Ford F-150 Lightning good electric pickup

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning delivered more than I anticipated during the week it was in my possession. It is very comfortable, easy to drive. The electric power generated great initial acceleration, and did it very smoothly, more so than…

Grand Cherokee adds 4-cyl.,/electric-boost

When the Wrangler, toughest Jeep of them all, was tested successfully last fall with the 4xe plug-in hybrid system, it became a must that the much-more-refined Grand Cherokee would soon get its turn. The occurrence, for me, came with arrival…

‘23 Acura Integra returns with 6-speed manual

Clutches and manual transmissions have slipped away rapidly in recent years; surprising it was, then, that with the return of the Acura Integra to the U.S. for the first time since 2001, its buyers are offered a choice of a…

3-row Range Rover twists way to Glen Haven

The fifth-generation Range Rover L460, a midyear redesign with an optional third row of seats for the first time in the big unit, carried Jan and me in late June west into Big Thompson Canyon, then northwest on the Devil’s…

’22 Audi Q3 visits ‘old-type’ Saguache Crescent

Our destination was the little, historical town of Saguache, sitting between two mountain ranges in southern Colorado, as Jan and I, after stopping for daughter, Kim Parker, headed out in a 2022 Audi Q3 S line quattro on a long…

Hemi V-8, near end, sounds off in Challenger

The rumble on startup from the Dodge Challenger Hemi 6.4 is a wonderful sound, one which just might soothe the unrest in a car guy’s mind these summer days. I enjoyed the resonance of the pipes over and over again…

Kia visits Nebraska in all-new ‘23 Sportage Hybrid

An all-new hybrid model, the 2023 Kia Sportage, was provided for our drive to North Platte, Neb., and back. Wheelbase and overall length have been stretched in the Sportage for ’23; noticeable improvements are the vast amount of legroom in…

BMW sticks to some tried-and-true for i4 electric

The third all-electric vehicle in six weeks came my way in April in the form of the BMW i4 M50 all-wheel drive, a coupe-styled four-door hatchback. It is the first electric car developed by BMW’s M performance division. The i4…

Nissan lends early drive in 400-hp Z car

Nissan communications executive Steve Parrett handed me the keys to “the new Z” only a few minutes after I had seated myself very comfortably inside the old Boulderado Hotel one morning in May. A quick exit got me into the…

Jag visits Broadmoor as 7 gain auto fame

The 120-mile drive for Jan and me in the Jaguar F-Pace S, the one with Caraway Windsor leather seats and powered by both turbo and supercharging, was fairly impressive, yet only a prelude to the wonderful late-May event at the…