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 282: 2022 BMW i4 M50, Ford Lightning Towing Tragedy, Toyota GR 86 Engine Explosion, 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor

    August 7th, 2022  |  38 mins 49 secs
    bmw, chevrolet, colorado, f-150, ford, gr86, i4, ix, lightning, m50, maverick tremor, toyota

    Can you endure one more week of Benjamin talking about EVs? We start with his experience in the wild new BMW i4 M50, which boasts over 500 horsepower and even more torque. Benjamin calls it insanely fast, but do all of the changes to this electrified 4 Series work cohesively? Then Sami jumps in to talk about the recent happenings throughout the automotive industry, including EV towing ranges, Toyota warranty denials, and two new pickups from Ford and Chevy.

  • Episode 281: 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks, 2022 BMW iX xDrive50

    July 31st, 2022  |  41 mins 13 secs
    bmw, bronco sport, ford, ix, outer banks, xdrive50

    Sami and Benjamin are in for another bumpy ride in the seats of two new crossovers. First Sami gets to share his experiences with the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks, and explains where it stands in the world of other rugged, yet still cute-utes. Then Benjamin, as if powered by electrons himself, silently changes the topic to the 2022 BMW iX he drove, and expresses his fondness of the EV's exterior and interior design.

  • Episode 280: 2022 Kia EV6, Sami's Jordan Cars, Cadillac Says Hush About Lyriq, Weird Blazer EV Features, Confusing Toyota Crowns, Hazy Honda Pilot Memories

    July 24th, 2022  |  50 mins 7 secs
    blazer ev, cadillac, chevrolet, crown, ev6, honda, jordan, kia, lyriq, pilot, toyota

    The guys have returned from their vacations with a bunch of stories to tell. First they catch up, describing their travels and all the cool cars they saw on the road, before diving into a review of the new 2022 Kia EV6, which is mechanically identical to the Hyundai IONIQ 5 but with 20 more miles of range! Hear why the Kia can do more with the same equipment, and what quirk had Benjamin fuming during his test drive. Then the two talk about the latest automotive news including Cadillac's NDAs and the new Toyota Crown.

    Listen, laugh and send us a note or review, we love to hear from our listeners!

  • Episode 279: 2022 Toyota Tundra, 2022 Porsche Panamera Platinum, Crazy Sales Numbers

    July 10th, 2022  |  44 mins 40 secs
    panamera, porsche, toyota, tundra

    Benjamin reviews the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra, which has finally evolved from the Jurassic era with a turbocharged V6 and a somewhat usable infotainment system. The Sami talks about what makes the new 2022 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition an interesting addition to a very competitive segment. The pair also dive into the dark world of Porsche and Toyota's secret sales shame.

    It's all car talk all the time with these two, so why not get in touch or drop the guys a tip on Ko-Fi?

  • Episode 278: 2022 Mazda CX-50, Sami's Trip To Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    July 3rd, 2022  |  38 mins 2 secs
    cx-50, goodwood, mazda

    This week we talk about all kinds of weird things, starting with the 2022 Mazda CX-50, which is advertised as rugged and tough but turns out to be surprisingly genteel. Does that plot twist cut through the hype? Then Sami talks about his time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hear why he thinks this is a must attend event for automotive enthusiasts around the world.

    Subscribe rate and get in touch, as the guys would love to hear from you!

  • Episode 277: 2022 Toyota Sienna, 2022 Subaru Forester WILDerness, The Future Of Mercedes-Benz And Car Tech

    June 26th, 2022  |  45 mins 39 secs
    forester, mercedes-benz, sienna, subaru, toyota, wilderness

    Sami dives into the 2022 Toyota Sienna minivan, a family friendly three row that he's adamant is still worth checking out during the age of the crossover. Then Benjamin talks about the go-anywhere attitude of the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, and whether it's a load of mud or the real deal. Finally the two discuss an interesting interview with Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius.

    Listen, subscribe and check in with the guys on social for the whole experience!

  • Episode 276: 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    June 19th, 2022  |  48 mins 17 secs
    mazda, miata, mx-5, phantom, rolls-royce

    Whoa, a Rolls-Royce and a Miata on the same show? First Sami describes the latest changes to the 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which are mostly about giant wheels and sparkles in the headlights. Then Benjamin dives into the new 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which still has him grinning from ear-to-ear thanks to its open-air brilliance. He also answers whether you should get a Club model or RF, which turns out to be a trick question!

    Hear it and laugh, but don't forget to subscribe and review at unnamedautomotivepodcast.com!

  • Episode 275: 2022 Honda Ridgeline, 2022 Kia Telluride, Infotainment Sucks, Datsun Z Update

    June 12th, 2022  |  42 mins 47 secs
    datsun, honda, infotainment, ios, kia, ridgeline, telluride

    After rubbing the magical automotive lamp of new vehicles, Sami and Benjamin find themselves in a pair of trucks. First Benjamin shares his thoughts on the recently refreshed 2022 Honda Ridgeline, which is facing a ton of tough competition from the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. He answers the question on everyone's mind: is the Ridgeline still relevant ?

