March 22nd, 2020 | 36 mins 33 secs
crossover, highlander, hybrid, rav4, suv, toyota, trd, trd off-road
Benjamin dares to ask the question, 'does the world need a TRD Off-Road version of the 2020 Toyota RAV4?' Sami spends a week with the much more logical 2020 Toyota Highlander SUV.
Episode 163: 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2020 Kia Seltos, 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered, Guest William Clavey
March 14th, 2020 | 50 mins 9 secs
ev, exotic car, f8 tributo, ferrari, ferrari f8, kia, phev, polestar engineered, seltos, sports car, supercar, suv, volvo, william clavey, xc60
Sami drives the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo at Road Atlanta, and he has nothing but good things to say about the latest Italian exotic. Benjamin related his strange experience with the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered SUV, while guest William Clavey talks about his time with the brand new 2020 Kia Seltos.
Episode 162: Guest Chad Kirchner, Snowplows, 2020 Tesla Model 3, 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport
March 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
atlas, atlas sport cross, chad kirchner, electric car, ev, legacy, model 3, snowplows, subaru, suv, tesla, volkswagen
It's a mega-episode with Guest Chad Kirchner who's here to talk snowplows and the 2020 Tesla Model 3. Benjamin follows up with his experience driving the 2020 Subaru Legacy, while Sami spends some time with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Sport Cross.
March 1st, 2020 | 39 mins 42 secs
c8, chevrolet, corvette, spring mountain, subaru, wrx
Benjamin and Sami head to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Nevada to spend some quality time with the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Benjamin also drives the 2020 Subaru WRX turbo AWD sedan and tries to answer Sami's question of whether it's still relevant as a compact performance car.
February 23rd, 2020 | 41 mins 47 secs
crossover, ev, hybrid, mitsubishi, outback, outlander, phev, plug-in, subaru, suv, xt
Both Sami and Benjamin dish on the 2020 Subaru Outback XT, the all-new turbocharged version of the crossover. They follow that up with a list of things about the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV that make them question how competitive it is on the current market.
Episode 159: 2020 Honda Passport, 2020 Toyota Sienna, Best 80s Driving Video Games, Toyota Supra Power Boost, Listener Questions
February 16th, 2020 | 48 mins 43 secs
bmw, cooper, driving games, honda, mini, minivan, nightshade, passport, pilot, sienna, supra, suv, toyota, video games
Sami spends a little more time with the 2020 Honda Passport and asks if it's more than just a shorter Pilot. Benjamin passes a very uncool week with the super useful 2020 Toyota Sienna minivan. The pair then discuss the best 80s driving games, the controversial Toyota Supra power boost, and answer a listener question about the Mini Cooper S.
Episode 158: Guest Stephen Elmer, 2020 Nissan Titan XD, GMc Hummer EV, Electric Trucks, 2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Special Edition
February 9th, 2020 | 51 mins 59 secs
4runner, 4x4, ev, hummer, nissan, suv, titan xd, toyota
Auto journalist and TFL Truck contributor Stephen Elmer stops by to discuss the 2020 Nissan Titan XD and the GMC Hummer EV. The trio also talk about electric pickup trucks and Benjamin's bewildering experience with the 2020 Toyota 4Runner.
February 2nd, 2020 | 42 mins 30 secs
bmw, crossover, genesis, gv80, m50i, suv, x6
Benjamin has a weird change of heart about the 2020 BMW X6 M50i, while Sami flies down to Miami, Florida, to get a first look at the 2020 Genesis GV80 SUV.
Episode 156: Favorite Cars of the Decade, Cars We're Looking Forward To, 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo, 2020 Genesis G70
January 26th, 2020 | 43 mins 12 secs
best cars of the decade, crossover, cx-5, g70, genesis, mazda, suv
Benjamin and Sami discuss their favorite cars from the last decade of driving, as well as what they're looking forward to sampling in 2020. They also talk about the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo SUV and the 2020 Genesis G70 sedan.
January 19th, 2020 | 39 mins 35 secs
bmw, crossover, escape, ford, gran coupe, listener questions, m550i, sedan, suv, xdrive
Sami asks whether the 2020 Ford Escape is enough SUV to replace the Focus, Fiesta, and Fusion combined. Benjamin samples a familiar platform with a more powerful drivetrain and questions whether the 2020 BMW M550i xDrive makes the full-blown M5 obsolete. Also, listener questions!
January 12th, 2020 | 51 mins 1 sec
8 series, bmw, carlos ghosn, cr-v, crossover, gran coupe, honda, justice, m850i, suv
Sami applauds the 2020 Honda CR-V as the entry-level SUV that's maybe too good to really talk about, while Benjamin spends 2 weeks with the all-new 2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe and is surprised by how much he likes its advanced self-driving features. Plus, car showers and Carlos Ghosn's action movie escape from Japanese custody.
January 5th, 2020 | 36 mins 44 secs
450h, bmw, hybrid, lexus, suv, x1
Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW X1 and dos a 180-degree turn-around on his initial impression of the vehicle. Sami investigates the 2020 Lexus 450h to see whether the hybrid SUV still holds on to the top spot in his heart.
Episode 152: 2020 Polestar 1, 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Guest Stefan Ogbac, Listener Rides
December 29th, 2019 | 46 mins 34 secs
chevrolet, gladiator, gmc, jeep, listener project, norway, pickup, polestar 1, rubicon, suburban, suv, tahoe, truck, volvo
It's the last episode of the decade, and Benjamin, Sami, and Motor Trend's Stefan Ogbac spend it discussing the bonkers 2020 Polestar 1 hybrid supercar, the surprisingly nervous 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon pickup, and the redesigned 20201 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban. They also talk about a very cool listener project all the way from Norway.
Episode 151: 2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel, 2020 Lincoln Aviator, Listener Questions
December 22nd, 2019 | 47 mins 37 secs
500e, aviator, cx-5, cx-5 diesel, ev, fiat, highlander, highlander hybrid, hybrid, lincoln, mazda, suv, toyota
Both Benjamin and Sami drive the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander SUV, and try to figure out where it fits in a very crowded market. The pair also provide their takes on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, before answering a listener question about the Fiat 500e.
December 15th, 2019 | 38 mins 51 secs
a-class, a220, cadillac, car movies, mercedes-benz, movies, suv, xt6
Benjamin samples the new entry-level 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, while Sami spends time with the 2020 Cadillac XT6 luxury SUV. The pair also discuss car movies that aren't 'really' car movies.
Episode 149: 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque R -Dynamic, Volkswagen Bees, JETTA Sub-Brand, Hyundai Sonata N-Line, Aston Martin For Sale?
December 8th, 2019 | 36 mins 4 secs
aston martin, bees, evoque, hybrid, hyundai, jetta, land rover, n-line, range rover, sonata, suv, volkswagen, vw
Benjamin and Sami each drive the 2020 Land Rover Ranger Rover Evoque and are befuddled by its mild hybrid system. The pair also discuss the latest news about the JETTA sub-brand, Volkswagen's I.Bees, the Hyundai Sonata N-Line, and whether Aston Martin might be about to find a new owner.