Zach Bowman

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

6.0 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

83

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

98

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

70

2014 Nissan GT-R

07/11/13
98
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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2014 Nissan GT-R
Coupe

This is a car that rankles established supercar players with names like Lamborghini,Ferrari and Porsche, and does so with a Nissan badge on the hood.

2011 Jaguar XJ

08/18/10
91
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Jaguar XJ
Sedan

In a world dominated by variations on the same theme, the 2011 XJL is as close to shrugging off the bland, conservative lines of the luxury sedan as you’re apt to find. It satisfies all of the prerequisites for a high-dollar automobile while still striking its own chord.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

10/15/10
87
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Sedan

With more power and better fuel economy than the V6 variants of the Camry, Accord and Altima, all at around $3,000 less than the majority of its major competitors, we just can’t find a coherent all-around argument against the 2011 Sonata Turbo

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

12/27/11
87
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
SUV/Truck

The 2012 Evoque has a unique knack for making onlookers want to be behind the wheel. With its emotive styling and precise driving dynamics, we could have spent another month behind the wheel without complaint.

2011 Ford F-150

05/18/11
87
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Ford F-150
SUV/Truck

The F-150 toes a fine line between civility and functionality and does it in an attractive, masculine package. All hail the king.

2012 Audi TT

09/05/12
87
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Audi TT
Coupe

Would we put our money down on the barrel head for a 2012 TTS? No, but if you have no intention of really beating on the coupe, have no need for an extra 95 horsepower and all the heroics the power entails, the middle child of the TT line isn’t a bad place to spend time.

2011 Infiniti QX

05/20/10
87
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Infiniti QX
SUV/Truck

If the luxury SUV genus is to survive for our posterity, it might as well look like the QX56. For 2011, the truck’s engineers have managed to give it the camouflage it needs to survive in a world dominated by crossovers, all while keeping the base price identical to the 2010 model.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

09/10/10
86
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
SUV/Truck

Chrysler really has done something impressive with the 2011 Grand Cherokee. They are plainly operating with a dearth of resources compared to both Ford and GM, but has managed to turn out a product capable of keeping pace, if not besting its competitors.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

09/08/10
85
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Sedan

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has no problem besting its closest competitor, the Lexus HS250h, in every way. With more room and power, a quieter cabin, a comparable MSRP and significantly better fuel economy, it’s simply a better vehicle.

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

07/19/10
85
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
Sedan

We have to congratulate Subaru for rearming the STI. In a world of ever eroding performance in favor of poseur looks and not much else, the company has done an intelligent job of refocusing the car toward what made it a success to begin with.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

11/16/10
84
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Coupe

This beast is everything that’s right with the American muscle car. While it may not be fit for track duty, on the street, the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is a force to be reckoned with.

2011 GMC Sierra

08/25/11
84
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 GMC Sierra
SUV/Truck

Even with its turbo lag and aging interior in place, the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali remains an impressive truck. In terms of outright capability, the Sierra Denali is built to work.

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