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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 11, 2021

Lexus has a reputation for crafting reliable and comfortable vehicles that come with an award-winning ownership experience. Razor sharp handling? Nope, but the brand is trying to change.  Akio Toyoda (guy who’s family name is on the building) has declared “no more boring cars”. The 2021 IS is a heavy mid-cycle refresh that adds a new suspension and lots of structural work under new sheet metal. Tom Voelk checks out a rear-drive IS 300 and finds a sport sedan built for the real world, but not the track.