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2011 Lexus IS 350
The Lexus IS 350 doesn't have the overall snarl to compete with BMW and Infiniti in the driver's car category.
2011 Dodge Journey
With the crossover segment being where the action is, Dodge needs a serious entry. The 2011 Journey, two years after it was introduced, is finally that vehicle.
2011 Kia Sportage
Lots of oomph and plenty of all-weather room and traction turn the Sportage into a real crossover contender.
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Why spend $5,000 more for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid when you can order a Ford Fusion Hybrid with leather seats?
2011 Dodge Durango
Call it a crossover, an SUV, or what you will, but the new Durango is clearly a contender that should grab sales with its diverse offerings and attention to details.
2012 Acura TL
Acura's tidied up the 2012 TL in all directions, and reduced the big, silver schnoz to prettier proportions.
2011 Hyundai Elantra
After a week with a top-of-the-line Elantra Limited, we wonder if this amazingly well-equipped compact will be the Sonata's biggest challenger.
2012 Fiat 500C
The sliding, curtain-like soft top on the new Fiat 500 Cabriolet proves invaluable in any weather. And unlike the Smart ForTwo, this car actually feels like an automobile.
2011 Toyota Avalon
The Toyota Avalon, the company's most upscale sedan short of a Lexus, is actually a compelling vehicle for those not caught up in badge snobbery.
2011 Ford Explorer
The new Explorer -- with smaller engines and unibody construction -- won't blaze a new trail the way the original did, but it will make following that trail a whole lot more pleasurable.
2012 Audi A7
For now, the new Audi A7 isn't the world's fastest four-door, but it's among the prettiest.
2011 Chevrolet Volt
Electric cars tend to compound the stress of driving. The Volt takes care of that with the most sophisticated hybrid system ever.
2011 Nissan Juke
Unusual looks can sell cars as long as they're not gimmicky. So it's with some surprise we found a great car underneath the Nissan Juke's oddball dune buggy shell.
2011 Infiniti EX35
For one or two people, space abounds in this small, powerful luxury crossover.
2011 Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf is the first affordable, high-quality electric car in a long time. And it almost stranded us.
2010-11 Volkswagen Routan
The Routan is an unusual union between Volkswagen and Chrysler, and while it's fun to drive, this "German" minivan comes up short.
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
This wagon variant of the popular Acura TSX sedan, which is priced right and fun to drive, makes us believe there's a future for station wagons in America.
2011 Kia Optima EX
As Kia is riding a wave of sales success, its all-new Optima could be a slam-dunk winner, with a look and feel that's more European than Asian.
2011 Mercedes-Benz G550
This 31-year-old German troop transport defies everything the modern world stands for, cupholders included.
2012 Ford Focus vs. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Two of the best new cars, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and 2012 Ford Focus, are Detroit's most heartfelt apologies to the American market to date.
We named the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee our "Official Winter Vehicle of New England" for its rigorous redesign and improved road manners.
2011 Chevrolet Volt
The Volt, while pricey and perplexing, is a fascinating design that finally comes to Massachusetts this fall.
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Ripping through a tunnel in a ZR1 is quite possibly the scariest few seconds you'll ever get in a production automobile.
2011 Subaru Forester
The 2011 Forester, with its simplicity and ample features, gave us the same feelings of security through heavy snow as the first Forester in the late 1990s.
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
It takes two to three years to buy a new Ferrari. But trust us, driving a 458 Italia is worth trading in your afterlife.
2011 Buick Regal
The new Buick Regal has a premium interior and competent chassis. But we're not sure that's enough.
2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Engage Sport Plus on the console, left foot on the brake, right foot to the floor. That's all it takes to do 60 mph in under three seconds.
2011 Audi Q7 TDI
The Q7 is a good winter vehicle that's all about class and powertrain refinement. But it's trying a little too hard to be great.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta's near-premium feel has been thrown out to cut the base price by $2,000, but it's much bigger inside.
2011 Ford F-350
You can haul most anything in the turbodiesel F-350 Super Duty, which boasts 800 foot-pounds of torque and an 11,500-pound payload capacity.
2011 Honda Accord
A fuel-efficiency package brings lost attention to the Accord, which has been overshadowed lately by newcomers from Ford and Hyundai.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
In football terms, the new Grand Cherokee is like Tom Brady rather than Brett Favre. Finer style and class have been added to its tough-grit capabilities.
We drove five of Chrysler's new and updated models and came away impressed, and sometimes, underwhelmed.
2011 VOLVO S60
In a year when I've test-driven nearly 50 vehicles so far, the S60 ranks No. 1 on my report card.
2011 BMW 550I VS. INFINITI M56 VS. JAGUAR XF
The BMW 5-Series has long been one of the leaders of midsize V-8 luxury sedans. But Infiniti and Jaguar are ready to pounce.
