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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!

Mar 26, 2018

Big SUVs and crossovers are nothing new. Small ones are. The new Hyundai Kona may be shorter than CX-3, Trax, Renegade, or HR-V, but it gives up very little in space and driving dynamics. Is it the big kahuna in class? Tom travels to... wait for it… Kona, Hawaii to check out a fully loaded Ultimate model.

Mar 22, 2018

Competition is fierce in the pickup world and that’s good news for hard working Americans. The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a significant upgrade from the outgoing truck. Tom Voelk travels to Phoenix, Arizona for the press launch and drives a base Tradesman because that’s what people who get things done will buy, right?...

Mar 13, 2018

Land Rover calls the Ranger Rover Velar the avant-garde Ranger Rover. You might just call it beautiful. Tom Voelk checks out the stylish interior and drives the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder R-Dynamic SE model on a rainy Seattle day.

Mar 6, 2018

There’s an all-new Rolls-Royce Phantom and, spoiler alert, you probably can’t afford one. Many will never see one in person. Allow Tom Voelk to be your guide to twin-turbocharged V12 luxury that includes built-in umbrellas and a headliner with lighted constellations. Diamond dust embedded in the paint?...