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2022 Lexus GX 460 Luxury Model Retains Stout Off-Road Capabilities

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ While many SUVs have adopted the car-based crossover model, Lexus has stuck to its rugged body on frame construction with the 2022 GX 460. It imparts more off-road chops than you'd expect in a pricey luxury... Continue Reading →

2022 Audi S3 Sedan Delivers Driver-Oriented Dynamics and Thrills

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ Despite the demise of traditional automobiles and the runaway popularity of sport utility vehicles and their crossover cousins, it’s still possible to find engaging, driver-oriented sports sedans. The 2022 Audi S3 slots in among the best.... Continue Reading →

Clever, Not Complicated: the 2022 Ford Maverick XL Pickup Offers Economical Practicality

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ It’s clever and so simple, but it illustrates the creative thinking that went into the design and engineering of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick XL pickup truck. It’s the tailgate, which everyone takes for granted but... Continue Reading →

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series II 4X4: Big Is Beautiful

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ The yin and yang of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer surfaced on a modest trip around town, followed by a visit to a big city’s mangled traffic.  Puttering around Northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C., and stopped... Continue Reading →

2022 Ford Bronco 2-Door Black Diamond Is Free-Spirited and Feisty

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ Ford’s fondness for free-spirited, even feisty, names for its vehicles comes to fruition with the 2021/22 Bronco revival, especially the two-door Black Diamond model with four-wheel drive and a seven-speed manual gearbox. It joins the Raptor trucks;... Continue Reading →

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and 2022 Nissan Frontier: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Dedicated automotive publications often do comparison tests of vehicles that compete in the same category. But two of the newest midsize pickup trucks are so individual in themselves there’s no comparison between the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz... Continue Reading →

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 →

2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige MPV: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With apologies to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who never experienced the 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Just don’t call me a minivan. That pejorative never passes... Continue Reading →

2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport Prestige: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer It’s becoming a truism that the South Koreans build great automobiles like the 2022 Genesis G70. But the impression in the U.S. is  based on only three closely associated brands. They are Kia, partly owned by Hyundai, and... Continue Reading →

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