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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 26, 2019

It’s a Subaru first!  A car with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and an electric charge port. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid gets a little help from Toyota’s parts bin, but remains true to Subie dynamics. Tom Voelk reviews the pluses and minuses of this hybrid system. Some buyers will want more pure EV range...

Jun 14, 2019

Luxury. Technology. The ability crawl over nasty terrain. That sums up the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450. A direct descent of the M Class that is widely credited for starting the luxury SUV segment (though I remember the Land Rover Range Rover being around) the GLE is the perfect glamping partner. Tom Voelk checks out a...

Jun 12, 2019

If you have the wallet, Audi’s RS 3 is happy to show you a good time. Stylish, balanced and wicked fast, it’s a force to be reckoned with. Tom Voelk drives the RS 3 equipped with the Dynamic Package that includes summer performance tires. The question is, is this mighty mouse worth 61 grand?

Jun 9, 2019

There are a lot of 3-row crossovers to choose from. Kia’s new 2020 Telluride is a force to be reckoned with. Available in front and all-wheel drive, this family SUV has the room, safety tech, performance, rugged design and value that shoppers are looking for.  Tom Voelk spends 10 days in a top trim SX AWD model...