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Few will be able to throw a bow on a new Bentley Mulsanne, which costs the equivalent of 16 Honda Accords.
2011 Ford Edge
We're still not sold on Ford's new infotainment interface, but since technology is here to stay, this crossover at least has an "edge."
2010 Saab 9-5
The sleek Saab 9-5, the company's first new flagship sedan in 12 years, is a great and concerted effort. But it needs some more work.
2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet
The Audi S5 has the best of everything, including great handling and dynamite styling, but isnt the best of everything.
2011 CADILLAC CTS COUPE
The four-passenger CTS Coupe took me many places, but it also sent me someplace unusual ... to the dictionary.
2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Unlike Porsche's first-generation SUV, this new Cayenne does a proper impression of the company's low-slung sports cars.
2011 BMW 328i
What we've got is a $42,000 car with a lot of kit missing. The trademark style and performance, however, are the only things keeping this little BMW competitive.
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
For more than half the price of the discontinued SLR, the gullwinged SLS blows that car apart in almost every way.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Unlike the new Explorer, the 2011 Grand Cherokee is still an off-roader at heart. But now it's posh enough — and air-suspension sophisticated — to have a real shot at Range Rover.
2011 Honda Odyssey
Ew, a minivan? Honda may have a shot at getting people who never would have considered one into this Odyssey.
We try the BMW M3, Mercedes SL63 AMG, Ferrari California, and Bentley's fastest production car ever, the Supersports, all in one glorious month.
2011 Ford Mustang GT
The V-8 on the Ford Mustang GT isn't going away quite yet, though you pay a premium for one.
2011 Mazda 2
Double-digit torque numbers are never a good thing in an automobile. But what the subcompact Mazda 2 lacks in power it compensates for in style and steering feel.
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Porsche's lightened Boxster Spyder — which has a manual softtop that's the equivalent of a pup tent — proves that being beautiful really is hard work.
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
The Wrangler stands alone as the only four-door convertible on the market and the one that loves rock climbing as a sport.
2010 Ford Transit Connect
Those who don't need to go full-size will find a more maneuverable, comfortable, and fuel-efficient work van in the Transit Connect.
2010 Subaru Outback
While the 2010 Outback looks bigger in all respects, it's partly an illusion.
2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged
This time, this car has the mettle to make what a Jaguar sedan promises.
2010 Nissan Versa
There's no A/C, no radio, no power locks, no ABS. You'll miss all of these features in the base Nissan Versa, but you're also getting a brand-new car.
2010 Mercedes-Benz S550
Financial executives don't work 80 hours a week on Wall Street to be equal with the next luxury sedan. So it's fitting this $107,000 Benz makes good on nearly every demand.
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Automakers have pretty much ignored the compact diesel department in the US, a niche Volkswagen is only too happy to have to itself.
2010 GMC Terrain
The GMC Terrain stands out especially for its 4-cylinder Ecotec engine that returns an EPA estimated 32 miles per gallon (highway) in the front-wheel-drive version.
2010 Nissan Maxima
It proved to be a worthy sedan on all fronts, though its not quite the sports sedan that its billed as by Nissan.
2010 Dodge Ram 3500
When a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty greeted me at the Globe for the ride back to Brookline, I felt intimidated. That's the point.
2010 Land Rover LR4
Land Rover's prestige factor — despite the company's bottom-of-the-barrel J.D. Power rating — still carries enormous weight.
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Would you like some coupe and minivan with your station wagon? The Honda Crosstour is the latest crossover hell-bent on a fusion of styles.
2010 Buick LaCrosse
This latest Buick has but one mission: make younger, middle-aged Americans consider the brand.
2010 Mazdaspeed 3
Mazda's twitchy turbo hatch isn't a great choice in winter, but with the right tires it's a compelling and thrilling package for $25,000.
2010 Suzuki Kizashi
As a premium compact, the Kizashi stands above Honda, Ford, Toyota, and Kia in every way.
2010 Audi S4
Second nature may not prevail on the 2010 Audi S4's dashboard, but it permeates all the mechanicals, like the fantastic 333 horsepower supercharged V-6.
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2010 Kia Forte
Uninspired styling and a poor automatic mar what otherwise is a competent, value-packed compact.
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2009 Miata is still a snappy two-seat drop-top that often leaves as much of a grin on the faces of those admiring the ride as those behind the wheel.
2010 Ford Taurus
The 2010 Taurus has an abnormally huge rear for a full-size sedan, and it fits perfectly with the car's imposing figure.
2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
Fun to drive, yet very awkward to live with as a coupe, the Solstice is but a memory.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2010 Equinox has finally caught up, and in some areas, passed its competitors.
2010 Mazda 3
A tight suspension, sticky handling, and high style make the new Mazda 3 a winning hatch.
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