710-hp Durango Hellcat most powerful

710-hp Durango Hellcat most powerful

The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat is the most powerful SUV in the country; well, most powerful in the world, I guess. Its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V-8 generates 710 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. It will attain 180-miles-per-hour speeds…

Traditionally tough Defender returns

Traditionally tough Defender returns

One of the toughest of Land Rovers, after a 23-year absence from the U.S., is back. The Land Rover Defender 110, for which roots date to the original LR in1950, fits the role of terrain tamer and is pitted against…

1981 reviews, $5,000 Civic to $35,000 Benz

1981 reviews, $5,000 Civic to $35,000 Benz

(Forty years ago this winter, in February 1981, I reviewed back-to-back for The Denver Post two contrasting imports – the unusually pricey ’81 Mercedes 300SD and the bargain-tier ’81 Honda Civic 1500 DX hatchback. Only twice had I driven anything…

Buick delivers early look at ’21 Envision

Buick delivers early look at ’21 Envision

As the 2021 Buick Envision showed up in my driveway, after I’d cleared the snow, I was impressed with its appearance – lower and wider than last year, finished in cinnabar metallic, with dark 20-inch wheels and dark-gloss grille and…

70 car reviews, from $19k to $394k

70 car reviews, from $19k to $394k

Two extraordinary, ultraluxury automobiles skewed my compilation of average price for all cars I drove and tested in the year 2020. Those two – Rolls-Royce’s first-ever SUV at $394,275 and the super-sport McLaren 570 Spider at $233,780 – lifted the…