TodayApril 15, 2022

Jaguar, Chevy Bolt, Cruze, Honda CR-V

Good Morning Warren and Friends, It’s time for the WAPO car chat.

It’s raining in Northern California, the first rain of the year. The oils will come up on the road, and there will be more accidents because people don’t slow down in the rain and snow.

At home this week I drove the 2017 Jaguar XE 35t First Edition AWD Sedan with a starting MSRP of $58,000 with an EPA estimate fuel economy of 20 city / 29 highway. The V6 340 horsepower delivers the fun one expects from a Jaguar while wrapped in luxury.

Chevy Bolt bev electric vehicle
Chevy Bolt BEV electric vehicle

I flew to Michigan on Tuesday, and as soon as I got off the airplane, I was given the keys to a Chevy Bolt. Yep, the all-electric 238 driving range. I drove it from the Detroit airport, in Romulus, to the Alto Hotel in downtown Detroit. The whole way turning on and off buttons to see how much electricity each technology used. HVAC was the biggest drain. If I turned HVAC off and used the heated seat and heated steering wheel, I saved about eight driving miles. Interesting facts.

I then went to an event at Third Man Rock Studio where it was announced that the Chevy Cruz hatchback would come in diesel. That’s the second diesel by Chevrolet in the last couple of weeks. The first was a Chevy Equinox. Chevy is capitalizing on Volkswagens indiscretion.

We drove the gasoline version of the Chevy Cruz hatchback around town and met up with the world debut of the 2017 Honda CR-V. Twenty fours on the ground and I was back on the airplane

It’s been a long week, and I’m glad to be home with all of you.

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world debut of the 2017 Honda CR-V.
world debut of the 2017 Honda CR-V.
Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.