Blue hue admired on Ford F-150

Blue hue admired on Ford F-150

The 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew pickup sat in my driveway and Jan was working in one of her flower beds when neighbors Dennis and Marsha, out for a walk, stopped to chat with her. Commenting on the pickup, one of…

Midsizers: Kia Telluride vs. Chevy Blazer

Midsizers: Kia Telluride vs. Chevy Blazer

Parked side-by-side in my garage were two all-new midsize SUV crossovers – the 2020 Kia Telluride SX and ’19 Chevrolet Blazer Premier. They’ll compete for sales success with more than a dozen other midsizers, including the redesigned Honda Passport, the…

‘19 Toyota Prius gets partial AWD

‘19 Toyota Prius gets partial AWD

I’d heard that Toyota, in Japan, had added all-wheel-drive technology to its Prius being sold there, so, at a meeting in Denver three years ago I asked Toyota executive David Lee if the company might do the same in Colorado….

Cadillac XT4 faces up to BMW, Audi subcompacts

Cadillac XT4 faces up to BMW, Audi subcompacts

The littler luxuries (subcompacts) are latecomers to the years’-long takeover of the U.S. car market by SUVs and crossovers. The newest of the newer premium luxury subcompacts are the Cadillac XT4 and Lexus UX, showing up in November and December….

Alfa Romeo Giulia: low number, high impact

Alfa Romeo Giulia: low number, high impact

Curiosity abounds all around, with regards to Alfa Romeo. Few of the Italian marque are seen in these parts, yet several times as I parked and exited the 2019 Giulia sport sedan, someone would ask, “Is that an Alfa Romeo?”…

Lexus adds UX hybrid to subcompacts

Lexus adds UX hybrid to subcompacts

It’s an odd-color green on the 2019 Lexus UX 250h all-wheel-drive review model I piloted in February. Nori green pearl, Lexus calls it, somewhat like the olive green on a Jeep. This is no Jeep. It is Lexus’ new luxury…

Cold, speed take toll on range-plus Leaf

Cold, speed take toll on range-plus Leaf

With bigger battery pack for more competitive range, and sporty and appealing new exterior styling, the all-electric 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus rolled quietly into my possession during the Denver Auto Show in late March. The new Plus version, fully charged,…

Bullitt, Ram, Ascent tops at auto show

Bullitt, Ram, Ascent tops at auto show

Entries into the midsize truck market by Ford and Jeep were “big” draws at the 2019 Denver Auto Show, which ended a five-day run in late March at the Colorado Convention Center. Ford drew its share of attention at the…

Smaller Equinox very comfy

Smaller Equinox very comfy

As General Motors pursued plans for eliminating several Chevy and Cadillac sedans and shutting down some car plants, a bright spot in the middle of all the discussion is the Equinox, one of the five best-selling compact SUV crossovers in…

Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid set for auto show

Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid set for auto show

The 2019 version of one of the Rocky Mountains’ greatest springtime events, the Denver Auto Show, will open its doors to the Colorado Convention Center on March 28, preceded on March 27 by the Preview Gala featuring former Denver Nuggets’…