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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!

Jul 29, 2021

Affordable cars can be some of the most difficult vehicles for automotive engineers to produce. The Nissan Kicks is budget done right. Fast? No sir. Opulent? No ma’am. But it’s stylish, comfortable, fuel efficient and comes with plenty of active electronic safety tech. The 2021 models gets some updates and for those that can’t afford a luxury ride (or simply don’t want to) it’s a solid choice. Cross shop Kia Soul, Hyundai Venue and Toyota CH-R. Tom Voelk checks out a fully-loaded top trim SR model and says go easy on the extras, you won’t miss them.