Aaron Turpen

An accredited automotive journalist, Aaron is a freelance writer living in Wyoming, USA. His background is varied and storied, coinciding with his ability to talk almost as long as he can type. Sometimes he does both. Most of the time, at least, it's entertaining.
Aaron Turpen
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Is More Like It Once Was
August 5th, 2019 in Motors > SUVs

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek has a bit more ground clearance, more aggressive tires, and some trim additions that boost the crossover’s nostalgia and capability.

The 2019 Ford Ranger is now an International Truck
July 15th, 2019 in Motors > Trucks

The Ford Ranger being sold here is nearly identical to the global truck with the exception of its powertrain.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS : Review
June 10th, 2019 in Motors > SUVs

It may not be the flashiest or sexiest of the Mercedes lineup, but the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a lot of goodness to it.

2019 Acura RDX : Review
February 26th, 2019 in Motors > SUVs

We’ve driven it on pavement, dirt, ice, and snow and think Acura is onto something with the new 2019 RDX

Winter Driving in Colorado with Rocky Mountain Redline
February 5th, 2019 in Motors

We threw white stuff around like Columbian dealers on holiday.

2019 Subaru Ascent : Review
January 24th, 2019 in Motors > SUVs

The new 2019 Ascent has Subaru climbing to new heights in the third-row segment with a family-friendly, but still very Subaru crossover.

Jeep Trailhawk : Winter Off-Road Adventure in Moab
January 3rd, 2019 in Motors > SUVs

Traversing the Seven Mile Rim in Jeep’s Compass, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models.

2018 Audi Q5 : Review
November 15th, 2018 in Motors > SUVs

The 2018 Audi Q5 has a good combination of old world road manners and new age technology.

2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake : Review
October 9th, 2018 in Motors > Cars

The 2018 Jaguar XF is a midsize luxury car that combines cutting-edge lightweighting with Old World style.

Colorado Climb : Off-Road at 11,000 Feet
September 27th, 2018 in Motors > SUVs > Motors > Trucks

At the Rocky Mountain Redline Colorado Climb, we evaluated off-road capabilities of vehicles at the Continental Divide near Breckenridge, Colorado.

2018 Hyundai Kona : Review
September 6th, 2018 in Motors > SUVs

The Kona impresses as it joins the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment.

2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD : Review
July 11th, 2018 in Motors > Cars

The Challenger GT is the ultimate homage to Bo and Luke Duke and is the car that the Hazzard boys really wished they could have had.

Towing Like a Pro with GMC, Into the Dunes of Southern Utah
June 18th, 2018 in Motors > Trucks

A look at some towing basics with the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali.

2018 Infiniti Q50 : Review
May 7th, 2018 in Motors > Cars

The Q50 remains a compelling favorite despite being an older design than most of its competitors.

2018 Honda Odyssey : Review
April 8th, 2018 in Motors > SUVs

We were impressed by the 2018 Odyssey’s ability to adapt and get the job done without complaint.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch : Review
April 3rd, 2018 in Motors > Cars

It may not be the coolest ride ever made, but it’s definitely a great everyday car.

2018 BMW M550i : Review
March 15th, 2018 in Motors > Cars

This midsize luxury sports sedan offers power, luxury, and road handling well beyond any pure muscle car on the road.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe
February 22nd, 2018 in Motors > Cars

A beautifully-designed and engineered car that delivers both daily luxury and comfort in a package that allows for excitement.

Driving Hot Cars on Ice in Colorado
January 26th, 2018 in Motors

The Porsche Macan pirouetted smoothly throughout the course while the Challenger GT used brute strength to conquer the elements.

2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman : Review
January 8th, 2018 in Motors > Cars

The MINI S E Countryman drives, feels, and handles better than its standard gasoline stablemate.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT : Review
November 27th, 2017 in Motors > SUVs

A uniquely American idea, combining huge amounts of muscle power to what is otherwise a practical, family-friendly vehicle.

A Toyota 4Runner Family Adventure in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming
November 25th, 2017 in Travel > See

Exploring Lander Valley and Sinks Canyon in Wyoming.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL450 : Review
October 20th, 2017 in Motors > Cars

A well-rounded design in an excellent luxury touring package that begs for an open road on a clear day.

2017 Land Rover Discovery : Review
September 25th, 2017 in Motors > SUVs

A beautifully designed SUV that pays homage to the Rover heritage.

2017 BMW 530e : Review
August 29th, 2017 in Motors > Cars

“Expectation-exceeding plug-in experience with hybrid cliche-busting goodness.”

2017 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty : Review
July 18th, 2017 in Motors > Trucks

The Ram 3500 is a true workhorse, meant to carry or pull heavy loads without complaint.

2017 BMW X4 : Review
June 30th, 2017 in Motors > SUVs

If you’re in the market for something that’s unique in the luxury segment, the X4 is something to consider.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado
June 29th, 2017 in Travel > Do

We went to Colorado to see Lions and Tigers and Bears! No, Really.

2017 Dodge Challenger GT : Review
June 7th, 2017 in Motors > Cars

The only muscle car coupe available with All-Wheel Drive

Driving Tanks for Mechanized Mayhem!
May 17th, 2017 in Travel > Do > Travel

We drove tanks in Minnesota, and you can too!

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty : Review
May 8th, 2017 in Motors > Trucks

The F-250 Super Duty is definitely setting new benchmarks for the heavy-duty truck market.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon : Review
April 18th, 2017 in Motors > SUVs

More than trail capable and can stump jump and rock crawl better than most.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe : Review
March 21st, 2017 in Motors > Cars

Offering fast-paced Mercedes design for the masses.

2017 Toyota 86 : Review
February 27th, 2017 in Motors > Cars

Economical enough to drive everyday and fun enough to keep an owner entertained for years.

2017 Subaru Impreza : Review
December 28th, 2016 in Motors

Subaru takes us to La Jolla for a 2017 Impreza Drive

2017 Chrysler Pacifica : Road Trip
December 14th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

The Pacifica may be the greatest road trip machine you can buy