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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!

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...


Nov 7, 2017

It’s a classic. And starting at around $122,000 a bit of a bargain. How’s that possible when the Porsche 911 GTS costs $15,000 more than the Carrera S model? Because it gives buyers $22,000 worth of kit. It’s like Black Friday every day of the year. Tom Voelk drives the Carrera 4 GTS model.


Oct 31, 2017

There are many reasons for buyers to choose the Sport Hybrid version of Acura’s MDX crossover. And there is one big reason not to. Tom Voelk checks out the Sport Hybrid’s tech, some of which is lifted directly from the NSX supercar.


Oct 24, 2017

Alfa Romeo dealers in the U.S. have had little to sell since the Italian marque returned to America. The Giulia sport sedan is just what the brand, and enthusiasts need. Tom Voelk checks out the high performance Giulia Quadrifoglio.