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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!

Jul 10, 2018

There are all sorts of Jaguars to lust after. The XF Sportbrake is particularly desirable if you want performance and a way to get the family where they need to be. Simply put, it’s a station wagon, or in other words a low slung crossover. Tom Voelk finds it’s a good option for people who love driving, need...


Jul 3, 2018

BMW’s “i” vehicles are more than just cars, they’re rolling automotive think tanks with electrification and carbon fiber passenger cells. For 2018, the i3 gets a little sportier with the i3s model that adds a little more power and cornering fun. Tom Voelk checks this avant-garde four-seater out to see if it’s...


Jun 26, 2018

Not everyone is buying crossovers these days, some still prefer the classic four-door sedan. Mazda has freshened the Mazda6 for 2018 to do battle with Camry, Accord, Altima, Malibu, Sonata and Optima to name a few competitors. Tom Voelk checks out the new top-tier Signature model to see if it still has zoom-zoom chops...


Jun 19, 2018

No throaty growl. No long hood. The all-electric I-Pace is a shocking departure from Jaguar. Could it be the best vehicle the brand has ever made? Tom Voelk travels to Portugal to drive it on road, off road, and on the Algarve Portimaõ Circuit(and never once worries about range).

 Jaguar provided running footage,...


Jun 12, 2018

Everyone wants style and transportation, not everyone has loads of money to buy it. If that describes you, Nissan has created the Kicks. Marketed as a crossover (but lacking all-wheel drive) Kicks is priced to take on Soul, CH-R, CX-3, EcoSport, Kona and Renegade. Starting at around $19,000 it just might score with...