    Then Sami talks about the 2022 Kia Telluride, which used to be a favorite among critics but now squares off against new rivals from Jeep and Nissan. Sami let's our listeners know if the Kia is still worth mentioning among the best in the segment. Then the two talk automotive news, infotainment interfaces, and share an update on Benjamin's Datsun. Listen and subscribe so you don't miss a beat!

  • Episode 274: 2022 Toyota GR 86, Sami's Monaco F1 Adventure. Endless New Car Announcements, Listener Questions

    June 5th, 2022  |  49 mins 38 secs
    f1, gr 86, monaco, toyota

    It's a dive into everything speedy and fun, starting with Benjamin's experience in the 2022 Toyota GR86, a lightweight coupe that succeeds the Toyobaru twins that captured the hearts of the automotive enthusiast landscape 10 years ago. Then Sami chats about his first F1 experience in Monaco of all places, before the duo goes all in on the recent news of the automotive industry in a fun lightning round.

  • Episode 273: 2022 Acura MDX Type S, 2022 BMW iX M60 EV, More Datsun Trouble

    May 29th, 2022  |  48 mins 32 secs
    acura, bmw, datsun, ev, ix, mdx, type s

    There's no pfaffing about this week, (okay, maybe just a bit of pfaff) as the duo share their thoughts on two "high-performance" SUVs. First up, Sami tests the 2023 BMW iX M60 out in Germany, and tells us everything we need to know about its powertrain, range and speedy characteristics, before getting distracted talking about all of its gimmicky tech features. Then Benjamin jumps in with the 2022 Acura MDX Type S, and wonders if its worthy of its nostalgia badging. Finally Ben shares an update on his Datsun racecar pain and how he plans to get it back to the track.

  • Episode 272: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, News Round-Up, Datsun Woes

    May 22nd, 2022  |  38 mins 17 secs
    datsun, defender, ev, hyundai, ioniq 5, land rover, range rover, thunderbird, velar

    Benjamin gets his first taste of the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, the brands mainstream, long-distance EV which rides on an advanced platform. Then Sami talks about the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, a formerly hot SUV thats now feeling a bit stale. He shares all of his feelings about it, then lets loose his fears of rampant carjackings in his city. The duo also discuss the latests automotive news, before leaving a teaser for next weeks episode.

  • Episode 271: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT, 2022 Toyota Yaris Cross, 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Datsun Towing Adventure, BMW Honey Taste Test

    May 14th, 2022  |  50 mins 57 secs
    audi, datsun, e-tron gt, grand wagoneer, jeep, rs e-tron gt, toyota, yaris, yaris cross

    They're back! First Benjamin details his experience in the new 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT, which features addicting launch performance and straight-line speed. Benjamin goes through the highs and lows of high-performance EV living before Sami jumps in with notes from his time abroad in the 2022 Toyota Yaris Cross. This tiny subcompact would never work in North America, but Sami says it works perfectly on the narrow and windy roads of Ireland. Finally Benjamin describes his time towing with the new Grand Wagoneer. Be sure to listen to the whole episode as well as the fun feature at the end of the recording!

  • May 1, 2022 Update

    May 1st, 2022  |  58 secs
    update

    No episode this week or next, but stay tuned because we've got the Audi RS e-tron GT, the BMW iX, and the Toyota Yaris Cross all coming your way when we resume podcasting May 15.

  • Episode 270: 2022 Audi S3, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, The Sound of the Batmobile

    April 24th, 2022  |  44 mins 6 secs
    4xe, audi, batmobile, ev, grand cherokee, jeep, s3, the batman

    Benjamin takes the medium-spicy 2022 Audi S3 for a spin and explains whether or not the Germans have gone overboard with all their performance tiers. Then Sami tests out the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, the PHEV version of a podcast favorite, and describes how the big SUV manages the transition to electrified propulsion. Finallythe pair geek out over the new SOUND OF THE BATMOBILE after watching The Batman.

    Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe and send us your feedback and questions!

  • Episode 269: 2022 Land Rover Range Rover, 2022 Lexus NX 350h Hybrid, Listener Questions

    April 17th, 2022  |  43 mins 51 secs
    350h, land rover, lexus, nx, range rover

    Sami describes his time in the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover, discussing its potentially bird-killing antenna, as well as all of the other incredibly high-end and luxurious features. Then Benjamin chimes in, detailing his experience with the new 2022 Lexus NX350h, a popular hybrid SUV that has steep competition coming at it from every angle. Finally the pair answer a listener question about Honda's EV plans and the potential return of another storied blast from the past.

  • Episode 268: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV, Listener Questions, The Fate Of The Dodge Journey

    April 10th, 2022  |  49 mins 22 secs
    dodge, ev, forester, journey, kia, phev, sorento, subaru, wilderness

    This week the duo get back to reviewing SUVs. Sami starts the episode off with his impressions of the new 2022 Subaru Forester WILDerness, a new trim level of the Japanese nameplate which boasts a rugged adventurous attitude that's been missing from the automaker lately—or has it? Then Benjamin talks about the plug-in version of the 2022 Kia Sorento. Is the new model efficient, smooth, and worth the money? Finally the pair answer a couple of listener questions about modern parking strategies and the Dodge Journey.