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Not long after we gave our 2021 Tesla Model Y’s broken window a clean bill of health, it failed in a colorful way.
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We weren’t able to travel as far as the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe’s 26-mile EPA-estimated electric range, but we weren’t far off.
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Our 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe has been subject to one safety recall along with a charging system-related update and an odd issue affecting the front passenger window.
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Our 2021 Tesla Model Y did not last the entire route that totaled 260 miles on a single charge, but it came close.
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The Grand Cherokee 4xe picked up some scratches, scuffs and a dent, but it appeared otherwise fine. Little did we know the repair saga that lay ahead of us.
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While the changes to Autosteer may satisfy the feds, shortening the time even more before hands-off warnings appear would help ensure Tesla drivers stay engaged in their driving.
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Cold weather is notorious for its negative impacts on vehicles, especially electric and electrified ones. How did ours fare in these frigid temperatures?
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The chief issue we encountered, and the one that finally prompted us to take our Model Y in for service, was a faulty rear-window regulator.
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When the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe is equipped with the Fire TV system, there are two seatback-mounted 10.1-inch touchscreens in the backseat.
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We used the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe’s Level 1 mobile charger and a Wallbox Pulsar Plus Level 2 charger to see how long each one takes to fully charge the battery.