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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!

Jan 15, 2019

Think your neighbors are unimpressed by minivans? First of all, why does that matter? Secondly, the Chrysler Pacifica E Hybrid might be the most impressive car on the block. It comfortably hauls seven and can travel some 30 miles solely on electric power before switching to gasoline for the rest of its 520-mile range....


Jan 8, 2019

The fifth generation Subaru Forester might look a lot like the outgoing model (and the model before that and, the one before that) but it’s new and packs a number of significant changes. More appealing to both humans and dogs, it’s safer than ever.  Tom Voelk reviews a Sport model and finds a practical machine that...


Jan 1, 2019

When the Porsche Cayenne launched in 2002, many enthusiasts expected it to fail. Over 770,000 copies later it’s clear the brand’s first SUV was a very good idea. Generation three is longer, lower, lighter and faster. Always a winning combo. Tom Voelk travels to California’s Napa Valley to drive Porsche’s all-new...


Jan 1, 2019

Want insight into the Porsche brand and the future of the automobile industry? 15 candid minutes with Porsche USA President and CEO Klaus Zellmer sheds a lot of light on a lot of things- the new 911 and Taycan, heritage, electrification, autonomous driving, even marketing. Tom Voelk talks to Mr. Zellmer at the 2018 LA...


Dec 18, 2018

The new Ford Ranger is finally here. Unlike the old compact model that was killed off in 2011, this one is a true mid-sized truck that’s ready to tote your toys. Tom Voelk drives on and off road at the press launch in San Diego, California and finds the version we get in North America is quite different than the...