Mark Elias

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

7.2 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

86

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

95

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

79

2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

12/09/13
81
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
Hatchback

Feeling not nearly as small as it actually is, the Ford Fiesta is an eager-to-please subcompact ready to lure in those used to bigger cars.

2014 Hyundai Equus Sedan

12/12/13
91
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Hyundai Equus Sedan
Sedan

Though the Equus does not offer the ride and comfort found in its European rivals, it is clear that Hyundai is content to build a car for those who emphasize rational, value-driven decisions.

2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8

12/22/13
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Sedan

This car is so wrong on so many levels – and that happens to make it so right. Big and brawny, like the city of its creation, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 revisits an era that was Detroit in its heyday.

2014 Scion tC Hatchback

01/02/14
79
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Scion tC Hatchback
Coupe

Above average to drive, the tC channels just enough of Scion’s rorty FR-S at a price point more palatable to the typical entry-level shopper looking for something slightly sportier than your typical compact.

2014 Dodge Durango SUV

01/19/14
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Dodge Durango SUV
SUV/Truck

One of the best all around family haulers available, the refreshed and revised Dodge Durango needs to make no excuses.

2014 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

02/10/14
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Buick LaCrosse Sedan
Sedan

Buick continues to refine its LaCrosse flagship into one of the best – and quietest – luxury cruisers around. Small cargo capacity not withstanding, it manages to coddle passengers around town or across country with room to stretch out.

2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV

02/11/14
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV
SUV/Truck

Innovative styling, improved – but not perfect – powertrains, greater fuel efficiency and the latest in creature comforts all do their part to make the 2014 Cherokee one of the standouts in the small crossover utility vehicle segment.

2014 SRT Viper

04/14/14
95
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 SRT Viper
Coupe

The 2014 SRT Viper is an automotive schoolyard bully. It’s loud, throbbingly brash, compromising, sinister and brutal at the same time. Uncouth and unrefined, it’s sort of like a friend that you can only tolerate for a couple hours at a stretch.

2014 Porsche Panamera Sedan

05/06/14
92
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2014 Porsche Panamera Sedan
Sedan

Porsche Panamera may be bigger and, in the eyes of some viewers, a touch awkward, but we can think of only a few other vehicles we would rather be in.

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