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Car and Driver magazine brings its irreverent and no-holds-barred take on cars and the happenings in the automotive world. Hear straight talk from Car and Driver’s top editors replete with their unique brand humor and expert insight, which has made Car and Driver the leader in automotive news.

Episode Date
Sponsored Episode: Innovators of Tomorrow Race for a More Sustainable Future
13:32

Toyota Mirai and Horizon Educational combined resources to inspire young scientists by bringing The Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge to high schools in Los Angeles and Orange County in California.

This program challenges students to look at climate change and experiment with renewable energy sources to understand their impact and feasibility.  Their research is put into action when each high school team designs and builds their own one-to-ten scale model remote controlled fuel cell cars, then participates in a 4-hour race at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tune in to find out who wins!

Read more about the Toyota Mirai at www.toyota.com/mirai; and about Horizon Educational at www.horizoneducational.com

 

May 10, 2017
Sponsored Episode: A Peek into the Future With Syd Mead
15:20

Master “Visual Futurist” and Illustrator Syd Mead has created visions of tomorrow through his designs for Star Trek, Aliens, Blade Runner and Tron. He recently collaborated to create concept art and design on a virtual reality experience for Toyota Prius Prime. In this episode, he shares thoughts on the future of automobiles, where technology will take us, his experience designing the interior of a 747 for a Head of State, and much more.

See video from the Prius Prime Impossible Quest VR Experience here mentioned in the Podcast; and learn more about the Prius Prime here.

 

Mar 14, 2017
S2 Ep 1: Inside Jay Leno's Garage
31:40

Jay Leno currently hosts the popular show Jay Leno's Garage on CNBC. Car and Driver editor Aaron Robinson recently sat down with him at his Burbank Garage where Jay stores his impressive collection of about 170 cars and 150 motorcycles. The comedy legend and car enthusiast discussed doing oil changes in college, the advice he once got from F1 legend Phil Hill, plus, you'll hear a pretty great Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. 

Feb 01, 2017
Coming this week...
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Coming this week: The NEW flagship Car and Driver podcast! We know that our loyal listeners have been waiting a few months for this launch and we are thrilled to bring it to you. The weekly, full-length episodes of the Car and Driver podcast will feature insightful interviews, multiple segments with editors, contributing writers, special guests, and plenty of audience engagement. In other words, everything you've come to expect from the industry leader in all things automotive. We encourage you to write to us at info@caranddriverpodcast.com and don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes.   

Jan 25, 2017
#11.2 – Reviews: Jaguar F-Pace S vs. Porsche Macan GTS - Part 2
12:13

Car and Driver editors focus on the Porsche Macan GTS, the winner of this two-vehicle, two-part comparison test.  As noted last week, this is part of a larger package of stories in the magazine’s November issue called “SUVs You Won’t Hate.”  

Oct 19, 2016
#11.1 – Reviews: Jaguar F-Pace S vs. Porsche Macan GTS - Part 1
09:23

In Part 1 of this two-vehicle comparison test, Car and Driver editors focus on the F-Pace – part of a larger package of stories in the magazine’s November issue called “SUVs You Won’t Hate.”  You will hear how Jaguar and Porsche pierce the darkness of crossover conformity with the F-Pace and the Macan GTS, proving that an elevated center of gravity and a mainstream mission need not preclude a serious sense of fun.  Tune in next week for Part 2 – the Porsche Macan GTS.

Oct 14, 2016
#10 -REVIEWS: 2017 FIAT 124 SPIDER ABARTH VS. 2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA CLUB
11:53

A touch of international intrigue and some striking similarities when it comes to the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth and the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club. But the Car and Driver editors still found plenty to tell these two apart, so listen in to find out which roadster came out on top in this latest comparison test.

Sep 21, 2016
#9.5 – Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test – BMW X1
11:13

The Car and Driver editors are raving about the 2016 BMW X1 – in fact, it’s the runaway winner in the small luxury crossover comparison test, leading the pack by a 27-point margin and cleaning up in every category. Hear the editors’ latest analysis.

Sep 14, 2016
#9.4 – Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test – Lexus NX200t F Sport
11:24

It’s quiet, comfortable and luxurious but has a distracting infotainment system and off-pace performance.  The Lexus NX200t F Sport is definitely more “Lexus” than “F" Sport.  Tune-in to see how it stacks up.

Sep 07, 2016
#9.3 – Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test - Mercedes GLA 250
10:58

It rides better than the Audi Q3 – that’s what the Car and Driver editors are saying about the 2017 Mercedes GLA 250 in this small luxury crossover comparison. Get the full lowdown and find out why it "isn't convincing anyone that it’s an SUV or crossover." 

