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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 12, 2021

If you think sedan sales are down, 2-door coupes should be on the endangered species list. Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz has a wide variety of 2-doors for people who want the intimacy of a true coupe (not the 4-door kind). The E 450 has received a significant refresh for 2021 and it’s way beyond some sheet metal tweaks....


Feb 8, 2021

We all know Ford’s F-150 has been the most popular vehicle in America since dirt was new. The latest version might look like a mid-cycle refresh but the Blue Oval folks claim it’s 90 percent new. There are simple additions like a ruler in the tailgate or major ones like Pro Power Onboard generators that can supple...


Feb 4, 2021

It’s been years since Land Rover sold the Defender in the U.S. The all new 110 was worth the wait. Built using aluminum monocoque body construction, Defender will go anywhere, and do it comfortably. Yup, it’s as refined on-road as it is tough on the trails. Tom Voelk checks out the four-door 110 SE with...


Jan 15, 2021

Many 3-row crossovers are hulking machines that are cumbersome to drive in heavy traffic. The all-new 2021 Kia Sorento is more manageable but still offers extra seating when needed. And let’s face it, many times that extra row is a “just in case” purchase. The new all-wheel drive X-Line model adds an inch of...


Jan 11, 2021

Ford has kept Mustang’s formula consistent since 1964. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a radical change. All electric. Four doors. Available all-wheel drive. With up to 300 miles of range, Mach-E is fast, fun and functional. Tom Voelk travels to Los Angeles to drive it on a slalom course and the winding hills above Malibu...