• 2023 BMW iX M60 – First Drive

    2023 BMW iX M60 – First Drive

    The BMW iX is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable architecture on which the future of the BMW Group will be built. The iX is an all-electric, battery-powered, four-door, five-passenger mid-size utility vehicle with a large opening rear hatch. For 2022 the xDrive50 model was introduced and for 2023 the iX M60 […]

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – Drive Review

    2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – Drive Review

    The fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee has all-new architecture, all-new exterior design, all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship, added an L-model with 3 row seating and now has a new plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Grand Cherokee 4xe is basically an additional powertrain choice in the well know model range. Under the hood is the 270-HP 2.0-L turbocharged […]

  • 2023 Genesis GV60 – First Drive

    2023 Genesis GV60 – First Drive

    The all-new GV60 is Genesis’ first dedicated all-electric vehicle model. Initially the 2023 Genesis GV60 will only be sold at select Genesis retailers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York with limited availability. Genesis hopes to expand GV60’s availability to more states soon, according to a Genesis spokesperson.  Considered a performance vehicle, the GV60 […]

  • Curb side, on-street EV charging comes to Chicago

    Curb side, on-street EV charging comes to Chicago

    Urban dwellers are good candidates to purchase or lease an all-electric vehicle, that is, a battery-electric vehicle or BEV. Why? They don’t typically drive many miles in their daily personal routine. The ability to charge the vehicle’s battery is all important. The situation is especially acute for dense communities where potential BEV owners may live […]

  • 2022 Ford F150 Lightning – First Drive

    2022 Ford F150 Lightning – First Drive

    Ford’s new all-electric battery powered F150 Lightning is a very capable full-size pickup. It can do what a full-size pickup should be able to do, and then some. I had a brief time behind the wheel. The Lightning in powerful, fast, comfortable and quiet. Read a bit more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 BMW M4 Competition – Drive Reviw

    2022 BMW M4 Competition – Drive Reviw

    The new BMW M4 Competition coupé is a street legal race car. With 503-Horsepower it will scoot to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is up to 180 mph when equipped with the Performance Package. For the first time ever the M4 Competition is equipped with the new M xDrive…BMW’s all-wheel drive system. Check […]

  • 2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    The new 2022 QX60 is Infiniti’s entry in the premium midsize 7-passenger utility vehicle (UV) segment.  Infiniti says “the 2022 QX60 was reimagined from the ground up to help its owners “Conquer Life in Style” and delivers a powerful yet polished drive that matches its sleek exterior and serene interior.” Of note, the 2022 Infiniti […]

  • 2022 Kia Telluride – drive review

    2022 Kia Telluride – drive review

    For 2022 the Telluride added the new Kia badging and slightly redesigned radiator grille. Inside, a larger 10.25-inch navigation display, fully automatic temperature control and highway driving assist to the LX and S trims, as well as Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve were added to all trims. The Kia Telluride with its 3-row seating for […]

  • 2022 Chevrolet Equinox – Drive Review

    2022 Chevrolet Equinox – Drive Review

    The Chevrolet Equinox compact 5-seat utility vehicle has been freshened for 2022. There’s also a new RS model and updated tech. Check out the Chevrolet Equinox here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2023 Mazda CX-50 – First Drive

    2023 Mazda CX-50 – First Drive

    The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 is an addition to the Mazda product lineup. It’s a two-row, five-seat compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) designed expressly for the U.S. and Canada. All-wheel drive is standard and there is a choice of two engines. Mazda has enhanced the CX-50 with overlanding capability for those weekend adventures. Check it […]

  • 2022 Subaru BRZ – Drive Review

    2022 Subaru BRZ – Drive Review

    A finalist for the World Car Awards, a KBB award winner, Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car for 2022 and included as a top vehicle in the Car and Driver 2022 10Best list. That’s the 2022 Subaru BRZ 2+2. Fun, practical, and it won’t empty your bank account. Check out what I have to say here. […]