Aug 31, 2016
#9.2 - Reviews: Small Luxury Crossover Comparison Test - Infiniti QX30
14:47

When the Car and Driver editors tested the 2017 Infiniti QX30, they found a striking similarity to another car model that might surprise you. Hear their account of the latest small luxury crossover model, and find out where it stacked up against other competitors in the category. 

Aug 23, 2016
#9.1 - CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SMALL LUXURY CROSSOVER COMPARISON TEST - AUDI Q3 QUATTRO
11:55

The Car and Driver editors review five vehicles for the small luxury crossover comparison test. The first of five vehicles reviewed is the 2016 Audi Q3 Quattro. Find out why the editors ranked the Q3 Quattro in 5th place and where they believe it needs room for improvement.  

Aug 16, 2016
#8.3 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SUPER CAR COMPARISON TEST – PORSCHE 911 TURBO S
17:02

The winner is: the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S! From acceleration to fuel economy, the new Porsche 911 reigns supreme in the super car comparison test. Find out why the Car and Driver editors gave this super car a 200 out of 230. 

Aug 09, 2016
#8.2 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SUPER CAR COMPARISON TEST – McLaren 570S
17:44

The editors of Car and Driver continue the August Super Car Comparison Test with a review of the McLaren 570S. 

Aug 03, 2016
#8.1 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: SUPER CAR COMPARISON TEST – AUDI R8
16:02

The Car and Driver editors review three cars from the August Super Car Comparison issue. First up, the brand new Audi R8. 

Jul 27, 2016
#7.5 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: COMPARISON TEST – MAZDA 3
14:58

The editors of Car and Driver reveal the winner of the compact sedan category: Mazda 3! Find out why Mazda 3 beat out all of it's competitors in the comparison tests. 

Jul 20, 2016
#7.4 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: COMPARISON TEST – HONDA CIVIC
16:33

Next up in the compact sedan category: the new Honda Civic! Get the latest analysis and comprehensive review from the Car and Driver editors, and learn why the new Civic represents a return to form for Honda despite some minor imperfections. 

Jul 13, 2016
#7.3 – CAR AND DRIVER REVIEWS: COMPARISON TEST – CHEVROLET CRUZE
11:47

The editors of Car and Driver continue their analysis of the compact sedan category with their take on the Chevrolet Cruze. True to its name, the new Cruze is a standout highway cruiser. How do the experts feel? Find out if this mid-size sedan is right for you. 

Jul 06, 2016
#7.2 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hyundai Elantra
13:52

The Car and Driver editors reviewed the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Find out why Hyundai shows steady signs of progress in many areas and where they still need room for improvement.

Jun 29, 2016
#7.1 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Nissan Sentra
09:44

The Car and Driver editors review five vehicles from the Compact Sedan category, driving the climbing and twisting roads of Bloomington, IN, and then returning to our Michigan testing facility. First up, let’s see how the Nissan Sentra fared.

Jun 22, 2016
#6 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Chevrolet Camaro vs. Ford Mustang
22:35

In this comparison test between turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines, we examine two icons of the American automotive industry whose influence on vehicle design, car culture and our society as a whole is unprecedented. Join us as we review two classic American muscle cars, the powerful Chevrolet Camaro and the iconic Ford Mustang.

Jun 15, 2016
#5 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – McLaren 570S vs. Porsche 911 GT3RS
14:47

Join us as we continue the comparison test between turbocharged engines and naturally aspirated engines. Today we look at two heavy weight titans and icons of the automotive industry. The classic British midsized supercar masterpiece known as the McLaren 570S and the definitive modern top of the line speedster and pinnacle of German engineering, the Porsche 911 GT 3RS.

Jun 08, 2016
#4 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Ford F150 V-8 vs. F150 EcoBoost V-6
14:08

We continue our comparison test examining the difference between naturally aspirated engines and turbocharged engines. Join us as we review two Ford F150’s, one with the classic all-American V-8 engine that has made it a best-selling staple of the American auto-industry for decades with the eco-friendly engine of the future that still packs a punch, the EcoBoost V-6.

Jun 01, 2016
#3 - Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test - Naturally Aspirated Engines vs. Turbocharged Engines
17:30

Join us as we review the engines of the Mazda 3 and the VW Golf, two of Car and Driver magazine's favorite cars.  Which is stronger, faster, and better?  The naturally aspirated engine or the turbocharged engines? Listen and find out! 

May 25, 2016
#2.4 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Mid-Size Sedans: New Chevrolet Malibu
07:11

Our editors wanted to see how the new Chevrolet Malibu would do against the establishment in the most hotly contested segment in autodom; the mid-size sedan.

May 18, 2016
#2.3 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Mid-Size Sedans: Honda Accord
12:56

One of the perennial 10 best winners – the Honda Accord! Let’s see how it compares to the other vehicles in the most hotly contested segment in autodom; the mid-size sedan.

