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

2012 Mazda 3

03/16/12
87
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mazda 3
Hatchback

The 2012 Mazda3i Touring Skyactiv hatchback is a pure, simple and fun compact car that gets among the best fuel economy this segment has seen.

2011 Ford Fiesta

04/26/10
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 Ford Fiesta
Hatchback

With great tracking over quickly changing switchbacks and off-camber turns, it is clear that Ford is really on to something here. The Fiesta appears to be a genuinely fun, practical and premium-feeling car that can be had without breaking the bank.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V

08/14/10
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 Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe

We thought the Cadillac CTS coupe was the best Cadillac we have ever driven. Until we drove the CTS-V Coupe. It’s become the second best. With a powerful engine, great handling and excellent interior, it has all you could possibly ask for in a high performance coupe.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

10/12/10
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 MINI Cooper Countryman
Wagon

MINI Coopers have long had a reputation for providing the most fun you can have in a car with your clothes on. The new MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 (a mouthful) continues that practice and can take you more places to boot.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

06/07/11
88
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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Sedan

Perfect for those who think the S-Class too large, and the E-class too small, the 2012 Mercedes CLS550 is the middle child that never seems to put a foot wrong.

2013 Ford Fusion

09/24/12
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Ford Fusion
Sedan

Good looks, performance and quality make the Fusion more of a contender than ever, although a fully loaded Titanium model can come with a rather cheeky price tag. If this isn’t 2013’s most-improved new car, we’re not sure what is.

2012 BMW 3 Series

02/06/12
88
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 BMW 3 Series
Sedan

The wrapper might be bigger and more tweaked than ever, and there’s no shortage of marketing-oriented design, but this latest 3-Series seems to live up to its heritage. BMW continues its line of impressive road cars that feel at home both on the street and the track.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

02/22/10
88
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 Hyundai Sonata
Sedan

Our brief drives revealed that Hyundai has reached a new milestone. After years of playing catch up, and then a brief period of being equal to its foes, the Sonata is now the one to beat for mainstream refinement in the family sedan class.

2011 Nissan 370Z

08/19/11
88
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 Nissan 370Z
Coupe

Nissan’s 370Z Nismo is an attractive and spritely performer, with great handling, and power underhood.

2011 Ford F Series Super Duty

03/09/10
88
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 Ford F Series Super Duty
SUV/Truck

It seems these days, that at Ford, good enough really isn’t. They have offered up a round of improvements on their already well-received line of Super Duty trucks that makes them a necessary piece of equipment.

2012 BMW 6 Series

05/12/11
88
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 BMW 6 Series
Convertible

BMW’s new Sun God, the 6-Series Convertible, is the perfect vehicle with which to worship the rays, sand, water and sky.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

07/13/11
88
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 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Coupe

History sometimes repeats the best parts, as Dodge has done with the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. Frankly, we can’t think of many reasons why you shouldn’t buy this car.

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