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

2012 Acura TSX

02/13/12
85
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 Acura TSX
Sedan

The front-wheel-drive Acura TSX is stylish, comfortable, and economical to drive with either the four- or six-cylinder engine. It’s hard to beat.

2013 Bentley Continental GT/GTC

02/13/12
94
100

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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 BMW X5

10/08/10
83
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2011 BMW X5
SUV/Truck

If sporting, on-pavement driving dynamics are the priority in a luxury SUV, the X5 is a great place to start. If family friendly utility and minimal aggravation are most important, it may not be.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

2011 Ford Shelby GT500

05/27/10
84
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2011 Ford Shelby GT500
Coupe

The 2011 GT500 is fabulously fast, ruggedly handsome and imposingly obvious. It has leading-edge technologies that pony cars aren’t necessarily supposed to have.

2012 GMC Terrain

06/10/12
85
100

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J.P. Vettraino J.P. Vettraino 6.3 out of 10 2012 GMC Terrain
SUV/Truck

The GMC Terrain is best suited to young families or active couples. It seats five in a well-designed, nicely finished cabin, with state-of-the-art powertrains, advanced safety systems and convenience features, and class-leading fuel economy.

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 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.

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