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

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…

Cadillac Escalade V moves in among exotics

Leisure time on a beautiful October Sunday was aboard the swankiest American automotive product I’ve driven – the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-series. Swanky and pricey; in fact, at $150,580 it is the highest-priced U.S.-based luxury model to come my way….

Redesign lifts Honda HR-V against power lag

With 20 models competing full-throttle for attention in the subcompact SUV market, “it was essential that we upgrade now,” said an official of the Honda car company. It is a statement supporting the launch of the 2023 HR-V All-Wheel-Drive EX-L…

AC glitch slowed testing of Audi e-tron

The all-electric automobiles, such rarity just a couple years ago, continue to roll in for review in much greater number. The most recent to me in August, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT quattro, is the 10th fully electric I’ve driven…

Ford F-150 Lightning good electric pickup

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning delivered more than I anticipated during the week it was in my possession. It is very comfortable, easy to drive. The electric power generated great initial acceleration, and did it very smoothly, more so than…

Grand Cherokee adds 4-cyl.,/electric-boost

When the Wrangler, toughest Jeep of them all, was tested successfully last fall with the 4xe plug-in hybrid system, it became a must that the much-more-refined Grand Cherokee would soon get its turn. The occurrence, for me, came with arrival…

‘23 Acura Integra returns with 6-speed manual

Clutches and manual transmissions have slipped away rapidly in recent years; surprising it was, then, that with the return of the Acura Integra to the U.S. for the first time since 2001, its buyers are offered a choice of a…

3-row Range Rover twists way to Glen Haven

The fifth-generation Range Rover L460, a midyear redesign with an optional third row of seats for the first time in the big unit, carried Jan and me in late June west into Big Thompson Canyon, then northwest on the Devil’s…

’22 Audi Q3 visits ‘old-type’ Saguache Crescent

Our destination was the little, historical town of Saguache, sitting between two mountain ranges in southern Colorado, as Jan and I, after stopping for daughter, Kim Parker, headed out in a 2022 Audi Q3 S line quattro on a long…