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 168: Cars That Found A Way To Fail, 2021 Mazda 6, 2021 Cadillac Blackwing

    April 19th, 2020  |  33 mins
    blackwing, cadillac, ct4, ct4-v, ct5, ct5-v, ct6, ct6-v, mazda, mazda 6

    History is full of cars that should have succeeded but found a way to fail. Benjamin and Sami look at 8 of the most puzzling this week, before talking about Mazda's bizarre move into the luxury world with the next-generation Mazda 6, and Cadillac's equally weird decision to build a Blackwing without a Blackwing.

  • Episode 167: Fake Fast And Furious Movies, Cars That Were Better The Second Time, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Listener Questions

    April 12th, 2020  |  49 mins 13 secs
    car movies, fast and furious, grand cherokee, jeep, listener questions, sequel cars

    It might not happen all that often in Hollywood, but in the automotive world there are plenty of sequel cars that are better than the originals - and Benjamin and Sami have the full rundown on this week's episode. The pair follow up with a look at which Fast and Furious wannabe movies were the absolute worst at trying to ride the success of the blockbuster franchise, before answering listener questions and wrapping things up with a look at the upcoming, all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  • Episode 166: 2020 Jeep Cherokee, 2021 Hyundai Elantra, 2021 Genesis G80, Benjamin Rents A Viper

    April 5th, 2020  |  40 mins 50 secs
    cherokee, dodge, elantra, g80, genesis, hybrid, hyundai, jeep, memories, suv, viper

    Benjamin drives the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, while Sami keeps up to date with the launches of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the 2021 Genesis G80. Also, Benjamin shares his memories of the time he rented a sketchy Viper at a gas station.

  • Episode 165: 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2020 Hyundai Kona EV, 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    March 29th, 2020  |  35 mins 46 secs
    4x4, bolt, chevrolet, electric vehicle, ev, gladiator, hyundai, jeep, kona, off-road, rubion, wrangler, wrangler rubicon

    Benjamin talks about why the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is infinitely better than its Gladiator cousin, while Sami compares two EVs - the Hyundai Kona and the Chevrolet Bolt - after spending a week driving them back-to-back.

  • Episode 164: 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2020 Toyota Highlander

    March 22nd, 2020  |  36 mins 33 secs
    crossover, highlander, hybrid, rav4, suv, toyota, trd, trd off-road

    Benjamin dares to ask the question, 'does the world need a TRD Off-Road version of the 2020 Toyota RAV4?' Sami spends a week with the much more logical 2020 Toyota Highlander SUV.

  • Episode 163: 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2020 Kia Seltos, 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered, Guest William Clavey

    March 14th, 2020  |  50 mins 9 secs
    ev, exotic car, f8 tributo, ferrari, ferrari f8, kia, phev, polestar engineered, seltos, sports car, supercar, suv, volvo, william clavey, xc60

    Sami drives the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo at Road Atlanta, and he has nothing but good things to say about the latest Italian exotic. Benjamin related his strange experience with the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered SUV, while guest William Clavey talks about his time with the brand new 2020 Kia Seltos.

  • Episode 162: Guest Chad Kirchner, Snowplows, 2020 Tesla Model 3, 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

    March 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    atlas, atlas sport cross, chad kirchner, electric car, ev, legacy, model 3, snowplows, subaru, suv, tesla, volkswagen

    It's a mega-episode with Guest Chad Kirchner who's here to talk snowplows and the 2020 Tesla Model 3. Benjamin follows up with his experience driving the 2020 Subaru Legacy, while Sami spends some time with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Sport Cross.

  • Episode 161: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, 2020 Subaru WRX

    March 1st, 2020  |  39 mins 42 secs
    c8, chevrolet, corvette, spring mountain, subaru, wrx

    Benjamin and Sami head to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Nevada to spend some quality time with the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Benjamin also drives the 2020 Subaru WRX turbo AWD sedan and tries to answer Sami's question of whether it's still relevant as a compact performance car.

