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2022 Volkswagen Taos SE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer As crossover utility vehicles continue to insinuate themselves into the automotive market, manufacturers fill out their lineups to offer more sizes and styles, as Germany’s Volkswagen has done with its all-new 2022 Taos. It now is the... Continue Reading →

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD Activ: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer sports an adventurous name, though it’s not likely to blaze any trails.  It’s a small, competent crossover sport utility vehicle, new for this model year and bearing the name of an earlier, larger... Continue Reading →

2021 Buick Encore GX Essence: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Shoppers can be forgiven for thinking that the 2021 Buick Encore GX Essence is simply a new trim level, or version, in the Encore lineup of small crossover sport utility vehicles.  It’s not. Introduced as a 2020... Continue Reading →

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Mercedes-Benz regards the all-new 2021 GLA250 as its entry-level crossover SUV, but for many motorists it could represent a dual-purpose icon on the mountaintop. That’s because it delivers the practicality of a small crossover, with up to... Continue Reading →

2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), especially high performance luxury models like BMW’s 2020 X3 xDrive30e, pose a puzzle for potential customers. The all-new X3 is a compact crossover sport utility vehicle from Germany’s Bavarian Motor Works,... Continue Reading →

2020 Nissan Kicks SV: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though it’s assuredly not a virus, the 2020 Nissan Kicks can easily go viral with almost anybody. It grows on you and insinuates itself into your consciousness. On paper, it looks fairly ordinary: a subcompact crossover... Continue Reading →

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Hyundai sagely developed a grasp of Americans’ preference for crossover sport utility vehicles and now has extended its reach with the 2020 Venue. The South Korean manufacturer has a lineup of six SUVs: Venue; Kona, available... Continue Reading →

2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Even as Lincoln advertises heavily to clear out stocks of the current MKC model, it is poised to charm customers with the all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the MKC’s replacement. With it, the luxury division of Ford... Continue Reading →

2020 Audi Q3 S line Quattro: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer If Audi adopted warm-blooded names for its vehicles, this new SUV could be christened Border Collie instead of the 2020 Q3 S line 45 TFSI Quattro Prestige. German manufacturers, including BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are fond of... Continue Reading →

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