Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Cars, trucks, and a weird sense of humor.

About the show

Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.

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Episodes

  • Episode 367: 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid, Fisker Bankruptcy, Sega Rally Documentary

    June 23rd, 2024  |  47 mins 12 secs
    fisker, ford, maverick, sega rally

    Is a hybrid a standard engine, or optional? In case of the Ford Maverick, it can be both! This week the guys talk about the 2024 edition of the Maverick, before shifting topics to a road trip to video gaming heaven and the endless comedy of Fisker's bankruptcy.

  • Episode 366: 2024 Genesis G70, Listener Questions, Belltown Hellcat

    June 16th, 2024  |  41 mins 43 secs
    belltown hellcat, g70, genesis, listener questions

    This week, the Unnamed Automotive Podcast cracks into the 2024 Genesis G70, which features a new turbo-four engine. This sport sedan sits right in the heart of the entry-level luxury segment, but our Benjamin and Sami offer a rousing discussion about the value of performance. Then the show heads towards the mailbag by answering a listeners question about certified pre-owned luxury cars.

  • Episode 365: 2024 Hyundai Sonata, 2024 Lexus RX 450h+, CTS-V Back on the Track

    June 9th, 2024  |  52 mins 39 secs
    cadillac, cts-v, datsun, hyundai, lexus, phev, rx, sonata

    This week the podcast reviews the 2024 Hyundai Sonata, the 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ and Ben shares his experience at Palmer Motorsport Park with his Cadillac CTS-V.

  • Episode 364: 2024 Land Rover Range Rover SV, 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

    June 2nd, 2024  |  39 mins 10 secs
    gli, jetta, land rover, ranger rover, volkswagen

    This week, the Unnamed Automotive Podcast reviews the $200,000 2024 Land Rover Range Rover SV, and finds out what makes an SUV cost that much money, and where it stumbles. Then the conversation shifts to the 2024 VW Jetta GLI, a sport compact car that seems to lag behind its competitors in a number of significant ways. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 363: 2024 Kia EV9, 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV

    May 19th, 2024  |  44 mins 24 secs
    cx-90, ev9, kia, mazda, phev

    The 2024 Kia EV9 gets top billing on this week's episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. A three-row electric vehicle, the EV9 may be a bit compromised to deliver the electric experience the Kia has been known for lately. Then Sami tries out the 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV, which is one of the few plug-in three-row crossovers out there. However, its size and limited appeal see it struggle to stand out. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 362: 2024 Chevrolet Traverse, 2024 BMW X2

    May 5th, 2024  |  46 mins 55 secs
    bmw, chevrolet, traverse, x2

    This week the Unnamed Automotive Podcast reviews the 2024 Chevrolet Traverse, which has a whole new design, new powertrain and even offers Super Cruise in order to stand out in the three-row space. Then our hosts take another look at the 2024 BMW X2, which seems to have lost some of its signature spark in its latest redesign.

  • Episode 361: 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, News Round-Up

    April 28th, 2024  |  45 mins 59 secs
    tacoma, toyota

    This week the guys lock Sami in an air-tight room with only enough oxygen for 45 minutes of recording. During this time, they review the 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport and discuss the recently announced 2025 Ram 1500 RHO, 2025 Mercedes-Benz G580 With EQ Technology and Fords future EV strategy. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 360: Land Rover Defender 130 Off-Road Accessories, 2025 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, Autonomous Drivng Bans

    April 21st, 2024  |  51 mins 15 secs
    130, 4runner, defender, land cruiser, land rover, toyota

    Lots of automakers have cool accessories, but how useful are they? Benjamin gets deep into this topic after his time testing the Land Rover Defender 130, which was equipped with an optional accessory package. Then the guys talk about some recent news including the new 2025 Toyota 4Runner and how some cars with Level 3 driving systems have been banned from a certain Canadian Province. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 359: 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV, 2024 Chevrolet Trax, Listener Questions, Cadbury Creme Eggs

