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

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

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

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

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…

Porsche dealer, racer Hagestad dies in Texas

Brake, shift and hit your point on the curve; it’s a matter of concentration,” Bob Hagestad advised me as we drove his Porsche race cars against the clock many years ago. Hagestad, 84, a former Porsche/Audi dealer on West Colfax…

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

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

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

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…