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Reviews 2012: Car of the Month

JANUARY 2012

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Combining top-of-the-line accoutrements with an efficient yet powerful V6 mild-hybrid, the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid is the rare full-size sedan that is both luxurious and eco-friendly.
A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

FEBRUARY 2012

Hyundai Veloster
The Hyundai Veloster utilizes a unique three-door design aimed at maximizing passenger comfort. Of course, the best seat in the cabin still belongs to the driver, who will have a blast piloting this peppy sport coupe.
A three-quarter rear view of a green 2012 Hyundai Veloster

MARCH 2012

Mini Cooper S Coupe
Showcasing race-inspired looks and a quick, turbocharged inline-4 to match, the all-new Mini Cooper S Coupe trades in the English badge's trademark cute and quirky image for a sleek and sexy new persona.
A three-quarter front view of a red 2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe

APRIL 2012

Kia Rio 5-Door SX
This refreshing 5-door hatchback offers a much-appreciated respite from run-of-the-mill budget cars with its distinctive styling, capable performance and comfortable interior.
A three-quarter front view of a silver 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door SX

MAY 2012

Dodge Journey Crew
The Dodge Journey Crew is a versatile vehicle that works well for active families. Featuring a 3.6-liter V6, the seven-passenger crossover earns a respectable 25 mpg highway, making road trips a little bit more attractive.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Dodge Journey Crew

JUNE 2012

Chevrolet Volt
The Chevy Volt is a series-hybrid powered solely by an electric drive unit, making for a great commuter vehicle. Best of all, the sedan can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet to recharge overnight.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Chevrolet Volt

JULY 2012

Lexus GS 350 F Sport
There's something menacing about the Lexus GS 350 F Sport — and it's not just its aggressive looks. Boasting an athletic 306-horsepower V6, this luxury sedan likes to sprint, jetting from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and topping out at 144 mph.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Chevrolet Volt

AUGUST 2012

Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
Completely redesigned for the 2013 model year, the all-new Subaru Outback offers premium performance and innovative amenities like the EyeSight accident prevention system at a bargain price.
A three-quarter front view of a white 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

SEPTEMBER 2012

Fisker Karma
Already turning heads and attracting celebrity clientele, this unique hybrid sports car delivers high-performance fun with a low environmental impact.
A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

OCTOBER 2012

Audi RS 5 Coupe
Offering even greater performance than the Audi S5, this stylish sports coupe features an aggressive 8-cylinder engine, churning out 450 horsepower and rocketing the RS 5 to 60 mph in just over four seconds.
A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Audi RS 5 Coupe

NOVEMBER 2012

BMW 328i
Trading in the outgoing model's inline-6 for an efficient twin-turbocharged inline-4, the BMW 328i sedan offers premium sports performance while earning up to 36 mpg highway.
A three-quarter front view of a 2012 BMW 328i

DECEMBER 2012

Mazda CX-5 Sport
Larger than the Mazda 3 and smaller than the CX-7, the CX-5 navigates the narrow space between hatchback and SUV, providing the petite size and pep of the former with the comfort and convenience of the latter.
A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

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