August 13th, 2023 | 42 mins 56 secs
escape, ford, phev, sequoia, toyota, trd-off-road
This week, the guys take a closer look at two under-represented new cars on sale today. First up, Benjamin drives the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, which is built on the mediocre bones of the Tundra full-size pickup, and carries over some of the same puzzling design decisions. Does it have any chance at bumping up its annual sales numbers or even stealing the spotlight of its competitors? Then Sami talks about the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV, which is often overshadowed by Ford with its own Bronco Sport. While it boasts decent EV range and efficiency, Sami is eager to point out that the Escape has a few fatal flaws.
The guys also discuss some listener questions, so be sure to send us your question after listening to this week's episode!
Episode 254: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak, 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, Forbidden Fruit Kei Cars, BMW M Book Review, Listener Questions
December 19th, 2021 | 59 mins 3 secs
bmw, book review, bronco, escape, ev, ford, jeep, phev, plug-in hybrid, wildtrak, wrangler
The Unnamed Automotive Podcast dives right into one of the most hyped debuts of the year: the 2021 Ford Bronco. Benjamin shares his experiences of driving the Wildtrak version of the new off-road SUV, and wonders if Ford has nailed this Wrangler competitor yet missed the modern sport-utility target in the process.
Sami then brings up the new 2021 Ford Escape Plug In Hybrid, a vehicle with 37 miles of electric range that squeezes between the Hyundai Tucson PHEV and Toyota RAV4 Prime. Is that 'good enough' for Ford, or does the Escape manage to one-up its competition in any significant way? Then there's a new segment about forbidden fruit Kei cars, followed by a BMW M book review and a listener question. There's lots to like this week, so be sure to reach out and send your questions and comments to our hosts.
October 25th, 2020 | 49 mins 30 secs
blackwing, cadillac, ct4-v, ct5-v, escape, ford, movie cars, v series
Benjamin samples the next all-new V Series Cadillac, the 2021 CT5-V, while Sami struggles to find a reason not to buy the 202 Ford Escape Platinum. The two also get deep with Hollywood's fake movie cars and how easily they've been fooled in the past.
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!