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.
Episode 60: 2018 Acura TLX A Spec, 2018 Honda Odyssey, Listener Questions, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Supercars
February 24th, 2018 | 47 mins 52 secs
acura, c7, chevrolet, corvette, honda, minivan, odyssey, tlx, z06
Sami gets passionate in his defense of the 2018 Acura TLX A Spec, while Benjamin questions whether Acura has any brand identity at all. Benjamin then discusses the 2018 Honda Odyssey and ponders its place in a world where crossovers and SUVs rule supreme. The pair also answer a listener question about whether the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is an overlooked, and undermarketed, supercar.
Episode 59: 2018 Honda Fit Sport, 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid, Sad Toyota Supra Rumors, Korean Serial Killers
February 17th, 2018 | 40 mins 24 secs
fit, fit sport, honda, kia, niro, prius, serial killers, supra, toyota
Benjamin is pleasantly surprised by the tiny-yet-huge-inside 2018 Honda Fit Sport, while Sami tries to think of sports the Fit Sport would fail at while recounting his experiences with the Kia Niro Hybrid. The pair then argue about how sad the leaked specs for the upcoming Toyota Supra truly are, and whether the once-proud sports car is about to be re-born as an also-ran. Finally, Benjamin tells an off-color story about Korean serial killers from the time he traveled to Seoul to drive a prototype version of the Niro.
Episode 51: 2018 Subaru Forester XT, 2018 Honda Accord, 2017 Year End Best And Worst Cars, Sami Supercut
December 29th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
accord, best of, ces, forester, honda, subaru, supercut, turbo, year end
In our last episode of the year we talk about the turbocharged 2018 Subaru Forester XT, the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, and our picks for the best, worst, most surprising, and most disappointing cars we drove in 2017. Plus - Sami's very first supercut!
Episode 47: Lexus LC 500 - 500h Comparison, Compact Crossover Head-to-Head Shoot-Out, Silly Toyota Prius Prime
November 26th, 2017 | 47 mins 16 secs
chevrolet, cr-v, crossover, equinox, honda, lc, lc 500, lc 500h, lexus, nissan, prius, prius prime, rogue, suv, tiguan, toyota, volkswagen
Benjamin drives the Lexus LC 500 luxury grand touring car and its 500h hybrid sibling back-to-back, while Sami pits the VW Tiguan, the Honda CR-V, the Chevrolet Equinox, and the Nissan Rogue in a compact crossover battle royale, with surprising results. Finally, the pair get really silly talking about the Toyota Prius Prime.