August 6th, 2023 | 43 mins 49 secs
bmw, ford, m2, maverick, tremor
Benjamin dives into driving the 2023 BMW M2, which has gone through a full redesign coming out bigger and more powerful than ever before. Then Sami chimes in with a test of the rugged, yet approachable 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, which he finds good enough, but maybe not as "off-road" as other Tremor-branded models out there. Thanks for listening!
March 13th, 2022 | 44 mins 15 secs
ev, ford, hyundai, ioniq 5, maverick
Benjamin describes his first impressions of the 2022 Ford Maverick, a small pickup he wasn't so sure about. Remember fans, he thought the Hyundai Santa Cruz was one of the best cars he drove last year, so the Ford offering has a lot of ground to make up. Also remember that Sami loved this truck, and Benjamin COMPLETELY ignored that fact.
Then Sami discusses his experience with the new Hyundai IONIQ 5, a car that's built from the ground up to be an EV. However, his experience feels muted compared to that of his colleagues. What's up with Sami?
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Episode 256: 2022 Ford Maverick, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, 2022 BMW X3 M40i, Guest Chad Kirchner, Listener Questions
January 9th, 2022 | 54 mins 22 secs
bmw, chad kirchner, ev, ev pulse, ford, hyundai, ioniq 5, m40i, maverick, x3
It's the first episode of 2022! First off, Benjamin, Sami and guest Chad Kirchner of EVPulse discuss the new 2022 Ford Maverick. Is this affordable trucklet worth all the hype? Can one really DIY themselves a bike rack? Is a 4.5-foot bed actually useful? They answer all those questions and then somehow dig up more.
Chad talks a big game about the all-new 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, which may be one of the best EVs on the market, and potentially the answer to one of our latest listener questions. It even has reclining seats! Finally Benjamin discusses his experiences with a 2022 BMW X3 M40i which packs a nice six-cylinder but a somewhat harsh suspension.
Episode 253: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup, 2022 Genesis GV70 2.5, Performance Driving Tips, Listener Emails
December 12th, 2021 | 54 mins 5 secs
ford, genesis, gv70, hyundai, maverick, santa cruz
This week, Benjamin proclaims "I dunno, I think this is my car of the year" about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Is that a joke? Or some kind of prank? You'll have to listen to find out. Plus you'll get to hear Sami chanting "Utes Not Coupes" which is a catchphrase that's sure to take the nation by storm.
After his well of slogans runs dry, Sami decides to talk about his own potential car of the year, the 2022 Genesis GV70. This time he sampled the more affordable yet still packed 2.5T equipped model, providing a more rounded impression of the luxury crossover.
Finally Ben discusses track days, the limits of traction, and how the lessons both teach are relevant year round, especially in the snow. Download and listen up, you won't want to miss this week's energetic episode.
Episode 228: 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup, 2021 Lincoln Navigator, 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, BMW M3 M4 Book Review
June 13th, 2021 | 53 mins 31 secs
bmw, book review, ford, hybrid, hyundai, lincoln, maverick, navigator, rav4, toyota, tucson
It's a packed episode! We go deep on the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup, revisit an old favorite in the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, and then try to figure out which affordable hybrid SUV is better—the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid or the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—before wrapping things up with a BMW M3 and M4 book review.