2020 Porsche Macan Turbo vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, 2020 Lexus GX 460, Kia Stinger, Bollinger, Audiobooks

Episode 187 · August 30th, 2020 · 45 mins 47 secs

About this Episode

Personality goes a long way, which is what Sami discovers when comparing two luxury performance SUVs - the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 - that on paper seem a lot closer than they are in reality. Benjamin is completely befuddled by the 2020 Lexus GX 460, an off-road SUV that time forgot, wrapped in a luxury package that time also forget. Also on deck is talk about the Kia Stinger, the Bollinger van, and automotive audiobook recommendations.

Episode Links

  • Review: The 2020 Lexus GX 460 Is a Big, Comfy SUV That Can Actually Handle a Trail — In the automotive industry, history and heritage are sometimes confused with a reluctance to move forward. Case in point: as sport-utilities and crossovers have blown through showrooms like a category-five storm, reshaping consumer tastes and vehicle lineups at every single price point, Lexus has stubbornly clung to an old-school template for both the LX 570 and GX 460. These hulking body-on-frame designs have more in common with the original truck-based platforms that once ruled the SUV roost than the smooth, car-like people-movers that have come to dominate the discourse.
  • IS THE 2020 LEXUS GX 460 SUV A WORTHWHILE LUXURY UPGRADE OVER THE TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4X4 — Why did Lexus choose to stand apart from rivals like BMW and Audi by delivering a traditional truck in a market that's more apt to go for a sport-utility that's based on a sedan platform? In a word, cost.