Lincoln and Audi get “best of year” nods

Lincoln and Audi get “best of year” nods

It’s after catching my breath from a busy 2017 that I offer greetings for the new year. Nearly 100 new cars, trucks and SUVs were sent my way during the past 12 months. The delivery on Nov. 10 of the…

Buick Enclave redesigned, roomier for 2018

Buick Enclave redesigned, roomier for 2018

With sunnier days and warmer temperatures into the new year, the appearance of the redesigned 2018 Enclave has brightened, too, showrooms of Buick dealerships. The new Enclave is one of the most refined of a strong field of midsize SUVs…

Velar adds midsize to Range Rover line

Velar adds midsize to Range Rover line

When I walked out and saw the 2018 Range Rover Velar in my driveway, it seemed much longer than I had imagined it might be. It is the newest luxury midsize sport-utility vehicle on the U.S. market. For it to…

Mitsubishi pins shine on new Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi pins shine on new Eclipse Cross

I’ve driven the 2018 Outlander GT and Outlander Sport, a couple of slow-selling crossovers for Mitsubishi, the Japanese car company hard-pressed in recent years to become the forgotten car company. The Outlander is a midsize, the Outlander Sport is a…

Ford Edge Sport is strong performer

Ford Edge Sport is strong performer

The Sport version of the 2017 Edge puts Ford among the top tier of two-row midsize SUV/crossovers. With a firmed-up suspension tied to 21-inch wheels, EcoBoost under the hood, all-wheel drive and a huge cargo area at the rear, the…

Jeep Wrangler beats Thompson closure

Jeep Wrangler beats Thompson closure

The rugged Rubicon Recon edition with the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was perfect for one final run through the Big Thompson Canyon in late September, before the Colorado Department of Transportation shut down the highway for the winter. It’s not…

AMG spirit boosts ’18 Mercedes C43 Coupe

AMG spirit boosts ’18 Mercedes C43 Coupe

While rolling down the road in the sleek 2018 all-wheel-drive coupe, the Mercedes AMG C43, reach to the right and push the switch moving the drive mode from Comfort to Sport, adjust the suspension setting to Sport-tuned also, activate the…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio tests luxury midsize

Alfa Romeo Stelvio tests luxury midsize

I’ll sprint to great lengths (or heights) in revealing to my readers the workings of a new automotive model. Stelvio Pass in the Alps of northern Italy reaches 9,045 feet above sea level; move the zero two digits to the…

Driver assist lifts Audi A4 to rivals’ level

Driver assist lifts Audi A4 to rivals’ level

Keys to a 2017 Audi A4 were handed me recently; the performance of that car is a pleasure, and it and others of the Audi line are leaders in the rush toward hands-free driving and autonomous cars. Out south on…

Odyssey 10-speed stirs minivan market

Odyssey 10-speed stirs minivan market

So, you thought minivans had pretty well run the course? I thought so, too, from the continued sales surge of SUVs and crossovers. Yet, surprises continue to roll off the assembly lines of the few manufacturers still producing the kid…