of America on the Road. At the same time, it looks as if the continuing drama about who will lead Volkswagen might have a resolution in the next week, and we’ll have more details as that unfolds.
Of course, America on the Road always has road tests, and this week we have a couple of intriguing new vehicles to discuss. Co Host Chris Teague will be giving of his thoughts on the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. It is the most off-road capable version of the Forester, and Chris will tell us how it fared in the wilds of the Maine woods.
Host Jack Nerad had the opportunity to drive another minivan in what has become one of the hottest sectors of the market. Yes, really. The 2022 Toyota Sienna has two important distinctions in its favor. First, every Sienna is a hybrid. And the Sienna is also available with all-wheel-drive. We’ll tell you how it stacks up against the 2022 Kia Carnival and other family haulers.