Suburban carries on with ride, performance

Suburban carries on with ride, performance

Opening a rear door on the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, I placed an iPad on the seat, closed the door, then opened and crawled into the driver’s seat. We drove in to Denver, on out south, and upon parking the vehicle,…

Civic Si Coupe returns to liven Honda line

Civic Si Coupe returns to liven Honda line

Cars and trucks flourish with bright colors these days. Energy green pearl is a new hue, showing up on the 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe. The spirited Si, removed from the Honda lineup for 2016, returns with stiffened suspension, a…

Spell it ‘refreshing’ for new Continental

Spell it ‘refreshing’ for new Continental

I’ve this summer driven the best-looking and most-comfortable new luxury sedan sold in the U.S. – the 2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Black Label four-door. After rolling that name around in your mind, it may be a bit of a stutter…

Biturbo V-6 powers Mercedes SL

Biturbo V-6 powers Mercedes SL

Every three or four years, Mercedes-Benz offers to send an SL roadster my direction; I never decline the opportunity to drive one, for it’s long been a favorite of mine. The 2017 model, finished in cardinal red, is of added…

Alfa’s new Giulia well-suited to Colorado

Alfa’s new Giulia well-suited to Colorado

Guiding the Alfa Romeo Giulia luxury sport sedan over Cameron Pass and down to Walden proved particularly special among this summer’s numerous driving delights. The Giulia is a new player from an old family, based in the hills of Italy;…

Fusion Sport V-6; tough Jeep Compass

Fusion Sport V-6; tough Jeep Compass

Upgraded variations for two old, established models added interest to hot summer drives. Stunning power of the Sport edition of Ford Fusion and the toughened Trailhawk look for the Jeep Compass have lifted both a bit in ratings. The sleekly styled…

SRT shortens road for Grand Cherokee

SRT shortens road for Grand Cherokee

Yep, the road’s open to Glen Haven (and Estes), and it seems shorter than before the winter closing. The road hasn’t been shortened, it only seemed that way in the powerfully quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4X4 I drove…

Rugged Toyota 4Runner tests famed ranch

Rugged Toyota 4Runner tests famed ranch

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner looked at home making its way slowly down the dirt road along meandering Crow Creek in the pastures spreading to the east in the huge Wyoming Hereford Ranch, east of Cheyenne. With old-fashioned body-on-frame construction, the…

Long-range Chevy Bolt Electric arrives

Long-range Chevy Bolt Electric arrives

Most surprising to me of the 2017 Chevy Bolt Electric hatchback is its immediate acceleration burst; it’s also comfortable, fun to drive and will carry its driver around 250 miles on a single charge. Colorado in May became the 17th…

Fiat 124 Spider tests twists of Rist

Fiat 124 Spider tests twists of Rist

By Bud Wells Idling at a stoplight Sunday noon after driving away from lunch in Old Town Fort Collins in a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth roadster, it took me but a few seconds to brighten the tiny cockpit. With…