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’…

High-output V-6, 10-speed lift Ford Raptor

High-output V-6, 10-speed lift Ford Raptor

Even with its oversized presence and accompanying parking concerns on occasion, I looked forward every morning for a week, walking out and climbing up into the high-riding 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor 4-by-4, and driving, and driving. The Raptor was at…

Murano, Rogue anchor Nissan SUVs

Murano, Rogue anchor Nissan SUVs

Impressive style is demonstrated by the 2019 Nissan Murano SL midsize SUV crossover, with its tapered front, raked windshield and floating-roof-look at the rear. It is one of the better-appearance entries in its class. Like other Nissans, the Murano all-wheel-drive…

Passport (2-row Pilot) returns to Honda lineup

Passport (2-row Pilot) returns to Honda lineup

The new 2019 Honda Passport was like a Pilot while driving in the snow and single-digit temperatures on icy roads to Greeley in the early evening Saturday, March 2, from a party in Longmont. The Passport dropped into slow-down mode…

Sounds of ‘greetings’ from new Trail Boss

Sounds of ‘greetings’ from new Trail Boss

Sitting high in the 2019 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss, with driver’s-side window open, my “Merry Christmas” greeting goes out loud and heartfelt to all the readers. The Trail Boss, a four-wheel-drive crew cab, is a new offroad trim level for…

Turbo, 8-speed, e-assist boost Jeep Wrangler

Turbo, 8-speed, e-assist boost Jeep Wrangler

Team a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission, boost the pair with an electric assist off-idle and the creation appears to be a winner for the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4. Piloting the new one on…

Traverse, pickups prevail  in GM cutback

Traverse, pickups prevail in GM cutback

What better time in the driver’s seat of the 2019 Chevy Traverse than November 2018 while receiving the announcement that General Motors plans to close up to five assembly plants in North America and end production of three Chevrolet car…

Land Rover embraces turbos, dogs

Land Rover embraces turbos, dogs

Here, on the first day of September 2018, is my last mention of the dog days of August. In connection with my recent test drive of a 2018 Land Rover Discovery, a public relations firm for the British SUV builders…

Lexus LC 500h fuels interest in hybrids

Lexus LC 500h fuels interest in hybrids

Concluded recently was the smoothest, most advanced testing in years by me of a gas/electric hybrid automobile – the 2019 Lexus LC 500h Coupe. The sleek product is an excellent blend of appearance and performance. Lexus labels it a “world-class…

’20 Mercedes prototype smooths road ahead

’20 Mercedes prototype smooths road ahead

Driving a 2020 Mercedes-Benz prototype of the GLE450 4Matic SUV to snowy Avon on a December weekend was an early Christmas pleasure for Jan and me. The snow was light as we entered I-70’s Eisenhower Tunnel on the east on…