Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

365 episodes of Unnamed Automotive Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 19th, 2016.

  • Episode 337: 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L, 2024 Lincoln Corsair PHEV, Listener Feedback

    October 22nd, 2023  |  48 mins 18 secs
    corsair, grand wagoneer, grand wagoneer l, jeep, lincoln, phev

    Time to discuss some old favourites with new engines and powertrains, starting with the twin-turbo 2023 Grand Wagoneer L, which introduces the new Hurricane engine. Then the guys talk about the 2024 Lincoln Corsair PHEV, which takes the recipe of the Ford Escape PHEV and turns it up a few notches. Finally the guys address listener questions and feedback about infotainment systems, pause buttons and drive modes.

  • Episode 336: 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, Cadillac ELR Fan Service, 2023 Kia Carnival, 2023 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Listener Feedback

    October 15th, 2023  |  50 mins 17 secs
    carnival, chysler, kia, pacifica, pacifica phev, prius, prius prime, toyota

    This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, the guys talk about some cars that may not seem popular but have a lot going for them. Consider the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime that Ben recently tested. Packing an attractive exterior, the Prius had a major glow-up, and Benjamin says there's more beneath this superficial upgrade. Then Sami talks about the 2024 Kia Carnival and how it stacks up as a family vehicle, even with those power second row seats. Benjamin even chimes in with his experience with the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 335: 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge RWD, 2023 Honda Passport Elite - Touring, Listener Feedback

    October 1st, 2023  |  49 mins 11 secs
    automotive podcast, automotive talk, car, car podcast, car talk, cars, ev, ev podcast, ev talk, evs, honda, passport, recharged, suv podcast, suv talk, suvs, trailsport, truck podcast, truck suv, truck talk, trucks, volvo, xc40

    Electric vehicles and faux off-roaders are on the menu today at the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, as the guys discuss the entry-level, rear-wheel-drive 2024 Volvo XC40 Recharge, and how it compares to the previous first draft of the EV SUV. Then the hosts take some time to talk about the 2023 Honda Passport, and what kind of equipment iss out there to make it a real off-road option. Finally, they share and discuss some listner feedback. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 334: 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70, Sami And Benjamin Buy New Cars, Benjamin's Surprise Other Vehicle Purchase

    September 24th, 2023  |  44 mins 59 secs
    crosstrek, electrified gv70, genesis, gv70, outback, outback xt, subaru, tractor

    Few automakers can successfully transform a gas powered vehicle to an electric one, but this week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, Benjamin is saying some promising things about the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70. Hear how it impressed him so much and where it stands amongst its luxury EV rivals. Then the guys talk about expanding their own fleets including a fun surprise from Benjamin. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 333: 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, 2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL, Track Car Update

    September 17th, 2023  |  54 mins 55 secs
    f-250, ford, glc-class, mercedes-benz, super duty

    We know you're expecting the guys to talk about loaded, top trim cars, but this week they're flipping the script as Sami tests a relatively basic 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and Benjamin goes out towing with a 2023 Ford F-250 XL. Hear what features work best in a basic model, and whether entry level vehicles are decent value these days or if you're better off buying a well equipped example of your desired new car.

  • Episode 332: 2023 BMW Z4 M40i, 2023 Kia Seltos, Big Sami News

    September 10th, 2023  |  49 mins 23 secs
    bmw, kia, seltos, z4

    The Unnamed Automotive Podcast is full of sleep deprivation energy this week as the guys venture between a bajillion different topics, including the 2023 BMW X4 convertible and the 2024 Kia Seltos X-Line. Naturally the guys go on a few wild tangents as they take a leisurely saunter to the end of the episode, so be sure to listen, review and reach out on social media or through the website. Thanks!

  • Episode 331: 2023 Nissan Z, 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase

    September 3rd, 2023  |  41 mins 29 secs
    land rover, nissan, range rover, z

    Sami discusses his time with the 2023 Nissan Z, a sports car that's always tied with loaded discussions about legacy, other rivals and relevance. Then Benjamin dives into the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover, now with space for seven. Is this still among the top players in the luxury SUV space? We have the answer and more! Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 330: 2024 Mazda CX-90, Acura ZDX EV, Listener Car Pet Peeves

    August 20th, 2023  |  47 mins 35 secs
    acura, cx-90, mazda, zdx

    We're covering the all-new 2024 Mazda CX-90, which is designed to be a flagship, three-row crossover doing all kinds of unique (for Mazda) things. With a rear-wheel-drive platform and a turbo-inline-six, Benjamin has the final say about whether the Japanese automaker has nailed the formula or not. Then the podcast finishes up with a quick discussion on the newly announced Acura ZDX EV, and some listener comments about overly annoying automotive features. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 329: 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Off-Road, 2023 Ford Escape PHEV

    August 13th, 2023  |  42 mins 56 secs
    escape, ford, phev, sequoia, toyota, trd-off-road

    This week, the guys take a closer look at two under-represented new cars on sale today. First up, Benjamin drives the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, which is built on the mediocre bones of the Tundra full-size pickup, and carries over some of the same puzzling design decisions. Does it have any chance at bumping up its annual sales numbers or even stealing the spotlight of its competitors? Then Sami talks about the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV, which is often overshadowed by Ford with its own Bronco Sport. While it boasts decent EV range and efficiency, Sami is eager to point out that the Escape has a few fatal flaws.

