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.
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.
April 14th, 2019 | 33 mins 56 secs
kia, kicks, korea, nissan, soul, soul ev, suv
Sami's secret Seoul trip continues with the 2020 Kia Soul EV, while Benjamin finally gets some time with the surprisingly strong 2019 Nissa Kicks.
March 10th, 2019 | 47 mins 11 secs
altima, altima-te, bmw, ev, i-pace, jaguar, nissan, suv, trax, x5
Benjamin and Sami both spend a week driving the redesigned BMW X5 and are impressed by its commitment to luxury. The pair also discuss the full-electric 2019 Jaguar I-Pace crossover as well as what happened when Benjamin drove an all-wheel drive Nissan Altima on trax through a winter wonderland.
December 23rd, 2018 | 39 mins 11 secs
ford, maxima, murano, nissan, pickup, ranger, truck
Benjamins gets seat time in the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger mid-sizep pickup, while Sami explores the refreshed 2019 Nissan Maxima sedan and Murano SUV. Also, pretend-NISMOs and USB-C.
November 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
diesel, ecodiesel, f-150, ford, frontier, morocco, navarra, nissan, off-road, patrol, pickups, ram, terra, titan, truck
Guest Chad Kirchner tells us all about driving exotic Nissan trucks like the Patrol, the Terra, and the Navarra in the desert in Morocco, and compares them to the Nissan Titan, which he also pounded sand with. The trio then discuss the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel for a mega-truck episode.
October 21st, 2018 | 51 mins 52 secs
crossover, cx-9, ford, kicks, mazda, mustang, nissan, outback, subaru, suv
Sami extols the virtues of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV, while Benjamin counters with the more bland, but still excellent 2019 Subaru Outback. Sami then brings up the 2019 Kicks, which somehow weighs closer to a Miata than an HR-V, just before Benjamin gets real sad and dark about the Ford Mustang's future.
April 21st, 2018 | 56 mins 50 secs
armada, bears, mazda, mazda 6, news, nissan, turbo
Mazda finally goes turbo with the 2018 Mazda 6, and Benjamin heads to British Columbia to see just how much of a difference more power makes for the mid-size sedan. Sami and Benjamin also discuss the 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, bear attacks, and a bunch of fun and weird news from this week in the auto industry.
Episode 67: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2018 Subaru Outback, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
April 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
1le, camaro, chevrolet, corvette, ev, jetta, leaf, nissan, outback, subaru, turbo, volkswagen, vw, zr1
Benjamin turns laps in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, and also gets some right-seat time with professional drivers Tommy Milner and Tony Kanaan in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZR1. Sami extols the virtues of the 2018 Subaru Outback, while Benjamin wraps things up with his drive of the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.
April 7th, 2018 | 58 mins 47 secs
atlas, auto shows, electric car, ev, leaf, new york auto show, nissan, volkswagen
This week Benjamin and Sami discuss how disappointing the all-new Nissan Leaf EV turned out to be, as well as whether Volkswagen really needs to be building a three-row SUV like the Atlas. Sami also gives his hot takes from the New York Auto Show.