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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!

Oct 17, 2017

The Kia Niro is proof positive that hybrids don’t have to look like a science experiment. The E.P.A. rates the fuel economy at up to 50 miles per gallon. Find out what Tom Voelk got as he reviews the Kia Niro Touring model.


Oct 3, 2017

The legendary Raptor pickup is a prerunner that you can buy straight off the Ford lot. The second generation is now available at a dealership near you but the V8 engine has been replaced by a turbo V6. Tom and Martin check out this change in rural Washington and meet a couple of Raptor fans plus… a real raptor.


Sep 26, 2017

The fifth generation Lexus LS is headed to showrooms in early 2018. The V8 is gone, replaced with a twin-turbo V6. Tom Voelk travels to San Francisco to give you an early look. Will it stem the flow of buyers moving to luxury SUVs? Can it take on BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S Class? Tom drives the 2018 Lexus LS 500h...


Sep 19, 2017

It's been awhile since Volkswagen had a three row vehicle in its U.S. line up. It's just the vehicle VW dealers (and American families) have been wanting. Tom Voelk reviews the top-self Atlas SEL Premium model with AWD.


Sep 14, 2017

The second generation Nissan Leaf will hit the U.S. in early 2018. The company brought the improved model to Seattle so EV enthusiasts could get a sneak peak. Tom Voelk offers up a preview, not a review of  the best selling electric car in the world.