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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!

Mar 26, 2020

Kia learned what Americans want after launching the white-hot Telluride. It’s applied that knowledge to the much smaller Seltos which competes with Crosstrek, CX-30, Kona, Renegade, and HR-V. But those looking at larger and spendier crossovers should give this Kia a look. The brand ditches it’s bargain basement...


Jan 10, 2020

There’s a lot of automotive tech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sony shocked everyone by bring a car, the Vision S. But there was more to check out at the show. Hyundai brought an aircraft. Nissan brought ice cream. Tom Voelk walked the floor for hours so you don’t have to.


Nov 26, 2019

Driving enthusiasts don’t have to choose between practicality and performance. The 2019 BMW X2 M35i can handle both curves and cargo with ease. M Performance cars add a level of driving capability that makes them perfect for everyday fun. And as Tom Voelk finds out, all-wheel drive that can route all torque to...



May 8, 2019

When it comes to buying an SUV, crossover or pickup it pays to do your research. Fortunately, the Northwest Automotive Press Association has done a lot of it for you for free. Mudfest is an SUV and pickup of the year competition where NWAPA members take two days to judge the newest vehicles on and off-road. Join Tom...