Episode 187: 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, 2020 Lexus GX 460, Kia Stinger, Bollinger, Audiobooks
August 30th, 2020 | 45 mins 47 secs
4x4, audiobooks, bollinger, glc 63, gx 460, kia, lexus, macan, mercedes-amg, off-road, porsche, suv
Which performance SUV has more personality - the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo or the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63? Sami spends the week with both and comes away with a definite answer. Benjamin is completely puzzled by who the 2020 Lexus GX 460 is built for. The pair also discuss automotive audiobooks and news from both Kia and Bollinger.
August 16th, 2020 | 46 mins 42 secs
bmw, brz, brz ts, cadillac, ct5-v, lexus, parts bin cars, pontiac, rc f, solstice, subaru, z3
Benjamin drives the 2020 Subaru BRZ tS and falls in love all over again. Sami takes a turn in the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V and emerges more confused about the brand than ever. The pair also discuss the Z3, Solstice, and RC F parts bin sports cars.
January 5th, 2020 | 36 mins 44 secs
450h, bmw, hybrid, lexus, suv, x1
Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW X1 and dos a 180-degree turn-around on his initial impression of the vehicle. Sami investigates the 2020 Lexus 450h to see whether the hybrid SUV still holds on to the top spot in his heart.
November 3rd, 2019 | 46 mins 7 secs
bots, car show, lexus, olympics, robots, tokyo motor show, toyota
Sami is back from the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and has so much to share about robots, artificial intelligence, and what it's like to be chased by a stainless steel assassin with incredible grip strength that 'just wants to get to know you.'
July 21st, 2019 | 41 mins 18 secs
500x, costa rica, fiat, lexus, ls, rx, sc
Sami heads to Costa Rica where he's met with a full collection of classic Lexus cars as well as the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX. Benjamin is back from vacation with nightmarish tales of his time in a rental Fiat 500X.
May 19th, 2019 | 53 mins 16 secs
280z, datsun, eqc, ev, lexus, mercedes-benz, norway, track car, ux
Sami heads to Norway to drive the latest electric car from Mercedes-Benz, the EQC. Benjamin sticks closer to home and spends a week with the 2019 Lexus UX, and tries to figure out how to pronounce the name. The pair also discuss Benjamin's latest Datsun catastrophes on the race track.
March 3rd, 2019 | 45 mins 38 secs
720s, acura, ice racing, is300, lexus, mclaren, rdx, spider, suv
Sami spends a little more time in McLaren land with the 2020 720S Spider, while Benjamin takes an 800 mile roadtrip in the 2019 Acura RDX - so he can spend the day ice racing in the Lexus Sport Cup. Did he survive the studs?
June 7th, 2018 | 19 mins 50 secs
bonus episode, es, lexus, luxury car
The embargo has lifted, and we can finally talk about the 2019 Lexus ES after driving it in Nashville, Tennessee. These are our thoughts on the luxury brand's all-new take on its best-selling sedan - and on whether it still has a place in today's changing premium market.
January 17th, 2018 | 36 mins 38 secs
1500, acura, bullitt, concept car, edge sport, ford, forte, hyundai, infiniti, jetta, kia, lexus, lf1, mustang, nissan, q inspiration, ram, ranger, rdx, veloster, vw
Sami and Benjamin make the rounds of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and talk about the most important new car, truck, and SUV debuts.
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.