Episode 244: 2022 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible, 2022 Nissan Sentra vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla, 2022 Toyota Tundra Redesign
October 3rd, 2021 | 42 mins 53 secs
cooper, corolla, jcw, john cooper works, john cooper works convertible, mini, nissan, sentra, toyota, tundra
Benjamin's not done with warm weather as evidenced by his test drive in the 2022 Mini Cooper Convertible John Cooper Works, which is a mouthful of a name attached to a handful of performance goodies. Sami compares the 2022 Nissan Sentra and 2022 Toyota Corolla and somehow ends up talking more about the Elantra and Civic. Then it's time to share enthusiasm and concern for the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra.
August 22nd, 2021 | 49 mins 7 secs
86, brz, gr86, gt86, lc, lc500, lexus, subaru, toyota
Sami drives the (all-new?) 2022 Toyota GR86 sports coupe, while Benjamin falls in love all over again with the 2021 Lexus LC500 droptop, which is a strong candidate for the most beautiful car on the roads today. Plus, many listener questions!
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.
Episode 224: 2021 Mazda CX-9, 2021 Kia Telluride, 2021 Toyota Highlander, 1970 Maximum Muscle Book Review
May 16th, 2021 | 47 mins 17 secs
1970 maximum muscle, acura, book review, cx-9, highlander, kia, mazda, mdx, telluride, toyota
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 punches well above its weight, according to Benjamin, while Sami strives to pinpoint why the 2021 Toyota Highlander sells so well when much better rivals like the 2021 Kia Telluride are out there. The pair also discuss the book '1970 Maximum Muscle' which deals with the apex of the golden age of muscle cars.
April 25th, 2021 | 43 mins 54 secs
chevrolet, colorado, ford, kicks, nissan, off-road, ranger, tacoma, toyota, trd pro, tremor, zr2
Benjamin heads off-road in the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor pickup, while Sami falls in love all over again with the redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks SUV.
March 7th, 2021 | 47 mins 48 secs
c40, cadillac, ct4, electric car, ev, supra, toyota, volvo
Benjamin finally gets the 2021 Toyota Supra out of Sami's garage and drives it through deep snow and down twisty mountain roads. Sami tries to feel something—anything—about the 2021 Cadillac CT4's role as the bran'ds entry point. The pair wrap things up by discussing Volvo's decision to sell EVs exclusively online.
Episode 213: 2022 Acura MDX, 2021 Toyota Venza, Honda S2000 Book Review, First Car Questions Part II
February 28th, 2021 | 41 mins 58 secs
acura, book review, honda, hybrid, mdx, rav4 hybrid, s2000, toyota, venza
Sami is puzzled by Acura's unwillingness to bring it with the 2022 MDX redesign, while Benjamin experiences troubling winter woes with the 2021 Toyota Venza. The pair also review an excellent reference book on the Honda S2000 before answering a listener question about good, fun, and affordable first cars.
Episode 207: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2.5, 2021 Toyota Corolla SE Apex Edition, Jaguar Book Review, Benjamin Hates CES
January 17th, 2021 | 47 mins 17 secs
apex edition, book review, cadillac, ces, corolla, crosstrek, jaguar, subaru, toyota, twr
Benjamin drives the mightiest version of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek yet, while Sami downplays the thrills offered by the 2021 Toyota Corolla SE Apex Edition. He then triggers a lengthy rant from Benjamin about both CES and Cadillac's absurd people mover concept, before wrapping things up with a book review about TWR's Le Mans-winning Jaguars.
January 3rd, 2021 | 39 mins 20 secs
45e, avalon, avalon awd, bmw, phev, plug-in hybrid, toyota, x5, x5 m, xdrive45e
Benjamin discovers that the plug-in hybrid version of the 2021 BMW X5 might be better than the hardcore M model, while Sami tries to figure out who, exactly, is lining up to buy the modest all-wheel driver version of the 2021 Toyota Avalon. Plus, listener questions answered!
December 6th, 2020 | 43 mins 59 secs
2 series, 228i, bmw, defender, gran coupe, land rover, prime, rav4, rav4 prime, toyota
Sami slips behind the wheel of the iconic Land Rover Defender to decide whether the 2021 model carries on the lineage, shortly before having his mind blown by the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid. Benjamin is baffled by the 2021 BMW 228i Gran Coupe, which is now the most affordable car offered by the German automaker.