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39: 2018 Hyundai Sonata and Elantra GT Driven
Jul 20
On this episode of Future Motoring, we fly to southern California to experience the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan as well as the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT. Are these cars still great values? How is the technology? Are they fun to drive? We…
38: What Defines a Crossover?
Jul 6
On today's show, we attempt to define what a crossover is and what a SUV is. How are they different? Are there similarities? What about cars and trucks? Can a SUV also be a truck? Our friends Christian Moe and Jill Ciminillo attempt to figure it out. We…
37: What’s New (and not Embargoed) at FCA and Autocrossing the Ford Focus RS
Jun 29
On this episode of Future Motoring, we head to Chelsea, Michigan to see what's new with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for 2018. While most of the event is under embargo, we talk about the widebody Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the Tungsten Ram package, and…
36: Heels & Wheels, 2018 Toyota Camry and the Future
Jun 22
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back to the show Nicole Wakelin and Eileen Falkenberg-Hull to talk about Heels and Wheels, an all-women event that included driving the beautiful Aston Martin DB11. Then, we get first drive impressions from…
Program Update for June 20th, 2017
Jun 20
Due to a change in Chad's personal schedule and the summer news cycle, lots of information is front-loaded at the beginning of the week making it more difficult to produce a quality podcast on Tuesday. Starting this week, the podcast is moving to…
35: 2018 Volvo XC60 Review in Spain
Jun 13
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back Harvey Briggs from Rides & Drives to talk about his first drive review of the 2018 Volvo XC60 in Barcelona, Spain. Is it just a smaller XC90? Is that a good thing? Does it deliver on what we expect from…
34: Diesel Lawsuits
Jun 6
We welcome back to the show Tim Esterdahl to talk about the most recent lawsuit facing General Motors and their Duramax diesel, plus FCA's ongoing issues with the EPA over their 3.0L EcoDiesel. What is different about the two suits? Why does each one…
33: Off-Roading with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
May 16
On today's show, Nicole Wakelin joins us once again to talk about her first drive impressions of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. What is DSSV? Who is Multimatic? Is it a good truck? All of those questions, and more, will be answered on this…
32: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport First Drive Review
May 9
On today's episode of Future Motoring, it's all about the new Nissan Rogue Sport. We talk to Robin Moreo, a senior manager on the Rogue and Rogue Sport team about the car and the differences from the global Qashqai vehicle in which the Rogue Sport is…
31: Is the Dodge Demon Safe? Are Sports Cars Doomed? How Do I Protect My Car’s Paint?
May 2
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk to Albert Helcberger from Block-A-Chip about XPEL Paint Protection Film and why his high-end clients choose it for their cars, and why you might want to consider something like it on your next car…
30: Girl in the Trunk
Apr 25
On this episode of Future Motoring, we "do it live" with our special guests Jill Ciminillo and Tim Esterdahl. Before we get started, we have some followup from Nissan about last week's show and Rogue sales numbers. Then we talk about autonomous cars and…
29: Nissan Rogue Sport in Houston and the New York Auto Show Recap
Apr 18
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk to Nathan Sneddon from Nissan about the all-new Rogue Sport (which we'll be driving shortly) and who is the target customer for Rogue Sport? Will Rogue Sport sales cut into the Rogue sales? Or, are they two…
28: Dodge Challenger Demon After Dark
Apr 11
On this after dark, explicit tag special, we talk about the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that debuted in New York. Our roundtable includes friend-of-the-show Christian Moe and Shannon Robb. We talk power, performance, potential price, and if…
27: #FindNewRoads with Chevrolet
Apr 11
On today's show, we attend the #FindNewRoads tour with Chevrolet at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We talk about the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Malibu Hybrid that was our transportation to and from the event. We also drive the…
26: Houston Auto Show Preview, 2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Impressions
Apr 4
On this episode of the podcast, we welcome RoShelle Salinas on. She's the Public Relations Director for the Houston Auto Show, and she's on to talk about everything happening at this year's Houston Auto Show — which starts tomorrow after the day this show…
25: Automotive “Fake News”, 2018 Toyota C-HR First Impressions
Mar 28
On today's episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back friend of the show Craig Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief of BestRide.com to talk about automotive "fake news" and the information surrounding the 2020 Ford Bronco. How do outlets cover something that…
24: Hyundai Ioniq First Impressions, Safety and the Volvo XC90, 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Review
Mar 21
On today's episode of Future Motoring, we talk about our drive of the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and BEV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Does the company have what it takes to compete against the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Bolt EV / Volt plug-in? Then, we welcome…
23: 2017 Ford Super Duty Review, 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review, We Go to the Mint 400!
