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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Episode 147: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Prototype, 2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2020 Kia Telluride, Listener Questions
November 24th, 2019 | 33 mins 59 secs
2 series, 2 series gran coupe, bmw, hyundai, kia, palisade, prototype, suv, telluride
Sami drives a prototype version of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, a vehicle that shares only its name with the mighty 2 Series two-door. Benjamin is blown away by his back-to-back experiences with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs. Plus, listener questions!
Episode 146: 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, 2020 BMW X6, Listener Questions Mustang Mach-E, VW ID3, Scion xB Update
November 17th, 2019 | 49 mins 56 secs
bmw, ev, ford mustang mach-e, id3, m4, m4 cabriolet, mach-e, mustang, scion, suv, volkswagen, vw, x6, xb
Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, the last model year for this generation M car, and is surprised by his response to its turbocharged charms. Sami spends some time with the big butt on the 2020 BMW X6 and struggles to understand who the buyer for this SUV really is. Plus listener questions, Mustang Mach-E talk, Scion xB updates, and more.
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 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 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.