Episode 235: 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC Wagon, 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Kia Sorento, Listener Questions
August 1st, 2021 | 44 mins 38 secs
e63 s wagon, kia, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mitsubishi, outlander, sorento
Benjamin meets one of his heroes in the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 4MATIC wagon, but does it match the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant in terms of shock and awe? Sami compares the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander versus the 2021 Kia Sorento and tries to decide whether compact or mid-size three-row SUVs make more sense. Plus, listener questions!
July 25th, 2021 | 37 mins 16 secs
392, 5 series, bmw, dodge, durango, hellcat, srt
Benjamin and Sami discuss the most laid-back Hellcat in the Hell-pack, the Dodge Durango, before answering a listener question about what to do with a modern vehicle that might one day be a collectible classic
Episode 233: 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible CS, 2021 Jaguar F-Pace, Trailer Batteries For EV Pickups
July 18th, 2021 | 43 mins 36 secs
ev, f-150 lightning, f-pace, ford, jaguar, mustang, mustang gt
Sami and Benjamin contemplate the California Special's place in Mustang history after Sami drives the latest 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, before the pair dissect why the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace base model can't cut it on the current luxury SUV landscape.
July 11th, 2021 | 40 mins 48 secs
4xe, book review, ev, iroc, jeep, plug-in hybrid, porsche, wrangler
Benjamin and Sami both drive the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid and try to figure out who this electrified 4x4 is for. Plus: a deep dive into the first year of IROC racing with a Porsche-focused book review.
Episode 231: 2021 BMW 330e, 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, Interview With Fast and Furious 9 Writer, Listener Questions
July 4th, 2021 | 52 mins 3 secs
3 series, 330e, bmw, bronco, bronco sport, daniel casey, ev, f9, fast 9, fast and furious, ford, phev
Sami drives the plug-in BMW 330e hybrid , while Benjamin finally gets a turn with the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport SUV. Benjamin also discusses his interview with Daniel Casey, writer of Fast 9, before Sami brings up a listener question about the best sport sedans outside the luxury segment.
June 27th, 2021 | 42 mins 41 secs
aviator, ev, ford, lincoln, mach-e, mustang, phev
At long last Benjamin drives the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car, while Sami puzzles over a vehicle that should have been a big hit but surprisingly isn't: the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV.
June 20th, 2021 | 44 mins 3 secs
aston martin, audi, avant, dbx, rs 6, safety
The 2021 Aston Martin DBX and the 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant are two sides of the same high-performance people mover coin, and this week we drive them both. We also answer your questions about disappearing glass and the pillbox that is the modern automotive cabin.
Episode 228: 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup, 2021 Lincoln Navigator, 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, BMW M3 M4 Book Review
June 13th, 2021 | 53 mins 31 secs
bmw, book review, ford, hybrid, hyundai, lincoln, maverick, navigator, rav4, toyota, tucson
It's a packed episode! We go deep on the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup, revisit an old favorite in the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, and then try to figure out which affordable hybrid SUV is better—the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid or the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—before wrapping things up with a BMW M3 and M4 book review.
Episode 227: 2021 Kia Carnival, 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Listener Questions
June 6th, 2021 | 55 mins 53 secs
carnival, chrysler, golf, gti, kia, minivan, pacifica, volkswagen, vw
Does a luxury minivan make sense? What if it comes at a discount, like the 2021 Kia Carnival? Sami compares the newest entry in the people mover segment to the established 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, while Benjamin revisits an old favorite from Germany, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Plus, listener questions and BMW press release fun.
May 30th, 2021 | 45 mins 41 secs
ev, gmc, leaf, nissan, polestar, terrain, volvo
Benjamin drives the fantastically fast 2021 Polestar 2 EV, while Sami travels back in time to the 2021 GMC Terrain SUV. The pair then ask the all-important question: would you lease a Nissan Leaf for 99 cents if it came with one really big catch?
Episode 225: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, Learn EV, Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup
May 23rd, 2021 | 59 mins 52 secs
ev, ev pulse, f-150, ford, gle, gle 63 s coupe, lightning, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz
Friend of the podcast Chad Kirchner stops by to talk about his new Learn EV feature at EV Pulse before we get ridiculous with the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe and the Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup.
Episode 224: 2021 Mazda CX-9, 2021 Kia Telluride, 2021 Toyota Highlander, 1970 Maximum Muscle Book Review
May 16th, 2021 | 47 mins 17 secs
1970 maximum muscle, acura, book review, cx-9, highlander, kia, mazda, mdx, telluride, toyota
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 punches well above its weight, according to Benjamin, while Sami strives to pinpoint why the 2021 Toyota Highlander sells so well when much better rivals like the 2021 Kia Telluride are out there. The pair also discuss the book '1970 Maximum Muscle' which deals with the apex of the golden age of muscle cars.
May 9th, 2021 | 47 mins 31 secs
acura, civic, explorer, ford, honda, k5, kia, mdx, timberline
The 2022 Acura MDX is all new, and after Benjamin's turn behind the wheel he questions its place in the luxury SUV world. Sami quibbles with the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD's drivetrain. Plus: Explorer Timberline and next-generation Honda Civic news.
May 2nd, 2021 | 48 mins 39 secs
bmw, competition, hamilton, infiniti, m5, m550i, qx55, waterfalls
Benjamin drives the 2021 BMW M5 Competition and again considers whether it makes sense as an upgade over the M550i, while Sami tries to determine whether the 2021 Infiniti QX55 can set itself apart from other luxury SUVs. Plus, in-depth waterfall and best driver's car discussion.
April 25th, 2021 | 43 mins 54 secs
chevrolet, colorado, ford, kicks, nissan, off-road, ranger, tacoma, toyota, trd pro, tremor, zr2
Benjamin heads off-road in the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor pickup, while Sami falls in love all over again with the redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks SUV.
Episode 220: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Hellcat Truck, 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost, 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS
April 18th, 2021 | 56 mins 46 secs
1500, eqs, ford, ghost, hellcat, hyundai, mercedes-benz, ram, raptor, rolls-royce, santa cruz, trx
Benjamin makes a muddy off-road mess in the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Hellcat pickup, while Sami touches the stars in the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost super luxury sedan. The pair also discuss tiny trucks like the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz before moving on to the strangely anonymous 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV.