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The Competent 2023 Cadillac XT4 AWD Makes for a Cordial Daily Companion

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer For people of a certain age and persuasion, Cadillac has always signified unbounded luxury and prestige, often with dashes of schmaltz. That’s why the 2023 XT4 AWD Premium Luxury crossover sport... Continue Reading →

Three-Cylinder 2023 Nissan Rogue Offers Respectable Performance and a Comfortable Ride

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Befitting its outcast name, the Nissan Rogue has operated in the shadows of its competitors, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV. For 2023, it joins the elite cadre, especially with the... Continue Reading →

2022 Mazda CX-5 Combines Engaging Driving Dynamics with Top Safety Rating

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Most crossover sport utility vehicles, now becoming the vehicles of choice over sedans, embody practicality and comfort for cargo and passengers. But some, notably the 2022 Mazda CX-5, also deliver engaging... 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 →

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer It’s still a puzzle why any luxury manufacturer would produce a vehicle like the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe. It must have something to do with the psyche of some of its customers — people who... Continue Reading →

2020 Fiat 500X Trekking AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Whether someone becomes a fan of the 2020 Fiat 500X depends more on what the customer wants than the vehicle itself. If the person’s orientation is toward a small crossover sport utility vehicle with some Italian... Continue Reading →

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the Underdog Hybrid

by Jason Fogelson Every time I spend time in a Mitsubishi, I emerge perplexed. I pride myself on my ability to put aside my preconceived notions, and evaluate each vehicle I drive on its own merits. I don’t worry about... Continue Reading →

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer You might come up short with a big family, but the 2019 Mazda CX-9 works smartly for a couple of couples on a cross-state jaunt of hundreds of miles and many hours behind the wheel. Of... Continue Reading →

2019 Buick Envision: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Some potential customers might hesitate because the 2019 Buick Envision is, in fact, a Chinese-made crossover sport utility vehicle with 86% of its parts made in China, not a quintessentially American vehicle. Nowadays, almost everything you... Continue Reading →

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