May 18, 2016
#2.2 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Mid-Size Sedans: Mazda 6
07:04

Join us as we compare the most hotly contested segment in autodom, the mid-size sedan. The Mazda 6 is high on the Editors list, so let’s see how it compares!

May 18, 2016
#2.1 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test –Mid-Size Sedans: Toyota Camry
06:50

A group of our editors headed out to California to compare the most hotly contested segment in autodom; the mid-size sedan. Toyota Camry is joining this comparison as the bestseller in the category.

May 18, 2016
#1.3 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hot Hatch: Ford Focus RS
10:53

There’s a new kid in town. Our editors go overseas to test out one of the hottest, most hyped new cars to hit the market – and one that is bound to revolutionize the way rally cars are designed – the Ford Focus RS.

May 11, 2016
#1.2 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hot Hatch: Volkswagen Golf-R
06:46

Join us as we head to the mountains of France to test a car that is versatile enough to be a “comfortable-living car” for the casual driver, yet wild enough for the most experienced of drifters – the Volkswagen Golf-R.

May 11, 2016
#1.1 – Car and Driver Reviews: Comparison Test – Hot Hatch: Subaru WRX STI
08:58

Our editors hit the roads of the renowned Monte Carlo Rally to test one of the most iconic and influential cars in genkata, also known as drift racing – the Subaru WRX STI.

May 11, 2016
A Message From Editor-In-Chief Eddie Alterman
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Eddie Alterman takes a minute out of his travels to say "thank you" to all the listeners' of the podcast.  And he hints at what's to come!

Apr 06, 2016
#10: New York Auto Show – Did You Know Your Vehicle Has a Face?
12:16

In today’s line-up, we explore Acura’s design challenges, have a fun conversation with Tim Barnes of Mazda, and give a sneak peek into the May issue of Car and Driver magazine.

Apr 03, 2016
#9: New York Auto Show – Ian Callum: “Designing a Car Is a Voyage of Discovery”
11:34

Are Subaru’s fortunes on the rise? Let’s discuss. Then, listen in on our conversation with Jaguar's Ian Callum. Later, we’ll weigh in on what Kia is up to.

Apr 02, 2016
#8: New York Auto Show – Mercedes-AMG Will Be Offering 48 Models?
12:52

Today we open with a little chat about gas prices and SUVs, then move on to what is going on with the VW Group, and to wrap-up we are talking with Bart Herring of Mercedes-Benz.

 

 

Apr 01, 2016
#7: New York Auto Show - Does Battery Size Really Matter?
08:16

Today we explain the difference between hybrid, electric battery and hybrid plug-in. You can listen in to our conversation with Shiro Nakamura of Nissan, and we talk about the origins of Autonomous Driving.

Mar 31, 2016
#6: New York Auto Show – You Asked, We Listened …Let’s Talk HELLCAT
12:07

In today’s episode, hear all about the unveiling of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Then, we talk Dodge with Tim Kuniskis of FCA, and give you the scoop on the last days of Oldsmobile.

Mar 30, 2016
#5: New York Auto Show - Maybe Door Handles Can Be Cool?!
10:20

We're talking about Hyundai's Ioniq Hybrid, the head-turning Genesis New York concept car, and wondering what took Mitsubishi so long with the Outlander PHEV plug-in Hybrid.

Mar 29, 2016
#4: New York Auto Show – What's Up With the Lincoln Navigator Concept Vehicle?
08:23

Today we are talking about how the car business creates problems by solving problems, Toyota Corolla’s 50th anniversary, and whether or not the Lincoln Continental has any cachet nowadays. 

Mar 28, 2016
#3: New York Auto Show – Camaro ZL1 …Need We Say More?
12:29

When is the best time to buy a new car? We have the answers for you. Plus, learn how social media has changed car shows, and eavesdrop on our chat with Al Oppenheiser, the Chief Engineer for Chevrolet Camaro.

 

Mar 27, 2016
#2: New York Auto Show - Is the Boxster the Perfect Sports Car?
11:40

Today we will talk about the emotions that go into car buying, hear what’s up with concept vehicles… and let’s not forget electric cars.

Mar 26, 2016
#1: New York Auto Show – Ready for Cars That Drive Themselves?
11:15

Top editors talk about the state of the auto industry, why the New York show is so hot and – whaaat? Maserati enters the SUV market!?

Mar 25, 2016
Introducing The Car and Driver Podcast
01:49

Car and Driver magazine brings its irreverent and no-holds-barred take on cars and happenings in the automotive world. Hear straight talk from Car and Driver’s top editors replete with their unique brand of humor and expert insight, which has made Car and Driver the leader in automotive news.

Mar 14, 2016