Steven J. Ewing

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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:

91

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

76

2013 Audi A8 Sedan

09/19/12
88
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2013 Audi A8 Sedan
Sedan

Wat exactly are you getting with the 2013 A8 3.0T? A more affordable entry point into the range that doesn’t lose anything in the way of driving dynamics while still offering relatively good looks, top-notch comfort and absolute class-leading tech.

2012 Scion iQ Hatchback

06/19/12
85
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2012 Scion iQ Hatchback
Hatchback

The sheer entertainment value of the iQ and its clever packaging is exactly why it works and why I consider it a sort of guilty pleasure. It’s pleasant to drive, comfortable, attractive and relatively efficient.

2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

02/16/12
84
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback
Hatchback

What makes the Veloster stand out is its unique styling, incredible levels of standard equipment, and the fact that it’s more interesting than the majority of other econoboxes. Of course, Hyundai’s excellent ten-year/100,000-mile warranty is a big win, too.

2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

04/01/11
83
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan
Sedan

LaCrosse buyers will chose between two models at one price– the eAssist hybrid or the conventional V6. It’s a great proposition with a mild hybrid system that’s so streamlined and nicely integrated – not to mention one that carries a 37-mpg highway economy rating.

2012 Volkswagen R32

03/07/11
86
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen R32
Hatchback

We were enamored by just how good the Golf R is, and how much better its dynamics are over a standard GTI. It’s tuned to be more engaging than a GTI could ever dream of while still retaining the hatch’s high levels of comfort and quality.

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe

07/08/11
90
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe
Coupe

The once-sedate CL550 just got a massive flame lit under its tail, and the end result is a grand coupe that has more personality than ever before.

2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG

04/25/11
82
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG
SUV/Truck

No one needs a 503-horsepower SUV capable of 155 miles per hour. In the real world, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG makes no sense whatsoever. But you want one all the same. We understand.

2011 Ford Shelby GT500

11/10/10
83
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 Ford Shelby GT500
Convertible

The 2011 GT500 Convertible is better than what we drove in 2010, but it still isn’t where it should be – the body is still too flexible and we would never consider anything but the coupe if we were tasked with driving a Shelby along a California canyon road or out on a track.

2011 BMW X3 SUV

10/22/10
82
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 BMW X3 SUV
SUV/Truck

The 2011 X3 is a vehicle that reeks of anonymity. Still, anonymity isn’t all that bad, particularly when you have 300 hp on tap.

2011 BMW X3 SUV

10/19/10
83
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 BMW X3 SUV
SUV/Truck

We don’t find many faults with the 2011 BMW X3, but if we’re honest, there isn’t a lot to get excited about, either. The end result is a vehicle that reeks of anonymity. But anonymity isn’t all that bad, particularly when you have 300 hp on tap.

2011 Honda CR-Z Hatchback

08/31/10
76
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 Honda CR-Z Hatchback
Hatchback

Your $20-23K may be better spent on a base Mini Cooper, Ford Fiesta or Honda Fit – three cars are just as good if not better to drive as the CR-Z, and their similar fuel economy and far more practical shapes far outweigh our desire to break the mold of the traditional subcompact set.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon

08/11/10
84
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon
Wagon

While the Mini Countryman is slated to be the most expensive Mini ever, its excellent driving dynamics coupled with a functional interior will show the world that Minis aren’t so Mini anymore.

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