  • 2022 Hyundai Venue – Drive Review

    2022 Hyundai Venue – Drive Review

    The 5-passenger, front-wheel drive Venue was first introduced in 2020 as an all-new addition to the Hyundai model lineup.  The 2022 Venue is offered in SE, SEL and Limited trims and has a starting base price of $19,000, plus a $1,245 freight charge, and is EPA rated at 31 mpg combined. The Hyundai Venue is […]

  • 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

    2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

    The 2022 Corvette Stingray comes in coupe or convertible body styles in 1LT, 2LT or 3LT trims. Nicely packaged in the space behind the cockpit is a 490-hp 6.2-L V8 mated to a Tremec 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Corvette, the longest running nameplate of any car on the road today. A […]

  • 2022 Hyundai Sonata – Drive Review

    2022 Hyundai Sonata – Drive Review

    The Sonata midsize 5-seat 4-door sedan had a 21% increase in total sales last year. The 2022 Hyundai Sonata is very affordable. It’s got good looks and is nicely equipped to meet the needs of many families. Prices for the 2022 Sonata start at $24,350.  Hyundai Motor America is one of the leaders in vehicle […]

  • 2022 Lexus ES – Drive Review

    2022 Lexus ES – Drive Review

    For 2022 the Lexus ES received a refresh with a revised multimedia system, new safety and performance enhancements, a fresh exterior design and new exterior and interior colors. The 2022 model lineup consists of the ES 250 AWD, ES 350 and ES 300h, each offered in base, Luxury, F Sport and Ultra Luxury trims. The […]

  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf R – Drive Review

    2022 Volkswagen Golf R – Drive Review

    The new 2022 Golf R ups its game, now with 315-hp (a 27-hp increase) coming from the 2.0-L turbocharged engine. Both a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission are offered. A Driving Mode Selection feature offers six modes: “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Race,” “Drift,” “Special,” and “Custom.” The originator of the hot hatch is […]

  • 2022 Toyota Sienna – Drive Review

    2022 Toyota Sienna – Drive Review

    Toyota introduced the reimagined, fourth-generation Sienna for 2021 aimed at supporting a wider array of life stages and activities than the typical minivan. Hybrid engine, only. All-wheel drive available. New for 2022 Woodland Edition for the more adventurous who partake in weekend outdoor activities.  Have a look here for more detail and information. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV – First Drive

    2022 Mazda MX-30 EV – First Drive

    The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is an entirely new subcompact crossover utility vehicle (UV) that’s battery powered. It’s only sold in California, at least for now. Driving range is 100 miles. Not really much compared to other BEVs on the market. But, for city dwellers and commuters it might just be enough. Check it out […]

  • 2022 Lexus NX – Drive Review

    2022 Lexus NX – Drive Review

    The NX compact UV is completely redesigned for 2022. The NX is longer, wider and taller and has fresh new styling both on the outside and inside. There are more powertrains to choose from. And the infotainment system’s much criticized console-mounted touchpad has been replaced by a more user friendly touchscreen. Click here to learn […]

  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Drive Review

    2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Drive Review

    Tiguan is Volkswagen’s best selling model in the U.S., as well as around the world. It’s one of two compact utility vehicles on the market today that offers seven passenger seating. The Tiguan is well designed and equipped for urban living. It has a nicely performing drive train as well as confident handling and a […]

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – Drive Review

    2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – Drive Review

    Take your pick: dry roads, wet roads, rocks, mud, sand, snow – the Jeep Grand Cherokee L can handle them all. And now you can get third-row seating to carry more of your friends and/or family to wherever. Read up on the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – Drive Review

    2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – Drive Review

    The new 4 Series range is designed intentionally to stand out with its own distinct character and to distinguish from the 3 Series Sedan. Following on the heels of the 2021 coupe and convertible the 4 Series Gran Coupe was introduced for 2022. The Gran Coupe rides on a longer wheelbase with more overall length, […]

