Road Tests

2013 Mazda CX-5 AWD

2013 Mazda CX-5 AWD

The Good:
– Good interior space
– Superb fuel economy
– Excellent handling
The Bad:
– Pricey with options
– Noisy highway drive
– Needs more power

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2013 Volkswagen CC V6

2013 Volkswagen CC V6

The Good:
– Stylish exterior styling
– Surprisingly fast
– Great ride and handling
The Bad:
– Conservative cabin styling
– Quirky gearbox behaviour
– Limited feedback from controls

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2012 Lexus IS 300 C

2012 Lexus IS 300 C

The Good:
– Good ride and handling
– Decent cabin space and trim
– Good fuel economy
The Bad:
– Somewhat awkward styling
– Tight rear-seat access
– Could be a bit quicker

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2012 Renault Koleos 4x4

2012 Renault Koleos 4×4

The Good:
– Value-packed pricing
– Cabin trim and features
– Fairly comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Not great on the turns
– Not great offroad either
– Not the best auto transmission

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2012 BMW 640i Gran Coupe

2012 BMW 640i Gran Coupe

The Good:
– Exterior styling
– Cabin trim and features
– Entertaining handler
The Bad:
– Pricey with options
– Lacks rear headroom
– Ride borders on harsh

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2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R

2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R

The Good:
– Great power and handling
– Cabin space and features
– Fairly comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Pricey for its size
– Tight rear-seat access
– Limits obvious at the track

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2012 Toyota 86

2012 Toyota 86

The Good:
– Fun handler
– Fair cabin features
– Economical engine
The Bad:
– Nearly useless rear seats
– A bit on the noisy side
– Not as fast as you think

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