Driven: 2011 Year In Review(s)

By Winding Road Staff

February 07, 2011

2011 has been a busy year in the Winding Road offices, with auto shows, new model launches, and the usual comings and goings of the automotive industry filling the virtual pages of our website. Even with all the activity, there has been a near-constant stream of automobiles filtering in and out of our parking lot, giving us no shortage of vehicular material to write about.

So, as a means of providing a single home for all our 2011 review content, we have constructed this list of each such piece from January 1 onward. Like the 2010 Review Round-up, we’ll be adding to this post each time we review a new vehicle, giving you a one-stop shop for all of our Quick Drives, Drivens, and comparisons. Have a look through the cars we’ve tested so far, and be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to read again.

Are there any particular vehicles that you’d like to see reviewed by Winding Road? Please feel free to post your requests in the Comments section below and we’ll do our best to either point you in the direction of an existing review (if we have it), or see about arranging the car to drive and test in the coming weeks and months. 

 

Acura

2012 Acura TL SH-AWD
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Acura RL w/ Advance Package
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
 
Audi
 
2012 Audi A6 3.0 TSFI Quattro
2012 Audi A7
2012 Audi TTRS
2011 Audi S4
2011 Audi S5 Cabriolet
Audi Quattro Concept (Issue 65)
 
Aston Martin
 
2012 Aston Martin Virage
 
BMW
 
2012 BMW 1-Series M Prototype (Issue 64)
2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
2012 BMW 328i
2012 BMW 650i coupe
2012 BMW 650i convertible
2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i
2012 BMW 650i convertible (2)
2011 BMW 335is coupe
2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i
 

Bugatti

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport (Issue 64)
 
Buick
 
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist 
2012 Buick Regal eAssist
2012 Buick Regal GS
2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL FWD
 
Cadillac
 
2012 Cadillac SRX
2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD Platinum
2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Platinum
 
Chevrolet

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible RS
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco
2011 Chevrolet Volt
 
 
Chrysler
 
2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible Limited
2011 Chrysler 300C
 
Dodge
 
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport R/T 4x2
2011 Dodge Charger Rallye
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Challenger Rallye
 
Fiat
 
2012 Fiat 500 Sport
2012 Fiat 500 Sport 6AT
2012 Fiat 500C
 
Fisker
 
2012 Fisker Karma
 
Ford
 
2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4
2011 Ford Explorer (Issue 66)
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Lariat 4x4
2011 F-150 EcoBoost (Issue 64)
2011 Ford Flex
2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
 
Honda
 
2012 Honda Civic (Full Line)
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
2012 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Insight
 
Hyundai
 
2012 Hyundai Accent Five-Door
2012 Hyundai Genesis R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Veloster
2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra (Issue 65)
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T (Issue 65)
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
 
 
Infiniti
 
2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD
2011 Infiniti G25x
2011 Infiniti G25 (Issue 64)
2011 Infiniti IPL G Coupe (Issue 64)
 
Jaguar
 
2011 Jaguar XJ Supercharged
2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport
 
Jeep
 
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2012 Jeep Wrangler
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport
 
Kia
 
2012 Kia Rio Five-Door
2011 Kia Forte Koup
2011 Kia Optima (Issue 65)
2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo
2011 Kia Soul White Tiger
 
Lamborghini
 
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
 
Land Rover
 
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe
2011 Land Rover Range Rover HSE
 
Lexus
 
2013 Lexus GS350
2011 Lexus CT200h (Issue 65)
2011 Lexus CT200h Premium
2011 Lexus LX570
2011 Lexus IS-F
 
Lincoln
 
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
 
Lotus
 
2011 Lotus Evora S
 
Mazda
 
2012 Madza3 Skyactiv
2012 Mazda5
 
2011 Mazda2 (Long Term)
2011 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD
2011 Mazdaspeed3
Mazda Skyactiv
 
McLaren
 
2011 McLaren MP4-12C
 
Mercedes-Benz
 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK (Issue 68)
2012 Mercedes-Banz CL550
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 (Issue 64)
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec
2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
 
Mitsubishi
 
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SE
 
Mini
 
2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe

Nissan

2012 Nissan Versa
2011 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S
2011 Nissan Juke
2011 Nissan Leaf (Issue 64)
2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV
2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
2011 Nissan Titan Crew Cab 4x4 SV
2011 Nissan XTerra Pro-4X
 
Porsche
 
2012 Porsche 911 Carerra S
2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
2011 Porsche 911 Speedster (Issue 65)
 
Rossion
 
2011 Rossion Q1 (Issue 65)
 
Saab

2011 Saab 9-4X Aero
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Premium
 
Scion
 
2012 Scion iQ 
2011 Scion tC
 
Shelby
 
2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible 624HP
 
Subaru
 
2011 Subaru Tribeca
 
Suzuki
 
Suzuki Kizashi Turbo by Road Race Motorsports
 
Toyota
 
2012 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Prius PHV
2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Yaris
2011 Toyota Avalon
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2011 Toyota Venza
 
Volkswagen
 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2012 Volkswagen Eos
2012 Volkswagen Passat
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
 
Volvo
 
2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
 
Comparisons
 
2012 Fiat 500 Sport vs. 2011 Mini Cooper
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon vs. 2011 BMW 328i Sports Wagon
2011 Ford Fiesta vs. 2011 Honda Fit vs. 2011 Mazda2
2011 Honda Accord vs. 2011 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2011 Suzuki Kizashi vs. 2010 Mazda6 (Issue 64)
2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum AWD vs. 2011 Infiniti QX56 4WD vs. 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE Lux
2011 Mazdaspeed3 vs. 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2011 Mazda RX-8
2011 Chrysler Town & Country vs. 2011 Honda Odyssey vs. 2011 Nissan Quest
Sports Sedans: Audi A4, BMW 328i, Buick Regal, Lexus IS350
Ford’s 5.0-Liter V-8: 2011 Ford Mustang GT and 2011 Ford F-150
2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 vs. 2011 Nissan Juke AWD
2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe vs. 2012 Porsche Cayman R vs. 2012 Nissan GT-R (Issue 75)