James R. Healey

Owners of the new
cars reviewed by this
critic give him/her
an overall credibility
rating of:

7.1 out of 10
Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

83

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

70

2012 Honda Pilot

10/06/11
82
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Honda Pilot
SUV/Truck

Pilot, all things considered, is arguably the best bet, and its ability to address real-word needs will prove endearing over time. But it seems so cruel that Honda has made “competent” a synonym for “dull.”

2012 Hyundai Accent

09/08/11
86
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Accent
Sedan

The 2012 Accent subcompact is among the nicest automotive surprises in years. For the most part, it’s a classy, quick, comfy little car that responds nimbly to the driver and doesn’t leave you devastated that you didn’t buy a bigger car.

2012 Hyundai Genesis

09/29/11
83
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Genesis
Sedan

Overall, the Genesis continues to look, feel and perform like a car priced at least $10,000 more.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

03/11/10
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Sedan

The 2011 Sonata gives buyers a huge amount of refinement, driving enjoyment, comfort and style for not a lot of money. And it forces other automakers to confront, and match or trump, Sonata’s package of attributes, which may be the new benchmark for midsize (roughly) family sedans.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

12/09/10
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Sedan

When a car’s as close to the family sedan sweet spot as Hyundai’s 2011 Sonata is, you have to be careful about jazzing it up. If you live where the road surfaces are bad, you’ll wish you bought a softer-riding machine. Otherwise, prepare for automotive delight.

2010 Hyundai Tucson

12/17/09
85
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2010 Hyundai Tucson
SUV/Truck

Hyundai needed a small crossover-utility vehicle to get U.S. buyers to pay attention in a market segment dominated by Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. The new Tucson could be the new champ among small SUVs.

2012 Hyundai Veloster

10/27/11
84
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hatchback

The most exciting car yet from South Korean automaker Hyundai is the 2012 Veloster. Plenty of standard features mean you’re getting not only an unusual car but also a nicely appointed one, with unexpected highway composure.

2013 Infiniti JX

04/21/12
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2013 Infiniti JX
SUV/Truck

Infiniti’s 2013 JX 35 is a big crossover SUV that breaks the brand’s self-imposed rules and gets by with the transgressions. It’s not cheap, but buyers would do well to knock on JX 35’s door and ask to come in.

2011 Infiniti M

08/12/10
83
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2011 Infiniti M
Sedan

The lower-price Infiniti M37 is such a well-done, satisfying machine (based on our time in a preproduction rear-drive model) that the much higher-price, well-optioned M56 seemed overdone, gratuitous, crass.

2012 Infiniti M Hybrid

07/28/11
81
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid
Sedan

The M35h’s fuel-economy benefit doesn’t seem worth the price premium, the odd-feeling regenerative brakes and the palpable shudders when the gas engine restarted to add power whenever the electric motor summoned the cavalry.

2011 Infiniti QX

07/09/10
75
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2011 Infiniti QX
SUV/Truck

If you need the size, can afford $60,000 or so and a big premium-fuel appetite (midteens with prayer), can live with the quirky steering and (possibly) numb brakes and like a distinctive, often satisfying machine, you might be a match for the new QX56.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

06/25/10
82
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
SUV/Truck

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is bigger, more powerful, more fuel-efficient and lower-priced than the 2010 model it shoulders deftly aside.

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