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Frank A. Aukofer

2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro AWD Provides Quality, Reliability in Crowded Compact Crossover SUV Field

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Now in its 30th year, the 2023 Kia Sportage presents an all-new face and physique to the motoring public, ready to build on a burgeoning reputation for quality and dependability. The... Continue Reading →

All-Electric 2023 Toyota bZ4X Promises Long Range and a Quiet, Relaxed Ride

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer What the bZ4X? Yep, it sure looks like a cuss word in a comic strip. But it’s actually the brand-new 100% battery electric vehicle from Toyota. Not only that, the bZ4X... Continue Reading →

The Acura Integra Returns as a Feisty Four-Door Hatchback with an Available Manual Transmission

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer The Integra from Acura, the luxury marque of Japan’s Honda, returns for sport-oriented enthusiasts as a 2023 model after a spotty history that started in 1985. It had gone through four... Continue Reading →

2023 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD Is Quick and Easy to Drive

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer It’s unusual to assign aspirations to a fine example of engineering like the 2023 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD. Yet that’s how the Japanese manufacturer has been describing its mainstream products for... Continue Reading →

2023 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback Offers the Practicality of a Small SUV

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer In the not too distant past, before they were rescued by an unlikely avatar, hatchbacks like the 2023 Toyota Corolla were the pariahs of the automobile marketplace. Despite their practicality, they... Continue Reading →

Affordable 2023 Kia Niro EV Wave Is Well Appointed and High Performing

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Even though battery electric vehicles generally are more expensive than their gasoline engine counterparts, South Korea’s 2023 Kia Niro EV Wave demonstrates that it’s possible to deliver an appealing, well appointed... Continue Reading →

Crossover SUV Hybrids Like the 2023 Kia Niro SX Touring Bridge the Gap to An All-Electric Future

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer As the nation and world limp toward an ultimate goal of substituting electric vehicles for those running on fossil fuels, hybrids like the all-new 2023 Kia Niro represent an important way... Continue Reading →

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Stands Out in Highly Competitive Compact Crossover SUV Market

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Almost from the get-go of its founding 112 years ago, Italy’s Alfa Romeo has been widely hailed as a manufacturer of sports roadsters and other performance cars suited to race tracks.... Continue Reading →

All New 2023 Mazda CX-50 AWD Adds Luxury Amenities to Engaging Driving Experience

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Mazda traditionally has focused on the performance side of the automotive spectrum, offering engaging and even exciting handling along with tightly wound engines and transmissions, even as it expanded its efforts... Continue Reading →

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