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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!

May 14, 2019

It’s all here! The A90 Toyota GR Supra on the track, rural roads and even everyday lifestyle assessment. Spend time with Supra Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada and find out how his team made the Supra different from its cousin, the BMW Z4. Tom Voelk attends the press launch held at Summit Point Autosports Park in West...


May 8, 2019

When it comes to buying an SUV, crossover or pickup it pays to do your research. Fortunately, the Northwest Automotive Press Association has done a lot of it for you for free. Mudfest is an SUV and pickup of the year competition where NWAPA members take two days to judge the newest vehicles on and off-road. Join Tom...


May 3, 2019

There’s nothing like touring the United States in a German Grand Touring car. And if it’s the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid some of that mileage is done without any dinosaur juice at all. It’s an expanded version of Driven! Join Tom and his wife Mariko as the start in Atlanta, GA and work their way to the coast. And...


Apr 27, 2019

Rivian is an interesting new electric vehicle company with backing from Amazon and Ford. Here's a walkaround the R1T pickup truck with Brian Gace, the companies special projects chief engineer. It should answer a lot of questions you might have about the pickup and the R1S SUV that is scheduled to be built in...


Apr 25, 2019

The 2019 Mazda3 is a car that checks all the boxes. It’s stylish, refined, practical, affordable, fun to sling into turns and available with all-wheel drive. So if you were thinking about a crossover because of inclement weather, the 3 might be an option. Tom Voelk checks out an all-wheel drive Premium hatchback model...