Episode 186: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, Hawks vs. Eagles
August 23rd, 2020 | 43 mins 9 secs
ev, ford, grand cherokee, jeep, mach-e, mustang, nissan, rogue sport, srt, suv, trackhawk
Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk and wonders if the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is coming to eat its face, while Sami dives deep into what makes the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport a surprisingly competitive small SUV. Things then get derailed due to a long hawks vs. eagles vs. falcons tangent.
August 9th, 2020 | 45 mins 29 secs
aviator, billy gibbons, book review, explorer, ford, hot rods, hyundai, kicks, lincoln, nissan, venue, zz top
Is the Lincoln Aviator SUV distinctly different from its Ford Explorer Roots? Which small SUV does it better, the 2020 Nissan Kicks or the 2020 Hyundai Venue? And finally, why would you want to read a book about cars written by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons?
Episode 183: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package, LS Swapped Jeep Update
August 2nd, 2020 | 43 mins 10 secs
2.3l high performance package, amg gt, ecoboost, ford, grand wagoneer, gt r, jeep, ls swap, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mustang, suv
Sami is blown away by the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, while Benjamin has reservations about the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package. Plus, an update about Benjamin's LS-swapped Jeep project.
July 26th, 2020 | 45 mins 28 secs
book review, datsun, explorer, explorer st, ford, legacy, legacy xt, nissan, polestar, subaru, volvo
Benjamin drives the 2020 Ford Explorer ST that Sami despises. Sami gets to sample the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT. The pair also review a book about the history of the Datsun/Nissan Z, and answer listener questions
July 19th, 2020 | 42 mins 48 secs
4x4, 7 series, bmw, bronco, ford, forte 5, kia, m50i, off-road, suv, x7
Benjamin drivers the mightiest BMW X7 of all - the M50i - and resumes his lovefest with the German brand's largest SUV. Sami samples the 2020 Kia Forte 5 GT and wonders why we don't get more stealth hatchbacks. Finally, the pair are a week late with news about the 2021 Ford Bronco.
Episode 180: 2020 Ford Ranger, 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road vs. 2020 Subaru Forester, 2021 Ford F-150
July 12th, 2020 | 42 mins 34 secs
crossover, f-150, ford, forester, pickup, ranger, rav4, subaru, suv, toyota, trd off-road, truck
Benjamin tries to live day-to-day with the 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup, while Sami hops between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road and the 2020 Subaru Forester to see which is better at leaving the pavement. The pair then argue about the merits of the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup.
June 28th, 2020 | 34 mins 8 secs
electric truck, ev pickup, ev truck, f-250, ford, hd truck, off-road, pickup, power wagon, ram, tremor, truck, trx, vaporware
Benjamin drives the enormous 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor off-road pickup, while Sami gets excited about the upcoming supercharged Ram TRX truck. Neither are impressed by the Lordstown Vaporware EV pickup announced this week.
June 14th, 2020 | 40 mins 38 secs
alliance, amc, car of the year, chevrolet, citation, ford, mustang, renault, vega, x-body
Benjamin and Sami look at past Car of the Year winners that don't make much sense from a modern perspective, before Sami extolls the virtue of doing non-driving things in your vehicle. No, not that thing.
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 148: 2020 Porsche Taycan, 2020 Hyundai Venue, 2020 Acura MDX, Ford GT Book Review, Listener Questions
December 1st, 2019 | 46 mins 41 secs
acura, book review, cybertruck, ev, ferrari, ford, hyundai, mdx, porsche, suv, taycan, tesla, venue
Sami drives the all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan and has a lot to say about the future of the German sports car brand. He also samples the more affordable 2020 Hyundai Venue, which tries its best to Kicks its way into his heart. Benjamin is unimpressed by the 2020 Acura MDX, but has good things to say about his latest book review, which covers the Ford vs. Ferrari clash with the Ford GT40. Also, listener questions!