J.P. Vettraino

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

6.3 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

87

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

94

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

79

2013 Bentley Continental GT/GTC

02/13/12
94
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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2013 Bentley Continental GT/GTC
Coupe

The Bentley Continental GT V8 presents a slight contradiction. It’s more blatantly aggressive than the familiar W12, yet it’s based on a foundation of less conspicuous consumption. By price point, the Continental GT probably pegs the top end for daily drivers.

2011 Maserati Granturismo

02/12/10
92
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2011 Maserati Granturismo
Coupe

We guarantee that the 2011 Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible won’t be the fastest big-dollar convertible you can buy. On the other hand, it’s no slouch on a hard court, and it may be the sexiest.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V

08/12/10
91
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe

The Cadillac CTS-V Series coupe is a fabulous combination of sporting entertainment and coddling everyday transport.

2012 Ford Mustang

11/28/11
91
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 Ford Mustang
Coupe

The 2012 Mustang line delivers more features and more refinement than any so-called pony car line-up before, not to mention a whole lot of performance per dollar.

2012 Jaguar XF

05/21/12
91
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 Jaguar XF
Sedan

The Jaguar XF rises toward the top of the class with distinctive good looks, first-rate interior finish, excellent driving capability and a charm some competitors lack. All in all, the XF is one of the most appealing choices in a segment loaded with great cars.

2012 Toyota Avalon

09/01/12
90
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 Toyota Avalon
Sedan

The Avalon might be Toyota’s best sedan. We think it’s as good as more expensive Lexus models. It’s big and comfortale and quiet. It can accelerate in lively fashion, given its modest engine size, and it returns good fuel economy, given its space and luxurious demeanor.

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

01/17/12
88
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Coupe

The ZL1 is the horsepower king of the pony cars. In some respects it’s a bargain, and when you consider its civility, quite an achievement. It’s remarkable for its mix of everyday civility and track capability.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

08/27/12
88
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
SUV/Truck

The Santa Fe Sport is attractively priced, with a substantial feature-for-feature retail price edge on key competitors, and it will go toe-to-toe with best that Ford, Honda, Toyota or Volkswagen have to offer, regardless of price.

2013 Cadillac ATS

07/23/12
88
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2013 Cadillac ATS
Sedan

The ATS is fundamentally solid and inherently balanced. Its three engine options start near the tip in terms of output and technology. The car offers rear- or all-wheel drive out of the box, and its power-to-weight ratios are best in class.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

10/11/12
88
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
SUV/Truck

The Santa Fe Sport is an excellently sorted automotive appliance: functional, economical to operate, smooth, quiet and practical. It’s almost never annoying and it’s engaging to drive. The Sport will go toe-to-toe with the best any mainstream manufacturer offers.

2011 Ford Mustang

06/09/10
87
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2011 Ford Mustang
Coupe

Who among the Mustang faithful wouldn’t want the fastest and arguably best Mustang ever? The 2011 GT500 is fabulously fast, ruggedly handsome and imposingly obvious.

2010 Volvo XC70

06/15/10
86
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2010 Volvo XC70
Wagon

Volvo XC70 is an excellent choice for outdoor adventurers. It offers genuine off-pavement capability and it’s very good on unpaved roads.

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