  • Episode 160: 2020 Subaru Outback XT, 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    February 23rd, 2020  |  41 mins 47 secs
    crossover, ev, hybrid, mitsubishi, outback, outlander, phev, plug-in, subaru, suv, xt

    Both Sami and Benjamin dish on the 2020 Subaru Outback XT, the all-new turbocharged version of the crossover. They follow that up with a list of things about the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV that make them question how competitive it is on the current market.

  • Episode 159: 2020 Honda Passport, 2020 Toyota Sienna, Best 80s Driving Video Games, Toyota Supra Power Boost, Listener Questions

    February 16th, 2020  |  48 mins 43 secs
    bmw, cooper, driving games, honda, mini, minivan, nightshade, passport, pilot, sienna, supra, suv, toyota, video games

    Sami spends a little more time with the 2020 Honda Passport and asks if it's more than just a shorter Pilot. Benjamin passes a very uncool week with the super useful 2020 Toyota Sienna minivan. The pair then discuss the best 80s driving games, the controversial Toyota Supra power boost, and answer a listener question about the Mini Cooper S.

  • Episode 158: Guest Stephen Elmer, 2020 Nissan Titan XD, GMc Hummer EV, Electric Trucks, 2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Special Edition

    February 9th, 2020  |  51 mins 59 secs
    4runner, 4x4, ev, hummer, nissan, suv, titan xd, toyota

    Auto journalist and TFL Truck contributor Stephen Elmer stops by to discuss the 2020 Nissan Titan XD and the GMC Hummer EV. The trio also talk about electric pickup trucks and Benjamin's bewildering experience with the 2020 Toyota 4Runner.

  • Episode 157: 2020 BMW X6 M50i, 2020 Genesis GV80 SUV

    February 2nd, 2020  |  42 mins 30 secs
    bmw, crossover, genesis, gv80, m50i, suv, x6

    Benjamin has a weird change of heart about the 2020 BMW X6 M50i, while Sami flies down to Miami, Florida, to get a first look at the 2020 Genesis GV80 SUV.

  • Episode 156: Favorite Cars of the Decade, Cars We're Looking Forward To, 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo, 2020 Genesis G70

    January 26th, 2020  |  43 mins 12 secs
    best cars of the decade, crossover, cx-5, g70, genesis, mazda, suv

    Benjamin and Sami discuss their favorite cars from the last decade of driving, as well as what they're looking forward to sampling in 2020. They also talk about the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo SUV and the 2020 Genesis G70 sedan.

  • Episode 155: 2020 Ford Escape, 2020 BMW M550i xDrive, Listener Questions

    January 19th, 2020  |  39 mins 35 secs
    bmw, crossover, escape, ford, gran coupe, listener questions, m550i, sedan, suv, xdrive

    Sami asks whether the 2020 Ford Escape is enough SUV to replace the Focus, Fiesta, and Fusion combined. Benjamin samples a familiar platform with a more powerful drivetrain and questions whether the 2020 BMW M550i xDrive makes the full-blown M5 obsolete. Also, listener questions!

  • Episode 154: 2020 Honda CR-V, Car Showers, 2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe, Carlos Ghosn's Crazy Escape

    January 12th, 2020  |  51 mins 1 sec
    8 series, bmw, carlos ghosn, cr-v, crossover, gran coupe, honda, justice, m850i, suv

    Sami applauds the 2020 Honda CR-V as the entry-level SUV that's maybe too good to really talk about, while Benjamin spends 2 weeks with the all-new 2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe and is surprised by how much he likes its advanced self-driving features. Plus, car showers and Carlos Ghosn's action movie escape from Japanese custody.

  • Episode 153: 2020 BMW X1, 2020 Lexus 450h

    January 5th, 2020  |  36 mins 44 secs
    450h, bmw, hybrid, lexus, suv, x1

    Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW X1 and dos a 180-degree turn-around on his initial impression of the vehicle. Sami investigates the 2020 Lexus 450h to see whether the hybrid SUV still holds on to the top spot in his heart.