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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!

Dec 13, 2017

The Jeep Wrangler is widely considered the most recognized vehicle in the world. The 2018 JL may be new from the trail up, but it keeps its legendary silhouette and mountain goat-like capabilities. Tom Voelk travels to Tucson, Arizona for a full on and off-road review of the newest Wrangler, including severe boulder...

Dec 5, 2017

It's never wise to mess with success. That said, the folks at Subaru have demonstrated how smart they are with the second-generation Crosstrek. It gets the refinement of the newest Impreza and the familiarity of the first Crosstrek. Tom Voelk drives a mid-tier Premium model with manual transmission.

Nov 28, 2017

It has a vacuum cleaner, high-speed internet and seating for up to eight. It’s not an apartment, it’s the new Honda Odyssey van. Tom Voelk drives the top-shelf Elite model and enjoys an episode of Arthur too.

Nov 21, 2017

It’s rare that concept car design makes it to the showroom floor. The Lexus LC 500 is the spitting image of the LF-LC concept first seen in 2012 and can make it to your garage if you have a spare 93K. Tom Voelk drives the V8-powered LC 500.

Nov 14, 2017

Lots of Americans are buying compact crossover these days but the ones that intend to head into the wilderness will orient themselves to Jeep. The Compass Trailhawk is happy to get the groceries then tackle tough terrain to arrive the trailhead. Tom Voelk looks at the Jeep Compass Trailhawk that adds skid plates, ground...