Episode 132: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, 2019 Jeep Gladiator
August 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
chad kirchner, g-class, g550, gladiator, gt-r, jeep, mercedes-benz, nismo, nissan, pickup, suv, wrangler
Auto writer Chad Kirchner shares his experiences with the $212k 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Benjamin rolls like an oligarch in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, and Sami scouts out new horizons in the 2019 Jeep Gladiator.
July 7th, 2019 | 37 mins 4 secs
a6, audi, e-class, golf, gti, hot hatch, mercedes-benz, volkswagen, vw
Sami pits two 'executive sport sedans' against each other with his back-to-back test drives of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2019 Audi A6. Benjamin has his expectations confounded by the 2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit.
June 30th, 2019 | 44 mins 27 secs
ford, glc-class, mercedes-benz, mustang, performance pack 1, suv
Sami shows off front and back, and side-to-side in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV, which can also tuck a wheel and roll over your buddy as a party trick (do not try this at home). Benjamin rounds out 360-degree Ford Mustang coverage with time behind the wheel of the GT Performance Pack 1.
June 16th, 2019 | 39 mins 12 secs
ch-r, glc-class, macan s, mercedes-benz, porsche, suv, toyota
Sami spends time back-to-back in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the 2019 Porsche Macan S luxury SUVs, while Benjamin has a disappointing experience wit hthe 2019 Toyota CH-R.
Episode 122: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Sky One-Touch Convertible, Weird Car Names Lightning Round
May 26th, 2019 | 52 mins 30 secs
cls-class, jeep, lightning round, mercedes-benz, sahara, sky one-touch, weird car names, wrangler
Sami drives the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and is puzzled by how much it's lost its design mojo. Benjamin samples the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Sky One-Touch to try and figure out whether this convertible compromise makes sense for open air off-roaders. Sami is then put to the test in the weird car names lightning round.
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.
Episode 114: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, Benjamin Buys A Jeep Grand Wagoneer
March 31st, 2019 | 34 mins 31 secs
g-class, g550, grand cherokee, grand wagoneer, jeep, mercedes-benz, srt, suv
How cool is a the 'Poser-SRT' version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? How realistic is it to lock all 3 diffs and go off-roading in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Why did Benjamin make the fateful decision to buy a classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer? These answers and more in this week's episode!
December 2nd, 2018 | 56 mins 3 secs
cargo vans, gle-class, kia, mercedes-benz, promaster, ram, stinger, suv
Sami drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV, and Benjamin has a lot to say about it's super-weird suspension tricks. The pair also discuss the 2018 Kia Stinger with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which spent a week in Benjamin's care, before answering a reader request to tackle cargo vans.
Episode 89: 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45, 2018 Volvo XC40, Exploding Chevrolet Colorado Airbags, Death Of The Beetle
September 16th, 2018 | 53 mins 29 secs
airbags, beetle, chevrolet, cla-class, cla45, colorado, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, suv, volkswagen, volvo, vw, xc40
Death of the Beetle? Airbags blowing up in your Chevrolet Colorado on a basic off-road trail? Benjamin saying good things about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45? It's all here in this week's episode - with the extra bonus of Benjamin and Sami falling in love all over again with the 2018 Volvo XC40.
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.