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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!

Oct 21, 2019

Pun fully intended, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a big deal. This 3 row family SUV is a solid choice and brings value to those watching the finances. Tom Voelk drives a fully trimmed out Limited model and explores how it compares to its upstart cousin, the Kia Telluride.

Oct 15, 2019

The fourth generation Escape brings back the powertrain taxi drivers found durable and efficient- the hybrid. This time around there’s a plug-in version that Ford claims will cover 30 miles on electric power alone. Tom Voelk travels to Louisville, Kentucky to see if the hybrid is fun and frisky or slow and...

Oct 13, 2019

Escape is Ford’s second best selling vehicle behind the blockbuster F150. The all-new 2020 model adapts a sleeker shape and not only brings back the hybrid powertrain but adds a plug-in version that has an estimated all-electric range of 30 miles. Tom Voelk travels to Louisville, Kentucky to see if the latest...

Oct 8, 2019

It’s square, has flair, and can be found everywhere. The Kia Soul checks all the boxes when it comes to practical transportation for drivers of all sizes. Generation three is better in nearly every way compared to the outgoing model but there’s always room for improvement. On a second look at the new Soul, Tom Voelk...