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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!

Aug 15, 2019

With the Escalade large and in charge at Cadillac dealerships, is there room for another three-row SUV in the brand’s lineup? Caddy certainly thinks so. The XT6 is for a different kind of buyer. Trimmer and more car-like than the ‘Slade there’s loads of standard equipment and a lower price. Tom Voelk travels...


Aug 9, 2019

What’s it like to drive 140 miles without touching the throttle, brakes or steering wheel? And is that driving or riding? Tom Voelk drives from Seattle to Portland on Interstate 5 in the 2019 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise and finds out this kind of autonomy might make you more alert, not less.


Aug 5, 2019

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is efficient but powerful, comfortable but sporty, and powered by both gasoline and electricity. Tom Voelk travels to Eugene, Oregon to drive the winding roads of the Pacific Norwest. It’s the perfect place to showcase the driving dynamics...


Jul 21, 2019

The BMW 8 Series was a two-door coupe that went away in 1999. It returns 20 years later with three different body styles. Some might think it looks much like a Mustang (not really) or that it's more a 6 Series than 8 Series, but those are people that haven't experienced it. Tom Voelk drives the M850i xDrive coupe that...


Jul 8, 2019

For families looking to electrify their commutes, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may be the easiest way to enter the world of EV driving.  Tom Voelk and his family take this roomy minivan long distance to discover the flexibility of plug-in hybrids. And if you don’t learn how awesome vans and plug-in hybrids can...