Expanded ‘17 Ridgeline is boost for Honda

Expanded ‘17 Ridgeline is boost for Honda

By Bud Wells Honda’s pickup, out of production the past two years, is back in renewed style. The 2017 Ridgeline, unibody-constructed, is more carlike than competitive makes, though it falls short in tow capacity and offroad capabilities. That suits lots…

Jag tests sales lag with new XE diesel

Jag tests sales lag with new XE diesel

I recorded an amazing 40.1 miles per gallon on a run to Fort Morgan and back from the newest car on the market – the 2017 Jaguar XE sport sedan. This one is a smaller Jag, with rear-drive chassis and…

Mazda CX-3 moves in on subcompacts

Mazda CX-3 moves in on subcompacts

Only a year deep into its presence among the subcompact crossover market, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is carving out a more sizable chunk of business in the growing category. Sales for subcompact crossovers are hot, increasing nearly 40 percent thus…

Mercedes GLS550 may be top SUV

Mercedes GLS550 may be top SUV

The lengthy Poudre Canyon drive all the way to Gould, then north a bit, was the test track recently for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS550 4Matic. Aspen leaves along the way were turning yellow and gold and orange; too early, though,…