’22 Kia Carnival makes run to Springs

It wasn’t enough that I drove the Carnival 130 miles to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs; the Pikes Peak road to its new Visitor Center was closed on a Saturday in August, and I would have to come back another…

Bronco 4-door to pit Ford, Jeep in sales race

Ford vs. Ferrari, it’s now on the shelf. Ford may be stirring for another race – Ford vs. Jeep, subtitled Bronco against Wrangler Unlimited, 4-doors, of course. Ford’s been without a Bronco since 1996 and for the past 15 years…

Super Cruise smooth in new Escalade

The precaution built into the Cadillac Escalade’s Super Cruise “hands-off” system was reassuring to me as I tested the large, luxurious SUV. A highlight of the Super Cruise at this stage of its development is the opportunity for hands-free lane…

Redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier

The 1984 Nissan pickup, owned by Rick Kussman of Fort Lupton, rests beside the new Frontier. Fans of the Nissan Frontier, you’ve waited patiently, some of you for years for a new-look truck. It’s almost here – the all-new 2022…

Honda Civic retains value-based image

The 2022 Honda Civic Touring sedan, in its new, 11th-generation form, was delivered this month (August 2021). The Civic continues high in popularity, along with its rival Toyota Corolla, while compact, midsize and full-size four-doors are dropping from the sales…

Audi SQ5’s new Sportback aimed at Benz

One of the more outstanding compact SUV crossovers in the luxury field is the Audi Q5; a step above that one is the SQ5 by the same builder, which for 2021 has added an all-new variant called the Sportback. Once…

McLaren 720S hits 100 in 5.3 seconds

“If you liked that one, wait till you drive the 720S – it is so much more,” said Mike Ward last summer after I’d driven and praised the experience in the McLaren 570S Spider. The 720S, in convertible form, came…

BMW softtop makes run to ‘The Pod’

The 2021 BMW 430i portimao blue convertible, carrying me south from Greeley on U.S. 85, is beautifully restyled, at least to the point up front of its large, new grille, which has been called a detraction by some onlookers. I…

Mercedes unveils splendid Maybach SUV

Step into the rear seating; I’ll be driving and Jan will be up front with me. It’s the 2021 Mercedes Maybach GLS600 4Matic SUV, one of the finest luxury models available today. Yes, only two rear seats, the center console…

Toyota Sienna minivan goes hybrid-only

Restyling of the 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan, which is now being sold only as a hybrid, gives it a bold and modern exterior form, new interior and new powertrain. Though the minivan market has been shrinking for a number of…