February 5th, 2023 | 46 mins 21 secs
honda, odyssey, sienna, toyota
Its vanapalooza this week at the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, as Benjamin and Sami have a frank and fun discussion about two of the four family-friendly minivans on the market. Benjamin talks about the 2023 Toyota Sienna and its, uh, quirky powertrain, while Sami recounts his experience in the 2023 Honda Odyssey and its funky tech. Be sure to listen, review and subscribe!
January 29th, 2023 | 41 mins 32 secs
honda, land rover, pilot, range rover sport
This week the guys have a pair of off-road-oriented SUVs to gush about. First up is Sami, who drove the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot, which has a brand new engine (with the same displacement and roughly the same power) and a tough new TrailSport trim. Is its changes enough for it to be mentioned among the best in the segment? Then Benjamin takes some time to talk about the 2023 Range Rover Sport P400 SE he's been driving, which has been thoroughly updated to steal some pie from its German rivals.
January 19th, 2023 | 43 mins 33 secs
8 series, bmw, c8, chevrolet, corvette, defender, defender 130, e-ray, land rover, m850i
First Benjamin talks about the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130, and its more family-friendly approach to off-roading. Then the guys discuss the 2023 BMW M850i Coupe, which seems to be one of the top GT cars available today. Finally our hosts take a look at the the new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid sports car. Hear it all, and don't forget to subscribe, review and tip our hosts over at Ko-Fi. Thanks!
January 8th, 2023 | 36 mins 21 secs
cx-50, kia, mazda, sportage
The world has not only gone crossover crazy, but off-road hungry; at least that's according to automakers who keep making rugged inspired crossovers. Benjamin talks about the 2023 Kia Sportage X-Line, which feels like a more concentrated effort for crossover supremacy than the recently tested Honda CR-V, while Sami dives into the 2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition with the Apex Package, which channels its inner Subaru Outback with knobby tires and a huge roof rack. Thanks for listening!
December 25th, 2022 | 40 mins 31 secs
cars of the year, cr-v, g80, g80 electrified, genesis, honda
It's Episode 300 here on Christmas day, and the guys have more than a few cars to talk about. First up, Sami brings up the 2023 Genesis eletrified G80, which is the brands first all-electric sedan, and one with a mysterious, secret, and hidden charge port door. Then Benjamin chimes in, detailing his time with the 2023 Honda CR-V, which he compares to various drinkable liquids. Finally, the guys run down their favorite drives of 2022.
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Episode 299: 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, 2023 Subaru Ascent, Racing With Rich Energy Book Giveaway, Listener Shout-Outs
December 18th, 2022 | 46 mins 16 secs
ascent, bolt, chevrolet, euv, racing with rich energy, rich energy, subaru
Benjamin shares his recent experience in the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which introduces a new acronym to an industry completely devoid of confusion (not!). Then Sami, fresh off a date with the 2023 Subaru Ascent, explains what went right and wrong with the Japanese three row crossover. Listen and enjoy, but don't forget to enter the contest for a cool book!
December 11th, 2022 | 37 mins 55 secs
chevrolet, rich energy, silverado, zr2
This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, the guys dive into a bunch of crazy new car news, but before they do, give a special shoutout to our podcast listeners. Of course that's followed up by a deep dive into the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, the latest high-performance offroad truck on the market. Then Sami spills the details on the latest book he's been reading and shares how you can score yourself a copy. Finally the guys talk about downloadable horsepower. Thanks for listening!
December 4th, 2022 | 44 mins 55 secs
charging, denali, denali ultimate, ev, gmc, sierra
Pickups are a hot commodity, so any flub has an echo that resonates for years. That's the theory behind the major update of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, which Benjamin says has been thoroughly refreshed to deliver an upscale experience that rivals the very best in the industry. Then Sami chimes in to talk about his recent DC Fast Charging EV experience, where he stopped by 10 DC Fast Chargers and was almost electrocuted 9 times. Don't forget to subscribe, or tip our hosts on Ko-Fi!
