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Compact Crossovers

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With the debut of its new XC40, Volvo is the proud parent of triplets vying for attention in the crossover sport-utility class. The first of three all-new luxury entries from the Swedish manufacturer was the three-row,... Continue Reading →

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though not well-known in the U.S., Japan’s Mitsubishi, with its 2018 Outlander PHEV, bows to no automaker in the realm of technological development. For openers, the plug-in hybrid crossover sport utility vehicle uses a gasoline engine... Continue Reading →

2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Refinement appears to be the order of the day at the Jeep Division of Fiat Chrysler, adeptly achieved by the 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk Elite with its new look and on-road performance. Sometimes it seems as if... Continue Reading →

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid as an early move toward its goal of electrification, Sweden’s top car maker finessed four new vehicle unveilings at an introduction of 2018 models in Colorado. The other three... Continue Reading →

2018 GMC Terrain AWD SLE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer GMC scheduled the introduction of its redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain to coincide with the momentous eclipse of the sun over the United States on Aug. 21, 2017. The intro took place in Pittsburgh, Pa., so the... Continue Reading →

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4×4: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Whatever else you might conclude about the 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4, it has mastered the spirit of the KISS Principle -- a design precept that admonishes, “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” Though the new Compass is... Continue Reading →

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC forges a strong link in the longest chain of luxury sport utility vehicles in America. In a move that was prescient but a gamble in 1997, the German manufacturer introduced the... Continue Reading →

2017 Ford Edge Sport AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Like their products, vehicle manufacturers historically develop recognizable characteristics, as Ford does with the 2017 Edge crossover sport utility vehicle. Over the years, the Ford Motor Co. acquired a reputation for expertise with pickup trucks and... Continue Reading →

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Volkswagen ups its game in the crossover SUV arena with a triple-double by a new player, the 2018 Tiguan. It has nothing to do with points, rebounds, assists or blocked shots in a basketball game, though... Continue Reading →

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