March 19th, 2023 | 38 mins 12 secs
450h+, lexus, nx, rz
What's it like when an automaker actually tries compared to when an automaker is forced to make something out of compliance to laws and industry trends?? That's the discussion this week as Sami and Benjamin review the 2023 Lexus RZ450e EV and the 2023 Lexus NX450h+ PHEV. One has uninspired specs and an unnecessary steering gimmick, while the other has excellent performance and style. Can you guess which is which?
March 12th, 2023 | 44 mins 36 secs
ford, hyundai, mustang mach-e, palisade
Our hosts are taking a spin in some updated and exciting new cars this week, starting with Benjamin and the 2023 Hyundai Palisade. Updated with a new look but little else, we talk about whether the Palisade is still a critical success and if its rivals are getting close to stealing its spotlight. Then Sami jumps into the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, with its 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque to scream some about some performance cliches while wondering if the Mach-E is worth its lofty price tag.
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Episode 308: 2023 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car, Why Hydrogen Doesn't Make Sense, Toyota Museum, Funky Toyota Sera Stereo
March 5th, 2023 | 48 mins 9 secs
hydrogen, hydrogen cars, hydrogen fuel cell, mirai, sera, toyota, zev
The show starts with Benjamin and the hydrogen-powered 2023 Toyota Mirai, an all-new form of zero-emission vehicle with more limitations that its already worryingly-limited alternative, the battery-electric vehicle. Then after the guys talk about Toyota's stance on ZEV vehicles and mandates, they chat about Sami's recent trip to Cologne, Germany where he oggled cars both funky and casual at the two Toyota Museums he visited.
February 26th, 2023 | 53 mins 16 secs
accord, escape room, genesis, gv60, honda, hybrid, vw
The guys get into some electron-powered cars this week, with Benjamin starting things off with the 2023 Genesis GV60. The third and most luxurious of the E-GMP triplets, the GV60 is loaded with power, style and tech, which Ben is all-too eager to talk about. Then Sami jumps in to talk about the recently updated 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid. Facing stiff competition from Toyota and Hyundai, Sami is convinced the Accord Hybrid is among the top in its segment, and explains why. Then the guys talk about some weird VW news involving anxious employees and escape rooms. Listen and enjoy!!
Episode 306: 2023 Honda Passport Trailsport, 2023 Subaru Legacy Touring XT, Secrets Of Bulletproof Cars
February 19th, 2023 | 53 mins 4 secs
armored car, bulletproof car, honda, legacy, outback, passport, subaru, trailsport
What do Honda SUVs, Subaru sedans and bulletproof rides have in common? Nothing much, except they're the subjects of conversation on this week's episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast! Sami talks about the 2023 Honda Passport Trailsport, Benjamin ponders the usefulness of the 2023 Subaru Legacy XT, before the guys talk about armored and bullet-proof vehicles, what's involved in building them, and who actually needs such a service. Thanks for listening!
Episode 305: 2023 BMW X3 M Competition, Guest Michael Banovsky, Deep Thoughts About Owning A Car In The City
February 12th, 2023 | 55 mins 5 secs
bmw, competition, infrastructure, michael banovsky, x3. x3 m
This week the Unnamed Automotive Podcast studios are joined by a special guest: Michael Banovsky from speedster.news and mayidriveyourcar.com. Topics this week include the 2023 BMW X3 M Competition, driving in a large, dense city, and the crushing reality of living in a capitalist society. The guys also lighten things up by talking about sweet snacks like Ritter Sport. Listen, review, subscribe and tip us over at ko-fi.com!
February 5th, 2023 | 46 mins 21 secs
honda, odyssey, sienna, toyota
Its vanapalooza this week at the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, as Benjamin and Sami have a frank and fun discussion about two of the four family-friendly minivans on the market. Benjamin talks about the 2023 Toyota Sienna and its, uh, quirky powertrain, while Sami recounts his experience in the 2023 Honda Odyssey and its funky tech. Be sure to listen, review and subscribe!
January 29th, 2023 | 41 mins 32 secs
honda, land rover, pilot, range rover sport
This week the guys have a pair of off-road-oriented SUVs to gush about. First up is Sami, who drove the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot, which has a brand new engine (with the same displacement and roughly the same power) and a tough new TrailSport trim. Is its changes enough for it to be mentioned among the best in the segment? Then Benjamin takes some time to talk about the 2023 Range Rover Sport P400 SE he's been driving, which has been thoroughly updated to steal some pie from its German rivals.
