2007 Bentley Continental GT

Reviewed by Diane Brandon

Bespoke interior appointments. F-16 acceleration makes g-suit a desirable option. Very sticky in the twisties for a 5,00-lb lump. Arresting carbon ceramic braking. Excellent paddle shifters and int ...

Overall Experience:
5.0 rating

2007 Jaguar XKR Supercharged Coupe

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Styling less effeminate than last XK. Bonded aluminum construction lighter and stronger, with more poised handling. Blistering performance from the 4.2-liter V*, which cranks out 420 hp and shows 0 ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2007 Mini Cooper S

Reviewed by Gary Anderson

BMW-designed, English-built turbo engine with huge low-end torque. Bulldog Mini styling retained, though all panels are new. Handling is more BMW-like, producing faster lap times without previous ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Useful performance from electrically assisted, 110-hp, 1.3-liter, V-TEC four and CVT automatic. Comfy seats and decent visibility. “Heads-up” digital speedo and gauges above wheel are intuitive ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2006 Mazda RX-8

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Silky-smooth engine as responsive as ever. Neutral handling, excellent forward visibility, comfortable driver’s seat, great brakes, decent Bose stereo. ...

Overall Experience:
2.0 rating

2006 Mazda Speed 6 Grand Touring

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Intuitively fast, with 274-hp, 16-valve, turbo 4-cylinder, all-wheel drive with active torque split, slick 6-speed, huge vented brakes. Simple controls, including navigation, Recaro-style leather, ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2007 Saturn Sky

Reviewed by Kristen Hall-Geisler

Low-slung, aggressive body styling in attention-grabbing Sunburst Yellow. 2.4-L inline four is peppy enough. Window in the cloth top is actually big enough to use. 5-speed automatic shift points ni ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2006 Acura TL A-Spec

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Uncompromising boy-racer version of anonymous sedan. Aero kit finesses body design. Fast, comfortable, spacious, simple controls, 258-hp V-TEC, V6, slick 6-speed, quick steering with excellent feed ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating

2007 Jeep Compass 4×4

Reviewed by Paul Duchene

Surprisingly sophisticated, compact SUV. 172-hp, DOHC 4-cylinder has variable valve timing and 165 ft-lbs of torque for adequate passing power. Amazingly capable on beach dunes thanks to locking tr ...

Overall Experience:
3.0 rating

2007 Jaguar XK

Reviewed by Stefan Lombard

Good low-rpm grunt from the 4.2-L V8. Redesigned skin looks more stout and powerful than the car it replaces. Comfortable cockpit and solid road presence. ...

Overall Experience:
4.0 rating