Why Do Mazdas Feel So Special? Mazda Engineer Dave Coleman Reveals Secrets

Ferrari Is about To Unveil Weirdest Model Ever; Road Tests: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, 2022 GMC Sierra 21500 Limited; First Drive: 2022 Mazda CX-50

2022 Mazda CX-50
Photo: Jack R. Nerad

Have you ever wondered why a Mazda feels like a Mazda and nothing else? We’ll have the answer for you in our exclusive interview with Dave Coleman, Mazda Vehicle Dynamics Manager. Host Jack Nerad had the chance to have a long discussion with Coleman on the recent first drive of the Mazda CX-50 crossover utility. He gave us insight into the special things Mazda does to give their vehicles an edge others lack.

Among other things, he’ll tell us why Mazda engineers study human calves and what they learn from that. It’s a detail that will probably surprise you. And so will Mazda’s philosophy about the now-popular drive modes many vehicles offer.

Photo: Jack R. Nerad

In the road test segment, Jack Nerad gives details on his early drive in the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, It’s the plug-in hybrid version of the midsize SUV. And Jeep executives say it is the most capable of all the Grand Cherokees. Is it? Nerad will give his opinion.

Photo: Jack R. Nerad

Also in the road test segment Co-Host Chris Teague will describe his weeklong test of the 2022 GMC Sierra Limited full-size pickup. The Sierra Limited is one of two 2022 model year Sierras coming to market. He’ll clear up the confusion on that and tell us if the Limited is the one to buy.

We also have some fascinating and important news for you. Ferrari is about to introduce a vehicle that would have Enzo Ferrari rolling over in his grave, and we’ll tell you about that. Meanwhile, one state has introduced new regulations that would ban the sales of gasoline-powered cars in 2035 and beyond. We will give you the details on that and what it could mean for you. It could have giant ramifications even if you don’t live in the state.



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