Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 117: 2019 BMW M850i, 2019 Cadillac XT4, New York Auto Show Lightning Round

    April 21st, 2019  |  51 mins 48 secs

    Benjamin unexpectedly falls in love with the 2019 BMW M850i. The pair then dissect what, exactly, went wrong with the 2019 Cadillac XT4, an SUV that fails to separate itself from the pack. Finally, Sami straps himself in for a lightning round on the best of the New York Auto Show.

  • Episode 116: 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2019 Nissan Kicks

    April 14th, 2019  |  33 mins 56 secs
    kia, kicks, korea, nissan, soul, soul ev, suv

    Sami's secret Seoul trip continues with the 2020 Kia Soul EV, while Benjamin finally gets some time with the surprisingly strong 2019 Nissa Kicks.

  • Episode 115: 2020 Hyundai Sonata, 2020 Land Rover Ranger Evoque

    April 7th, 2019  |  47 mins 15 secs
    evoque, hyundai, korea, land rover, range rover, sonata, suv

    Sami flys all the way to Seoul, South Korea, to drive the 2020 Hyundai Sonata while Benjamin heads to Athens, Greece, to try out the redesigned 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV.

  • Episode 114: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, Benjamin Buys A Jeep Grand Wagoneer

    March 31st, 2019  |  34 mins 31 secs
    g-class, g550, grand cherokee, grand wagoneer, jeep, mercedes-benz, srt, suv

    How cool is a the 'Poser-SRT' version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? How realistic is it to lock all 3 diffs and go off-roading in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Why did Benjamin make the fateful decision to buy a classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer? These answers and more in this week's episode!

  • Episode 113: 2019 BMW X7, 2019 Mazda 3 AWD

    March 24th, 2019  |  44 mins 27 secs
    awd, bmw, mazda, mazda3, suv, x7

    Benjamin takes a long, long, long roadtrip in the 2019 BMW X7 SUV through the American South, while Sami tries out the all-wheel drive version of the 2019 Mazda 3.

  • Episode 112: 2019 BMW X2 M35i, Geneva Supercar Lightning Round

    March 17th, 2019  |  39 mins 46 secs
    aston martin, bmw, crossover, ferrari, geneva, hot hatch, koenigsegg, lamborghini, suv, x2

    Both Sami and Benjamin drive the 2019 BMW X2 M35i and realize it's not a crossover, but a hot hatch. Sami then puts Benjamin through the ringer with a lightning round about the supercars from Geneva auto show, and things get weirdly focused on how many clutches it takes to win Benjamin's heart.

  • Bonus Episode - Star Car Faceoff - X-Files Ford Taurus vs. Stranger Things Chevrolet K5 Blazer.

    March 13th, 2019  |  17 mins 20 secs
    aliens, blazer, chevrolet, ford, ghosts, k5 blazer, star car faceoff, stranger things, taurus, x-files

    This Star Car Faceoff Bonus Episode pits the Ford Taurus from The X-Files against the Chevy Blazer from Stranger Things. Spooky!

  • Episode 111: 2019 BMW X5, 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan Altima-TE On Trax

    March 10th, 2019  |  47 mins 11 secs
    altima, altima-te, bmw, ev, i-pace, jaguar, nissan, suv, trax, x5

    Benjamin and Sami both spend a week driving the redesigned BMW X5 and are impressed by its commitment to luxury. The pair also discuss the full-electric 2019 Jaguar I-Pace crossover as well as what happened when Benjamin drove an all-wheel drive Nissan Altima on trax through a winter wonderland.

  • Episode 110: 2020 McLaren 720S, 2019 Acura RDX, Lexus Sport Cup Ice Racing

    March 3rd, 2019  |  45 mins 38 secs
    720s, acura, ice racing, is300, lexus, mclaren, rdx, spider, suv

    Sami spends a little more time in McLaren land with the 2020 720S Spider, while Benjamin takes an 800 mile roadtrip in the 2019 Acura RDX - so he can spend the day ice racing in the Lexus Sport Cup. Did he survive the studs?

  • Episode 109: 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider, 2020 Kia Soul, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

    February 24th, 2019  |  47 mins 42 secs
    600lt, jeep, kia, mclaren, rubicon, soul, suv, wrangler

    Sami drives the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider on the track, while Benjamin pilots the boxy 2020 Kia Soul through snowy San Diego. The paor then compare notes after having driven both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

  • Episode 108: 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, 2019 Infiniti QX50, 2019 BMW Z4, 2019 Subaru Forester Sport

    February 17th, 2019  |  57 mins 26 secs
    bmw, cullinan, forester, infiniti, qx50, rolls-royce, subaru, supra, suv, z4

    Sami drives the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the first-ever SUV for the ultra-luxury brand, and a vehicle that absolutely infuriates Benjamin. The pair also discuss second thoughts on the 2019 Infiniti QX50, compare the 2019 BMW Z4 to the Toyota Supra, and reaffirm their passion for the 2019 Subaru Forester.

  • Episode 107: 2019 Dodge Charger SXT AWD V6, 2019 Honda Pilot

    February 10th, 2019  |  32 mins 56 secs
    blizzard, charger, dodge, honda, pilot, suv

    Sami drives a plain-Jane 2019 Dodge Charger SXT - you know, the one with AWD and a V6 - and tries to figure out whether it balances affordability with competitive tech. Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Honda Pilot and is prepared to write it off as another anonymous 3-row SUV until THE BLIZZARD HAPPENS!

  • Episode 106: 2019 Mazda 3, 2019 Kia Stinger GT Turbo Four

    February 3rd, 2019  |  39 mins 7 secs
    kia, mazda, mazda3, stinger

    Benjamin travels to Los Angeles to drive the 2019 Mazda 3, and in the process learns a lot about the human pelvis. Sami spends time with the 2019 Kia Stinger turbo four-cylinder, and doesn't learn anything at all. Will opposites attract?

  • Bonus Episode - Star Car Faceoff - Scooby Doo Mystery Machine vs. TMNT Party Wagon vs. A-Team Van

    January 27th, 2019  |  23 mins 24 secs
    a-team, bonus episode, mystery machine, scooby doo, star car faceoff, teenage mutant ninja turtles, tmnt, van

    This week's Star Car Faceoff pits a trio of people movers - the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, and the A-Team van - against each other in a fight to the death.

  • Episode 105: 2019 BMW M2 Competition, 2019 BMW X4 M40i, Detroit Auto Show Lightning Round

    January 20th, 2019  |  44 mins 53 secs
    bmw, ford, gt500, m2, m2 competition, mustang, supra, suv, toyota, x4

    Sami decides that the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is a worthy successor to last year's M2 - and perhaps the best M car money can buy. Benjamin has weird thoughts about the 2019 BMW X4 M40i, an SUV that feigns the M but is still incredibly quick in a straight line. The pair wrap things up with a lightning round from the Detroit Auto Show.

  • Bonus Episode - Star Car Faceoff: Batmobiles vs. James Bond Cars

    January 12th, 2019  |  34 mins 53 secs
    aston martin, batman, batmobile, db5, esprit, james bond, lotus, star car faceoff

    The first episode of our Star Car Faceoff series pits each of the Batmobiles vs. the best that the Bond cars have to offer. Who will win? Spoiler alert: we all win!