Mar 14
On today's show, we review the all-new, aluminum-body 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the 925 lb-ft of torque 6.7L Power Stroke diesel! We also head off-road with our review of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Finally, we talk about the Mint 400 in Las…
22: 2017 Ford Raptor Review, 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive Review
Mar 7
We finally get a chance to spend a week in the 2017 Ford Raptor! Is it as good as the old truck? What about that EcoBoost V6? We answer all the tough questions and more in our drive and off-road review! Then, we talk to Tim Esterdahl about the 2017 GMC…
21: EVs and Super Fasts and Landaulets, Oh My!
Feb 28
On this episode of Future Motoring, Nolan Browning from The Ignition Blog and Internet Brands joins us to talk about EV adoption, the super fast Ferrari 812 Super Fast, and the Mercedes Maybach G650 Landualet. Apparently it's really difficult to build…
20: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Cars of Cuba, Shifting Lanes Pt. 3: Super Bowl Commercials
Feb 21
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk to Bill Warner about the upcoming Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, plus the famous movie cars that'll be there on display. Bill also wrote a book about the Cuban car culture, and we talk about what…
19: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Review, Shifting Lanes Pt. 2: YouTubers and Bring-a-Trailer
Feb 17
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we review the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Is it a Range Rover with a Jeep badge? Also, we air part two of our multi-part segment with Chad, Hansen, and Gregson from Shifting Lanes, this time talking…
18: The Empire Strikes Back in Chicago
Feb 14
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk about our time sleeping underneath the Death Star in McCormick Place during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. We did survive, though the cars didn't come to life like Night at the Museum. Also, we replay…
17: 2017 Chicago Auto Show Recap
Feb 11
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk about the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and hit the major reveals. Then, we talk to Jeep Compass Brand Manager Kim Japinga about the all-new Jeep Compass. Plus, we talk to Ryan Gillenwater from Ford about…
16: 2018 Ford Expedition Revealed, Shifting Lanes Pt. 1: The Grand Tour Recap
Feb 7
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk about the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. It's aluminum and packed with technology. We have everything you need to know about the big SUV. Then, we air part one of a multi-part interview with Chad, Hansen, and…
15: 2017 BMW 5 Series Review
Feb 4
We talk to Harvey Briggs, industry veteran and Editor-in-Chief of Rides & Drives, about the new 2017 BMW 5 Series. It's packed with technology, including some autonomous tech, plus the owner can park it from outside the car. While all of that is…
14: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT First Drive
Jan 31
On this episode of Future Motoring, it's all about the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT. We fly to Portland, ME to drive on the snow-covered roads of New England and check out the handling in the snow at Club Motorsport in New Hampshire. While we're there, we…
13: Battling Winter with Meguiar’s and Prestone
Jan 26
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, it's all about taking care of your car in the winter with our panel of experts. First, we talk to Mike Pennington from Meguiar's. He gives us all sorts of winter car care tips from cleaning your wheels to…
12: Porsche-palooza
Jan 24
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, Jake Stumph and Matt Eugenio from Internet Brands joins us to talk about Porsche. We talk about the Nürburgring lap time set by the blisteringly-fast 991.2 GTS. We also talk about the upcoming Cayman GT4 and…
11: 2018 Ford Mustang, Kia Stinger
Jan 19
Welcome to the latest episode of Future Motoring. On this show, we talk to Sujeet Patel of Guys Gab about the 2018 Ford Mustang that debuted shortly after the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Is it sad? Is it angry? What about the…
10: 2020 Bronco News, EPA Probes FCA’s 3.0L EcoDiesel
Jan 17
We talk to The Truth About Cars's Mark Stevenson about the latest and greatest 2020 Bronco news and rumors. Will it be the enthusiast vehicle we're all hoping for, or is Ford going to give us a washed-over Everest? Signs are looking good towards the…
9: 2018 Ford F-150 In-Depth, NACTOY Winners, NAIAS Wrap-up
Jan 12
We talk to Brian Bell from the Ford F-150 team about the 2018 F-150, and whether you should upgrade if you just recently purchased a truck. We also talk about the winners of the North American Car, Truck, and SUV Of the Year. We recap the 2017 Detroit…
8: Truck Hate
Jan 10
On this episode of Future Motoring we ask recurring guest Tim Esterdahl of Pickup Truck Talk why he believes there's genuine pickup truck hate amongst some in the automotive journalist community. We ask him why he thinks that's the case in this…
2018 Toyota Camry - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 9