    April 12th, 2024  |  50 mins 50 secs
    chevrolet, dodge, hornet, phev, trax

    It's cheap but is it cheerful? The 2024 Chevy Trax arrives on this weeks episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, alongside the surprisingly expensive 2024 Dodge Hornet PHEV R/T. The guys have plenty to talk about, and answer a few listener questions too, all while salivating over leftover Easter candies. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 358: 2024 Volvo V60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered, NY Auto Show, Listener Questions

    March 31st, 2024  |  57 mins
    ny auto show, polestar engineered, v60, volvo

    This weeks episode centers around the 2024 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered, a PHEV wagon with 455 horsepower. Benjamin shares his thoughts on this speedy Swede, before Sami explains all the latest news from the New York Auto Show. Then the guys answer some listener questions and share some recent listener feedback. Thank you for listening!

  • Episode 357: 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2024 Honda Pilot TrailSport, Listener Questions

    March 24th, 2024  |  51 mins 57 secs
    ev, honda, hyundai, kona, kona electric, pilot, trailsport

    This week's episode is full of discussions of cars that seem good on their own, but struggle to stand out competitively in their segments. Benjamin starts off with a review of 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric, which might be a touch too expensive to recommend. Then Sami chimes in with his thoughts on the 2024 Honda Pilot TrailSport, which looks great and has plenty of equipment, but lacks some much needed refinement. Finally the guys answer a listener question about two seemingly unrelated cars looking to solve the same family transportation need. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 356: 2024 Lexus TX 350, Fake HD Trucks

    March 17th, 2024  |  43 mins 1 sec

    This week the Unnamed Automotive Podcast enters new territory, talking about the 2024 Lexus TX 350 for the first time. This three-row SUV offers a pretty good experience, but Benjamin says it may feel a bit too familier to the Toyota Grand Highlander. Then the guys talk about story that caught Benjamin's interest: the history of fake heavy-duty pickup trucks.

  • Episode 355: 2024 BMW i5 M60, 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 2024 Subaru Ascent

    March 10th, 2024  |  47 mins 33 secs
    ascent, bmw, highlander, i5, subaru, toyota

    This week starts off with Benjamin talking about the near-600 horsepower 2024 BMW i5 M60, which does a lot to impress. Listen to him discuss the performance along with the weird technology that surrounds this new EV. Then Sami compares the 2024 Toyota Highlander and 2024 Subaru Ascent as he checks out all of this year's three-row offerings. Thanks for listening!!

  • Episode 354: 2024 BMW X2, 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE Sedan

    March 3rd, 2024  |  44 mins 42 secs
    amg, bmw, eqe, mercedes-benz, x2

    This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, our hosts get the chance to talk about some high-tech luxury cars, starting with the totally redesigned BMW X2, which Sami says is full of weird gimmicks. Then Benjamin talks about his recent experience in the 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE Sedan, which is loaded with power, and very specific requirements to use that power. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 353: 2024 Mazda CX-90 Hybrid, 2024 Toyota Prius AWD, 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD

    February 25th, 2024  |  47 mins 37 secs
    cx-90, hyundai, ioniq 5, mazda, prius, toyota

    This week the guys talk about every form of electrification on the market, starting with a review of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV, including how it performs on a road trip and any strange hiccups encountered during the test-drive. Then Sami tests out the award-winning 2024 Toyota Prius AWD, to find out what the hubbub is all about. Finally Benjamin chats with us about the cold-weather performance of the rear-wheel-drive 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 352: 2024 Jaguar F-Type R75, 2024 Subaru Outback Onyx, Ford Kills Self-Parking

    February 18th, 2024  |  49 mins 28 secs
    f-type, ford, jaguar, onyx, outback, self-parking, subaru

    Our hosts have returned, starting with a discussion of the 2024 Jaguar F-Type R 75 that Benjamin recently test-drove. Then Sami talks about the 2024 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition, which he hasn't fallen for this year. Then the guys talk about some quick Ford news before saying good bye for another week. Thanks for listening!