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

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

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
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 Lincoln MKX CUV

09/13/10
82
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Lincoln MKX CUV
Wagon/CUV

With more power, a quieter cabin and an interior that’s finally becoming of a true luxury brand, the MKX has the makings of a sales winner. We’re just not sure the Lincoln high-rider is far enough away from its kissing-cousin, the Ford Edge.

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 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

06/16/10
82
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Wagon/CUV

While the R350’s new corporate uniform will likely win over a handful of customers, chances are Mercedes buyers will just as soon buy the big-boy GL-Class SUV over its crossover sister – and at $49,300 for the gasoline R Class, we can’t really blame them.

2014 Nissan GT-R Coupe

07/11/13
98
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2014 Nissan GT-R Coupe
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 Nissan Juke Hatchback

01/24/11
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Nissan Juke Hatchback
Hatchback

The styling of the Nissan Juke may not be for everyone, but after a week with the five-door, we grew warm to its funky face. Hey, if people can welcome pug dogs into their homes, they should have no problem opening up the garage door for the 2011 Juke.

2011 Nissan Rogue SUV

10/22/10
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Nissan Rogue SUV
SUV/Truck

While the 2011 Rogue manages to cover all of the crossover bases, there’s very little to differentiate this compact utility from the rest of the crowd.

2011 Subaru Forester SUV

12/10/10
83
100

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

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Subaru Forester SUV
SUV/Truck

We’ve liked the Forester since it’s 1998 debut, and while we would have liked the third-generation boxer engine bring to bring a little more to the table, the quieter, smoother mill makes for a more pleasant driving experience altogether.

2012 Subaru Impreza

12/15/11
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Subaru Impreza
Sedan

This 2012 model has excised the precision of the previous generation. Still, a quieter, larger, more comfortable and more efficient Impreza that still offers the grip of all-wheel drive can’t help but resonate with buyers looking for a solid commuter.

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

07/19/10
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

2012 Toyota Prius v Wagon

05/24/11
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius v Wagon
Wagon/CUV

The Prius V’s small fuel economy sacrifices are more than made up for by increased versatility and backseat comfort. We even think the taller roof line makes the model more becoming. For the first time, the Prius name stands for fuel economy and functionality.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

12/07/11
81
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Hatchback

The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is certainly a step in the right direction, but the MSRP, low power figures and lackluster fuel economy might have us sniffing elsewhere if we were in the market for an adorable retro hatchback.

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