    The guys also discuss some listener questions, so be sure to send us your question after listening to this week's episode!

  • Episode 328: 2023 BMW M2 6MT, 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor

    August 6th, 2023  |  43 mins 49 secs
    bmw, ford, m2, maverick, tremor

    Benjamin dives into driving the 2023 BMW M2, which has gone through a full redesign coming out bigger and more powerful than ever before. Then Sami chimes in with a test of the rugged, yet approachable 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, which he finds good enough, but maybe not as "off-road" as other Tremor-branded models out there. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 327: 2024 Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost, 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema

    July 30th, 2023  |  42 mins 26 secs
    alfa romeo, estrema, ford, giulia, mustang

    The Unnamed Automotive Podcast starts off with some tire smoke as this week's episode covers the 2024 Ford Mustang, which enters its seventh generation. Loaded with more tech and more power, this model seems like a mild refresh, but Sami says there's a bit more to talk about. Then Benjamin describes his time with the all-show, no go version of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estrema Edizione. Looking like a beast but lacking the oomph, is this the best balance of the italian sport sedan? Listen to find out!

  • Episode 326: 2023 Toyota BZ4X, The Weird 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Redesign

    July 23rd, 2023  |  41 mins 46 secs
    bz4x, hyundai, santa fe, toyota

    Benjamin describes his time in the 2023 Toyota bZ4X, which isn't a compliance car, but sometimes feels like one thanks to all of its compromises and bizarre design decisions. Then the guys have a frank discussion based on the reveal of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 325: 2023 BMW M340i xDrive, 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5, 2023 Honda Ridgeline, Brazilian Dodge Charger

    July 15th, 2023  |  50 mins 36 secs
    bmw, brazilian, brazilian charger, charger, dodge, honda, m340i, ridgeline, toyota, tundra

    The Unnamed Automotive Podcast storms into your home ears with more cool car talk, including Benjamin's road tripping experience in the 2023 BMW M340i. With a thorough refresh, is the German sport sedan better or worse with its new mission statement?

    Then Sami discusses his moving experience in two vastly different trucks. First the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition, and it's condo appropriate size, and then the 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 and it's huge burly wheel arches. Finally, Benjamin talks feverishly about his ride in a Brazilian Dodge Charger. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 324: 2023 GMC Canyon Denali, 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre

    July 9th, 2023  |  46 mins 59 secs
    canyon, denali, gmc, rolls-royce, spectre

    This week, luxury comes in big and bigger sizes, as we start off discussing the 2023 GMC Canyon Denali, a mid-sized pickup truck with a silver spoon integrated in its bedliner. Loaded with features but limited by its body style, the Canyon has Benjamin feeling all kinds of ways. But then Sami talk about his own feelings piloting the new all-electric 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre, a coupe with a very close eye on its customers and very little else. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 323: 2024 Audi RS6 Avant Performance + RS7 Sportback Performance, 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

    July 2nd, 2023  |  41 mins 41 secs
    audi, avant, hyundai, ioniq 6, rs6, rs7

    The guys deviate from the usual crossover conversation and talk about some interesting wagons, sportbacks and sedans in this weeks episode. First Sami jumps into the 621 horsepower 2024 Audi RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance models. They're much more than just a powertrain, as Sami outlines early in the episode. Then Benjamin talks about his time in the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6, a sedan-ified version of the IONIQ 5. Does the new body style feature any other upgrades? Hear Benjamin's take on this new strategy from the Korean automaker.

  • Episode 322: 2023 Toyota GR Corolla, 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

    June 25th, 2023  |  49 mins 35 secs
    gr corolla, huracan, lamborghini, sterrato, toyota

    There's plenty of joy this week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, starting with the rally inspired 2023 Toyota GR Corolla, where Benjamin answers questions like "what is GR?", "is Toyota really all-in with enthusiast cars?" and "can a Corolla be cool?" Then Sami exotically shares his thoughts on driving the 2024 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, an off-road version of the Huracan supercar, which marks the end of the nameplate's era. Thanks for listening!