Episode 249: 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, 2022 Kia Carnival, Forza Horizon 5, Hot Wheels Unleashed Video Game
November 14th, 2021 | 43 mins 16 secs
4 series, bmw, carnival, forza, gran coupe, hot wheels, kia, minivan, video games
All those practical enthusiasts waiting on a new luxury car can breathe easy: the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has arrived. Sami takes a good look at the quirky and weird hatchback-sport-sedan-thing, and describes the best places for a scorpion to hide out within its funky body design. Then Benjamin chimes in with his raves about the 2022 Kia Carnival, a luxury minivan with 2nd row thrones that recline like a barber chair! Finally Sami talks brand new video games for a quick moment, and how much he loves games that treat enthusiasts and newbies honestly.
Episode 235: 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC Wagon, 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Kia Sorento, Listener Questions
August 1st, 2021 | 44 mins 38 secs
e63 s wagon, kia, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mitsubishi, outlander, sorento
Benjamin meets one of his heroes in the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 4MATIC wagon, but does it match the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant in terms of shock and awe? Sami compares the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander versus the 2021 Kia Sorento and tries to decide whether compact or mid-size three-row SUVs make more sense. Plus, listener questions!
Episode 227: 2021 Kia Carnival, 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Listener Questions
June 6th, 2021 | 55 mins 53 secs
carnival, chrysler, golf, gti, kia, minivan, pacifica, volkswagen, vw
Does a luxury minivan make sense? What if it comes at a discount, like the 2021 Kia Carnival? Sami compares the newest entry in the people mover segment to the established 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, while Benjamin revisits an old favorite from Germany, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Plus, listener questions and BMW press release fun.
Episode 224: 2021 Mazda CX-9, 2021 Kia Telluride, 2021 Toyota Highlander, 1970 Maximum Muscle Book Review
May 16th, 2021 | 47 mins 17 secs
1970 maximum muscle, acura, book review, cx-9, highlander, kia, mazda, mdx, telluride, toyota
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 punches well above its weight, according to Benjamin, while Sami strives to pinpoint why the 2021 Toyota Highlander sells so well when much better rivals like the 2021 Kia Telluride are out there. The pair also discuss the book '1970 Maximum Muscle' which deals with the apex of the golden age of muscle cars.
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.
Episode 212: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge, 2021 Kia Soul EV, 2021 Lexus NX 300, Listener Question About Fun First Cars
February 21st, 2021 | 41 mins 39 secs
ev, kia, lexus, nx, recharge, soul, volvo, xc40
Benjamin drives the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge in freezing cold weather and has a lot to say about the super-quick EV SUV. Sami spends time with the 2021 Lexus NX 300 crossover. The pair also discuss the 2021 Kia Soul EV and answer a listener question about what makes a fun first car.
Bonus Episode - Lightning Round - Subaru Wilderness Brand, 2021 Chevrolet Bolt, 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2022 Audi e-tron GT, 2021 Kia K8, 2021 Honda HR-V Hybrid, 2021 Porsche 911 GT3, McLaren Hybrid Supercar
February 18th, 2021 | 20 mins 52 secs
911 gt3, audi, bolt, chevrolet, e-tron gt, honda, hr-v hybrid, k8, kia, mclaren, mitsubishi, outlander, porsche, subaru, wilderness
Sami and Benjamin have too much to say about the big drop of new car debuts this week so it's time for a Lightning Round!
February 14th, 2021 | 52 mins 50 secs
blazer, chevrolet, cobra, ford, kia, mustang, stinger, stinger gt, svt, terminator
Sami struggles to understand what the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer RS brings to the game to set it apart from the competition, while Benjamin auditions the 2021 Kia Stinger GT as a potential daily driver before the pair answer listener questions about the Terminator Mustang.
Episode 210: 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD, 2022 Nissan Frontier, 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, Subaru's Flat-12 F1 Engine
February 7th, 2021 | 50 mins 6 secs
f-150, f1, flat-12, ford, formula 1, frontier, k5, kia, nissan, raptor, subaru
Benjamin drive's Kia's first all-wheel drive sedan, the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line, and wonders why it doesn't get the top-shelf turbo engine. Sami gets excited about the (finally) re-designed 2022 Nissan Fronter, before talk of the also-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor causes a big argument about off-road driver assistance systems. Finally, the pair get weird with Subaru's forgotten flat-12 Formula 1 engine
January 31st, 2021 | 40 mins 39 secs
elantra, ev, hyundai, kia, seltos, suv, tesla
Benjamin is confused by the 2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo SUV, while Sami can't get enough of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. Plus, bonus Tesla weirdness as the Model S undergoes a model refresh.