Teen Safety, Gladiator Mojave
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Episode: 41

Broadcast date: August 9, 2020

Guest: Pete Milo

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave, Safe Vehicles for Teens

Host Tom Appel and co-host Jill Ciminillo (Damon Bell is out this week) start off the show by discussing Consumer Reports’ and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s list of safe and reliable vehicles for teenage drivers. We also share our test-drive experiences with the relaunched-for-2021 Toyota Venza midsize SUV, which now comes exclusively as a hybrid. Pete Milo, Chief Engineer of the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, joins us to talk about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave and Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept. Tom has a quiz for Jill on the best-selling vehicles by state, and also runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a “what-if?” gallery of alternate-universe 1957 Ford Ranchero competitors.

Episode Index and Live Stream

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST.


Discussed this week:

Safe Vehicles for Teens

First Look: 2021 Toyota Venza

Test Drive: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

Best Selling Cars by State

Dum Dums Flavor Poll

6 of the Worst Selling Cars of 2020

Test Drive: 2020 Buick Encore GX Essence

What If: A Gallery of Alternate-Universe 1957 Ford Ranchero Designs

More Consumer Guide Test Drives


Follow the crew:

The CG Daily Drive Blog

Car Stuff Facebook Page

Consumer Guide on Twitter

Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

Drive, She Said (Jill’s blog)


Tom on the radio:

Tom on the Nick Digilio Show

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show

Safe Vehicles for Teens

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