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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!

Sep 17, 2019

You can’t discuss the ABCs of performance driving without AMG. The Mercedes AMG C 43 4MATIC is the kind of car drivers wake up early for to get curvy country roads all to themselves. Available as a sedan and convertible, Tom Voelk takes the two-door coupe out to the rural roads of Washington State. The suspension and...


Sep 9, 2019

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will carry the clan from the wilderness to the mall in grand style. But if you want the most power and efficiency, the Grand Touring is the way to go. This plug-in hybrid can run on electricity alone and launch like a rocket. Tom Voelk travels to Yountville, CA to check out this fast...


Sep 6, 2019

Simply put, the all-new Lincoln Aviator is an exceptionally done machine. It’s quiet, comfortable, powerful and stylish. But its biggest accomplishment might be Lincoln’s confidence to let it stand on its own with a unique classic character. Tom Voelk travels to Yountville, California to drive a Black Label V6 twin...


Aug 28, 2019

The new 2020 Nissan Versa is stuffed with safety tech.  Even when optioned up with premium paint and every option package, the MSRP on the top trim SR is $20,040. And that’s with destination. The question is, would it better to buy a used car? Tom Voelk travels to Nashville, TN for the press launch of the new Versa to...


Aug 22, 2019

An SUV that loves twisty roads? A plug-in hybrid with a V8 growl? The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid offers all that plus efficiency and luxury.  It’s not due on American roads until early 2020 but Tom Voelk travels to Eugene, Oregon to get a preview of the fastest Cayenne ever.

 

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