Todd Lassa

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:

84

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

91

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

79

2013 Chevrolet Spark

06/15/12
85
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Hatchback

With 10 airbags, a sufficiently solid feel, and a cheap and cheerful interior, the Chevy Spark is plenty of car for used car money. Its ride, handling, and steering aren’t unlike that in the soft and springy Fiat 500.

2013 Dodge Dart

04/27/12
88
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2013 Dodge Dart
Sedan

This is a handsome, well-designed compact that enters a crowded segment full of good cars, including suddenly competent domestic compacts. The segment is desperately in search of a standout, though, and the new Dart may be it.

2013 Audi S8

10/21/11
91
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2013 Audi S8
Sedan

For the enthusiasts who dream of coming up with the kind of sports-celebrity scratch for a car that can carry the family in comfort while carving up on-ramps, there is the Audi S8.

2012 Toyota Camry

08/23/11
80
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2012 Toyota Camry
Sedan

The 2012 Camry fits all the criteria, including improved fuel efficiency and an ever-higher level of safety, that most buyers expect of such cars.

2012 Hyundai Accent

06/20/11
84
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Accent
Sedan

Hyundai has redesigned its subcompact with stylish sheetmetal. Until the 2012 model year, the Accent’s most attractive styling came from the window stickers listing the manufacturer’s suggested list price and the EPA fuel mileage. Those labels still look good too.

2011 Ford Edge

08/23/10
79
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2011 Ford Edge
SUV/Truck

Excepting its sub-standard brakes, the new 2011 Ford Edge is a much-improved model. It’s not improved to the level of the Fusion, though, and it might not be sustainable as a ’tweener with a little more interior utility than the Escape and nearly the heft of the new Explorer.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

07/21/10
81
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Sedan

Even if the ’11 VW Jetta seems a retrograde step from the previous model, VW figures that Americans, Canadians and Mexicans still respond to the words “large economy size.”

2011 Infiniti QX

05/20/10
84
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2011 Infiniti QX
SUV/Truck

The QX56 is a handsome, distinctive choice in its class, and Infiniti is very confident the segment’s sales will remain healthy. It looks much better on the street than in photographs.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

03/01/10
86
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Convertible

The E 350 Cabrio is, in case you haven’t picked up on it, a relaxed convertible. It’s for you three friends. Open-air views of sunrises and starry nights make up for a lot in this sort of car.

2010 Subaru Legacy

11/10/09
84
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2010 Subaru Legacy
Sedan

It’s refreshing to come across a mid-size family sedan that delivers the goods. Subaru’s new Legacy GT, delineated from quotidian naturally aspirated H-4 and H-6 Legacys, is a WRX for grownups

2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid

11/09/09
82
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
SUV/Truck

It’s hard to not think of the X6 ActiveHybrid as BMW’s argument in favor of turbodiesels. Its 17/19-mpg EPA rating falls shy of the X5 xDrive 35d’s 19/26 mpg.

2010 Lincoln MKT

05/15/09
82
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2010 Lincoln MKT
SUV/Truck

The Lincoln MKT falls somewhere between the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes R-Class, with an optional engine that will make you king of the big family vacation.

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