Thane Peterson

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:

85

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

93

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

76

2011 Toyota Sienna

03/08/11
85
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Toyota Sienna
Minivan

Which is the best family vehicle on the market today, keeping in mind that “best” doesn’t necessarily mean sexiest? My vote goes to Toyota’s new Sienna minivan.

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

07/14/11
85
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible
Convertible

There’s nothing with the Miata’s 24-grand base price that can compete with its sportiness. It zips around like a hyperactive water bug. This is a great little second or third car for shoppers on a tight budget.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

11/02/10
84
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
SUV/Truck

If you need a heavy-duty hauling capability, the Silverado 2500 HD offers excellent bang for the buck. You might as well opt for the most powerful truck in the segment.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

05/04/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan
Sedan

The front-wheel drive Sonata, Hyundai’s best-selling U.S. model, is bigger, quicker, more sophisticated, and more fuel-efficient than the model it’s replacing.

2010 Lexus RX Hybrid SUV

03/30/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Lexus RX Hybrid SUV
SUV/Truck

Most people can buy a hybrid RX450h instead of a conventional gasoline-powered RX 350 without giving up anything—whether it be money, convenience, or performance.

2011 Honda Odyssey Minivan

09/21/10
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Honda Odyssey Minivan
Minivan

If you don’t mind their nerdy image, minivans offer more space, utility, and high-end features for the money than do luxury SUVs or crossover vehicles. The Odyssey’s greatest appeal is its cabin, which is roomier and much nicer-looking than the old one.

2011 Lincoln MKX CUV

02/24/11
83
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Lincoln MKX CUV
Wagon/CUV

If you’re in the market for a midsize crossover vehicle, the Lincoln MKX merits a test-drive, especially if you’re considering the Cadillac SRX. It’s better than its flagging sales would indicate.

2010 Lincoln MKT CUV

02/02/10
82
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Lincoln MKT CUV
Wagon/CUV

Just about the only thing I don’t like about the new Lincoln MKT is the way it looks. In Tuxedo Black, the MKT looks like it should be leading a procession of mourners to the nearest cemetery.

2011 Lexus CT Hybrid Hatchback

12/28/10
81
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid Hatchback
Hatchback

The CT 200h is a niche product that isn’t for everyone. But it’s a vehicle I’d definitely consider buying for myself, especially as a second car. It’s main competitor is the Prius, which seems clunky next to the CT 200h.

2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback

05/03/11
80
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback
Hatchback

The new plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volt is a great little car. It’s green, comfortable, and peppy. Too bad about the price.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman CUV

06/14/11
76
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman CUV
Wagon/CUV

Heavy, sluggish, and surprisingly poky, the Mini Cooper Countryman is a small SUV with little to offer.

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