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Compact Crossovers

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 →

2020 Mazda CX30 AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Not only does the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 get an extra digit in its model number, it apparently plugs a hole in the Mazda lineup that nobody noticed. It slots in the Japanese manufacturer’s crossover sport... Continue Reading →

2020 Toyota C-HR Limited: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though almost anyone would classify the 2020 Toyota C-HR as a crossover sport utility vehicle, the company prefers to refer to it as a designer blend of a sport coupe, hatchback and compact crossover. That’s understandable.... Continue Reading →

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4MATIC: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer If one were needed or wanted, you could label the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4MATIC as the bargain luxury crossover sport utility vehicle from the storied German manufacturer. It’s an all-new entry in the compact luxury category.... Continue Reading →

2020 Ford Escape AWD Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though not faring badly in the crossover sport utility wars, the 2020 Ford Escape enhances its chances with new weapons that include two hybrid versions — one standard and the other a plug-in. In 2019, the... Continue Reading →

2019 Kia Niro EV: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Although it sometimes seems as if Elon Musk’s Tesla gets all the publicity, an increasing number of fine electric vehicles are rolling into the market. An intriguing new one is the 2019 Kia Niro EV. It... Continue Reading →

2019 Buick Envision: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Some potential customers might hesitate because the 2019 Buick Envision is, in fact, a Chinese-made crossover sport utility vehicle with 86% of its parts made in China, not a quintessentially American vehicle. Nowadays, almost everything you... Continue Reading →

2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE: A DriveWays Review…

byFrank A. Aukofer There’s no better indication of the relentless onslaught by crossover utility vehicles than the 2019 Toyota RAV4, which arrives with a medley of 13 stylish versions, including gasoline and hybrid powertrains with all-wheel or front-wheel drive. As... Continue Reading →

2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer BMW, the Bavarian Motor Works of Germany, has been masterful at plugging holes in its high-performance luxury lineup, especially with crossover sport utility vehicles. Now, with the 2018 X2 xDrive28i, it’s even filling a small gap... Continue Reading →

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