December 4th, 2022 | 44 mins 55 secs
charging, denali, denali ultimate, ev, gmc, sierra
Pickups are a hot commodity, so any flub has an echo that resonates for years. That's the theory behind the major update of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, which Benjamin says has been thoroughly refreshed to deliver an upscale experience that rivals the very best in the industry. Then Sami chimes in to talk about his recent DC Fast Charging EV experience, where he stopped by 10 DC Fast Chargers and was almost electrocuted 9 times. Don't forget to subscribe, or tip our hosts on Ko-Fi!
May 30th, 2021 | 45 mins 41 secs
ev, gmc, leaf, nissan, polestar, terrain, volvo
Benjamin drives the fantastically fast 2021 Polestar 2 EV, while Sami travels back in time to the 2021 GMC Terrain SUV. The pair then ask the all-important question: would you lease a Nissan Leaf for 99 cents if it came with one really big catch?
October 18th, 2020 | 56 mins 34 secs
acura, at4, canyon, electric car, ev, gmc, pickup, sci-fi, tlx, truck
Sami puts the redesigned 2021 Acura TLX sport sedan through its paces to determine where it fits in a segment that's increasingly overlooked by new car buyers. Benjamin spends a week with the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, which represents the brand's new attempt at ZR2-lite for the mid-size pickup truckl crowd. The pair wrap things up with a look at the coolest electric cars in sci-fi movie history.
October 4th, 2020 | 58 mins 58 secs
bolt, chevrolet, denali, electric car, ev, gmc, lincoln, navigator, pickup, silverado, suv, trail boss, yukon
Benjamin drives the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon Denali and is impressed with two very serious changes made to the platform. It's a strong contrast to the older-tech Chevrolet Silverado with which it shares some of its platform, which he also spent the week driving. Sami makes a case for the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt being so cheap right now that there's no excuse not to have one in every EV fan's driveway.
Episode 152: 2020 Polestar 1, 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Guest Stefan Ogbac, Listener Rides
December 29th, 2019 | 46 mins 34 secs
chevrolet, gladiator, gmc, jeep, listener project, norway, pickup, polestar 1, rubicon, suburban, suv, tahoe, truck, volvo
It's the last episode of the decade, and Benjamin, Sami, and Motor Trend's Stefan Ogbac spend it discussing the bonkers 2020 Polestar 1 hybrid supercar, the surprisingly nervous 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon pickup, and the redesigned 20201 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban. They also talk about a very cool listener project all the way from Norway.
Episode 86: 2018 Acura NSX, 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder, 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, Pebble Beach, VW Controls The Weather
August 28th, 2018 | 58 mins 21 secs
acura, denali, gmc, huracan, lamborghini, newfoundland, nsx, pebble beach, sierra, vw, weather control
Sami is back a bit late from Pebble Beach, but that's OK because he drove the 2018 Acura NSX and the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder. Meanwhile, Benjamin went to Newfoundland to see if GMC got the 2019 Sierra Denali luxury truck formula right with its latest re-design. Also, the pair dive deep into Volkswagen's Mexican hail cannons.
Episode 78: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST, 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, Bill Goldberg, Honda Asimo Retires
July 1st, 2018 | 35 mins 9 secs
asimo, bill goldberg, chevrolet, denali, dodge, durango, gmc, honda, rst, sierra, srt, tahoe
Benjamin and Sami both drive SRT's latest SUV monster - the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT - and Sami compares it to the less intriguing 'performance' edition of a direct competitor, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST. Also in this episode: the 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, Benjamin's unusual Bill Goldberg encounter, and pouring out a glass of motor oil for the retirement of the Honda Asimo robot.
June 9th, 2018 | 44 mins
canyon, diesel, gmc, kia, pickup, sorento, suv, trucks
Benjamin drives the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel, while Sami tries out the 2019 Kia Sorento. We also answer listener questions about the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Soul.