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New York Times contributor and Emmy Award-winning automotive journalist Tom Voelk looks at all things cars.

Driven Car Reviews Tom Voelk

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

New York Times contributor and Emmy Award-winning automotive journalist Tom Voelk looks at all things cars.

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    Chevy Bolt EUV Gets A Huge Price Cut And Super Cruise

    Chevy Bolt EUV Gets A Huge Price Cut And Super Cruise

    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 model with heated and vented seats, a punchy Bose sounds system and range of 247 miles.

    • 18 min
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    The Updated 2022 Jaguar I-Pace EV Is The Driver’s SUV

    The Updated 2022 Jaguar I-Pace EV Is The Driver’s SUV

    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 US) and finds it’s a joy to bend into a corner. If only it travelled a little farther on a charge.

    • 17 min
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    The 2022 BMW i4 M50 Is A Wicked Fun Way To Electrify Your Ride

    The 2022 BMW i4 M50 Is A Wicked Fun Way To Electrify Your Ride

    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 Grand Coupe 4-Series to the silent powertrain, it’s a stealthy way to have a great time on twisty roads. The range? Well… that depends. Tom Voelk checks out a well-optioned M50 and finds it to be powerful, engaging and even kind of practical.

    • 19 min
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    The 2023 Nissan Z Is A Gift To Sports Car Lovers Everywhere.

    The 2023 Nissan Z Is A Gift To Sports Car Lovers Everywhere.

    The 240Z is an automotive legend. Now, 50 years later there’s a 7th generation- the Nissan Z (no more numbers) and it pays homage to the best of what came before. It’s powered by a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3-liter V6 and can be had with a 9-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. And well equipped, it’s priced at around $41,000 (with shipping, naturally). Tom Voelk offers up full driving impressions of a Performance model (no teases) from outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • 13 min
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    2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge PHEV Goes Farther (And Quicker Too).

    2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge PHEV Goes Farther (And Quicker Too).

    • 13 min
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    The More Rugged 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro Is All The SUV You Need

    The More Rugged 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro Is All The SUV You Need

    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.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Toaster7777 ,

Best source for auto reviews

Tom has been doing this for a while and there’s a reason his reviews have been featured on television and published in the New York Times. He’s great at what he does! Always a professional, but keeps it entertaining as well … he’ll give the scoop on what’s great and not so great in any vehicle you may be considering purchasing.

markbartholomew ,

Great unbiased reviews!!

Tom has great reviews. He talks about all the things I want to know about the vehicle, from power train to TP tests, to infotainment systems, it’s all there. And the great part is he’s unbiased. Just the straight facts. Keep it up Tom!

ghosher ,

Driven Car Reviews

One of the best reviewers for automobiles. Very neutral and helpful for the average buyer. Justifies the numerous awards he’s won in the past - Even if you’re not in the market - these reviews are great to watch. Keep it up Tom !

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