Jeep Gladiator, one of toughest offroaders

Jeep Gladiator, one of toughest offroaders

The new Jeep Gladiator, a four-door pickup, is among the toughest of offroad vehicles, and excels in comparison with Rangers, Tacomas and Frontiers, and possibly even the Chevy Colorado Bison. It’s got coil springs all around, and as trucks and…

Cadillac XT6 arrives, fills midsize gap

Cadillac XT6 arrives, fills midsize gap

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD arrived in time for October’s first cold and wind and snow; it was built for days like that. The Cadilllac on a bright Saturday carried Jan and me 70 miles south to Parker…

Audi adds size, style to Q3 S line

Audi adds size, style to Q3 S line

Sleek styling and new grille are evident in a larger, second-generation 2019 Audi Q3 S line quattro. As it stands today, the Q3 will be hard-pressed to gain the strong following of the Q5, Audi’s compact-sized SUV, which is considered…

Alfa Romeo pins hopes on ‘4-leaf clover’

Alfa Romeo pins hopes on ‘4-leaf clover’

A showpiece for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, came to town and drew attention, first, for its structural beauty, then, for its awesome performance capabilities. The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo’s entry in the luxury compact…

Honda Civic Type R at Glen Haven

Honda Civic Type R at Glen Haven

 “Here it is mid-July,” I said to Jan on a Monday morning, “and we haven’t been to Glen Haven and the general store (yet this season).” The fact that sitting in my driveway was the limited-production 2019 Honda Civic Type…

’20 Outback Onyx adds 2.4 turbo;  ’96 model rolls over 400,000-mile mark

’20 Outback Onyx adds 2.4 turbo; ’96 model rolls over 400,000-mile mark

Subaru, with its new-model Outback wagon each fall, gets no greater reception in any state in the country than in Colorado. The 2020 Outback has shown up, a bit longer with a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine and the latest EyeSight safety…

Forefather of M-B SUVs still square deal

Forefather of M-B SUVs still square deal

Mercedes’ fabled G-Class sport ute, perhaps the most distinctively styled SUV in the world, has been redesigned for 2019. Don’t fret, traditionalists. Though of larger dimensions, the G retains its decades-old posture, squared-off in big, rugged fashion. The body-on-frame truck…

AEV toughens Chevy Colorado Bison

AEV toughens Chevy Colorado Bison

It was a heckuva good week with the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison before dropping it off in late August at a breakfast gathering at Woolley’s Classic Suites in Aurora, then teaming up with the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press in…

Toyota Corolla hits road in Bronco blackout

Toyota Corolla hits road in Bronco blackout

Jan and I responded quickly when, barely into the second series of plays in the Denver Broncos/Chicago Bears NFL game, all power was lost to our home (and 110 others) and Xcel informed us it would be several hours before…

’20 Nissan Versa, at $19k, adds safety

’20 Nissan Versa, at $19k, adds safety

I’d last driven a new car with sticker price below $20 grand about 18 months ago – a Honda Fit, priced at $18,390. It happened again last week, though, when the 2020 Nissan Versa, in its third-generation finery, was dropped…