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

2013 Infiniti JX

03/27/12
85
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Infiniti JX
SUV/Truck

ith a variety of smart personal assists, as well as a suite of vehicular safety assists, too, the Infiniti JX35 finally offers a mainstream design in a package that still looks pleasantly out of the ordinary.

2013 Ford Escape SUV

04/19/12
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Ford Escape SUV
SUV/Truck

The 2013 Escape goes far more upmarket in every conceivable way. Price-conscious consumers may squawk, but with the new Escape, they will be getting more vehicle for their money.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

04/24/12
88
100

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

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible
Convertible

Constantly improving, the sporty Mercedes-Benz SL hardtop convertible offers the best of all worlds and feels at home anywhere from the office to the racetrack to the country club and back, sometimes all in the same day.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible AMG

05/01/12
91
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible AMG
Convertible

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG takes its place as one of the world’s great grand touring roadsters. Offering oomph, looks and refinement, all in a sexy package is what this car is about.

2013 Ford Mustang Coupe

05/07/12
89
100

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

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Ford Mustang Coupe
Coupe

Our brief time behind the wheel of the new 2013 Mustang GT showed that this pony car has lost none of its step as it approaches the age of many of its drivers. Constant improvements help the Mustang brand to keep pace and in some cases even surpass the competition.

2013 Scion FR-S Coupe

05/07/12
89
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2013 Scion FR-S Coupe
Coupe

With the FR-S, Akio Toyoda’s dream of a car that buyers will become passionate about should easily come to pass. That they will become fanatical about it is a big likelihood, as well.

2013 Cadillac XTS Sedan

05/29/12
89
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 Cadillac XTS Sedan
Sedan

Cadillac brings their latest large car to market and we think it’s one of their best yet. Don’t think this is the CTS-V’s big brother. The XTS is a full-on luxury car, and one we think is the equal of every player in its segment.

2013 Audi allroad Wagon

07/02/12
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 2013 Audi allroad Wagon
Wagon/CUV

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

2013 Audi S5 Coupe

07/18/12
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 2013 Audi S5 Coupe
Coupe

Audi continues to upgrade and refine the S5, offering more efficiency underhood, and more technology inside. There’s little we miss about the old V8 and much we love about the new(ish) V6, even if its 3.0T badge is a misnomer.

2013 Ford Fusion Sedan

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
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.

2013 Lexus LS Sedan

10/16/12
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 2013 Lexus LS Sedan
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 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

10/22/12
94
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 Bentley Continental GT Coupe
Coupe

With the 2013 Continental GT Speed, Bentley continues to offer the Jekyll and Hyde of motorcars, a supercar that masquerades as a grand-tourer, for those whom only the best will do.

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