Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Cars, trucks, and a weird sense of humor.

About the show

Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.

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  • Episode 353: 2024 Mazda CX-90 Hybrid, 2024 Toyota Prius AWD, 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD

    February 25th, 2024  |  47 mins 37 secs
    cx-90, hyundai, ioniq 5, mazda, prius, toyota

    This week the guys talk about every form of electrification on the market, starting with a review of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV, including how it performs on a road trip and any strange hiccups encountered during the test-drive. Then Sami tests out the award-winning 2024 Toyota Prius AWD, to find out what the hubbub is all about. Finally Benjamin chats with us about the cold-weather performance of the rear-wheel-drive 2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 352: 2024 Jaguar F-Type R75, 2024 Subaru Outback Onyx, Ford Kills Self-Parking

    February 18th, 2024  |  49 mins 28 secs
    f-type, ford, jaguar, onyx, outback, self-parking, subaru

    Our hosts have returned, starting with a discussion of the 2024 Jaguar F-Type R 75 that Benjamin recently test-drove. Then Sami talks about the 2024 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition, which he hasn't fallen for this year. Then the guys talk about some quick Ford news before saying good bye for another week. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 351: Guest Thomas Hundal, 2024 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid N-Line, 2024 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit, Honda Music Tour Cars

    February 4th, 2024  |  50 mins 54 secs
    gr corolla, honda civic tour, hybrid, hyundai, thomas hundal, toyota, tucson

    This week, the Unnamed Automotive Podcast welcomes guest Thomas Hundal from The Autopian to discuss a variety of cars and topics. The show starts with a review of the 2024 Hyundai Tucson N-Line Hybrid, before things shift to more enthusiast oriented talk of the 2024 Toyota GR Corolla. Finally the guys talk about the oft-forgotten Honda Civic Tour, which featured a number of uniquely modified Civic in honor of some of the hottest bands from the 2000s. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 350: 2024 Acura Integra Type S, ARC Motors Tom Chep Interview, Listener Questions

    January 28th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    acura, arc motors, ev restomod, integra, tom chep, type s

    We get our spin in the 2024 Acura Integra Type S, which takes the formula from the Civic Type R and matures it a bit. Benjamin has plenty to share about his experience with the car, and talks about its secret pedal dance. Then the guys talk to the master of engineering at Arc Motors, Tom Chep, to discuss electric restomods. Finally the hosts answer a listener question before saying goodbye for another week. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 349: 2024 Land Rover Ranger Rover Sport, Weird Car News Of The Week

    January 21st, 2024  |  43 mins 26 secs
    land rover, range rover sport

    This week our hosts have the 2024 Range Rover Sport to talk about, as it frolicked through the wintery season. With a sleek design, and impressive powertrain, the JLR offering may be a smart alternative to the Germans. Following that review, the guys talk about some of the latest weird happenings in the automotive industry. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 348: 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD, The Worst Of CES 2024

    January 14th, 2024  |  47 mins 57 secs
    ces, corolla, toyota

    This week the guys start the show off ona green note with some weird, punchy energy as the 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD comes in for a review. Benjamin explains how this model fits in the hybrid scheme of Toyota showrooms and whether it's capable of getting the wild fuel economy it's advertising. Then the guys talk about the weird and wacky concepts and tech displayed at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 347: 2024 BMW X7 M60i, 2024 Infiniti QX60

    January 7th, 2024  |  42 mins 47 secs
    bmw, infiniti, m60i, qx60, x7

    It's the first episode of 2024 and the guys have a pair of three-row luxury crossovers to review. Benjamin starts us off with the 2024 BMW X7 M60i. A twin-turbo V8 can solve a lot of problems, but Benjamin has a long list of small oddities with this big German brute. Then Sami talks about the 2024 Infiniti QX60, which shares a whole lot with the Nissan Pathfinder, making him worry that this luxury vehicle isn't worth the money. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 346: 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e PHEV, 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, Days Of Thunder, Listener Questions

    December 24th, 2023  |  43 mins 56 secs
    gle, grand highlander, mercedes-benz, toyota

    The last episode of the year has arrived, and is full of great car chit-chat. First up, (after a tangent about Days of Thunder) Sami reviews the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e PHEV, which offers 48 miles of all electric range, and packs a four-cylinder engine in a large SUV body. Then Benjamin discusses the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid, which adds more usable space to the third row, among other things. Finally the guys talk about some off-putting Kia Canada news before answering listener questions. Thanks for listening! See you in the New Year!

