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2011 New Car Review Archive

2011 New Car Review Archive

2011 Lincoln MKX CUV Road Test Review
2011 G37 Convertible Road Test Review
For 2011, the MKX scores a makeover inside and out with that bold body sculpting, forceful new engine with sophisticated valvetrain technology, and a five-seat passenger compartment. [Lincoln MKX]

A daring design but edgy open-top sports coupe with luxe appointments in the cockpit. Infiniti offers the G37 Convertible in 3 grades: Convertible, Convertible Limited Edition, Convertible Sport 6MT. [Infiniti G37 Convertible]

2011 Honda Odyssey Road Test Review
2011 Toyota Sienna Minivan Road Test Review
The revamped 2011 Honda Odyssey, configured in a wider stance with more cabin space and three tiers of seats for as many as eight passengers, dresses in an enhanced aerodynamic package.[Honda Odyssey] The Toyota Sienna for 2011 scores some expressive new sheetmetal styling, far more space in the passenger compartment, a load of added safety features and a choice in powertrains.[Toyota Sienna]
2011 Lexus CT 200h Road Test Review
2011 Lexus 350 ES Road Test Review

As an added bonus, the gas needle barely moved in the 250-some-odd-miles I drove throughout the week to the point where I began to wonder if it was working. But finally, it eked out by a hair. [Lexus CT 200H]

The sleek aerodynamic shape features a long and low-sloping hood crowned by oversized projector-beam headlamp clusters on front corners and a raked windshield leading to an arching canopy. [Lexus ES 350 Sedan]
2011 Ford Explorer - Named 2011 International SUV of the Year
2011 Volvo S60 - Named 2011 International Sedan by ICOTY Jury
Congratulations to Ford Explorer - Named 2011 International SUV of the Year by ICOTY jury. A new safety option adds inflatable seatbelts to second-row seats. These devices distribute the impact forces from a sudden stop over five times the surface area compared to conventional seatbelts. [Explorer] Congratulations to Volvo S60 - Named 2011 International Sedan of the Year by ICOTY jury. A stylish passenger cabin contains rich appointments with muted tone-on-tone colors. Two bolstered bucket seats sit beside a multi-purpose console, and a bench with three seat positions. [Volvo S60]
2011 Dodge Nitro Test Drive - 2011 Road Test Back Issues
2011 Acura ZDX Coupe New Car Test Drive - Back Issue
That unusual combination of attributes -- easy to drive on pavement but also sure-footed off pavement -- makes the Dodge Nitro a rare vehicle of multiple personalities. [Dodge Nitro] It looks like the car stylists at Acura worked a sleek and edgy hatchback treatment on Acura's boxy five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the MDX. [Acura ZDX]
2011 Nissan Rogue Test Drive
2011 Dodge Journey Test Drive

All Nissan Rogue editions for 2011
score new exterior styling points, cabin upgrades with added comfort items, audio and entertainment system enhancements and revised model names and equipment options.

Journey provides many active safety systems to keep drivers out of harm's way by avoiding accidents, which includes a rack and pinion steering system and 4-wheel disc tied to the anti-lock brake system. [Journey]
2011 Hyundai Veracruz New Car Review by Bob Plunkett
2011 Toyota Yaris New Car Review by Bob Plunkett
Hyundai's Veracruz is different from the typical SUV or CUV. It's large, with a prominent hood and broad grille consuming the face between the clusters of headlamps. [Veracruz] Yaris looks cool in a racy way.. Actually, Yaris is the low-price leader in Toyota's 2011 line of cars and it's the fuel economy champ too, excluding Toyota's hybrids. [Yaris]
RTM February 1, 2011 Back Issue
2011 Romance Issue from Road & Travel Magazine
Despite its sporty manners and potential for triple-digit speed thrills,
the 2011 XKR is so beautiful we want
to park it and simply treat our eyes to all of those slinky body shapes.

[Jaguar XK Series]
The 2011 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Coupe is the quickest production Corvette ever, on a triple-digit speed run at Road Atlanta, the 2.5-mile closed-circuit raceway cast across the hills of Georgia. [Corvette]
2011 Honda CR-V CUV Road Test Review by Bob Plunkett
2011 Dodge Durango Road Test Review by Bob Plunkett
For model-year 2011 Honda adds a new trim level -- CR-V SE (Special Edition), which joins the price-leader LX, upscale EX and top-grade EX-L (the L signifies leather).  [Honda CR-V] The 2011 Durango drives like a luxurious sedan and feels as comfortable. Yet it also provides a surprising amount of cabin space with three rows of seats. [Dodge Durango]
2011 Ford Fiesta Road Test Review
2011 Mazda2 Road Test Review
This latest 2011 Ford -- labeled Fiesta -- claws the dangerous road by displaying an aggressive attitude with precise European manners, despite a relatively modest power plant and the small-car stature. [Ford Fiesta] The 2011 Mazda2 5-Door looks muscular -- the skin bulges in taut contours with big air intakes at the prow and a rear roof spoiler on one issue -- in a promise of spirited performance and handling traits. [Mazda-2]
2011 Hyundai Sonata Names 2011 International Car of the Year
2011 Kia Sportage Named 2011 International Truck of the Year
Congratulations to Hyundai Sonata - Named 2011 International Car of the Year by ICOTY Awards jury. Hyundai laces new Sonata with serious hardware which includes high-tech electronics to manage the vehicle's dynamic movements as well as communications, navigation, comfort, even on-board entertainment gear. [Sonata] Congratulations to Kia Sportage- Named 2011 International Truck of the Year by ICOTY Awards jury. All trim variations of Sportage for 2011 stock a load of passive safety gear like frontal and seat-mounted side-impact air bags for front seats and curtain-style air bags mounted above outboard seats at front and rear rows. [Sportage]
VW Jetta Review
2011 Chevy Cruze Review
Almost three inches larger than its predecessor, the 6th-generation Jetta is longer, leaner and sleeker-looking than last year’s model. And quite a bargain for buyers. [VW Jetta]

It also comes with a long list of passive safety equipment -- front seatbelts with pretensioning apparatus, and backseat restraints with anchors to mount a child's seat. [Chevy Cruze]

2011 Cadillac CTSv Coupe Road Test
2011 Land Rover LR4 Road Test Review
Inside the spacious 2011 Cadillac CTS cabin, the exterior has chiseled forms and angular features expressed with hand-cut, hand-sewn and hand-wrapped surfaces. [Cadillac CTS] The 2011 Land Rover LR4 has a new optional surround camera system which employs five cameras to deliver almost a 360-degree view of the vehicle on the dashboard navi screen..[LR4 SUV]
2011 Kia Sorento Review
2011 Jaguar XJ Sedan Review
The 2011 Sorento CUV shows distinctive styling for the external package, a comfortable cabin with room for five or seven passengers, and two powertrain choices for fuel economy. [Kia Sorento] Congratulations to Jaguar XJ - Named 2011 International Luxury Car of the Year. Jaguar's flagship XJ series in rakish new fastback style for 2011 with lightweight aluminum structural elements and a powerful engine lurking below the bulging hood. [ XJ Sedan]
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Archive
2011 Hyundai Sonata Review
The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will delight enthusiasts that have awaited this all-new flagship model. It will also lure others who want the look and feel of an authentic SUV. [Jeep] yundai laces new 2011 Sonata with serious hardware which includes sporty suspension tuning and a strong powertrain that achieves best-in-class fuel economy scores. [Sonata]