  • 2022 Ford Maverick – First Drive

    2022 Ford Maverick – First Drive

    The new Maverick, with a $19,995 base price, is the lowest priced new vehicle offered by Ford today. And, the new Maverick comes standard with a hybrid engine. The first pickup to come to the American market with a hybrid as standard. Maverick rides on a 121 inch wheelbase, is 199.7 inches long, is offered […]

  • 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness – First Drive

    2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness – First Drive

    Subaru has introduced a Wilderness trim on the Forester with unique design elements, increased ground clearance and off-road tires. The roof rack has increased load capacity for mounting a tent. Check out more of the updates here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 – Coastal Cruise

    2021 Mazda CX-5 – Coastal Cruise

    A visit to Southern California provided a nice opportunity to become reacquainted with the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. From the western end of Route 66 in Santa Monica and along coastal California Route 1 to Santa Barbara the Mazda CX-5 made for a very nice and also fun-to-drive road trip. Read about the happenings here. […]

  • 2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Drive Review

    2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Drive Review

    For 2022 the Pathfinder is entirely new from the ground up. A new 9-speed transmission combined with the 284-hp V6 gives it good performance and better trailer towing ability. The interior is completely fresh and stylish and loaded with tech. A complete suite of advanced driver-assist safety (ADAS) features including Nissan’s ProPilot Assist are available. Read […]

  • 2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    Infiniti has redone the QX60 for 2022. An exterior and interior refresh plus a new 9-speed automatic will enable the QX60 to better compete in the premium midsize 3-row utility vehicle segment. Performance from the 295-hp 3.5-L V6 with the new transmission is much improved and there’s a slightly better city fuel economy rating. Read […]

  • 2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible – Drive Review

    2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible – Drive Review

    MINI has freshened the Cooper for 2022 with new front and rear styling, new wheels and new colors. More tech, safety and comfort features have also been added. The powertrain choices are unchanged and price has been bumped minimally. Check out the new MINI here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer by Jeep

    2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer by Jeep

    The 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer might just become THE fashionable full-size utility vehicle to have. Rooted in Jeep brand heritage, Wagoneer will become a portfolio of vehicles that defines “American premium” and delivers a unique customer experience. Have a look at these new full-size utility vehicles brought to you by Jeep. Just one click. […]

  • 2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

    2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

    Jeep took the cover off the 2022 Compass back in July and recently I had the opportunity to drive it. There’s a new look on the outside and a big appearance upgrade on the inside. And the Compass does what a Jeep does including go off-road if you like. Rear more about the new Compass […]

  • 2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds. The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well as handling and braking balanced with low fuel consumption. All this is packaged in a […]

  • 2021 Nissan Kicks – Drive Report

    2021 Nissan Kicks – Drive Report

    The 2021 Nissan Kicks has been freshened with new front and rear styling, new wheels, new colors including five two-tone choices and updated and enhanced interior trim. Sales are up for the Kicks and it’s a popular choice among younger folk around the world. Read more about the 2021 Kicks with a click. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Kia Carnival – Drive Report

    2022 Kia Carnival – Drive Report

    The 2022 Carnival replaces the Sedona in Kia’s lineup. It’s entirely new. Kia defines it as a multipurpose vehicle that goes beyond the typical minivan. The Carnival is stylish with unique design cues and a wagon-like profile. It offers lots of versatility and convenience for carrying people and things. Read more with one click here. […]

  • 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

    2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

    Forty-five percent of Toyota Avalon sales are the Avalon Hybrid. For 2021 a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery.  The Avalon delivers a well balanced and comfortable ride. It’s well suited for jaunts around town as well as for a weekend road trip. Read more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo – Drive Review

    2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo – Drive Review

    The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo 5-passenger subcompact is available as a sedan or hatchback. The new 2.5-L turbo is rated at 250-hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard. It’s quick, fun to drive, easy to maneuver and, it’s practical. Read more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Genesis G70 – Drive Review

