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,…

Acura NSX hybrid, QX30 spin Devil’s Thumb

Acura NSX hybrid, QX30 spin Devil’s Thumb

Fifteen feet out of the parking spot aboard the Infiniti QX30 at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, the hollering, “Stop, Bud, stop,” stopped me. “It’s leaking fuel,” I was told. That ended my plan for driving the premium compact crossover, one of…

Back then . . . . .1981 Ford Bronco

Back then . . . . .1981 Ford Bronco

Thirty-five years ago this summer, I reviewed in The Denver Post the 1981 Ford Bronco sport utility vehicle. Excerpts: Unusually high gas-mileage figures being associated with the 1981 Ford Bronco may just be true. A 6-cylinder-powered Bronco with 4-speed overdrive…

Sales hot as Jeep celebrates 75th

Sales hot as Jeep celebrates 75th

The olive drab shade of green on the outside drew most comments as I spent some time recently in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4X4. As observers drew close and reacted to the badge on the side, “1941, 75 Years,”…

Jaguar’s 1st SUV extends focus on Colo.

Jaguar’s 1st SUV extends focus on Colo.

The 2017 F-Pace showed up at my place recently; it’s Jaguar’s first-ever SUV. To drive it was exciting, and the experience reinforced my belief that Jaguar’s planners from the United Kingdom in recent years have focused in on our relatively…

Pacifica maintains Chrysler minivan pace

Pacifica maintains Chrysler minivan pace

A 9-speed automatic transmission headed a long list of standard equipment on a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring minivan driven recently. Tied to a 287-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, the Pacifica carried an EPA estimate of 18/28 miles per gallon. The Pacifica…

Mazda CX-9 visits bison ranch

Mazda CX-9 visits bison ranch

Heading north on I-25 in the 2017 Mazda CX-9 last Saturday afternoon, with Kim Parker of Greeley and Keith Brumley of Eaton in the rear passenger seats and Jan, of course, riding shotgun, I slowed and parked to the side…

Camaro celebrates 50th in Detroit cruise

Camaro celebrates 50th in Detroit cruise

Fifty years to the month after the Camaro was revealed to the public, Chevrolet will commemorate the muscle car’s 50th anniversary celebration during the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Celebration and tours of the Lansing Grand River plant in Lansing,…

Hybrid sales continue decline; NX gains

Hybrid sales continue decline; NX gains

It’s a reflection of continued low fuel prices, spurring sales of pickups and SUVs, say proponents of gas/electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully battery electric vehicles, which dropped 8 percent in sales during the first six months of 2016. Overall…

Infiniti QX60 stirs quiet Poudre

Infiniti QX60 stirs quiet Poudre

Beautiful and quiet it was one morning recently along Colo. 14 in Poudre Canyon; the rafters on the river appeared in greater numbers than the motorists. The lack of highway traffic added to the appeal of testing the slick-looking 2016…