Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.
Episode 282: 2022 BMW i4 M50, Ford Lightning Towing Tragedy, Toyota GR 86 Engine Explosion, 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor
Benjamin discusses his time in the 2022 BMW i4, and not just any ole i4, but the M50 version with incredible performance metrics. You'll want to hear all the details about how this EV-converted 4 Series feels on the road, and whether it follows the same mantra as BMWs other electric vehicle, the iX.
From there the duo dive into a variety of topics including the shockingly bad range of electric pickups when they're towing, according to some tests done over at MotorTrend with the new F-150 Lightning. The pair then discuss a racing-related Toyota GR86 warranty denial, before getting to a pair of all new pickups from Ford and Chevy.
You'll want to hear all the news, information and inside jokes this week and beyond, so don't forget to subscribe to get more.
Episode 281: 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks, 2022 BMW iX xDrive50
House of WILDERNESS, TRD, TRAIL RATED and WILDTRAK your off-road romping days are numbered, as Benjamin and Sami arrive this week to talk about the new 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, a rugged alternative to the Ford Escape and a competitor to many other compact crossovers on the market. Outfitted with a turbocharged three-cylinder, Sami talks about how it handles the rigours of everyday driving, and the various pros and cons of pretending to go off-road.
Then Benjamin chimes in about cruising around in the electrified 2022 BMW iX xDrive50. Ben admits he has a fondness for the car's massive grille, and expresses his appreciation for electric vehicles that don't feel janky or like science experiments.
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Episode 280: 2022 Kia EV6, Sami's Jordan Cars, Cadillac Says Hush About Lyriq, Weird Blazer EV Features, Confusing Toyota Crowns, Hazy Honda Pilot Memories
Sami and Benjamin have returned from their vacations with plenty of stories to tell. First the two catch up with all the cool cars and sights during their travels, with Ben reflecting on a certain era of vehicle that stands out in his mind after an unusual old school Honda Pilot encounter.
Then the pair dive into a conversation about the new 2022 Kia EV6, an all-electric car that's mechanically similar to the Hyundai IONIQ 5, but with different styling and, somehow, more range. Benjamin describes his experience in vivid detail and explains why the EV6 nets 20 more miles on the EPA test cycle, along with the car's fatal flaw. You'll definitely want to hear whether or not you should pick one up over the similar IONIQ.
Then the two talk about some news that's been burning through automotive circles. Cadillac has been caught trying to get buyers of its new Lyriq EV to sign an NDA, which caught the attention of NHTSA, which relies on owner information and reports to determine safety concerns. Then the guys talk about the weird new Toyota Crown, which sports a body style that defies convenvention, along with why you would ever design a car that offered FWD, RWD, and AWD in the same package.
All that and more inside jokes and pure car talk can be found in this week's episode, so be sure to listen! Also consider sending us a review, or some feedback, since we love to hear from our listeners!
Review: The 2022 Kia EV6 Electric SUV Aims Straight At The Gas Free Family — There's something to be said for the future looking like the present.Like what you hear? Tip us at Ko-Fi — Send a dollar our way using Ko-Fi to help support the Unnamed Automotive Podcast.
Episode 279: 2022 Toyota Tundra, 2022 Porsche Panamera Platinum, Crazy Sales Numbers
Benjamin talks about his recent drive of the all-new 2002 Toyota Tundra and it's turbocharged six cylinder engine. Considering the Tundra's predecessor hailed from the Jurassic era, Benjamin goes into detail about how much has changed this time around and whether the Tundra has what it takes to best America's popular trucks.
Then listen closely as Sami shares the tale of his time in the 2022 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition. The German sedan is pricey, large and far from sprightly, so of course Sami has a lot of questions about who this is for and why someone should get it.
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Episode 278: 2022 Mazda CX-50, Sami's Trip To Goodwood Festival Of Speed
We're back to discuss a new crossover and a wild enthusiast oriented event. First Benjamin talks about the new 2022 Mazda CX-50, which looks rugged and tough in all the marketing, but as it turns out that marketing is doing all the heavy lifting. Is the CX-50 comparable to a Forester Wilderness? And how much does that matter?
Then Sami comes back from merry old England and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which he described as a celebration of all things performance and speed. He talks about the new race cars, the hill climb and bowing to Dukes, because he was raised that way.
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Review: 2023 Mazda CX-50 Is Aimed Squarely At Subaru's Off-Road Friendly SUVs—Or Is It? — Mazda's message about the CX-50's capabilities might be calling out to entirely the wrong group of buyers.Like what you hear? Tip us at Ko-Fi — Send a dollar our way using Ko-Fi to help support the Unnamed Automotive Podcast.
Episode 277: 2022 Toyota Sienna, 2022 Subaru Forester WILDerness, The Future Of Mercedes-Benz And Car Tech
The guys take two completely different paths this week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. First Sami goes the family friendly route with the 2022 Toyota Sienna. Available only as a hybrid, Sami starts off by describing a few of the vans shortcomings before diving into what makes this a smart entry in the world of three row vehicles.
Then Benjamin takes a walk on the wild side with the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, an all-new trim package that boasts several off road modifications, similar to last year's Outback Wilderness. He seems pretty impressed with the effort applied by Subaru but he eventually gets pulled into a conversation about who exactly this crossover is made for.
Finally the duo discuss an interview on The Verge with Ola Källenius, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz where the concepts of legacy and marketing collide in predictably awkward fashion.
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How Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius is refocusing for an electric future — I had to ask Ola about Apple’s recent announcement that the next version of CarPlay would be able to take over every display in the car, including the instrument cluster. Apple showed a Mercedes logo on a slide during that presentation — so, is Ola ready to hand over his UI to Cupertino?Review: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Adds Trail-Friendly Features For Compact Crossover SUV Fans — How does the Forester Wilderness compare to its Outback predecessor? And where does Subaru's latest fit in with the growing compact crowd at the trailhead?Like what you hear? Tip us at Ko-Fi — Send a dollar our way using Ko-Fi to help support the Unnamed Automotive Podcast.
Top notch auto cast
Amazing show from guys who know cars very well and love them too. My top automotive podcast and I subscribe to quite a few. Love the mix of knowledgeable in-depth reviews and a good Canadian sense of humour.
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Car guys that know much more than you!
Was skeptical at the beginning but after being a loyal listener for over a year... i end up learning more than youtube can deliver.
Well done boys!
Ben and Sami are a wealth of knowledge, and have the best damn automotive podcast in the country.
If you want honest, and extremely current opinions on the auto industry (US & CDN), this is the show. They're also entertaining, which doesn't hurt.