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 Coupe

07/11/13
98
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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.

2012 Audi TTS Coupe

09/05/12
86
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Audi TTS Coupe
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.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

08/13/12
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV
SUV/Truck

The clean and stylish exterior, similarly well-sorted cabin, flexible rear seating and sufficient engine simply aren’t enough to keep the Tiguan afloat with a preponderance of well-oiled competitors.

2012 Infiniti G

05/24/12
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Infiniti G
Sedan

Infiniti has made a name for itself by designing and executing some of the nicest cabins in the segment. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of them. This is a more efficient G, but the sedan has lost much of the umami that separates the mid-level luxury line from its Nissan counterparts.

2012 Infiniti EX

04/16/12
81
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Infiniti EX
SUV/Truck

Despite its excellent on-road manners, the EX35 is ultimately undone by a dearth of cabin and cargo space – it’s a crossover utility vehicle without the utility.

2012 Jeep Wrangler SUV

02/17/12
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Jeep Wrangler SUV
SUV/Truck

A loaded Wrangler Sport is certainly not cheap, but we would be just as happy with the base version. Even with 3.21 gears and open differentials on both ends, the Wrangler Sport is an unstoppable force of nature and a suitable heir to the throne.

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.

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.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

12/07/11
81
100

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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.

2012 Hyundai Accent

06/20/11
84
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Accent
Hatchback

It’s clear that the 2012 Hyundai Accent is intent on eclipsing the competition. The new Korean hatch has all the makings of one of the best all-around vehicles in the segment. With plenty of power, space and fuel efficiency in a low-cost package, Hyundai has hit all the right notes.

2012 Toyota Prius v Wagon

05/24/11
84
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius v Wagon
Wagon

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 Passat

05/24/11
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Sedan

The 2012 Passat is an incredibly solid-feeling vehicle, it carries itself well, and the suspension nearly delivers the coveted Goldilocks sweet spot of not-too-harsh, not-too-soft driving.

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