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Jordan Schiefer

I love the trajectory of transportation. It's always fascinating to see the emergence of technology within vehicles, and how they compete. I have a tremendous appreciation for EVs and old British all-mechanical roadsters alike. My personal daily driver is a NC Miata, but hoping to add an EV to the mix soon.

2022 Mercedes GLS 450: Experiential Value

On paper, many SUVs of today boast plenty of comparable practical measures. But the Mercedes GLS provides a driving experience simply unmatched in most regards. So just how good is it?

A Dreamy Desert Duo: Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo & Rivian...

The Out of Spec team slices the desert air with a dynamic duo of over 1,300 combined electric horsepower, my ideal two-car solution: the Porsche Taycan and Rivian R1T.

2022 Kia EV6: The Future, Mostly.

Electric vehicles aren’t necessarily taking the world by storm, but the offering certainly increases every year. The Kia EV6 is aiming to be the athletic E-GMP sibling, sporty and exciting. So is it?

2022 Nissan Leaf: Aged Innovation

Now in its 12th model year, you might expect that Nissan has had tremendous development over time to improve the Leaf. In reality, it feels somewhat neglected and left to simply function.

2022 Ford Maverick XLT: Not The Hero We Deserve, But The...

The value proposition of the Ford Maverick is virtually impossible to beat, and the variety of utility places it in the future hands of more than you might expect. 

Out Of Spec Podcasts: Calvin Kim (Taycan Spokesperson), Ford Escape PHEV...

Weekly update on the Out of Spec Podcast episodes!

Out Of Spec Podcasts: Martyn Lee (EV News Daily), IONIQ 5...

Weekly update on the Out of Spec Podcast episodes!

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition: World’s Best Heated Steering Wheel

The Bronco has returned. That’s no news at this point, but after finally spending some time with the First Edition, I can say the hype is almost entirely justified. The Jeep Wrangler finally has a worthy opponent, and we put it to the test to see just how well it stacks up. 

Out Of Spec Podcasts: John Neff (Motor1), Forrest Auto Reviews Spicy...

Weekly update on the Out of Spec Podcast episodes!

Out Of Spec Podcasts: John Voelcker (Car & Driver), Driving The...

Weekly update on the Out of Spec Podcast episodes!
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