Mountains, in-city snow test ‘23 BMW M340i

Mountains, in-city snow test ‘23 BMW M340i

An 8-inch snowfall Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, set the course between my house and Starbucks for the 2023 BMW M340i four-door sedan and me, and with xDrive all-wheel control and Bridgestone Turanza all-season touring tires the low-slung Bimmer’s grip was…

New CR-V Hybrid arrives amid Honda sales slide

New CR-V Hybrid arrives amid Honda sales slide

Honda’s bread-and-butter car, the 2023 CR-V compact crossover, showed up in early January 3 inches longer in overall length, a bit wider with stiffer suspension, an all-new gas/electric hybrid powertrain, a roomier cargo area and a boost in rear styling…

GMC Hummer electric 9,065 pounds/1,000 hp

GMC Hummer electric 9,065 pounds/1,000 hp

Christmas Week 2022, my word what a busy time with bitter cold and deep snow; travel duties, though, were handled with ease by the Hummer EV Pickup, General Motors’ blockbuster entry among the rush of electric vehicles. Its curb weight…

’22 Outlander rolls on for Mitsubishi

’22 Outlander rolls on for Mitsubishi

I’d not driven a Mitsubishi product since its new Eclipse Cross crossover a couple years ago, so it was high time for another when the 2022 Outlander SEL showed up in my driveway on a July 2022 morning. . The…

Lyriq electric draws crowd to Elway Cadillac

Lyriq electric draws crowd to Elway Cadillac

As snow fell outside the showroom windows, John Elway Cadillac staged a somewhat picturesque unveiling on a November Thursday evening with a huge crowd of customers and curious onlookers. With the new car covered from sight as the men and…

‘23 Tacoma’s new look is “solar octane”

‘23 Tacoma’s new look is “solar octane”

Sporting Toyota’s newest color of solar octane, a vivid and bright orange, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro pickup carried us out north on a late November afternoon, then off to the east through some dryland ranch country before returning…

Back then . . . ’98 Chev Blazer in snow

Back then . . . ’98 Chev Blazer in snow

By Bud Wells (About this time 25 years ago, just before Thanksgiving 1997, I drove a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer four-door in a heavy snowstorm. Following are excerpts from the review:) When I picked up a ’98 Blazer on a Friday…

3.0-liter Raptor enhances full-sized Ford Bronco

3.0-liter Raptor enhances full-sized Ford Bronco

Ford casts a huge shadow with its new Bronco Raptor. It’s big and wide. How wide? A fraction short of 86 inches; that’s 10 inches wider than a standard Bronco. And it stands 6 ½ feet tall. It rides on…

Chevy runs great with 70th-year Corvette

Chevy runs great with 70th-year Corvette

In its 70th year, the Chevy Corvette defies the combination of aging, on the one hand, and the rush to electrics, at the other. The opportunity to drive the 2023 Corvette Stingray Coupe 2LT reminded me of the excellent job…

Destination for Mercedes EQB350: old friends

Destination for Mercedes EQB350: old friends

The 2022 Mercedes EQB350 all-electric SUV awaited me at 7:20 a.m. on an October Friday; I slipped into the pilot seat heading to Denver for breakfast with some old driver friends. The EQB is a compact, smaller and much lesser-equipped…