September 20th, 2020 | 46 mins 4 secs
cadillac, ct4-v, nissan, v series, z, z proto
A dark and confusing journey down the black hole of Cadillac's car names starts with Benjamin's drive in the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, which isn't a realy V, whatever that means. Sami then has a lot of questions about the Nissan Z Proto and what it means for the future of sports cars.
Episode 189: 2020 Kia Seltos, 2020 Chevrolet Traillazer, Automatic Climate Control, What's The Deal With Crossovers
September 13th, 2020 | 45 mins 10 secs
chevrolet, climate control, crossover, g70, genesis, kia, seltos, suv, trailblazer
Is there any difference between any class of small SUV or crossover anymore? Benjamin and Sami have their minds blown by the infinite possibilities of the segment, and also drive the 2020 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer, before getting lost in the magic of the AUTO button on modern climate control systems.
Episode 188: 2020 BMW X5 M Competition, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, 2021 Hyundai Kona, 2021 Hyundai Tucson, 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Listerner Questions
September 6th, 2020 | 41 mins 20 secs
alfa romeo, bmw, competition, grand cherokee, grand wagoneer, hyundai, jeep, kona, mercedes-benz, s-class, stelvio, trackhawk, tucson, x5 m
Benjamin drives the 2020 BMW X5 M Competition, while Sami breaks down the latest launch news from Jeep (the Grand Wagoneer), Hyundai (the Tucson and the Kona), and Mercedes-Benz (the S-Class).
Episode 187: 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, 2020 Lexus GX 460, Kia Stinger, Bollinger, Audiobooks
August 30th, 2020 | 45 mins 47 secs
4x4, audiobooks, bollinger, glc 63, gx 460, kia, lexus, macan, mercedes-amg, off-road, porsche, suv
Which performance SUV has more personality - the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo or the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63? Sami spends the week with both and comes away with a definite answer. Benjamin is completely puzzled by who the 2020 Lexus GX 460 is built for. The pair also discuss automotive audiobooks and news from both Kia and Bollinger.
Episode 186: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, Hawks vs. Eagles
August 23rd, 2020 | 43 mins 9 secs
ev, ford, grand cherokee, jeep, mach-e, mustang, nissan, rogue sport, srt, suv, trackhawk
Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk and wonders if the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is coming to eat its face, while Sami dives deep into what makes the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport a surprisingly competitive small SUV. Things then get derailed due to a long hawks vs. eagles vs. falcons tangent.
August 16th, 2020 | 46 mins 42 secs
bmw, brz, brz ts, cadillac, ct5-v, lexus, parts bin cars, pontiac, rc f, solstice, subaru, z3
Benjamin drives the 2020 Subaru BRZ tS and falls in love all over again. Sami takes a turn in the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V and emerges more confused about the brand than ever. The pair also discuss the Z3, Solstice, and RC F parts bin sports cars.
August 9th, 2020 | 45 mins 29 secs
aviator, billy gibbons, book review, explorer, ford, hot rods, hyundai, kicks, lincoln, nissan, venue, zz top
Is the Lincoln Aviator SUV distinctly different from its Ford Explorer Roots? Which small SUV does it better, the 2020 Nissan Kicks or the 2020 Hyundai Venue? And finally, why would you want to read a book about cars written by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons?
Episode 183: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package, LS Swapped Jeep Update
August 2nd, 2020 | 43 mins 10 secs
2.3l high performance package, amg gt, ecoboost, ford, grand wagoneer, gt r, jeep, ls swap, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mustang, suv
Sami is blown away by the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, while Benjamin has reservations about the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package. Plus, an update about Benjamin's LS-swapped Jeep project.
July 26th, 2020 | 45 mins 28 secs
book review, datsun, explorer, explorer st, ford, legacy, legacy xt, nissan, polestar, subaru, volvo
Benjamin drives the 2020 Ford Explorer ST that Sami despises. Sami gets to sample the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT. The pair also review a book about the history of the Datsun/Nissan Z, and answer listener questions
July 19th, 2020 | 42 mins 48 secs
4x4, 7 series, bmw, bronco, ford, forte 5, kia, m50i, off-road, suv, x7
Benjamin drivers the mightiest BMW X7 of all - the M50i - and resumes his lovefest with the German brand's largest SUV. Sami samples the 2020 Kia Forte 5 GT and wonders why we don't get more stealth hatchbacks. Finally, the pair are a week late with news about the 2021 Ford Bronco.
Episode 180: 2020 Ford Ranger, 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road vs. 2020 Subaru Forester, 2021 Ford F-150
July 12th, 2020 | 42 mins 34 secs
crossover, f-150, ford, forester, pickup, ranger, rav4, subaru, suv, toyota, trd off-road, truck
Benjamin tries to live day-to-day with the 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup, while Sami hops between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road and the 2020 Subaru Forester to see which is better at leaving the pavement. The pair then argue about the merits of the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup.
Episode 179: 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country, 2020 Cadillac XT4, Dodge Durango Hellcat, G-Wagen Buyer's Guide
July 5th, 2020 | 40 mins 21 secs
book review, buying guide, cadillac xt4, cross country, crossover, g-class, g-wagen, mercedes-benz, suv, t5, v60, veloce publishing, volvo, wagon
Does it make sense to buy the 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country when you get more options with the standard V60 wagon instead? Benjamin spends a week with Volvo's faux-crossover to try and find the answer. Sami gets acquainted with the 2020 Cadillac XT4 SUV, and the pair also discuss the new Dodge Durango Hellcat before Benjamin reviews the latest buying guide from Veloce - this time for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.
June 28th, 2020 | 34 mins 8 secs
electric truck, ev pickup, ev truck, f-250, ford, hd truck, off-road, pickup, power wagon, ram, tremor, truck, trx, vaporware
Benjamin drives the enormous 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor off-road pickup, while Sami gets excited about the upcoming supercharged Ram TRX truck. Neither are impressed by the Lordstown Vaporware EV pickup announced this week.
June 21st, 2020 | 40 mins 41 secs
1500, 4s, 911, carrera, diesel, ecodiesel, pickup, porsche, ram, ram rebel, rebel, truck
We're back driving cars! Benjamin road trips to the race track in a 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel EcoDiesel, while Sami gets fancy with a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
June 14th, 2020 | 40 mins 38 secs
alliance, amc, car of the year, chevrolet, citation, ford, mustang, renault, vega, x-body
Benjamin and Sami look at past Car of the Year winners that don't make much sense from a modern perspective, before Sami extolls the virtue of doing non-driving things in your vehicle. No, not that thing.
Episode 175: Dodge Stealth, Mitsubishi 3000GT, Best Movie Mopars and Chevys, 2021 Acura TLX, Listener Feedback
June 7th, 2020 | 36 mins 30 secs
3000gt, acura, dodge, mitsubishi, movie cars, movie chevrolets, movie mopars, stealth, supercars, tlx
The Dodge Stealth and Mitsubishi 3000GT were way ahead of their time, and Benjamin and Sami dive into how different these super sports cars were at the beginning of the 1990s. The pair then discuss their favorite movie Mopars and Chevrolets, before analyzing the upcoming 2021 Acura TLX.