Bill Griffith

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Critic's Review History

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

85

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

94

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

81

2011 Volkswagen Routan

03/16/11
81
100

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Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Volkswagen Routan
Minivan

The Routan isn’t a bad choice, it’s just lacking the competition’s higher-quality interiors and flexibility. While its driving dynamics impress, for the money it’s not the best choice in this segment.

2012 Toyota Camry

02/10/12
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2012 Toyota Camry
Sedan

Toyota did a nice job styling the new Camry. On the road it’s exceptionally quiet and the ride is refined. Under the hood, the XLE’s V-6 gave amazing performance while giving us 27.2 miles per gallon.

2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

06/11/10
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon
Wagon/CUV

Subaru has redesigned this cherished model for 2010, making roomier for passengers and cargo. This fourth generation Outback is a nice package at a fair price.

2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan

04/16/10
84
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan
Sedan

It’s the combination of near-luxury and performance that sets the Nissan Maxima into a niche where it will compete with the upscale Acura TL, Audi A4, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus IS 250, Volkswagen CC, and the Infiniti G37. That’s pretty good company.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon

06/21/11
83
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon
Wagon/CUV

We found the biggest pluses of this Mini to be the performance of the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and smoothness of the six-speed manual transmission, along with the secure handling and unique look of the vehicle.

2011 Lexus RX Hybrid SUV

08/26/11
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Lexus RX Hybrid SUV
SUV/Truck

I enjoyed driving the RX 450h. The ride is comfortable, predictable, and refined. Interior wood and leather are first class, as is the build quality. This is a Lexus all the way.

2011 Kia Sportage SUV

03/31/11
82
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Kia Sportage SUV
SUV/Truck

If you’re a fan of these smaller CUVs, be assured that the Kia Sportage fits nicely in this niche with the likes of the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4. We found it more than held its own — along with a lot of ours.

2011 Kia Optima Sedan

02/25/11
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Kia Optima Sedan
Sedan

Kia outdid itself with this redesign. The 2011 Optima is well-equipped at each price level and a winner in the “bang for your buck” category.

2011 Infiniti EX

05/03/11
83
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Infiniti EX
SUV/Truck

Infiniti says its EX35 combines the look and feel of a luxury coupe with a crossover’s flexibility. We concur, and add that in “the old days” we’d have just called this a terrific sport wagon.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan

07/07/11
89
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan
Sedan

The Sonata Hybrid is borderline excellent as it stands today. Attention competition: It’s only going to get better.

2012 Hyundai Accent Sedan

11/30/11
86
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Accent Sedan
Sedan

Hyundai seems to have gotten it right with the Accent. The base model is adequate and the premium package adds just enough for a subcompact buyer. It’s easy to appreciate how much of a quantum leap the Accent has taken in its fourth generation.

2011 Honda Odyssey Minivan

09/10/10
85
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith Score Pending 2011 Honda Odyssey Minivan
Minivan

The Honda Odyssey has raised the bar in its back-and-forth race with Chrysler-Dodge to top the minivan sales charts.

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