Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry, the cars they drive, the places they go, and the weirdness that surrounds the industry at all times.
February 10th, 2019 | 32 mins 56 secs
blizzard, charger, dodge, honda, pilot, suv
Sami drives a plain-Jane 2019 Dodge Charger SXT - you know, the one with AWD and a V6 - and tries to figure out whether it balances affordability with competitive tech. Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Honda Pilot and is prepared to write it off as another anonymous 3-row SUV until THE BLIZZARD HAPPENS!
February 3rd, 2019 | 39 mins 7 secs
kia, mazda, mazda3, stinger
Benjamin travels to Los Angeles to drive the 2019 Mazda 3, and in the process learns a lot about the human pelvis. Sami spends time with the 2019 Kia Stinger turbo four-cylinder, and doesn't learn anything at all. Will opposites attract?
January 27th, 2019 | 23 mins 24 secs
a-team, bonus episode, mystery machine, scooby doo, star car faceoff, teenage mutant ninja turtles, tmnt, van
This week's Star Car Faceoff pits a trio of people movers - the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, and the A-Team van - against each other in a fight to the death.
January 20th, 2019 | 44 mins 53 secs
bmw, ford, gt500, m2, m2 competition, mustang, supra, suv, toyota, x4
Sami decides that the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is a worthy successor to last year's M2 - and perhaps the best M car money can buy. Benjamin has weird thoughts about the 2019 BMW X4 M40i, an SUV that feigns the M but is still incredibly quick in a straight line. The pair wrap things up with a lightning round from the Detroit Auto Show.
January 12th, 2019 | 34 mins 53 secs
aston martin, batman, batmobile, db5, esprit, james bond, lotus, star car faceoff
The first episode of our Star Car Faceoff series pits each of the Batmobiles vs. the best that the Bond cars have to offer. Who will win? Spoiler alert: we all win!
January 6th, 2019 | 41 mins 17 secs
comparison, edge, ford, forte, hyundai, kia, santa fe, st, suv
Both Benjamin and Sami drive the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and put it head-to-head, with surprising results. Sami then bemoans the death of fun with the 2019 Ford Edge ST, while Benjamin gets a brief taste of the 2019 Kia Forte sedan.
December 30th, 2018 | 45 mins 4 secs
ascent, cupholders, grand cherokee, jeep, srt, subaru, suv, trackhawk
Are you ready for a 15 minute tangent on cupholders? Great! Benjamin and Sami also give their Freaky Friday car-swap second takes on the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk.
December 23rd, 2018 | 39 mins 11 secs
ford, maxima, murano, nissan, pickup, ranger, truck
Benjamins gets seat time in the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger mid-sizep pickup, while Sami explores the refreshed 2019 Nissan Maxima sedan and Murano SUV. Also, pretend-NISMOs and USB-C.
December 16th, 2018 | 56 mins 11 secs
3 series, abu dhabi, algarve, audi, bmw, e-tron, ev, portugal, sheikh zayed, suv, uae
Sami heads to Portugal - again - to drive BMW's most important car, the 3 Series, which has been completely redesigned. Benjamin heads in the other direction to pilot the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi. Will they meet in the middle? Will the spirit of Sheikh Zayed lift this episode to new heights?
December 9th, 2018 | 29 mins 56 secs
anti-consumerism, forza horizon, gift guide, hot wheels
Our gift guide for 2018! Benjamin and Sami test drive the perfect gifts for your car-loving loved-ones, including the new Forza Horizon 4 and the history of Hot Wheels.
December 2nd, 2018 | 56 mins 3 secs
cargo vans, gle-class, kia, mercedes-benz, promaster, ram, stinger, suv
Sami drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV, and Benjamin has a lot to say about it's super-weird suspension tricks. The pair also discuss the 2018 Kia Stinger with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which spent a week in Benjamin's care, before answering a reader request to tackle cargo vans.
November 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
diesel, ecodiesel, f-150, ford, frontier, morocco, navarra, nissan, off-road, patrol, pickups, ram, terra, titan, truck
Guest Chad Kirchner tells us all about driving exotic Nissan trucks like the Patrol, the Terra, and the Navarra in the desert in Morocco, and compares them to the Nissan Titan, which he also pounded sand with. The trio then discuss the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel for a mega-truck episode.
Episode 98: 2019 VW Beetle, Puebla Mexico Factory Visit, 2019 VW Tiguan, Jeep Gladiator, Toyota TRD, Weird Animal Car Names
November 18th, 2018 | 48 mins 29 secs
beetle, earthsnake, gladiator, jeep, plant tour, suv, tiguan, toyota, trd, volkswagen
Benjamin visits the factory where the final 2019 Volkswagen Beetles are being built in Puebla, Mexico, on Day of the Dead, while Sami stabs the VW Tiguan SUV in the heart. The pair then muse on the Jeep Gladiator, TRD versions of unlikely Toyota cars, and their preferred weird animal names for brand new cars.
November 11th, 2018 | 47 mins 12 secs
cr-v, cx-5, forester, grand cherokee, honda, hyundai, jeep, mazda, srt, subaru, suv, trackhawk, veloster, veloster n
Benjamin spends a week in the real-world - not a race track - with the 707 horsepower 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, while Sami hits up trio of SUVs for the Lightning Round. The pair also discuss the significance of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N high performance hatchback.
November 4th, 2018 | 44 mins 39 secs
grand cherokee, jeep, mazda, miata, panamera, porsche, sema, suv, trailhawk, wrangler
Sami is back from Bahrain where he drove the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS on an F1 race track, while Benjamin finally gets a dose of the new engine in the 2019 Mazda Miata. Sami also explains what it's like to off-road through the Valley of Fire in a variety of different Jeeps, before the two wrap things up with lowlights from this year's SEMA show. Bonus: stealth 100th episode!
October 28th, 2018 | 43 mins 24 secs
expedition, ford, lincoln, navigator, suv
Benjamin and Sami compare the 2019 Ford Expedition and the 2019 Lincoln Navigator - two platform-sharing SUVs aimed at very different customers.