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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 →

Three-Cylinder 2023 Nissan Rogue Offers Respectable Performance and a Comfortable Ride

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Befitting its outcast name, the Nissan Rogue has operated in the shadows of its competitors, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV. For 2023, it joins the elite cadre, especially with the... Continue Reading →

2022 Mazda CX-5 Combines Engaging Driving Dynamics with Top Safety Rating

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Most crossover sport utility vehicles, now becoming the vehicles of choice over sedans, embody practicality and comfort for cargo and passengers. But some, notably the 2022 Mazda CX-5, also deliver engaging... Continue Reading →

Large and Luxurious: the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator Deliver the Goods

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer When you’re talking large and luxurious new bruiser cruisers, two names come immediately to mind: the 2023 Cadillac Escalade from General Motors and the 2022 Lincoln Navigator from Ford. Stellantis, the third... 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 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 →

2022 Ford Bronco 2-Door Black Diamond Is Free-Spirited and Feisty

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ Ford’s fondness for free-spirited, even feisty, names for its vehicles comes to fruition with the 2021/22 Bronco revival, especially the two-door Black Diamond model with four-wheel drive and a seven-speed manual gearbox. It joins the Raptor trucks;... Continue Reading →

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Hyundai jumped the gun in the race for buyers of compact crossover sport utility vehicles with its fully redesigned 2022 Tucson, which features eye-catching body sculpting and creative lighting, among many new features. Moreover, this new contender... Continue Reading →

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.5 S-AWC: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a description that a 2-year-old child would enjoy: “I-Fu-Do-Do.” The company says it’s a product concept that means “authentic and majestic.” Not sure whether the tested Outlander SEL 2.5 S-AWC,... Continue Reading →

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