November 12th, 2023 | 59 mins 49 secs
atlas, cross sport, crown, toyota, volkswagen
We love talking weird and wacky cars and this week we get our wish with a pair of oddballs. Benjamin reviews the 2023 Toyota Crown, which seems a bit out of place in today's SUV obsessed market. Then Sami checks out the refreshed 2024 VW Atlas Cross Sport, which has gone to great lengths to become more competitive against its mid-size rivals. Thanks for listening!
Episode 336: 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, Cadillac ELR Fan Service, 2023 Kia Carnival, 2023 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Listener Feedback
October 15th, 2023 | 50 mins 17 secs
carnival, chysler, kia, pacifica, pacifica phev, prius, prius prime, toyota
This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, the guys talk about some cars that may not seem popular but have a lot going for them. Consider the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime that Ben recently tested. Packing an attractive exterior, the Prius had a major glow-up, and Benjamin says there's more beneath this superficial upgrade. Then Sami talks about the 2024 Kia Carnival and how it stacks up as a family vehicle, even with those power second row seats. Benjamin even chimes in with his experience with the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV. Thanks for listening!
August 13th, 2023 | 42 mins 56 secs
escape, ford, phev, sequoia, toyota, trd-off-road
This week, the guys take a closer look at two under-represented new cars on sale today. First up, Benjamin drives the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, which is built on the mediocre bones of the Tundra full-size pickup, and carries over some of the same puzzling design decisions. Does it have any chance at bumping up its annual sales numbers or even stealing the spotlight of its competitors? Then Sami talks about the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV, which is often overshadowed by Ford with its own Bronco Sport. While it boasts decent EV range and efficiency, Sami is eager to point out that the Escape has a few fatal flaws.
The guys also discuss some listener questions, so be sure to send us your question after listening to this week's episode!
July 23rd, 2023 | 41 mins 46 secs
bz4x, hyundai, santa fe, toyota
Benjamin describes his time in the 2023 Toyota bZ4X, which isn't a compliance car, but sometimes feels like one thanks to all of its compromises and bizarre design decisions. Then the guys have a frank discussion based on the reveal of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe. Thanks for listening!
Episode 325: 2023 BMW M340i xDrive, 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5, 2023 Honda Ridgeline, Brazilian Dodge Charger
July 15th, 2023 | 50 mins 36 secs
bmw, brazilian, brazilian charger, charger, dodge, honda, m340i, ridgeline, toyota, tundra
The Unnamed Automotive Podcast storms into your home ears with more cool car talk, including Benjamin's road tripping experience in the 2023 BMW M340i. With a thorough refresh, is the German sport sedan better or worse with its new mission statement?
Then Sami discusses his moving experience in two vastly different trucks. First the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition, and it's condo appropriate size, and then the 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 and it's huge burly wheel arches. Finally, Benjamin talks feverishly about his ride in a Brazilian Dodge Charger. Thanks for listening!
June 25th, 2023 | 49 mins 35 secs
gr corolla, huracan, lamborghini, sterrato, toyota
There's plenty of joy this week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, starting with the rally inspired 2023 Toyota GR Corolla, where Benjamin answers questions like "what is GR?", "is Toyota really all-in with enthusiast cars?" and "can a Corolla be cool?" Then Sami exotically shares his thoughts on driving the 2024 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, an off-road version of the Huracan supercar, which marks the end of the nameplate's era. Thanks for listening!
Episode 320: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, 2023 Lexus RX 350h Hybrid, 800 Miles Of Hands-Free Cadillac Escalade Towing
June 11th, 2023 | 53 mins 16 secs
cadillac, escalade, grand highlander, lexus, rx, super cruise, toyota
Will the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander cannibalize sales of the normal Highlander? That's what the guys talk about first this week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. The new Toyota may boast three usable seats, and three powertrain options, but how useful is this crossover? Then Benjamin chimes in with his experience in the 2023 Lexus RX 350h, before discussing how to tow without using your hands hands thanks to his recent test of the Cadillac Escalade with Super Cruise. Thanks for listening!
Episode 318: 2023 Toyota Supra Manual 6MT, 2024 Jaguar F-Type 75, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Restomod Towing Experience
May 28th, 2023 | 54 mins 42 secs
f-type, grand wagoneer, jaguar, jeep, supra, toyota
This week, we have plenty of speed to talk about, as Benjamin starts things off with his review of the manual-equipped 2023 Toyota GR Supra. Does this three-pedalled, German-built, Japanese designed coupe pass Benjamin's high standards for a sports car? Then Sami chimes in with his take on the 2024 Jaguar F-Type 75, a coupe that harks back to Jaguar's impressive history, and points to an uncertain future. Finally, to close things off, Benjamin shares his harrowing experience towing with his personal Jeep Grand Wagoneer restomod. Thanks for listening, and be sure to visit the site for more info.
April 30th, 2023 | 27 mins 32 secs
cr-v, honda, hybrid, rav4, toyota
It's a tale as old as time - two hybrid crossovers go at it this week, with the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid taking on the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Does the new Honda have what it takes to dethrone Toyotas ever-popular offering?
Episode 308: 2023 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car, Why Hydrogen Doesn't Make Sense, Toyota Museum, Funky Toyota Sera Stereo
March 5th, 2023 | 48 mins 9 secs
hydrogen, hydrogen cars, hydrogen fuel cell, mirai, sera, toyota, zev
The show starts with Benjamin and the hydrogen-powered 2023 Toyota Mirai, an all-new form of zero-emission vehicle with more limitations that its already worryingly-limited alternative, the battery-electric vehicle. Then after the guys talk about Toyota's stance on ZEV vehicles and mandates, they chat about Sami's recent trip to Cologne, Germany where he oggled cars both funky and casual at the two Toyota Museums he visited.