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Economy of Operation and a Bit of Off-Road Swagger Distinguish the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer The old adage that experience is the best teacher could easily apply to the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Hybrid, especially given the milestone a few years ago when the automaker passed... Continue Reading →

2024 Mazda CX-90 Replaces Outgoing CX-9 with an Emphasis on Luxury and Performance

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Mazda’s ongoing climb into the luxury/performance vehicle territory looks to have reached the summit with its all-new 2024 CX-90 Turbo S Premium Plus crossover sport utility vehicle. About three decades ago,... Continue Reading →

Battery-Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 Is ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way’

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Spend time with the electrified 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance and it awakens the description of a favorite movie character, Mary Poppins, who was “practically perfect in every way.” Although Ms. Poppins... Continue Reading →

A Big Vehicle that Drives Small: The Popular Hyundai Palisade Gets a Refresh for 2023

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer The concept of The Little Engine That Could, part of American folklore, could apply to the 2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD, a capable three-row crossover sport utility vehicle that is a... Continue Reading →

Relaxing Ride, Good Acceleration and Above-Average Warranty Are Hallmarks of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Following the introduction of the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander three-row crossover sport utility vehicle, the Japanese manufacturer now trumpets its electrified sibling, the 2023 Outlander PHEV. For those who haven’t noticed,... Continue Reading →

Large and in Charge: The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Brings Limo-Like Comfort to Off-Roading

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Napoleon Bonaparte got it backwards. But the supposed coiner of the phrase, “iron fist in a velvet glove,” ruled France in the 19th century and of course never experienced the 2023... Continue Reading →

2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro AWD Provides Quality, Reliability in Crowded Compact Crossover SUV Field

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Now in its 30th year, the 2023 Kia Sportage presents an all-new face and physique to the motoring public, ready to build on a burgeoning reputation for quality and dependability. The... Continue Reading →

Crossover SUV Hybrids Like the 2023 Kia Niro SX Touring Bridge the Gap to An All-Electric Future

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer As the nation and world limp toward an ultimate goal of substituting electric vehicles for those running on fossil fuels, hybrids like the all-new 2023 Kia Niro represent an important way... Continue Reading →

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Stands Out in Highly Competitive Compact Crossover SUV Market

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Almost from the get-go of its founding 112 years ago, Italy’s Alfa Romeo has been widely hailed as a manufacturer of sports roadsters and other performance cars suited to race tracks.... Continue Reading →

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