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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!

Apr 17, 2019

Remember when the Toyota Camry used to be the most popular car in the U.S? Well, now that sedans aren’t as popular, that baton has been passed to the RAV4. For 2019 it’s all-new with a more rugged look. What’s life like in one after 450 miles? Tom Voelk takes a top-trim Limited model on a road trip and takes a...


Apr 10, 2019

More electric vehicles are about to hit the market. What’s it like to live with an EV that has a range over 200 miles? If it’s the Jaguar I-Pace, there’s a lot of fun and a lot less worry about running out of juice. Looks great too. Tom Voelk tests a loaded HSE model and finds out what happens when the...


Mar 27, 2019

Automakers are racing to fill every niche in the crossover market. The Lexus UX is going for the small premium segment. It’s the brands entry-level vehicle. Tom Voelk drives the all-wheel drive UX 250h which is not only the most powerful UX, it’s the most fuel-efficient too because it’s a hybrid. And there’s no...


Mar 20, 2019

It has three rows of seating, standard all-wheel drive and is manufactured in America. Oh, and it’s a BMW. The X7 is the largest vehicle BMW makes. It’s ready to haul your clan in luxury, as long as you have $75,000 for a base xDrive 40i model. Tom Voelk drove from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada with Top Gear...


Mar 13, 2019

The word “iconic” is over used. Not on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Powerful, elegant and luxurious, rolling up in the S is shorthand for success. Tom Voelk looks at the S 560 4MATIC model that will whisk the wealthy from boardroom to weekend home in style and comfort, whether they drive or are driven.