2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

Reviewed by Jim Pickering

6.4-L 470-hp Hemi is explosively powerful. 5-speed auto now has paddle shifters, and the ECU has been modified for faster and firmer shifts. Interior is comfortable and quiet, thanks in part to aco ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4X4

Reviewed by Marc Emerson

Fits the archetype of what an off-road vehicle should look like. Looks tough, has an abundance of clearance to scale big rocks, and large treaded tires give plenty of grip. Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shi ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2012 Nissan Rogue SV AWD

Reviewed by Chad Tyson

Distinctive styling. Buttons and knobs well labeled and easy to find. $1,700 Premium Package adds navigation, 5-inch touch screen, power sliding glass moonroof, automatic temperature control and on ...

Overall Experience:
2.5 rating

2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD

Reviewed by Tony Piff

With 303 horsepower and 262 ft-lbs on tap, acceleration comes quickly and easily, whether coming from a stoplight standing start, or overtaking a semi at 75 mph. Cabin is quiet and dark — feels e ...

Overall Experience:
2.5 rating

2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Premium hatchback

Reviewed by Tony Piff

Nice proportions and stance. Bold sheet metal contours and headlights for a Subaru. Looks great on 17-inch gunmetal alloys. Interior feels spacious with good visibility, thanks to thin A-pillars. S ...

Overall Experience:
4.5 rating

2012 Audi A6 3.0T Quattro

Reviewed by Jim Pickering

Classy yet subdued styling. Well-fitted interior with lots of tech features, including side sonar-like blind spot detectors and 7-inch color retractable dash infotainment screen. Selectable perform ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2012 Jaguar XJL Portfolio

Reviewed by Erin Olson

It’s big inside. I’m six feet tall, so the back seat of any car is usually my nemesis, but I could comfortably sit in this back seat all day long. The long wheelbase adds an extra five ...

Overall Experience:
4.5 rating

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

Reviewed by Marc Emerson

Much more aggressive styling compared to the previous generation “New Beetle.” Quality of the interior is top notch. For audiophiles the Fender stereo is a must. Front seats are comfortable. Th ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Hatchback

Reviewed by Marc Emerson

The 1.4L turbocharged inline 4 is peppy in flat terrain. Exterior is more appealing than the bloated-looking Honda Fit. XM/Sirius radio is a nice addition. Hill Start Assist feature is a welcome ad ...

Overall Experience:
3.5 rating

2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i convertible

Reviewed by Jim Pickering

New N20 turbo four-cylinder engine makes lots of midrange torque, which is useful when just tooling around town. Steering is quick and direct. Better overall balance thanks to two fewer cylinders h ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating