2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Reviewed by SCM Staff

Fuel-sipping 2.5L gas-electric hybrid drive delivered combined 38 mpg during Monterey week, with plenty of passing power when needed. Smooth-shifting CVT. Attractive exterior styling; comfortable l ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion SUV

Reviewed by SCM Staff

Compact, crisp design echoes BMW X3. Simple and intelligent instruments and switches, elegant interior touches. 200hp, 4-cyl turbo has plenty of power, 6-speed automatic offers manual shift, heated ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating

2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic

Reviewed by SCM Staff

Aggressive front fascia, terrific engineering as well as fit and finish, capable 4Matic/suspension/tire package; supple interior leather befitting  a more expensive car, other materials like r ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2009 Land Rover LR3

Reviewed by Keith Martin

Roomy interior, 3rd row seating that actually works, lots of cool looking switches and gizmos for selecting off-road modes. ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Brilliant package; clean diesel has OK 140 hp but blistering 236lbs-feet of torque, making it very quick in traffic. Slick 6-speed, positive electro-mechanical steering, excellent ABS brakes and we ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2009 Volkswagen CC Coupe

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Miniature Mercedes Benz CLS for half price. Beautiful fit and finish. Remote actually works as an electronic key in the car. 200 hp direct-injection turbo 4-cylinder feels more like 250 hp. 25-30 m ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2009 Toyota Venza 4WD 5-door sedan

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Elegant, sophisticated, but groaning with $10,000 of options, including 4WD, nav, 6-CD player, Sirius, MP3, panoramic moon roof, back-up camera. 265hp V6 delivers 0.60 in 6.7 seconds, 6-speed auto ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2009 Subaru Forester

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Functional 4WD wagon, good reputation precedes it. Reasonable space, simple controls. ...

Overall Experience:
1.0 rating

2009 Infiniti M35 AWD

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Welcome boost from 275 to 303 hp from DOHC, 3.5-liter V6. AWD non-intrusive and surefooted, brakes, steering well balanced. Interior nicely finished, also with reclining, heated rear seats; driver ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating

2009 Acura TL Tech

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

280-hp 3.5-liter V6 smooth and powerful. Good steering response and feel, super-comfortable leather seating, expansive trunk, very good visibility augmented with rearview camera. Nav system is simp ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating