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Driven Car Reviews

The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Feb 20, 2018

Alfa Romeo has given enthusiasts the track-ready 4C and the sweet handling Giulia sedan, but John and Joan Q. Public are buying crossovers these days. The Stelvio crossover should be a crowd pleaser. Looking like a loftier Giulia, it does the chores and is happy to step out for some fun. Tom Voelk drives the Stelvio...


Feb 13, 2018

Drop a twin-turbo V6 into the engine bay, beef up the brakes and add an adaptive suspension and the Genesis G80 becomes the G80 Sport. Oh, and don’t forget the carbon fiber trim. How sporty is it? Tom Voelk checks it out.


Feb 6, 2018

Completely redesigned after nearly 10 years on the market, the second generation Buick Enclave will move seven people in style. How does it compare to premium brands like Audi, Infiniti and Volvo? Tom Voelk reviews a Premium all-wheel drive model.


Feb 3, 2018

The original Nissan Leaf brought the electric car to the masses. Generation two offers buyers significantly better range and more mainstream design. Tom Voelk travels to Las Vegas to drive an SL model and figure out if 150 miles of range is enough when Chevy’s Bolt EV covers 238. There's also a quick look at ProPilot...


Jan 26, 2018

Jeep brought the Cherokee nameplate back in 2014 along with a controversial face. The 2019 Cherokee now wears a family grille that's closer to the ones on Grand Cherokee and Compass. Tom Voelk travels to Southern California to drive the 2019 Trailhawk and Limited models with Jeep’s powerful new engine, a...