Mopar’s charming convertible SUV
The reason we wanted to test the 2012 Mini Countryman with an automatic transmission is our Four Seasons Countryman with a manual transmission didn’t win a lot of friends.
When the C30 made its debut back in 2006, it was essentially a stylish hatchback version of the S40 sedan and V50 wagon — the three cars (and the C70 convertible) all shared the same platform, powertrains, front clip, and interior.
The XC60 has attractive, modern styling, particularly in the beautiful lamp housings.
We could debate the merits of 500-hp SUVs for days, but the fact is that the Cayenne is Porsche’s best-selling model by a large margin, and the U.S. market swallows up nearly one in three Cayennes built.
Every time we climb into a Range Rover, we’re surprised to look back and see that we did so without a ladder.
The GS F Sport feels like a serious sport sedan. All the Jello has been squeezed out of the suspension and steering, leaving an athlete that responds instantly to your inputs.
The SLK is relatively big and heavy, which is exactly what we’d expect from a Mercedes.
It used to be that when you thought of Subaru, you thought of the Legacy.
Wow, what a difference a roof can make. The GT500 coupe felt a little skittish during our huge comparison test with the ZL1 in June.
We adore the Mercedes-Benz C-class because it is luxurious and sporting without drawing undue attention to itself.
The 2013 Taurus SHO feels tighter and lighter on its feet.
The 2013 Acura RDX is a bit of an anomaly.
The Focus is one of our favorites.
It’s difficult for us to wrap our head around the Hyundai Equus. We certainly appreciate the enormous cabin and plethora of technology and convenience features.
We probably should just come right out and admit that the E63 AMG wagon is our favorite car. So much for objectivity.
Miles to date: 3,109
The driving position in the Chrysler 200 hardtop convertible is strange in that it’s too tall: while you sit in most convertibles, we had the sensation of sitting on this one.
People seem to either love the Flex or hate it.