Colum Wood

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

7.1 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:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

76

2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

02/20/12
89
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
Coupe

The 2013 Genesis Coupe looks better, the power upgrade is impressive, plus driving dynamics have been improved. All these factors combine with the unique value packaging to make it not just a stand-out, but a stand-alone pick.

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

08/08/11
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
Sedan

The Hyundai Genesis is a well engineered vehicle, offering a balanced package of luxury, performance, comfort and price.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

02/22/10
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Sonata Sedan
Sedan

It’s a game changer. The 2011 Sonata is more powerful and efficient than its competitors and has a look that is sure to revolutionize the mid-size segment. Plus, it has all the safety equipment you’d expect, and it’s enjoyable to drive.

2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV

01/25/10
82
100

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

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV
SUV/Truck

With a massive leap forward in design, fuel economy, horsepower, interior materials and build quality, the 2010 Hyundai Tucson has managed to go from dead last to a contender at the front of the pack.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

06/27/12
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Hatchback

An impressive machine based on all the available statistics, the Veloster Turbo is undeniably fun but fails to deliver that wow factor. It delivers the goods on paper while in reality it isn’t too hard-edged and won’t scare off the average consumer. A hot hatch for all, enthusiasts need not apply.

2011 Infiniti G

03/16/11
88
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Infiniti G
Sedan

The 2011 G25 is luxurious and engaging, and it looks the part too. It’s the kind of car you aspire to own. So a heart-felt thank you to Infiniti is in order, because now you can.

2013 Infiniti JX

03/27/12
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Infiniti JX
SUV/Truck

The JX’s drive is a bit less inspired than we’ve come to expect from Infiniti, but factor in the price, luxury, fuel economy, interior space and features and the newest three-row luxury crossover is instantly the best.

2011 Infiniti QX

10/05/10
85
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Infiniti QX
SUV/Truck

There’s a very real possibility that the QX56 could go from a niche player to the segment leader. It’s certainly got the goods to do so. Without a doubt, this is the best looking full-sized luxury SUV on the planet.

2011 Kia Optima Sedan

09/24/10
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Kia Optima Sedan
Sedan

The Optima was built to out-do its competitors when it comes to sensible family-sedan characteristics, making it a car you should buy. And by packaging it in dramatic sheetmetal it’s also something you’ll want to own.

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe

09/17/10
88
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe
Coupe

To truly appreciate the LP570-4 Superleggera, buyers should pony-up for a membership at one of the motorsports country clubs popping up, because even after a day at the track, you’ll only just start to be getting an idea of what this machine is capable of.

2011 Lexus CT Hybrid

10/12/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid
Hatchback

With efficient packaging that’s luxurious and high-tech, plus fuel economy that’s beyond best-in-class, about the only complaint one can have about the CT200h is lack of power. It’s a testament to how good a car it is that we’d love to have 200-hp on command.

2013 Lexus ES

05/30/12
86
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Lexus ES
Sedan

Lexus has built on the past strengths of the ES while adding more qualities to further distinguish a car that’s long been a pretender in luxury circle. Growing in size, luxury and style it now looks and feels like a genuine luxury sedan.

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