New turbos, shifter for GMC Terrain

New turbos, shifter for GMC Terrain

I’m a push-button shifter from way back; crawling into the 2018 GMC Terrain Denali cabin for the first time, though, I had to take a second look to determine there were shift controls. The Terrain’s new electronic precision shifter consists…

Kia plug-in pushes hybrid count

Kia plug-in pushes hybrid count

With 15 miles of electric charge in the battery pack, Jan and I on a recent cold evening guided the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 55 miles “round the block.” The big block was from Greeley west to Loveland, north…

Long wait ends for R-type Honda

Long wait ends for R-type Honda

Of the many persons attracted by the flash of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R Touring, some weren’t sure even of its make, let alone its model identity. That’s understandable, for this is the first year it’s been imported to…

VW embraces crossovers; GTI still the driver

VW embraces crossovers; GTI still the driver

Volkswagen over the past year has launched three new products, widening its stable of all-wheel-drive crossovers and wagons. The new Atlas is a three-row competitor, the largest crossover ever introduced by VW; the ruggedly trimmed Alltrack wagon is aimed at…

Mini Countryman faces cold week on “all 4s”

Mini Countryman faces cold week on “all 4s”

Brrr, it was cold during the last week of the year, yet we headed into 2018 with bright sunshine and daytime temperatures above the freezing mark. As a native of this great state, I’ve always enjoyed our winters, even 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…