December 5th, 2021 | 34 mins 28 secs
car podcast, car talk, ev, ev podcast, ev talk, phev, plug-in hybrid, prime, prius, prius prime, suv podcast, suv talk, toyota, truck podcast, truck talk, volvo, xc60
While our hosts can sometimes be a bit nit-picky, this week's episode brings real criticism to a pair of disappointing 2022 models. First Sami discusses the 2022 Volvo XC60 B6, which gets a fresh infotainment system, new electrical system and a weird naming scheme for its motors. Then Benjamin gets in the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in version of everyone's favorite hybrid. Despite the not quite freezing temperatures, Benjamin's feeling cold as ICE towards the Japanese PHEV, and has plenty of reasons to be upset. Listen here!
May 30th, 2021 | 45 mins 41 secs
ev, gmc, leaf, nissan, polestar, terrain, volvo
Benjamin drives the fantastically fast 2021 Polestar 2 EV, while Sami travels back in time to the 2021 GMC Terrain SUV. The pair then ask the all-important question: would you lease a Nissan Leaf for 99 cents if it came with one really big catch?
March 21st, 2021 | 50 mins 19 secs
450h, ev, grand wagoneer, hybrid, jeep, lexus, rx, s60, suv, volvo
Sami's week with the 2021 Volvo S60 T5 leads to a long discussion about Volvo's history, its place in the premium car pantheon, and the path it took to get where it is today. Benjamin blows Sami's mind by endlessly praising the 2021 Lexus RX 450h hybrid 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 212: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge, 2021 Kia Soul EV, 2021 Lexus NX 300, Listener Question About Fun First Cars
February 21st, 2021 | 41 mins 39 secs
ev, kia, lexus, nx, recharge, soul, volvo, xc40
Benjamin drives the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge in freezing cold weather and has a lot to say about the super-quick EV SUV. Sami spends time with the 2021 Lexus NX 300 crossover. The pair also discuss the 2021 Kia Soul EV and answer a listener question about what makes a fun first car.
September 27th, 2020 | 50 mins 50 secs
amg, aston martin, cadillac, db11, electric car, ev, mercedes-benz, polestar, polestar 2, volvo, xt6
Benjamin spends a day in the mountains with the Aston Martin DB11 V8, while Sami goes green with the Polestar 2 EV. The pair also discuss the Cadillac XT6 SUV, which seems destined to occupy the 'good enough' trap that ensures so many 7-passenger luxury crossovers.
July 26th, 2020 | 45 mins 28 secs
book review, datsun, explorer, explorer st, ford, legacy, legacy xt, nissan, polestar, subaru, volvo
Benjamin drives the 2020 Ford Explorer ST that Sami despises. Sami gets to sample the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT. The pair also review a book about the history of the Datsun/Nissan Z, and answer listener questions
Episode 179: 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country, 2020 Cadillac XT4, Dodge Durango Hellcat, G-Wagen Buyer's Guide
July 5th, 2020 | 40 mins 21 secs
book review, buying guide, cadillac xt4, cross country, crossover, g-class, g-wagen, mercedes-benz, suv, t5, v60, veloce publishing, volvo, wagon
Does it make sense to buy the 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country when you get more options with the standard V60 wagon instead? Benjamin spends a week with Volvo's faux-crossover to try and find the answer. Sami gets acquainted with the 2020 Cadillac XT4 SUV, and the pair also discuss the new Dodge Durango Hellcat before Benjamin reviews the latest buying guide from Veloce - this time for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.
Episode 163: 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo, 2020 Kia Seltos, 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered, Guest William Clavey
March 14th, 2020 | 50 mins 9 secs
ev, exotic car, f8 tributo, ferrari, ferrari f8, kia, phev, polestar engineered, seltos, sports car, supercar, suv, volvo, william clavey, xc60
Sami drives the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo at Road Atlanta, and he has nothing but good things to say about the latest Italian exotic. Benjamin related his strange experience with the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered SUV, while guest William Clavey talks about his time with the brand new 2020 Kia Seltos.
Episode 152: 2020 Polestar 1, 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Guest Stefan Ogbac, Listener Rides
December 29th, 2019 | 46 mins 34 secs
chevrolet, gladiator, gmc, jeep, listener project, norway, pickup, polestar 1, rubicon, suburban, suv, tahoe, truck, volvo
It's the last episode of the decade, and Benjamin, Sami, and Motor Trend's Stefan Ogbac spend it discussing the bonkers 2020 Polestar 1 hybrid supercar, the surprisingly nervous 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon pickup, and the redesigned 20201 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban. They also talk about a very cool listener project all the way from Norway.