James Riswick

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

7.5 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

82

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

91

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

77

2011 Nissan Murano

03/22/11
77
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Nissan Murano
Convertible

The 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a convertible. It has all-wheel drive and an elevated ride height. It has enough room to comfortably seat four people and a fair-size trunk. Frankly, that sounds like the perfect car to rent while on a Hawaiian vacation.

2011 Scion tC

08/25/10
77
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Scion tC
Coupe

Because if it doesn’t make you stand out from the crowd, it won’t really matter how practical the tC is for moving dorm rooms or schlepping the boys around on a Saturday night.

2011 Infiniti M

05/25/10
78
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Infiniti M
Sedan

So the 2011 Infiniti M37 seems to have the potential to be as good as, if not better than, the competition. But potential is a lot different from reality. We wouldn’t pass up a 5 Series, E-Class or XF in favor of this new Infiniti.

2010 Hyundai Tucson

05/11/10
78
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Hyundai Tucson
SUV/Truck

The 2010 Hyundai Tucson should appeal to those who want a small crossover that’s more interesting to look at and drive than the run-of-the-mill Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

2011 Honda Accord

10/19/10
78
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Honda Accord
Sedan

Though we admire the 2011 Honda Accord’s nicely weighted and communicative steering, much of the rest of the driving experience is a minor letdown. It no longer features the sort of class-leading materials and construction that used to make its cabin a benchmark.

2014 Cadillac ELR

07/18/14
78
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2014 Cadillac ELR
Coupe

The Cadillac ELR has eye-catching styling that’s rare for a car of its type. It’s also a uniquely luxurious commuter car that would rarely need gas if you have a short commute.

2011 Audi Q7

03/01/11
79
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Audi Q7
SUV/Truck

The 2011 Audi Q7 may have lost weight for 2011, but it’s still far too big given its relative lack of passenger and cargo space. As such, it’s hard to recommend it when there are more useful vehicles that give up little if nothing in terms of luxury. T

2010 Mazda CX-7

02/01/10
79
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7
SUV/Truck

The 2010 Mazda CX-7i is a sporty alternative to top sellers like the four-cylinder Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Still, its pokey acceleration and so-so fuel economy make other similarly sized crossovers like the Hyundai Tucson a must-drive.

2010 Lincoln MKZ

08/19/10
79
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Lincoln MKZ
Sedan

It is hard to recommend the 2010 Lincoln MKZ given the minuscule advantages it presents over the much cheaper and, in many ways, better Ford Fusion Sport.

2011 Mazda CX-7

01/25/11
81
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Mazda CX-7
SUV/Truck

The 2010 Mazda CX-7 i is a sporty alternative to top sellers like the four-cylinder Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, for buyers who don’t need those models’ greater amount of utility.

2010 Lexus IS C

09/01/09
81
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Lexus IS C
Convertible

Convertible shoppers interested in Lexus reliability should take note. However, because of the IS 350C’s practicality and visibility issues, we’d highly recommend the well-rounded BMW 328i instead.

2010 Subaru Outback

09/22/09
81
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Subaru Outback
Wagon

The 2010 Subaru Outback simply isn’t as responsive and confidence-inspiring as before. But for road trips to the great outdoors, the Outback excels as always.

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