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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!

May 25, 2021

5G is much more than just a faster way for smartphones to download music and movies. It will usher in new automotive technology that will make your car smarter, safer and more entertaining. Tom Voelk travels to the Qualcomm 5G Automotive Lab in San Diego, CA and talks to Sheri Willey, Director of Product Management to...


Jan 31, 2021

The second-generation Acura TLX has a lot going for it- a new exclusive chassis, a double wishbone front suspension, and a more powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that’s standard. Oh, and it’s lower, longer and wider too so it looks like it means business. TLX is another way to spell FUN. And for maximum...


Mar 26, 2020

Kia learned what Americans want after launching the white-hot Telluride. It’s applied that knowledge to the much smaller Seltos which competes with Crosstrek, CX-30, Kona, Renegade, and HR-V. But those looking at larger and spendier crossovers should give this Kia a look. The brand ditches it’s bargain basement...


Jan 10, 2020

There’s a lot of automotive tech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sony shocked everyone by bring a car, the Vision S. But there was more to check out at the show. Hyundai brought an aircraft. Nissan brought ice cream. Tom Voelk walked the floor for hours so you don’t have to.


Nov 26, 2019

Driving enthusiasts don’t have to choose between practicality and performance. The 2019 BMW X2 M35i can handle both curves and cargo with ease. M Performance cars add a level of driving capability that makes them perfect for everyday fun. And as Tom Voelk finds out, all-wheel drive that can route all torque to...