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

2011 Hyundai Sonata

08/03/10
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Sedan

No longer are Hyundais appealing primarily because of their rational low price and high feature content. With the introduction of the Sonata, Hyundai has shown that it can inject passion into a point A-to-point B family sedan.

2013 Lexus LS

10/16/12
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Lexus LS
Sedan

Lexus continues to improve the LS 460 with additions in technology and aesthetics. Now into the seventh year of this particular design, we think this latest refresh managed to keep up with, but not exceed, the market.

2013 Audi Allroad

07/02/12
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Audi Allroad
Wagon

Perfect for urban and suburban adventures alike, the Audi Allroad offers great utility and capabilities for a day where the wild things are.

2012 Hyundai Accent

07/01/11
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Accent
Hatchback

With a refined interior and great road feel, the 2012 Hyundai Accent raises the bar in a segment that only recently was about as pleasant as the flight home from Las Vegas after a night of partying.

2011 BMW X3

10/19/10
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 BMW X3
SUV/Truck

The redesigned BMW X3 womps its predecessor in every way, including ride, handling, power, and equipment. It even trumps it in price by lopping around $2,100 off of the old model. For once, BMW appears to have a hit on its hands that will resonate with North American buyers.

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid

08/05/11
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid
Sedan

For those desiring a reasonably priced, large luxury car that shows you’ve arrived without maxing out your oil company credit card, the Mercedes–Benz S400 Hybrid has you covered.

2012 Ford Mustang

09/20/11
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 2012 Ford Mustang
Coupe

Ford’s legendary Boss 302 Mustang is back, and although not perfect, still manages to get most things right.

2012 Hyundai Azera

02/27/12
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 2012 Hyundai Azera
Sedan

With the new Azera, Hyundai have created a vehicle that is truly aspirational, and manages to trump its competition from a value to price ratio, at nearly every turn.

2011 Infiniti M

03/18/10
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 2011 Infiniti M
Sedan

Infiniti finally sits shoulder-to-shoulder with the best techno-sleds of Europe and Asia. By focusing on craftsmanship, but not forgetting the smaller G37’s fun-to-drive attitude, Infiniti has finally given the M the credibility to stand on its own.

2010 Ram 2500/3500

10/28/09
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 2010 Ram 2500/3500
SUV/Truck

Looking like one of the largest trucks on the planet, the Heavy Duty Ram Truck plows through with in-your-face styling and capabilities that continue to improve the Dodge brand.

2012 Cadillac XTS

09/13/12
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 2012 Cadillac XTS
Sedan

The Cadillac XTS leaps to the head of the brand’s product line offering loyalists what may be their last large sedan. At the same time, it should attract a new breed of buyer who get drawn in with the allure of high-tech luxury.

2011 Kia Optima

06/24/11
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 2011 Kia Optima
Sedan

With the Optima SX Turbo GDI, Kia have a contender that surpasses many others in the segment and offers plenty of goodies that inspire the boy and girl racer in all of us.

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