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Frank A. Aukofer

The Competent 2023 Cadillac XT4 AWD Makes for a Cordial Daily Companion

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer For people of a certain age and persuasion, Cadillac has always signified unbounded luxury and prestige, often with dashes of schmaltz. That’s why the 2023 XT4 AWD Premium Luxury crossover sport... Continue Reading →

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S580 Sedan Remains the Benchmark for the Large Performance Luxury Sedan

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Once upon a time in America, powerful large sedans ruled the roads, and the bigger the better for many drivers. It is one reason why the 2022 Mercedes-Benz S580 elicits nostalgia... Continue Reading →

Fuel Economy, Reliability Are Hallmarks of the 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Over its four decades in the U.S., the Toyota Camry was often referred to as the “family Camry,” a bit of alliteration that recognized its years as the country’s favorite midsize... 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 →

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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