Aaron Turpen

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

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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

2016 Dodge Durango : Review
November 30th, 2016 in Motors > SUVs

The manliest of the family utilities now on the road.

2016 Lexus GS 200t : Review
October 16th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

The new GS features a superb interior experience and dynamic drive appeal.

Exploring Electrified Powertrains
October 7th, 2016 in Motors

We explain the differences in electrified vehicles using Kia’s new lineup.

2016 BMW 750i : Review
September 26th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

It’s not difficult to see why the 7-Series remains the benchmark for the executive sedan class.

Nissan Heisman House Returns for 2016 Football Season
August 31st, 2016 in Sports > Football

If Tebow’s baseball career fails, he can always live at the Heisman House.

Nissan Adventure Drive : 2017 First Drive of Armada, Pathfinder & Titan
August 23rd, 2016 in Motors > SUVs > Motors > Trucks

We drove the latest rugged vehicles from Nissan’s “Year of the Truck”.

2016 Range Rover Sport : Review
August 15th, 2016 in Motors > SUVs

SUV that looks just as good jumping mud puddles as it does parked in front of the opera house.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro : Review
July 29th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

Powerful looks, a world-class convertible option, and great performance for the money.

2016 Infiniti QX80 : Review
July 13th, 2016 in Motors > SUVs

In automotive market time, the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is an old design, but it’s one that wears its age very well. A few updates were made for this new model year, including some exterior changes. A few small tweaks to the interior also update this new QX. Outside of small details, in essence, the 2016 […]

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman : Review
June 28th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

Everyone except the strictest of Mini purists will like what has been done to this new Clubman.

2016 Volkswagen Beetle : Review
June 8th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line deserves the title “Poor Man’s Porsche”

2016 Lincoln MKX : Review
May 26th, 2016 in Motors > SUVs

With good fuel economy, a smart interior, and a great new look, it’s hard to look past the Lincoln MKX

2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro : Review
May 20th, 2016 in Motors > Trucks

The extreme off-road version of Toyota’s full-size pickup truck.

2016 BMW X1 : Review
May 2nd, 2016 in Motors > SUVs

Walking a careful tightrope between utilitarian needs and BMW driving experience expectations.

2016 Volvo XC60 : Review
April 21st, 2016 in Motors > SUVs

This is a crossover you don’t want to ignore.

2016 Subaru WRX STI : Review
April 14th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

With more power and more fun, the 2016 Subaru WRX STI is a kickass little ride.

2016 Nissan Titan XD : Review
February 22nd, 2016 in Motors > Trucks

This new truck from Nissan is a definite winner.

2016 BMW 340i : Review
February 1st, 2016 in Motors > Cars

A well-made, finely-tuned vehicle that showcases the Ultimate Driving Machine persona.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider : Review
January 25th, 2016 in Motors > Cars

Beautiful, a bit mysterious, a little intimidating, and yet approachable.