Mark Vaughn

This critic has yet
to receive the minimum
number of ratings to
ensure an accurate
credibility score.

XX
Critic's Review History

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

85

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

98

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

65

2014 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

02/04/14
95
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2014 Bentley Continental GT Coupe
Coupe

The V8 Continental GT might be the sportier choice over the W12, given its 55 pounds less weight and slightly better balance. Then again, any Continental is going to fulfill all your luxury gran touring needs.

2014 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe

01/26/14
98
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2014 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
Coupe

There are some cars that make you spontaneously spout poetry. In the case of the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 coupes, it is 18th Century English romantic poetry: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

2013 MINI Cooper

11/08/12
65
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 MINI Cooper
Hatchback

If you were looking for a more practical Mini that offers up a bit more stylish geometry, this could be your ride.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

10/15/12
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV
SUV/Truck

The Pathfinder comes with a roomy interior, three rows of seats you can actually access and loads of available features. You’re not going to go offroading in this thing, at least not very far. But, of course, almost no one will try.

2013 Audi S8 Sedan

10/08/12
93
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 Audi S8 Sedan
Sedan

The combination of powerful twin-turbo engine and sure-footed quattro drive make the Audi S8 ideal for the boss with an attitude in almost any climate. There aren’t a lot of supersedans with all-wheel drive. The S8 may be king of the class. And at $110,895 it’s the least expensive.

2013 Honda Fit EV Hatchback

06/29/12
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 Honda Fit EV Hatchback
Hatchback

Honda says Fit EV owners will use their cars for commuting and running errands. Considering that many people spend their weekdays slogging through stop-and-go traffic, it would be perfect for a good number of buyers.

2013 Scion FR-S Coupe

04/25/12
91
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 Scion FR-S Coupe
Coupe

The FR-S is affordable and it is fun. With its back seat and trunk you can even convince the spouse that it is practical. With its 25 mpg combined manual and 28 mpg combined automatic you can even say it’s economical.

2013 Subaru BRZ Coupe

12/02/11
87
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 Subaru BRZ Coupe
Coupe

This thing is only going to cost $25,000 and it’s really fun. Plus the Subaru BRZ is a practical daily driver that won’t beat you up but neither will it let you down if you find a nice twisty road to drive on. What else is out there for this price that’s fun?

2012 Ford Focus Electric

04/17/12
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric
Hatchback

The Focus Electric is the quietest EV we’ve driven yet. Room inside is definitely compact-class snug. And you get the benefit of anonymity.

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo

03/26/12
93
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo
Coupe

If you lean toward the muscle-car end of the convertible-supercar segment, the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is your ride. It has 543 hp and weighs 3,500 pounds. You can’t go wrong.

2011 Ford Explorer SUV

12/13/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2011 Ford Explorer SUV
SUV/Truck

This new car-based Explorer is far more realistic about what SUV/CUV buyers really want: something roomy inside with excellent on-road manners and very little road noise or wind noise. Most of the Explorer is in fine shape, at or near the head of its class.

2011 Ford Explorer SUV

12/12/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2011 Ford Explorer SUV
SUV/Truck

This new car-based 2011 Ford Explorer is far more realistic about what SUV/CUV buyers really want: something roomy inside with excellent on-road manners and very little road noise or wind noise.

MotorMouths Newsletter

Get the latest reviews,
buying advice, deals &
more. Sent once a month.