Dustin Woods

Dustin Woods

Dustin's Recent Reviews

2010 Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC Review

2010 Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC Review
Revised last year and with a new name for 2010, the ML350 BlueTEC offers tried and true diesel capability and fuel economy, but is it a compelling enough alternative to the sportier German alternatives and Japanese hybrids?

BMW X1 xDrive 23d Prototype

BMW X1 xDrive 23d Prototype
We get a chance to drive a prototype version of BMW’s upcoming X1 crossover and get answers to questions that, until now, BMW has been tight-lipped about.

2009 Lexus LX 570

2009 Lexus LX 570
It may be a honkin’-big SUV with a powerful V8, off-road capability and excellent towing capability, but with car-like driving dynamics and a luxury interior, the LX570 puts most crossovers to shame.

2009 Toyota Yaris

2009 Toyota Yaris
As Toyota’s entry-level vehicle the Yaris is a step above taking the bus. It has an easy-at-the-pump 4-cylinder and while it may be basic, it gives freedom on four wheels at an attractive asking price.

2009 Ford Edge

2009 Ford Edge
Ford’s Edge crossover combines the best of an SUV and a mid-sized sedan with a great look and a host of unique features.

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Attempting to minimize the gas guzzling stigma of the Escalade, the Hybrid version of the mammoth SUV might not win any awards from GreenPeace but it does give remarkable fuel-savings in the city. Too bad the interior isn’t up to premium standards.

2009 Lexus GS450h

2009 Lexus GS450h
The GS450h takes all of the great qualities of the Lexus mid-level luxury sedan and combines them with a hybrid philosophy that’s been turned on its head; offing increased performance and reasonable fuel economy, rather than decreased performance with exceptional fuel-economy.

2009 Toyota RAV4

2009 Toyota RAV4
Toyota’s RAV4 certainly has grown up a lot over the years offering plenty of cargo and passenger room for this third generation model, but thanks to fuel-efficient engines and a low starting price, it’s still an economical option.

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LT Review

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LT Review
Auto manufacturers know that while profit margins for entry-level vehicles are small, building brand loyalty is huge. The Daewoo-derived Aveo5 hopes to get first-time buyers into a Chevrolet.