  • Episode 345: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, 2024 Buick Envista, Chad's Great Lakes Adventure

    December 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins
    blazer ev, buick, chad kirchner, chevrolet, envista, evpulse, great lakes

    Guest Chad Kirchner from EVPulse arrives to share his thoughts on the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, which is a more mainstream Ultiuum powered vehicle carrying a lot of pressure on its quarter panels. Then Benjamin chimes in about his recent drive of the 2023 Buick Envista. The trio then talk about Chad's Great Lakes Challenge, before diving into a discussion about road-trip snacks. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 344: 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance, Best And Worst Cars Of 2023

    December 10th, 2023  |  50 mins 3 secs
    500h, lexus, rx

    What happens when an always popular model undergoes a significant redesign and gets a new powertrain in the process? That's what's on the mind of our hosts as they discuss the 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport that Benjamin recently tested! Loaded with tech and a new engine setup, the Lexus seems like a new product, but there is some familiar Lexus weirdness going on with the tech in the vehicle. Then the guys talk about the hits and misses for 2023.

  • Episode 343: 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 4MATIC SUV, 2024 Subaru Crosstrek

    December 3rd, 2023  |  46 mins 11 secs
    crosstrek, eqe, eqe suv, hyundai, kona, mercedes-benz, subaru

    This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, you may stumble upon some real consumer advice. Consider yourself warned, as Benjamin reviews the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 4Matic SUV, and comes away with many concerning thoughts about the German brand's electrification strategy. Then Sami compares the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2024 Hyundai Kona, helping listeners pick out their ideal subcompact crossover. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 342: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 2024 Hyundai Kona N-Line, Listener Questions

    November 26th, 2023  |  45 mins 16 secs
    chevrolet, hd, hyundai, kona, n-line, silverado, silverado 2500, silverado hd

    This week the guys talk about the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and the 2024 Hyundai Kona N-Line. Both feature lots of changes and our hosts are eager to share their stories from their test drives. They also answer an EV question from a listener.

  • Episode 341: 2023 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss, LA Auto Show, Volvo CEO Gets Weird

    November 19th, 2023  |  54 mins 19 secs
    chevrolet, colorado, la auto show, trail boss, volvo

    The guys talk off-road mid-size pickup trucks, including an in depth review of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss. Then a quick round up of the LA Auto Show. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 340: 2023 Toyota Crown, 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

    November 12th, 2023  |  59 mins 49 secs
    atlas, cross sport, crown, toyota, volkswagen

    We love talking weird and wacky cars and this week we get our wish with a pair of oddballs. Benjamin reviews the 2023 Toyota Crown, which seems a bit out of place in today's SUV obsessed market. Then Sami checks out the refreshed 2024 VW Atlas Cross Sport, which has gone to great lengths to become more competitive against its mid-size rivals. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 339: 2023 Mazda MX-30, 2023 Nisan Ariya, ASSB-4ORCE Mystery Solved

    November 5th, 2023  |  49 mins 1 sec
    ariya, assb, cx-30, ev, mazda, nissan

    It's been a while since an "Oops! All EVs!" episode, but this week it arrives with some hard hitting reviews of the 2023 Mazda MX-30 and the 2023 Nissan Ariya. Two EVs with surprising test drive experiences, Sami and Benjamin share everything you need to know about these electron powered rides. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 338: 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger Last Call, 2024 Volvo XC90 Recharge, Nissan ASSB-E40RCE, 1970s Supercars.mp3

    October 29th, 2023  |  55 mins 7 secs
    assb, challenger, dodge, last call, nissan, recharge, scat pack, supercars, swinger, volvo, xc90

    enjamin has the 2023 Dodge Challenger Swinger Last Call edition to talk about, which is a throwback name that's ideal for a final model year muscle car. Then Sami talks about the technically three-row 2024 Volvo XC90 Recharge, which has some accessibility concerns. Finally the guys introduce a new feature to discuss about the 70s Supercars. Thanks for listening!