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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!

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...


Jan 9, 2018

American’s aren’t the only ones that love SUVs and crossovers, but we like to live larger than most countries. The second generation Chevy Traverse is happy to fill that desire for bigness. Tom Voelk checks out a mid level LT model with front drive, because not everyone needs all-wheel drive.


Jan 2, 2018

The Honda Civic Type R has rocked the roads of Japan and Europe for over two decades. Now, U.S. enthusiasts finally get a taste of what they’ve been missing. Tom Voelk drives this front-wheel drive pocket rocket (and it's not so subtle styling) to see if it lives up to the hype.


Dec 13, 2017

The Jeep Wrangler is widely considered the most recognized vehicle in the world. The 2018 JL may be new from the trail up, but it keeps its legendary silhouette and mountain goat-like capabilities. Tom Voelk travels to Tucson, Arizona for a full on and off-road review of the newest Wrangler, including severe boulder...