Lincoln and Audi get “best of year” nods

It’s after catching my breath from a busy 2017 that I offer greetings for the new year. Nearly 100 new cars, trucks and SUVs were sent my way during the past 12 months. The delivery on Nov. 10 of the…

Buick Enclave redesigned, roomier for 2018

With sunnier days and warmer temperatures into the new year, the appearance of the redesigned 2018 Enclave has brightened, too, showrooms of Buick dealerships. The new Enclave is one of the most refined of a strong field of midsize SUVs…

Velar adds midsize to Range Rover line

When I walked out and saw the 2018 Range Rover Velar in my driveway, it seemed much longer than I had imagined it might be. It is the newest luxury midsize sport-utility vehicle on the U.S. market. For it to…

Mitsubishi pins shine on new Eclipse Cross

I’ve driven the 2018 Outlander GT and Outlander Sport, a couple of slow-selling crossovers for Mitsubishi, the Japanese car company hard-pressed in recent years to become the forgotten car company. The Outlander is a midsize, the Outlander Sport is a…

Ford Edge Sport is strong performer

The Sport version of the 2017 Edge puts Ford among the top tier of two-row midsize SUV/crossovers. With a firmed-up suspension tied to 21-inch wheels, EcoBoost under the hood, all-wheel drive and a huge cargo area at the rear, the…

Toyota celebrates 60-year U.S. auto run

From a funny-looking Toyopet Crown, which got Toyota almost laughed off the U.S. market before it really got started in the late 1950s, to today’s perennial sales-leading Camry sedan, the Japanese firm has established an iconic presence alongside Ford, GM…

Jeep Wrangler beats Thompson closure

The rugged Rubicon Recon edition with the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was perfect for one final run through the Big Thompson Canyon in late September, before the Colorado Department of Transportation shut down the highway for the winter. It’s not…

AMG spirit boosts ’18 Mercedes C43 Coupe

While rolling down the road in the sleek 2018 all-wheel-drive coupe, the Mercedes AMG C43, reach to the right and push the switch moving the drive mode from Comfort to Sport, adjust the suspension setting to Sport-tuned also, activate the…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio tests luxury midsize

I’ll sprint to great lengths (or heights) in revealing to my readers the workings of a new automotive model. Stelvio Pass in the Alps of northern Italy reaches 9,045 feet above sea level; move the zero two digits to the…

Back then . . .V-8, floor shift add to Pacer fun

Forty years ago this winter, I reviewed in The Denver Post the 1978 AMC Pacer D/L Wagon two-door, provided by George Dupont of the American Motors Denver Zone Office. Excerpts follow: The V-8 engine is new to the Pacer wagon…