January 19th, 2023 | 43 mins 33 secs
8 series, bmw, c8, chevrolet, corvette, defender, defender 130, e-ray, land rover, m850i
First Benjamin talks about the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130, and its more family-friendly approach to off-roading. Then the guys discuss the 2023 BMW M850i Coupe, which seems to be one of the top GT cars available today. Finally our hosts take a look at the the new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid sports car. Hear it all, and don't forget to subscribe, review and tip our hosts over at Ko-Fi. Thanks!
January 8th, 2023 | 36 mins 21 secs
cx-50, kia, mazda, sportage
The world has not only gone crossover crazy, but off-road hungry; at least that's according to automakers who keep making rugged inspired crossovers. Benjamin talks about the 2023 Kia Sportage X-Line, which feels like a more concentrated effort for crossover supremacy than the recently tested Honda CR-V, while Sami dives into the 2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition with the Apex Package, which channels its inner Subaru Outback with knobby tires and a huge roof rack. Thanks for listening!
December 25th, 2022 | 40 mins 31 secs
cars of the year, cr-v, g80, g80 electrified, genesis, honda
It's Episode 300 here on Christmas day, and the guys have more than a few cars to talk about. First up, Sami brings up the 2023 Genesis eletrified G80, which is the brands first all-electric sedan, and one with a mysterious, secret, and hidden charge port door. Then Benjamin chimes in, detailing his time with the 2023 Honda CR-V, which he compares to various drinkable liquids. Finally, the guys run down their favorite drives of 2022.
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Episode 299: 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, 2023 Subaru Ascent, Racing With Rich Energy Book Giveaway, Listener Shout-Outs
December 18th, 2022 | 46 mins 16 secs
ascent, bolt, chevrolet, euv, racing with rich energy, rich energy, subaru
Benjamin shares his recent experience in the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which introduces a new acronym to an industry completely devoid of confusion (not!). Then Sami, fresh off a date with the 2023 Subaru Ascent, explains what went right and wrong with the Japanese three row crossover. Listen and enjoy, but don't forget to enter the contest for a cool book!
December 11th, 2022 | 37 mins 55 secs
chevrolet, rich energy, silverado, zr2
This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, the guys dive into a bunch of crazy new car news, but before they do, give a special shoutout to our podcast listeners. Of course that's followed up by a deep dive into the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, the latest high-performance offroad truck on the market. Then Sami spills the details on the latest book he's been reading and shares how you can score yourself a copy. Finally the guys talk about downloadable horsepower. Thanks for listening!
December 4th, 2022 | 44 mins 55 secs
charging, denali, denali ultimate, ev, gmc, sierra
Pickups are a hot commodity, so any flub has an echo that resonates for years. That's the theory behind the major update of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, which Benjamin says has been thoroughly refreshed to deliver an upscale experience that rivals the very best in the industry. Then Sami chimes in to talk about his recent DC Fast Charging EV experience, where he stopped by 10 DC Fast Chargers and was almost electrocuted 9 times. Don't forget to subscribe, or tip our hosts on Ko-Fi!
Episode 296: LA Auto Show Round-Up, 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar, 2023 Subaru Impreza, 2023 Fiat 500 EV, 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, 2023 Toyota Prius
November 27th, 2022 | 30 mins 23 secs
500, 911, dakar, fiat, hyundai, impreza, ioniq 6, la auto show, porsche, prius, subaru, toyota
This week the guys dive into the latest cars that debuted at the 2022 LA Auto Show, including the Porsche 911 Dakar, Toyota Prius, Fiat 500e, Hyundai IONIQ 6 and the Subaru Impreza. All that new car stuff means there's lots of laughs and questions, not to mention spicy hot-takes.
November 20th, 2022 | 52 mins 59 secs
civic, civic type r, eqs, ev, honda, mercedes-benz, type r
This week Sami and Benjamin are finally free to talk about two super-hyped cars. First they take the muzzle off Sami so he can discuss the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, which has been refined and upgraded for this generation. Sporting 316 hp and a less juvenile design, it seems like the new hot hatch is surpassing its predecessor, but does that mean its worth the money? Then Benjamin drops some knowledge based on his drive in the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic, an all-electric flagship sedan with 350 miles of range along with every gadget, gimmick and feature known to man.
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