Toyota shows off the all-new, totally-redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It features all new styling, revised engine and transmission options, and the hybrid system is also new. Toyota promises…
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 9
Nissan is finally revealing their smaller Rogue, the Rogue Sport, at the NAIAS in Detroit. Coming in slightly smaller than the current Rogue, it's a 5-passenger crossover designed for people who don't want or need the larger Rogue. Rogue is Nissan's…
2018 Ford F-150 - NAIAS 2017
Jan 8
Ford unveils a redesigned F-150 with new engines, including a base 3.3L V6, updated 2.7L and 5.0L engines, and an all-new Power Stroke 3.0L turbodiesel engine.Links:2018 Ford F-150 - Future Motoring
Ram Rebel “Black” - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 6
Ahead of the public showing at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ram Trucks is showing off their Ram Rebel "Black." As you'd expect, many components are black on this truck, including the wheels. An all-black Katzkin interior is also…
7: Ford’s EV Bombshell, Faraday Future, CES 2017
Jan 5
We talk to Chad Kennedy from Shifting Lanes about the big announcement Ford made about their EV commitment and their plans to scrub their plant expansion in Mexico in favor of more money for Michigan. A hybrid Mustang? Yup. Hybrid F-150? Yup? We hit all…
6: Lane Splitting in the U.S. and Chevrolet Bolt EV Goes on Sale
Jan 3
Happy New Year! On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast we talk to Jason Channell about lane splitting for motorcycles. Why is it legal in many parts of the world — including California — but not legal in the rest of the United States? Is it really…
Flash Cast: The Best Rides of 2016
Dec 29, 2016
We talk to Craig Fitzgerald and Nicole Wakelin of BestRide (http://www.bestride.com) about their top picks for 2016 in all the automotive segments. Craig also attempts to explain why he picked the Mitsubishi Mirage, but is forgiven when he picks a…
5: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review, 2017 Subaru Impreza First Impressions, Tesla Model X
Dec 27, 2016
On this episode of Future Motoring, we review the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Then the Motorhead Mama, Amelia Dalgaard, joins us to talk about her first drive impressions of the 2017 Subaru Impreza. There's a surprising amount of safety technology in the new…
4: Hunting and Outdoors, All-Wheel Drive Challengers, 2016 Toyota Prius Review
Dec 20, 2016
We sit down with Will Jenkins from The Will to Hunt to talk about mid-size pickup trucks, hunting and the outdoors, and all-wheel drive, including the new Dodge Challenger GT. Do you need all-wheel drive in the winter in Wisconsin? We talk about all of…
Flash Cast: Chrysler Delivers Self-Driving Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo
Dec 19, 2016
Google recently spun off their autonomous vehicle division to a separate company called Waymo. That company has now purchased, and received, 100 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid minivans for the project. We talk to FCA's Berj Alexanian about the details and go…
Flash Cast: Tim Esterdahl with 2017 Raptor Impressions and How Nissan Can Sell More Trucks
Dec 12, 2016
On this flash cast, we talk to Tim Esterdahl about the 2017 Ford Raptor and his driving review from an event he recently attended. Is it the most badass pickup truck currently on sale? Then we talk about the Nissan Titan, currently 11th out of 11 truck…
3: The Star Wars Episode
Dec 9, 2016
We're all about Star Wars this week in honor of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! First, we'll talk to Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy and Partnership Program Manager for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
Flash Cast: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Picks
Dec 8, 2016
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, also known as the IIHS, just released their 2017 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ recipients. We go through the list of all recipients and talk about which makes a vehicle a Top Safety Pick.Links:82 winners…
2: Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Diesel Buyback, Mid-Engine Corvette
Dec 6, 2016
We talk about the new Ford Fiesta, Donald Trump's saving of some 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana and how that will impact the automotive industry, and some special edition Jeep Wranglers with Nicole Wakelin. Nicole also talks about her first drive in the…
Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ
Dec 5, 2016
This is the first of our flash cast episodes, which are short little blurbs about breaking news, important recalls, or other special features that might be more time sensitive than our weekly podcast. In this case, this is a recall alert. Here's the text…
1: 2016 LA Auto Show, Colorado ZR2 v. Tacoma TRD Pro, Nissan Sentra Nismo, Ford F-150 Lariat, The Grand Tour, Exciting Buicks
Nov 29, 2016
In this episode we introduce the podcast, and talk about the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. We also speak with Tim Esterdahl of Pickup Truck Talk about the new Colorado ZR2 that appeared at the show, and compare it to the Tacoma TRD Pro that he drove in…