Mark Atkinson

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Critic's Review History

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

84

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

77

2011 Volkswagen Touareg

03/24/11
83
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
SUV/Truck

While the 2011 Volkswagen Tourag’s difference in ability, comfort and appeal over the original is impressive, the $10/pound premium is not.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

12/28/10
83
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Minivan

If Dodge is able to turn around its image as quickly as it turned around these improvements, they’ll do very nicely. There’s finally a reason to consider a Grand Caravan besides the best dollar-to-pound ratio.

2011 Buick Enclave

04/27/11
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Buick Enclave
SUV/Truck

Given its relative age, the Enclave remains one of the most attractive vehicles on the road, and offers full-size luxury with room to stretch out and enjoy your trip.

2011 Toyota Sienna

03/22/10
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Toyota Sienna
Minivan

So did Toyota succeed and make a minivan cool? No, but they have made it much more tolerable for drivers with the Sienna.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class BlueTEC

02/01/11
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class BlueTEC
Sedan

Like all Mercedes E Classes, the 350 BlueTec hits the sweet spot for power, features and luxury but now adds fantastic fuel efficiency too

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

05/01/12
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
SUV/Truck

The Equinox isn’t the best of the bunch, but it is pretty close. It’s only a repositioned touch-screen and higher-quality plastics away from a place in our heart. It’s definitely one of the more attractive efforts in what used to be a yawn-inducing segment.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

01/17/11
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Wagon

Unlike older ‘Benzes, the current E is a wonderful and rewarding car to drive, even in the most basic, pedestrian specs. You’ll have more fun than in any of the company’s similarly sized sport-utes or crossovers.

2012 Toyota Camry

11/25/11
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Toyota Camry
Sedan

For customers looking for a ‘sporty’ Camry, this is the best yet. But compared to similarly equipped Optimas and Sonatas, the SE doesn’t hold up on the ‘sport sedan’ front. Critically, Toyota has addressed one major problem, and that’s value.

2010 Subaru Legacy

06/08/10
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2010 Subaru Legacy
Sedan

The 2010 Subaru Legacy is familiar to those who were already fans, but its increased size and reduced price will certainly appeal to those shopping the Honda/Nissan/Toyota triangle.

2011 Toyota Avalon

01/21/11
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Toyota Avalon
Sedan

But the Avalon really is as close to a Lexus as you can get without paying the price premium for the little “L” badge. It’s perfectly positioned to capture Toyota customers who’ve grown up with the brand and grown out of a Camry.

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

07/28/11
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
SUV/Truck

Even the basic ML is a good compromise between luxury and safety. While it’s hard to pick out any one area where the ‘Benz excels, the improvements are small but significant.

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

02/28/12
85
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Convertible

The E Cabrio buyer isn’t looking for a deal. Not when better-performing options are available for less dough. No, to those privileged few, the three-pointed star and the fact that the interior trim perfectly matches a four-figure handbag is what really matters.

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