’20 Frontier gets new V-6, 9-speed

’20 Frontier gets new V-6, 9-speed

Same old truck (still a model year away from redesign) until the hood is lifted. My gosh, Nissan has pulled a fast one, moving ahead the production of powertrain for the new-look 2021 Frontier pickup and slipping it into the…

V-6 EcoBoost, 10-speed power Expedition

V-6 EcoBoost, 10-speed power Expedition

Almost a quarter-century ago, in the fall of 1996, two of my co-workers, Doug Freed and Karrie Mowen, excitedly took advantage of a blockbuster sale on the last of the big, 2-door Ford Broncos. Each bought one. The Bronco exodus…

Smoothly styled Honda CR-V Hybrid

Smoothly styled Honda CR-V Hybrid

Heading south on a Monday morning on U.S. 287 aboard the new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring crossover, Jan and I turned toward Lafayette and into the Indian Peaks subdivision. The sharply restyled Honda looked right at home amid the…

Tuned suspension aids grip of Toyota Tacoma

Tuned suspension aids grip of Toyota Tacoma

Pacing along at about 50 miles per hour against the slickness of 5 to 6 inches of snow one morning in April, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4X4 Double Cab carried us into the Fort Collins area. It was…