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.
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.
July 28th, 2019 | 41 mins 42 secs
bmw, cabriolet, convertible, honda, m850i, off-road, passport, suv
Benjamin meets the drop-top version of his favorite BMW, the 2019 M850i Cabriolet, while Sami makes a case for off-roading in the 2019 Honda Passport.
June 2nd, 2019 | 39 mins 43 secs
civic type r, honda, hot hatch, hyundai, n performance, type r, veloster n
Benjamin drives the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, and Sami tries to convince him that the Honda Civic Type R is the better hot hatch. Is this the end of their friendship?
Episode 119: 2019 Genesis G70, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback, No More VW Golf
May 5th, 2019 | 39 mins 43 secs
3 series, bmw, civic, corolla, g70, genesis, golf, honda, toyota, volkswagen
Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Genesis G70 immediately after seven days in the BMW 3 Series it seeks to usurp. Sami pits the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback against the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback. The pair then discuss the impending death of the venerable Volkswagen Golf.
Episode 118: 2019 BMW 3 Series, 2019 Nisan Altima AWD vs. 2019 Honda Accord 1.5T, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Update
April 28th, 2019 | 43 mins 52 secs
3 series, 330i, accord, altima, bmw, classic truck, grand wagoneer, honda, jeep, nissan, suv, xdrive
Benjamin drives the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series for the first time, while Sami compares two family sedans: the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Honda Accord 1.5T. THe pair then discuss the latest updates on Benjamin's Jeep Grand Wagoneer ownership experience, as well as the underground audio cassette market.
February 10th, 2019 | 32 mins 56 secs
blizzard, charger, dodge, honda, pilot, suv
Sami drives a plain-Jane 2019 Dodge Charger SXT - you know, the one with AWD and a V6 - and tries to figure out whether it balances affordability with competitive tech. Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Honda Pilot and is prepared to write it off as another anonymous 3-row SUV until THE BLIZZARD HAPPENS!
November 11th, 2018 | 47 mins 12 secs
cr-v, cx-5, forester, grand cherokee, honda, hyundai, jeep, mazda, srt, subaru, suv, trackhawk, veloster, veloster n
Benjamin spends a week in the real-world - not a race track - with the 707 horsepower 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, while Sami hits up trio of SUVs for the Lightning Round. The pair also discuss the significance of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N high performance hatchback.
Episode 88: 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Arctic Circle Mercedes-Sprinter Adventures, 2018 Honda Pilot, Volvo's Secret Autonomous Car Language, BMW Lightning Round
September 9th, 2018 | 59 mins 51 secs
alaska, arctic circle, bmw, honda, mazda, mazdaspeed, mercedes-benz, miata, mx-5, pilot, sprinter, volvo
Benjamin spends a week with the 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata and is surprised by how little fun the turbo adds to the MX-5 formula. Sami's experience with the revised 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van reminds Benjamin of his adventure-filled mid-winter trip through Alaska to the Arctic Circle in a Sprinter, and the pair then debate the finer points of whether it's OK that the 2018 Honda Pilot is really just a fancier minivan. Finally, the two are dumbfounded by Volvo's attempt to teach us all a new language of flashing colors and swelling sounds to communicate with autonomous cars you can also sleep in, and Sami tries to stump Benjamin with a BMW lightning round.
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.