The Subaru Impreza so dominates the compact all-wheel-drive sedan market, many consumers believe it is the only choice. There is one other, though – the Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4 AWC. Its electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system is known as AWC, for…

Tesla to skip Denver Auto Show

Thirty-seven car and truck brands, from Acura to Volvo, will display more than 500 new models at the 2015 Denver Auto Show, which opens Wednesday, April 8, at the Colorado Convention Center. Tesla, the much-ballyhooed electric auto, won’t be there….

Long-stylish Murano adds new lines

On its introduction to the U.S. market 12 years ago, the Nissan Murano surprised, even shocked, automotive followers with two innovations – the most futuristic styling ever seen in the SUV/truck segment and the unheard-of installation of a continuously variable…

Another early ’16  arrival, the Mazda6

  Another 2016 model, the Mazda6 midsize sedan carrying an EPA estimate of 40 miles per gallon on the highway, has been sent my way. It follows last week’s 2016 Kia Sorento crossover SUV. Both will be seen at the…

Boulder event showcases ’15 Chrysler 300

Chrysler showed off four models of its 300 flagship sedan at a gathering in Boulder Thursday evening. Parked out front of the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center for 30 members of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press were the…

Kia 1st to show ’16 model, the Sorento

By Bud Wells Already rolling into Colorado are several 2016-model cars and trucks, still a month ahead of the 2015 Denver Auto Show. The ’16 Kia Sorento SUV is the first I’ve driven. It’s 3 inches longer than last year’s…

Supercharged, turbocharged Volvo S60

What’s preferable for power-boosting – supercharging or turbocharging? The difference, of course, in the added air-induction system into the cylinders is that a supercharger is belt-driven, a turbocharger is exhaust-driven. As for which is the better process, Volvo says that…

2015 VW Golf earns merits in motion

There’s not a lot of glamour associated with the 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE hatchback, yet I seemed, over and over, to look for reasons to get into its driver’s seat and maneuver it all over town. This allure might…

Back Then. . .1980 Plymouth Gran Fury

Thirty-five years ago this week, I reviewed in the Denver Post the 1980 Plymouth Gran Fury Salon four-door sedan. Excerpts: The long popular Plymouth nameplate, which has been surprisingly short in model variety for several years, has been expanded this…

Hyundai eyes gains for 7th-gen Sonata

  Hyundai sticks with 4-cylinder power, naturally aspirated or turbocharged, as its seventh-generation 2015 Sonata midsize sedan attempts to move up from its 10th place position in car sales in this country. The Korean maker is betting on its smaller-block…