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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!

Jun 10, 2021

Kia calls the new 2022 Carnival an MPV. You’ll probably call it a minivan. Or maybe it’s a family MVP the way it carries people and cargo with ease. Seating 7 or 8 depending on model, this roomy V6-powered machine gets SUV looks to attract new buyers. It’s also the first Kia to wear the brand’s all-new logo. Tom...


Jun 4, 2021

ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first dedicated electric vehicle and it has a lot going for it. The range is competitive, the features are compelling and it’s roomy for family and cargo. Is this the EV to get? How fast does it charge? Is it fun to drive? Tom Voelk has the answers after driving a fully optioned First Edition...


Jun 2, 2021

Hyundai has always sold a lot of Tucsons but the smaller size of the two-row SUV probably kept a lot of buyers away. The 2022 model solves the space issue and goes on to add a city’s worth of style inside and out. And if that’s not enough, for the first time it’s available as a standard hybrid plus a plug-in...


May 31, 2021

It’s easy to forget that Acura’s MDX was the first crossover to sport three rows of seating. Four generations later, the market is thick with competitors. So Honda’s premium division gave it a double wishbone front suspension, a new architecture with body rigidity improved by an impressive 32% and a lot more...


May 26, 2021

Nothing sells like power and the Mazda3 with the turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder should be very popular with people that like cars. Mazda is shedding it's rowdy side for a more refined performance image. This is no Mazdaspeed3 and that's probably a good thing. Standard all-wheel drive tames torque steer and...