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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 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...

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Feb 5, 2019

Named after the world’s largest diamond, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan lives up to its name. It’s a gem. Need to get to a very remote mansion? The first all-wheel drive Rolls (and it’s first SUV) can get you there. You’ll need to fork over $400,000 first though. Tom Voelk even does a little off-roading (but not...

Jan 8, 2019

The fifth generation Subaru Forester might look a lot like the outgoing model (and the model before that and, the one before that) but it’s new and packs a number of significant changes. More appealing to both humans and dogs, it’s safer than ever.  Tom Voelk reviews a Sport model and finds a practical machine that...

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.