Kim Reynolds

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

6.8 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

84

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

90

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

79

2010 Lincoln MKT CUV

10/05/09
79
100

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Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2010 Lincoln MKT CUV
Wagon/CUV

While the MKT’s styling is perhaps in the eye of the beholder, there’s no question it is one dramatic vehicle. But decent brakes should be there to match the big Lincoln’s impressive power.

2012 Toyota Prius c Hatchback

02/22/12
82
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius c Hatchback
Hatchback

The smaller and cheaper Prius C negotiates the real world with adequate if indifferent small-car reflexes. The news is brighter inside, where our drivers generally gave a thumbs-up to its more conventional, less Prius-y design.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

04/23/12
82
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2012 Ford Focus Electric
Hatchback

Despite the Focus EV’s 700 lbs of added weight, I’d say this is the best-driving Focus I’ve experienced. I think it’s a terrific-looking car. But the Focus’ platform doesn’t appear to have anticipated a big battery pack replacing its gas tank.

2010 Toyota Prius

09/02/10
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2010 Toyota Prius
Hatchback

Toyota’s Plug-In Hybrid Prius drives just like the regular car, except for a slightly stiffer ride due to firmer springs. Plugging in is a cinch, and if you forget or don’t care to, well, no big deal.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman CUV

05/24/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman CUV
Wagon/CUV

Does the Mini Countryman steer like a go-kart? Yes, like a great big go-kart with added weight and dimensions, because remember, those wheels are still slammed unbelievably close to the car’s corners.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

09/07/10
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Sedan

The the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is yet another reason to avoid the Lexus HS 250h, it’s closest competitor. With a lower price; combined mileage that’s 4 mpg higher; the ability to operate in EV mode up to 47 mph; plus attractive design and some genuine classiness.

2013 Honda Fit EV Hatchback

07/06/12
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2013 Honda Fit EV Hatchback
Hatchback

The Fit’s EV version provides is another flash of masterful engineering. The Fit has always had knife-sharp handling; now, with an electric drivetrain, the car’s “throttle” response is just as immediate and precise.

2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

10/28/09
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback
Hatchback

The new Volkswagen GTI is worth hollering about. It feels just, plain, fast. The whole car seems meticulously calibrated to deliver the goods when you really need them.

2011 Toyota Sienna

12/22/09
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2011 Toyota Sienna
Minivan

If you’re getting the idea that I’m really impressed with the Toyota Sienna, you’re right. The often neglected minivan category definitely has a new standard bearer.

2013 Lexus GS Sedan

01/25/12
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan
Sedan

The 2013 GS F Sport is a large Lexus sedan claiming to burn up backroads like a 5 Series BMW. It does a remarkably good job of it.

2012 BMW 5 Series Hybrid Sedan

02/03/12
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2012 BMW 5 Series Hybrid Sedan
Sedan

The ActiveHybrid 5 is an extraordinary technical feat, an authentic attempt to do good, and all in all, a wonderful car. Its driving experience absolutely is worthy of the marque’s performance heritage.

2010 Toyota Prius

03/25/09
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2010 Toyota Prius
Hatchback

The 2010 Prius definitively retains its crown as king of the hybrids. It’s a profoundly impressive car, perhaps the densest concentration of engineering virtuosity on the road.

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