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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 27, 2018

Long-range electric cars are spendy because they need large expensive batteries. Want an EV that’s budget friendly without the huge price tag or any range anxiety? The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid could be the answer. It covers most commutes on battery power then switches to gas for cross-country travel. Tom...

Nov 20, 2018

Genesis is a new brand but its first effort at the segment that includes BMW 3-Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes proves it did its homework. With two turbocharged engines to choose from and a chassis tuned by former BMW M Performance division guru Albert Biermann, the G70 is no poser. Tom Voelk drives the...

Nov 13, 2018

Think the E-Pace is the electric Jaguar? That’s the I-Pace. But it doesn’t mean the E isn’t electrifying in its own way. This small crossover is a gas to drive. Tom Voelk takes an all-wheel drive P250 SE out and of course heads off to Costco to see how much TP fits in the trunk. Hint- It’s the small Jag.

Nov 7, 2018

No doubt about it, the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is the boss’s pickup. It even has the trick MultiPro tailgate that has more positions than a politician. But there are a lot of luxury trucks to choose from these days. Tom Voelk looks at loaded model with the big 6.2-liter V8 to find out if it’s worth the...