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

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Frank A. Aukofer

2022 Range Rover P400 SE LWB: A Pricey Large Vehicle with Power and Cushy Accommodations

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer A businessman in Baltimore bought a Range Rover partly because he wanted to park it outside his headquarters to convince potential customers that he was running a successful company. Such is the... Continue Reading →

Range Anxiety? The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic Travels 340 Miles on One Charge

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Mercedes-Benz has produced excellent vehicles for nearly a century, so there’s reason to expect that it would do the same with its all-new electric 2022 EQS 580. It’s the German company’s first... Continue Reading →

2022 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Is a Worthy Competitor in a Crowded Field

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ The 2022 Mazda CX-30, which was all-new at its introduction for the 2020 model year, motors on mostly as before but with enhancements to appeal to even more enthusiasts, including a turbocharged engine and standard all-wheel... Continue Reading →

2022 Lexus GX 460 Luxury Model Retains Stout Off-Road Capabilities

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ While many SUVs have adopted the car-based crossover model, Lexus has stuck to its rugged body on frame construction with the 2022 GX 460. It imparts more off-road chops than you'd expect in a pricey luxury... Continue Reading →

2022 Audi S3 Sedan Delivers Driver-Oriented Dynamics and Thrills

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ Despite the demise of traditional automobiles and the runaway popularity of sport utility vehicles and their crossover cousins, it’s still possible to find engaging, driver-oriented sports sedans. The 2022 Audi S3 slots in among the best.... Continue Reading →

2022 BMW i4 M50 and 430i Gran Coupes: Hatchbacks for Auto Enthusiasts

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ BMW anoints itself as “the ultimate driving machine.” But the Bavarian manufacturer builds many different machines, including a set of ultimate triplets for flamboyant enthusiasts. The snazziest is the 2022 electric i4 M50 Gran Coupe with... Continue Reading →

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS AWD Remains a Popular Contender

By Frank Aukofer ~ As a 17-year-old with a long list of worthy and eager competitors, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox has not achieved Olympian status. But with almost 3.3 million United States sales in its short lifetime, it need not... Continue Reading →

Clever, Not Complicated: the 2022 Ford Maverick XL Pickup Offers Economical Practicality

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ It’s clever and so simple, but it illustrates the creative thinking that went into the design and engineering of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick XL pickup truck. It’s the tailgate, which everyone takes for granted but... Continue Reading →

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series II 4X4: Big Is Beautiful

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ The yin and yang of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer surfaced on a modest trip around town, followed by a visit to a big city’s mangled traffic.  Puttering around Northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C., and stopped... Continue Reading →

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