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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!

Aug 28, 2019

The new 2020 Nissan Versa is stuffed with safety tech.  Even when optioned up with premium paint and every option package, the MSRP on the top trim SR is $20,040. And that’s with destination. The question is, would it better to buy a used car? Tom Voelk travels to Nashville, TN for the press launch of the new Versa to...

Aug 22, 2019

An SUV that loves twisty roads? A plug-in hybrid with a V8 growl? The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid offers all that plus efficiency and luxury.  It’s not due on American roads until early 2020 but Tom Voelk travels to Eugene, Oregon to get a preview of the fastest Cayenne ever.


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Aug 15, 2019

With the Escalade large and in charge at Cadillac dealerships, is there room for another three-row SUV in the brand’s lineup? Caddy certainly thinks so. The XT6 is for a different kind of buyer. Trimmer and more car-like than the ‘Slade there’s loads of standard equipment and a lower price. Tom Voelk travels...

Aug 9, 2019

What’s it like to drive 140 miles without touching the throttle, brakes or steering wheel? And is that driving or riding? Tom Voelk drives from Seattle to Portland on Interstate 5 in the 2019 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise and finds out this kind of autonomy might make you more alert, not less.

Aug 5, 2019

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is efficient but powerful, comfortable but sporty, and powered by both gasoline and electricity. Tom Voelk travels to Eugene, Oregon to drive the winding roads of the Pacific Norwest. It’s the perfect place to showcase the driving dynamics...