Episode 89: 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45, 2018 Volvo XC40, Exploding Chevrolet Colorado Airbags, Death Of The Beetle
September 16th, 2018 | 53 mins 29 secs
airbags, beetle, chevrolet, cla-class, cla45, colorado, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, suv, volkswagen, volvo, vw, xc40
Death of the Beetle? Airbags blowing up in your Chevrolet Colorado on a basic off-road trail? Benjamin saying good things about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45? It's all here in this week's episode - with the extra bonus of Benjamin and Sami falling in love all over again with the 2018 Volvo XC40.
Episode 85: AutoGuide's Jodi Lai, 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet, 2018 Jeep Cherokee, 2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50, EV Self Destruct Systems
August 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
acura, cherokee, convertible, crossover, ev, infiniti, jeep, mercedes-benz, qx50, rdx, s560, self-destruct, suv
AutoGuide chief Jodi Lai joins Sami and Benjamin to talk about the Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet, the Jeep Cherokee, the Acura RDX vs. the Infiniti QX50, and a recent patent for an EV self-destruct system.
Episode bonus-episode-2019-subaru-forester-first-drive: Bonus Episode - 2019 Subaru Forester First Drive
August 1st, 2018 | 19 mins 56 secs
bonus episode, first drive, forester, robot, subaru, surveillance, suv
Sami is one of the first in the world to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Subaru Forester SUV in Japan in this bonus episode.
July 14th, 2018 | 45 mins 52 secs
audi, autonomous, autonomous car, bmw, goodwood, rs 5, rs5, suv, volvo, x1, xc40
The 2018 Audi RS5 is radically different from its predecessor, and after 1,000 miles behind the wheel Benjamin is ready to decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Sami goes to bat for the 2018 Volvo XC40 against the strong-selling 2018 BMW X1 in a battle of the entry-level luxury SUVs, while the pair both make merry about what happens when an autonomous car drives itself head-first into a bale of hay at Goodwood.
June 9th, 2018 | 44 mins
canyon, diesel, gmc, kia, pickup, sorento, suv, trucks
Benjamin drives the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel, while Sami tries out the 2019 Kia Sorento. We also answer listener questions about the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Soul.
June 3rd, 2018 | 46 mins 16 secs
ch-r, crossover, fd, kia, mazda, rx-7, soul, suv, toyota
Sami compares two funky-looking crossovers - the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Toyota CH-R - which then leads to talk about all the unusual SUVs out there that didn't make it. Benjamin discusses his time driving the FD-generation Mazda RX-7 from the Mazda Canada classic collection.
May 12th, 2018 | 43 mins 57 secs
alfa romeo, bmw, eclipse cross, mitsubishi, stelvio, suv, x2
Sami explains why the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross intrigues at first, but doesn't follow through in a crowded SUV market, while Benjamin talks about how surprised he was by both the 2018 BMW X2 and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Spoiler alert: one good surprise and one bad surprise.
April 28th, 2018 | 42 mins 33 secs
a-class, croatia, ford, lincoln, mercedes-benz, mustang, navigator, suv, trucks
Sami comes back from driving the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Croatia to talk about the luxury brand's latest foray into entry-level premium cars, while Benjamin spends a week with the completely redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator.SUV. Both are stunned by the news - released during the recording - that Ford has decided to stop making cars and go to an all-truck and SUV lineup (with the exception of the Mustang).
March 31st, 2018 | 37 mins 27 secs
colorado, compass, ice racing, jeep, kia, off-road, sorento, stinger, stinger gt, suv
Benjamin drives the all-new 2019 Kia Sorento SUV through the Colorado Rockies while Sami tries to conceal his disappointment with the Jeep Compass SUV in this week's utility-heavy podcast. Benjamin also describes not taking out a fence with the Kia Stinger GT on a high speed ice track.
Episode 62: 2018 Maserati Quattroporte, 2018 Maserati Levante, 2018 Cadillac Escalade, 2018 Cadillac CT6, Cadillac Super Cruise
March 10th, 2018 | 53 mins 28 secs
autonomous, cadillac, ct6, escalade, levante, maserati, quattroporte, super cruise, suv
Sami's back from the Italian Alps, where he drove the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte and the 2018 Maserati Levante SUV. Benjamin stuck around Montreal to test out both of Cadillac's flagships - the 2018 Cadillac Escalade SUV and the 2018 Cadillac CT6. He also had the chance to try Cadillac Super Cruise, which is sort of autonomous, and sort of not. Fear the future!