Episode 296: LA Auto Show Round-Up, 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar, 2023 Subaru Impreza, 2023 Fiat 500 EV, 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, 2023 Toyota Prius
November 27th, 2022 | 30 mins 23 secs
500, 911, dakar, fiat, hyundai, impreza, ioniq 6, la auto show, porsche, prius, subaru, toyota
This week the guys dive into the latest cars that debuted at the 2022 LA Auto Show, including the Porsche 911 Dakar, Toyota Prius, Fiat 500e, Hyundai IONIQ 6 and the Subaru Impreza. All that new car stuff means there's lots of laughs and questions, not to mention spicy hot-takes.
November 20th, 2022 | 52 mins 59 secs
civic, civic type r, eqs, ev, honda, mercedes-benz, type r
This week Sami and Benjamin are finally free to talk about two super-hyped cars. First they take the muzzle off Sami so he can discuss the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, which has been refined and upgraded for this generation. Sporting 316 hp and a less juvenile design, it seems like the new hot hatch is surpassing its predecessor, but does that mean its worth the money? Then Benjamin drops some knowledge based on his drive in the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic, an all-electric flagship sedan with 350 miles of range along with every gadget, gimmick and feature known to man.
Listen, then be sure to subscribe so you don't miss next weeks episode. And don't forget to check in with our hosts on social media, be it Instagram or Twitter!
November 13th, 2022 | 55 mins 45 secs
charger, ev, nissan, z
This week the guys dive into the 2023 Nissan Z coupe that Benjamin recently tested. With 400 hp from a twin-turbo V6, and a six-speed manual, what could go wrong? Well the guys explain exactly that and where the Z stands in the fierce world of sporty coupes. Also, Benjamin gets an EV charger installed. Will hijinks ensue?
Thanks for listening, and be sure to drop a tip to the guys' Ko-Fi page.
November 6th, 2022 | 33 mins 9 secs
golf, golf r, subaru, volkswagen, vw, wrx
The guys go deep into the sport compact segment, talking about the entire spectrum of performance available to enthusiasts out there. First Sami talks about his time in the 2022 Subaru WRX which gets a new motor, new look and new position in the hierarchy of Subaru speed machines. Then they quickly pivot to the higher end of the segment with the 2022 VW Golf R, which is even more powerful and capable, but may not be the ultimate enthusiast expression. Listen and don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any upcoming episodes.
October 30th, 2022 | 47 mins 6 secs
f-pace, jaguar, kia, sportage, sportage hybrid, svr, theft
As usual, Benjamin's driving a crazy, high horsepower V8 powered SUV, while Sami finds himself in a wimpy, hybrid crossover. Specifically, listen to the guys talk about the 2022 Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid. Oh, and someone stole Benjamin's press vehicle this week. That sucks!
October 23rd, 2022 | 39 mins 3 secs
cadillac, celestiq, challenger. scat pack, dodge, polestar. polestar 3
The new Polestar 3 has debuted and we're here to tell you all about this new all-electric luxury SUV. Boasting animal welfare credentials and an impressive videogame computer, the Polestar 3 bristles with sensors in a bid to take over the world. Then Benjamin goes old school, talking about his experience in the 2022 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. Large and in charge, this muscle car seems to sit in the sweet spot of the coupe lineup, and will be missed when it disappears this year. Finally the pair talk about the newly announced, hand built, $300,000 Cadillac Celestiq.
October 13th, 2022 | 33 mins 1 sec
huracan, lamborghini, tecnica
This week the guys talk about Sami's recent drive of 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica. After spending a day over in Palm Springs at the Thermal Club, Sami has plenty of thoughts and feelings about the 600 horsepower, mid-engine, rear wheel drive supercar. Using the pair's plentiful track and high-horsepower experience, the podcast hits on every important topic related to speed and driving enjoyment.
October 6th, 2022 | 44 mins 28 secs
audi, chevrolet, corvette z06, elantra, explorer hybrid, ford, hyundai, kia, kia boyz, tt
Kia Boyz, Corvettes, and Audis: there's a little bit of everything on the table on today's episode, before Ben talks briefly about the 2022 Ford Explorer Hybrid. Stay in touch on social media or our website, unnamedautomotivepodcast.com and be sure to tune in next week!