The Review Garage

Rating the best and worst in cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

Welcome to The Review Garage!

Garages provide shelter for cars, bikes, tools and overflow from your household. They can also be meeting places, project centers, studios and dream catchers. The Review Garage publishes car, truck, SUV and motorcycle reviews from experienced writers. We also feature... Continue Reading →

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The 2023 BMW X1 xDrive 28i Is a Sports Car Masquerading as a Small Crossover SUV

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer For many buyers, there’s real appeal in little SUVs like the 2023 BMW X1 xDrive 28i. They offer the driving enjoyment of nimble handling in traffic as well as the passenger... Continue Reading →

2023 BMW M2 Packs 453 Horsepower of Blistering Performance into a 3,800-Pound Two-Door Coupe

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Anyone who knows anything about the art of automobile design understands that it involves tradeoffs. A prime current example is the redesigned 2023 BMW M2 Coupe, a blistering performance machine that... Continue Reading →

Economy of Operation and a Bit of Off-Road Swagger Distinguish the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer The old adage that experience is the best teacher could easily apply to the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Hybrid, especially given the milestone a few years ago when the automaker passed... Continue Reading →

2024 Mazda CX-90 Replaces Outgoing CX-9 with an Emphasis on Luxury and Performance

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Mazda’s ongoing climb into the luxury/performance vehicle territory looks to have reached the summit with its all-new 2024 CX-90 Turbo S Premium Plus crossover sport utility vehicle. About three decades ago,... Continue Reading →

Battery-Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 Is ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way’

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Spend time with the electrified 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance and it awakens the description of a favorite movie character, Mary Poppins, who was “practically perfect in every way.” Although Ms. Poppins... Continue Reading →

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Continues Honda’s Run Atop the Best-Seller List, and for Good Reason

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer For 40 years since 1983, Car and Driver magazine has annually published its coveted “10 Best” choices for automobiles sold in the United States. Leading the pack with 37 star turns... Continue Reading →

A Big Vehicle that Drives Small: The Popular Hyundai Palisade Gets a Refresh for 2023

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer The concept of The Little Engine That Could, part of American folklore, could apply to the 2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD, a capable three-row crossover sport utility vehicle that is a... Continue Reading →

Relaxing Ride, Good Acceleration and Above-Average Warranty Are Hallmarks of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Following the introduction of the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander three-row crossover sport utility vehicle, the Japanese manufacturer now trumpets its electrified sibling, the 2023 Outlander PHEV. For those who haven’t noticed,... Continue Reading →

Large and in Charge: The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Brings Limo-Like Comfort to Off-Roading

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Napoleon Bonaparte got it backwards. But the supposed coiner of the phrase, “iron fist in a velvet glove,” ruled France in the 19th century and of course never experienced the 2023... Continue Reading →

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