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2013 Mazda MAZDA5

Arriving on the scene in 2006 and receiving its first overhaul in 2012, the MAZDA5 is still one of those clandestine vehicles most consumers don’t realize exists.  Mazda spends no money to advertise it and it’s the 2nd lowest volume…

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2013 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan

I was one of the many critics who panned the redesigned Civic a couple of years ago for its bean-counter-derived interior, lackluster style and uninspired drive. Honda says the car was a victim of the economic downturn during which it…

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Here we go with a spoiler alert: this is the best hybrid I’ve ever driven and I’m defining ‘best’ as driving most like a regular car.  Good for VW that on their first go around at a hybrid that’s not…

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2013 Nissan Sentra SV

It certainly carries the family resemblance to the recently redesigned Altima, but is that a good thing?  I’m not saying the Altima isn’t an attractive midsize but I thought the Sentra was after a more youthful demo, the kind that…

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon

This might just be the perfect car.  What one vehicle can satisfy so many disparate automotive desires as Benz’s baddest wagon?  Practicality and performance have never assimilated as astutely as they have here in the E63.  It’s a car that…

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