Episode 143: 2019 Porsche Cayenne, 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S
October 27th, 2019 | 32 mins 2 secs
alfa romeo, amg, cayenne, glc 63 s, glc-class, high performance, mercedes-amg, porsche, quadrifoglio, stelvio, suv
Sami finds fault with the Porsche Cayenne compared to the current crop of luxury SUVs. Benjamin celebrates the glut of high performance people movers out there by stacking the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio up against the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, two very different ways to go much, much too fast in a sport-utility vehicle.
October 20th, 2019 | 45 mins 40 secs
chrysler, fiesta st, ford, ford fiesta st, gle-class, hyundai, hyundai veloster n, mercedes-benz, mini, mini cooper s, minivan, pacifica, pacifica hybrid, suv, veloster n
Benjamin drives the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which offers minivan buyers a battery-powered alternative. Sami samples to front and back, and side-to-side action of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV. Plus, listener questions!
Episode 141: 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross, Sami's Trip To Ireland
October 13th, 2019 | 40 mins 36 secs
charger, charger widebody, dodge, hellcat, ireland, sonoma raceway, srt, suv, t-cross, track drive, volkswagen, vw, widebody
Benjamin travels to Sonoma Raceway to drive the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, while Sami heads to Ireland to sample the Volkswagen T-Cross, an SUV that's exclusively to Europe.
Episode 140: 2019 Subaru STI S209 Track Drive, 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum Diesel, Jeremy Renner's Social Network App
October 6th, 2019 | 41 mins 33 secs
diesel, f-150, ford, jeremy renner, pickup, race track, s209, sti, subaru, truck, wrx
Benjamin heads to Palmer Motorsports Park to drive the limited edition 2019 Subaru STI S209 - the first full-STI car to be imported to America. Sami moves some furniture in the 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum Diesel. Also, the pair dive deep into Jeremy Renner's social network app.
September 29th, 2019 | 40 mins 3 secs
cooper, cooper s, gli, golf gti, gti, jetta gli, mini, volkswagen jetta, vw
Benjamin drives the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and is surprised by his reaction. Sami pilots the 2019 Mini Cooper S and discovers that the brand's plucky character is still alive and kicking.
Episode 138: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack, Netflix Hyperdrive
September 22nd, 2019 | 47 mins 48 secs
chad kirchner, ecoboost, ford, hyperdrive, mustang
Guest Chad Kirchner tries to convince Benjamin that the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack is well worth driving. The trio then discuss the best show about competitive driving ever produced, Netflix's Hyperdrive.
September 15th, 2019 | 50 mins 26 secs
contest, datsun, hyundai, mazda, miata, mx-5, palisade, porsche, roadster, suv
Benjamin falls in love all over again with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's rev-happy engine, Sami slips under the 2020 Hyundai Palisade's luxury spell, and a certain Datsun motor gives up the ghost after four decades of exemplary service.
September 8th, 2019 | 49 mins 32 secs
7 series, 750i, bmw, legacy, subaru
Sami samples the 2020 Subaru Legacy and wonders why an excellent sedan has to look so plain. Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW 750i xDrive and tries to figure out who's looking for a Titan rocket with decent handling chops.
Episode 135: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition, Listener Feedback, Porsche Contest
September 1st, 2019 | 40 mins 30 secs
brz, contest, cool khaki grey, golf, golf r, hot hatch, porsche, subaru, volkswagen
Benjamin comes to the startling realization that the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R isn't a hot hatch at all, while Sami becomes obsessed with saying 'Cool Khaki Grey' after driving the 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition. All that plus a Porsche book giveaway contest!
Episode 134: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, Weird Movie Tie-In Cars, How Benjamin and Sami Got Started As Writers
August 25th, 2019 | 51 mins 35 secs
3 series, bmw, bullitt, ford, m340i, movie cars, mustang, steve mcqueen, writing
Sami flexes the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, then ponders the lack of other movie tie-in cars. Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, a luxury sedan that's almost as quick as FoMoCo's muscle machine. The pair then answer a listener question about how they each got started as automotive writers.
August 18th, 2019 | 45 mins 3 secs
1le, camaro, camaro turbo, camero, chevrolet, colorado, ford, pickup, ranger, truck, zr2
Benjamin drives the road racing edition of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo - the 1LE - while Sami compares the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 mid-size pickup trucks.
Episode 132: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, 2019 Jeep Gladiator
August 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
chad kirchner, g-class, g550, gladiator, gt-r, jeep, mercedes-benz, nismo, nissan, pickup, suv, wrangler
Auto writer Chad Kirchner shares his experiences with the $212k 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Benjamin rolls like an oligarch in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, and Sami scouts out new horizons in the 2019 Jeep Gladiator.
August 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 42 secs
bmw, corolla, elantra, hyunda, supra, toyota, z4
Benjamin drives the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i, otherwise known as the convertible Supra. Sami pits two compact sedans - the 2019 Toyota Corolla and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra - in a battle to the death. Well, not really.
July 28th, 2019 | 41 mins 42 secs
bmw, cabriolet, convertible, honda, m850i, off-road, passport, suv
Benjamin meets the drop-top version of his favorite BMW, the 2019 M850i Cabriolet, while Sami makes a case for off-roading in the 2019 Honda Passport.
July 21st, 2019 | 41 mins 18 secs
500x, costa rica, fiat, lexus, ls, rx, sc
Sami heads to Costa Rica where he's met with a full collection of classic Lexus cars as well as the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX. Benjamin is back from vacation with nightmarish tales of his time in a rental Fiat 500X.
July 7th, 2019 | 37 mins 4 secs
a6, audi, e-class, golf, gti, hot hatch, mercedes-benz, volkswagen, vw
Sami pits two 'executive sport sedans' against each other with his back-to-back test drives of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2019 Audi A6. Benjamin has his expectations confounded by the 2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit.