Warren Brown

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

7.3 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:

94

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

78

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible

01/12/12
87
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible
Convertible

The Chrysler 200 will attract buyers who would not have considered its Sebring predecessor. It has a sleeker, sportier, richer look, and interior materials are among the best in the class.

2013 Acura RDX SUV

05/11/12
87
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2013 Acura RDX SUV
SUV/Truck

The 2013 RDX truly lives up to the term “entry-level luxury.”

2013 Audi allroad Wagon

08/17/12
88
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2013 Audi allroad Wagon
Wagon/CUV

Practical” seems woefully uninteresting. But it does not have to be. It can be attractively styled inside and out. It can be comfortable, stately and elegant. “Practical” can be aspirational. Witness the 2013 Audi Allroad Quattro.

2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

04/08/11
88
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Volvo S60 Sedan
Sedan

The 2012 Volvo S60 sedan is probably the best-looking car ever penned by Volvo. It’s an absolute delight on roads where you can come close to exploiting its potential without going to jail, a hospital, or both.

2012 Kia Optima Sedan

12/18/11
88
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Kia Optima Sedan
Sedan

Kia’s DNA has always been to surprise, to give customers far more car than they expected to get at a price far lower than they expected to pay. The Optima SX T-GDI, loaded with practically every amenity and technology available in more expensive sedans, it is doing that.

2012 Fiat 500 Arbarth

06/02/12
88
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Arbarth
Hatchback

The Abarth scoots. It’s addictive. It moves so fast and well, you want to drive it the longest way home. I loved driving it so much, especially in congested urban traffic, I didn’t mind accepting the risks suggested by NHTSA’s so-so crash-test results.

2013 Infiniti JX

07/17/12
88
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2013 Infiniti JX
SUV/Truck

the JX35 is a beautiful wagon, fluid in exterior design, with jewel-like grille and headlamps. You are forced to look at it, an elegant motorized homage to affluence, or at least to the desire for same. And it gets the job done. I only wish that it would do it using less fuel.

2012 Hyundai Azera Sedan

06/09/12
88
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Azera Sedan
Sedan

Those willing to spend $32,000 for a large family sedan should get world-class safety, fit and finish, world-competitive exterior and interior design, and world-class performance (ride, acceleration, braking and handling). The 2012 Azera offers all those things.

2012 Audi A7 Sedan

06/03/11
88
100

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

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Audi A7 Sedan
Sedan

The 2012 Audi A7 3.0 TFSI is a five-door, all-wheel-drive hatchback with the sporting looks of a luxury coupe — performance in passionate conjugation with utility, high style in elopement with practicality. And it even has the nerve to flirt with fuel economy!

2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel

08/29/10
89
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel
Sedan

We can have power, fun in driving and fuel efficiency. All we need is money — in a rounded sum, at least $44,000. But it’s worth it, the 2011 BMW 335d sedan.

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible

07/08/11
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible
Convertible

The 2012 BMW 650i convertible is more art than car, stunningly beautiful art, the kind that draws admiring crowds and gets preferred spots in big-city parking garages with no request or bribe. If you are looking for practicality, look elsewhere. Convertibles are inherently impractical automobiles.

2012 Volvo XC60 SUV

04/21/12
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV
SUV/Truck

The all-wheel-drive 2012 Volvo XC60 is worth the price. It beats most things its class. Even the base model elevates the notion of “base.” It is so structurally sound and well equipped with standard equipment, it flirts with premium.

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