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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 →

2021 BMW X1 xDrive28i: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer If it were a thinking creature, the 2021 BMW X1 xDrive28i likely would be befuddled by the different descriptions attached to it.  The Bavarian Motor Works, which builds the X1 in a plant in Regensburg, Germany, calls... Continue Reading →

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Minor changes to a vehicle during its periodic life cycles usually are called a freshen or refresh in the industry, though it looks as if the Subaru engineers and designers took the bit in their teeth and... Continue Reading →

Driving at a Social Distance in the 2020 Audi Q3

by Jason Fogelson Driving has become one of my calming tools during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am quite familiar with the social isolation we’ve all been experiencing, since I work by myself in my home office in the suburbs of Detroit.... Continue Reading →

Attracting Xennials in the 2020 Lexus UX 250h

by Jason Fogelson I still find it difficult to think about a $40,000 vehicle as “entry level,” but the 2020 Lexus UX 250h is actually that – a doorway into the Lexus family. Lexus says that “UX” stands for “Urban... Continue Reading →

2020 Fiat 500X Trekking AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Whether someone becomes a fan of the 2020 Fiat 500X depends more on what the customer wants than the vehicle itself. If the person’s orientation is toward a small crossover sport utility vehicle with some Italian... Continue Reading →

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave, Renegade Trailhawk 4X4: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer This is a tale of two Jeeps: The flyover model and the Italian Job. Former is the new Gladiator Mojave pickup truck, tricked out to validate those videos showing Jeeps launched airborne off sand dunes; the... Continue Reading →

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