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Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid? Which 2022 Hyundai Tucson Is Right for You?

by Frank A. Aukofer With interest in electric vehicles at an all-time high, a comparison of two all-new versions of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson provides an enlightening illustration of which a potential buyer might choose. They are the Tucson Limited plug-in... 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 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT: What Can’t This Pickup Do?

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ You could call Ford’s new 100% electric F-150 Lightning the Renaissance Man of pickup trucks. This tantalizing cookie does it all: Quiet and comfortable long-distance highway cruising, hands-free if you wish, for up to five passengers.A... Continue Reading →

2022 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2022 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door represents the culmination of more than 60 years of thinking — and designing — outside the box, inspiring a level of affection, and fame few automobiles have ever achieved.... Continue Reading →

2022 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year Awards: A DriveWays Report…

by Frank A. Aukofer Detroit, Michigan -- The Ford Motor Co. won two of the three major 2022 United States and Canada vehicle awards Tuesday, Jan. 11, with all-new entries: the Ford Maverick pickup truck crowned North American Truck of the Year... Continue Reading →

Quintessential ‘Hot Hatch’: The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R 2.0T Is More Powerful, Capable and Expensive than the GTI

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Volkswagen can claim the invention of the “hot hatch,” of which  the 2022 Golf R is the peak after nearly a half century of refinement. The hotties started as juiced-up versions... Continue Reading →

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD Stands Above the Competition

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer The all-new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 arrives with snappy looks, inside and out, appetizing performance and a confident view of the future, when electric vehicles, and perhaps ships and aircraft, will cleanly... Continue Reading →

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and 2022 Nissan Frontier: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Dedicated automotive publications often do comparison tests of vehicles that compete in the same category. But two of the newest midsize pickup trucks are so individual in themselves there’s no comparison between the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz... Continue Reading →

2022 Honda Civic 1.5T Touring: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2022 Honda Civic marks the modern maturity of a tiny economy car that made its U.S. debut nearly half a century ago. Since then, the Civic has garnered worldwide sales of over 18 million, more than... Continue Reading →

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