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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!

Sep 11, 2018

The Hyundai Veloster has always had an extra door on the passenger side. The second generation adds an extra dollop of driving fun. It proves Hyundai is serious about giving its cars the handling dynamics they’ve lacked. Tom Voelk drives the Turbo Ultimate model with a dual-clutch transmission, turbocharged engine and...


Sep 4, 2018

Do you have a family to haul and big toys to tug? Maybe you need something like the Ford Expedition. It gets F-150s aluminum skin and room for up to eight passengers. But maybe, just maybe, you don’t need all this capability. Tom Voelk checks out a mid-level Limited model.


Jul 24, 2018

Remember when SUVs and crossovers were big family vehicles? The Ford EcoSport joins a growing number that are very small. Tom Voelk reviews the upmarket Titanium model with all-wheel drive and offers a primer on how to open the back door. Seriously.


May 12, 2018

Want all the practicality of a crossover with the handling of a sedan? Then station wagons are the way to go. Tom Voelk takes a look at the new Buick Regal TourX, which offers up a fetching way to deliver the cargo and kids. 


Feb 3, 2018

The original Nissan Leaf brought the electric car to the masses. Generation two offers buyers significantly better range and more mainstream design. Tom Voelk travels to Las Vegas to drive an SL model and figure out if 150 miles of range is enough when Chevy’s Bolt EV covers 238. There's also a quick look at ProPilot...