AT4 trim expands 4WD of GMC Yukon

AT4 trim expands 4WD of GMC Yukon

As far back as I can remember, GMC has offered the most comfortable ride among the auto industry’s full-sized SUVs. Following a week with the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 four-wheel drive, I’d say it continues to hold that distinction.  It…

Handling, turbo lift ’21 Mazda CX-5

Handling, turbo lift ’21 Mazda CX-5

“Merry Christmas” was my 2020 holiday greeting from the open window of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature all-wheel-drive edition. The message was muffled somewhat by the mask on my face, adhering to suggested practice in the face of the severe…

Nissan offers early look at ’21 Armada

Nissan offers early look at ’21 Armada

Nissan unveiled the 2021 version of its full-sized SUV, the Armada, in a 12-minute virtual presentation one morning in December 2020, a month before it was to go on sale. Twenty minutes after the online showing, a noise in my…

2021 Ram TRX seeks offroad supremacy

2021 Ram TRX seeks offroad supremacy

Thankful I am this Thanksgiving weekend; I’ve just finished driving and testing the toughest, most powerful half-ton pickup ever – the 2021 Ram TRX. It’s amazing. A thankful mood, too, for last week’s delivery of the new, midengine Chevy Corvette…

Midengine allows restyle of ‘20 Vette

Midengine allows restyle of ‘20 Vette

Moments after exiting the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray, parked beneath a light for a nighttime stop at a restaurant, a young man in a Silverado pulled up beside it, hopped out hurriedly and exclaimed, “Ah, the new Vette, it reminds…

Back then. . . . .’78 New Yorker

Back then. . . . .’78 New Yorker

(Forty-two years ago, in the spring of 1978, I reviewed in The Denver Post the ’78 New Yorker, the last big Chrysler. Excerpts:) If you get the opportunity, take a drive in the 1978 Chrysler New Yorker. It could be…

Toyota resurrects Venza as hybrid

Toyota resurrects Venza as hybrid

The Venza’s back in the Toyota lineup; it’s been gone five years. Few missed it; some didn’t know it had gone away. When I mentioned its return to Jan, she said, “that is Toyota’s small car, right?” “No, you’re thinking…

Cadillac narrows sedans to CT4, CT5

Cadillac narrows sedans to CT4, CT5

A fun drive it is, regarding the all-new entry-level sedan from Cadillac – the 2020 CT4, replacing the discontinued ATS in the luxury lineup. A 310-horsepower, 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission boosts considerably the performance…

Stapp pins hopes on solar, hail reduction

Stapp pins hopes on solar, hail reduction

With a noontime ribbon-cutting, Stapp Interstate Toyota showed off its iPOWER/VPS Solar Integrated Hail Canopies, one of the first of its kind in the country. What a sight it is – 53,000 square feet of hail-shielding fabric and solar panels…

Toyota RAV4 leads with Prime plug-in

Toyota RAV4 leads with Prime plug-in

The Toyota RAV4, best-selling SUV/crossover in the country, has rolled into the world of electrics with a plug-in hybrid. The new model, 2021 RAV4 Prime, offers up to 42 miles of all-electric drive, lending quite a boost to the Toyota’s…