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Economy Cars

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 →

2020 Nissan Versa SR: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Any modern vehicle manufacturer can produce a good automobile if price is no object. The trick is to build a decent, affordable small car like the 2020 Nissan Versa. The Versa has been around for more... Continue Reading →

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0T: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The most tired cliché in the automotive world is “fun to drive,” used everywhere and on everything from kiddie cars to 18-wheelers. Still, Volkswagen is faithful to the original idea with its 2019 Jetta GLI 35thAnniversary... Continue Reading →

2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer As other manufacturers have done, Hyundai has designed its compact Elantra to bridge the divide between buyers looking for economy with comfort and those more focused on entertainment and sport. The former is represented quite capably... Continue Reading →

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer What once was a slur of contempt now has become a badge of acceptance, as the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback can confirm. Not long ago, hatchback was a dirty word—at least as far as most U.S.... Continue Reading →

2017 Ford Focus RS: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Though not widely lauded, the 2017 Ford Focus RS epitomizes the ongoing revolution in the world-wide automobile industry. First, it’s a four-door hatchback, a body style that American buyers rejected but now is getting new respect... Continue Reading →

2017 Hyundai Elantra: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer In Kenny Rogers’ poker playing song “The Gambler,” you’ve got to know when to hold ’em. That’s the plan for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan. The previous-generation Elantra surprised some when it was redesigned and won... Continue Reading →

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