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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!

Feb 27, 2020

You asked for it, you got it! Land Rover is bringing the all-new Defender back and it arrives on U.S. shores in the spring of 2020. On the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Land Rover brought it out for the press to see. Plus Defender fan and owner John Mayer was there to help.

Feb 20, 2020

Car are expensive and that’s one of the reasons Millennials aren’t buying them the way Boomers did. Enter the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue crossover. It starts at about half the price of the average cars sold these days. And it’s not a penalty box. Tom Voelk travels to Miami, Florida to check this small hatchbacky...

Feb 13, 2020

Audi’s small Q3 crossover is new and it gets a welcome nudge up the size ladder. Now built on the Volkswagen group’s well-regarded MQB architecture, it has a different dynamic. Tom Voelk checks out a well-equipped Q3 S Line Premium Plus model to find out if it’s worth nearly $44,000.

Feb 6, 2020

Crossovers have become all things to all buyers. Looking for something on the sporty side? The RDX is up to the task. Equipped with active torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, it puts the “sport” in Sport Utility Vehicle. It’s also priced right. Tom Voelk checks out the A-Spec performance trim version...

Feb 2, 2020

Land Rover’s Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition come with the longest name in the automotive world. Darned if it doesn’t make short work of all conditions. Yes, this 550 horsepower SUV sprints to 60 miles an hour in just 4.3 seconds, but it never forgets its Land Rover roots. Tom Voelk drives it in...