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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!

Aug 19, 2022

The all-electric Lyriq is the most important vehicle Cadillac has launched in a generation. This first-drive at the press event in Park City, Utah is a deep dive into its performance, ride quality, interior, interface and Ultium battery technology. Plus, there’s that awesome grille. Tom Voelk drives a Debut Edition...


Aug 15, 2022

The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup, that might be a better choice that a full-sized truck… or even a car. Affordable, fuel efficient and easy to drive, Maverick can replace the family car if you don’t need a lockable trunk. Tom Voelk checks out an XLT model powered by the 2-liter EcoBoost engine and finds that...


Aug 1, 2022

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV (which is kind of different from the Bolt EV) is affordable and packed with tech and features like Super Cruise handsfree driving. Now it comes with a significant price cut. Starting at $28,195, it’s one of the best deals in the electric vehicle world. Tom Voelk checks out a fully loaded Premier...


Jul 28, 2022

The 2022 Jaguar gets a lot of welcome upgrades. It adds a lot of extra standard equipment, gets a significant price drop, and it charges faster. One thing has changed- It’s loads of fun to drive, maybe the best handling EV made. Tom Voelk checks out a well-equipped EV400 HSE model  (the only version available in the...


Jul 25, 2022

All the thrills of a BMW M car and zero emissions? That’s the 2022 BMW i4 M50. All electric. All-wheel drive. All grins. There’s 536 horsepower and 586 lb-ft of instant torque for your right foot to play with and it’s all enjoyed from a lovely well-crafted cabin. From the exterior that’s nearly identical to a...