Episode 248: 2022 Mini Cooper S 4-Door, 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class, Did O.G. Hummer Have A Chance, Rivian's Toxic Bro Culture
November 7th, 2021 | 45 mins 59 secs
amg, cooper, cooper s, equator, ford, h2, h4, hummer, hx, laura schwab, mercedes-benz, mini, power wagoner, rivian, sexism, sl-class
How good can a four-door 2022 Mini Cooper S really be? Benjamin chats about his experience with the compact hatch and how different it feels compared to the JCW droptop from a few weeks back. Sami then chats about one of his favorite cars of all time, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, and how its legacy is quickly diminishing following the reveal of the new 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL, which now sounds more like a 911 than ever before.
Benjamin also brings up the Hummer H2 and how the brand could have avoided an untimely death if just a few other automakers jumped into the market of tough, rugged, big, SUVs, a theory that makes Sami sick. Finally, the pair discuss some ugly news over at Rivian, and how the EV startup has some serious concerns about its toxic corporate culture.
October 17th, 2021 | 47 mins 46 secs
bronco, ford, genesis, gv70, hyundai, jeep, santa cruz, wrangler
Did you miss us? The duo is back talking about all the cars and trucks you want to hear about. Sami gets a go in the new 2022 Ford Bronco and spills the details on how Ford's fighting the Jeep Wrangler. Then he brings up the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, a unibody pickup that rides like a compact crossover. Finally Ben gives us his take on the 2022 Genesis GV70, and it's weird yet humorous controls.
September 5th, 2021 | 44 mins 30 secs
bmw, dodge challenger, ford, genesis, gt500, gv70, hellcat, m4, m4 competition, mustang, redeye, shelby, srt
Got grille? Benjamin sees past the proboscis of the 2021 BMW M4 Competition and justifies its auto-only status by pointing out how much of a bargain the Competition package is over the base model. Sami claims Genesis has pinned its German SUV rivals to the mat with the impressive new 2022 Genesis GV70. Here comes the three-count!
Episode 233: 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible CS, 2021 Jaguar F-Pace, Trailer Batteries For EV Pickups
July 18th, 2021 | 43 mins 36 secs
ev, f-150 lightning, f-pace, ford, jaguar, mustang, mustang gt
Sami and Benjamin contemplate the California Special's place in Mustang history after Sami drives the latest 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, before the pair dissect why the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace base model can't cut it on the current luxury SUV landscape.
Episode 231: 2021 BMW 330e, 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, Interview With Fast and Furious 9 Writer, Listener Questions
July 4th, 2021 | 52 mins 3 secs
3 series, 330e, bmw, bronco, bronco sport, daniel casey, ev, f9, fast 9, fast and furious, ford, phev
Sami drives the plug-in BMW 330e hybrid , while Benjamin finally gets a turn with the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport SUV. Benjamin also discusses his interview with Daniel Casey, writer of Fast 9, before Sami brings up a listener question about the best sport sedans outside the luxury segment.
June 27th, 2021 | 42 mins 41 secs
aviator, ev, ford, lincoln, mach-e, mustang, phev
At long last Benjamin drives the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car, while Sami puzzles over a vehicle that should have been a big hit but surprisingly isn't: the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV.
Episode 228: 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup, 2021 Lincoln Navigator, 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, BMW M3 M4 Book Review
June 13th, 2021 | 53 mins 31 secs
bmw, book review, ford, hybrid, hyundai, lincoln, maverick, navigator, rav4, toyota, tucson
It's a packed episode! We go deep on the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup, revisit an old favorite in the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, and then try to figure out which affordable hybrid SUV is better—the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid or the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—before wrapping things up with a BMW M3 and M4 book review.
Episode 225: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, Learn EV, Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup
May 23rd, 2021 | 59 mins 52 secs
ev, ev pulse, f-150, ford, gle, gle 63 s coupe, lightning, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz
Friend of the podcast Chad Kirchner stops by to talk about his new Learn EV feature at EV Pulse before we get ridiculous with the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe and the Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup.
May 9th, 2021 | 47 mins 31 secs
acura, civic, explorer, ford, honda, k5, kia, mdx, timberline
The 2022 Acura MDX is all new, and after Benjamin's turn behind the wheel he questions its place in the luxury SUV world. Sami quibbles with the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD's drivetrain. Plus: Explorer Timberline and next-generation Honda Civic news.
April 25th, 2021 | 43 mins 54 secs
chevrolet, colorado, ford, kicks, nissan, off-road, ranger, tacoma, toyota, trd pro, tremor, zr2
Benjamin heads off-road in the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor pickup, while Sami falls in love all over again with the redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks SUV.