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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 16, 2022

This is a follow up to the all-new 5th generation Kia Sportage, featuring the more rugged X-Pro model with off-road tires and extra ground clearance. Is it a poser or a truly capable machine? For many, it really is all the SUV needed. Tom Voelk heads to Palm Springs, CA to see what it will do.

Jun 15, 2022

To grab a larger slice of the pie from Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the fifth generation Kia Sportage gets a big redesign. Literally. It goes from smallest to among the largest in class with best-in-class rear legroom and cargo room. There's also a fuel efficient hybrid powertrain (a plug-in is coming),...

Jun 13, 2022

Who makes the best SUV, crossover or pickup? Mudfest, an independent competition put on by the Northwest Automotive Press Association, is all about finding that out. In this two-day comparison event, 23 automotive writers assess 20 different vehicles in five different categories. They look at everything from a Subaru...

Jun 10, 2022

2022 iX xDrive50 review. If you want to haul the family in an eco-friendly way but can't do it by bicycle, BMW offers the all-electric iX xDrive50 SUV for your consideration. Built using a more sustainable way in factories powered by renewable energy, the iX seats five, packs powerful performance (516 horsepower and 564...