    2022 Genesis G70 – Drive Review

    The Genesis G70 compact luxury sedan has received a significant update for 2022 with refreshed exterior and new interior features. The 2022 G70 is offered as a 2.0T with 252-hp and a 3.3T with 365-hp. All-wheel drive is available. Read more about the new G70 right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

    2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

    Audi freshened the Q5’s design for 2021 and also added two new variants, namely the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback.  Along with the sloping roof, to further differentiate the Sportback from the Q5 UV, standard equipment includes: 19-inch 5-double arm design wheels, deletion of roof rails, S line exterior, panoramic sunroof and sport front seats. […]

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

    You can now get seating for 6 or 7 in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L. New designs both inside and out brings a fresh look to this Jeep stalwart. And for the first time ever in any vehicle a McIntosh audio system is now available. Check out this new bigger and better Jeep here. […]

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

    2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

    The all-new 5-passenger 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz with its open cargo bed is designed to appeal to utility vehicle owners.  Hyundai describes the typical Santa Cruz buyer as a tech-savvy single male in the age range of 35 to 45 years. The Santa Cruz is arriving at dealers now. Check it out right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Nissan Armada – drive review

    2021 Nissan Armada – drive review

    The rugged body-on-frame full size Nissan Armada utility vehicle has been extensively updated for 2021. There’s lots of new front and rear sheetmetal and the interior gets a newly designed center stack anchored by a new standard 12.3-inch color display. Read more on the new Armada right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    The 2021 Sorento is initially available with three powertrains, including its first ever turbo hybrid (HEV). A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be introduced in the next model year. With a total system 227-hp the hybrid engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic and is offered only with front-wheel drive. EPA test fuel economy ratings are […]

  • 2021 Lincoln Nautilus – Drive Review

    2021 Lincoln Nautilus – Drive Review

    The 2021 Nautilus is freshened and further refined following Lincoln’s “Quiet Flight” design philosophy with a new front fascia and new instrument panel design. A new Sync 4 infotainment system with large touchscreen is well positioned for easy use. The roomy cabin offers decent seating for five plus good cargo room in the rear. Read […]

  • 2021 GMC Yukon Denali – Drive Review

    2021 GMC Yukon Denali – Drive Review

    GM’s trio of full-size utility vehicles got bigger for 2021.  The Denali Line sub-brand within GMC gets unique design ques. The Yukon Denali trim has an exclusive interior – a completely new instrument panel, unique seats and a choice among four unique color themes. Denali has a unique Galvano chrome grille which is larger and […]

  • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Review

    2021 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Review

    The Subaru Crosstrek is a practical choice for a good value compact utility. The 2021 Crosstrek got a few updates the most important of which is an available new 182-hp 2.5-L 4-cylinder Boxer engine. There’s also a new Sport trim added to the lineup. Learn more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

    2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

    BMW has brought back a soft top on the 4 Series convertible. Riding on an all new platform the soft top also brings weight reduction, greater cargo space and a lower center of gravity for improved handling. There’s a choice of the 430i convertible powered by a 255-hp twin-scroll turbo 2.0-L 4-cylinder. Or, the M440i […]

  • 2022 Volkswagen Taos – First Drive

    2022 Volkswagen Taos – First Drive

    Volkswagen has a new model. It’s the entirely new 2022 Taos subcompact utility vehicle. Call if the new Golf for the U.S. because the Golf is no longer, except fo the GTI and Golf R. Taos seats five, has decent cargo space and is offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive powered by a 158-hp 1.5-L. […]

  • 2021 Lexus ES – Drive Review

    2021 Lexus ES – Drive Review

    The ES lineup grows for 2021 with the all-new 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD, the first ES all-wheel drive model, and with the 2021 ES 350 Black Line Special Edition. ES 250 AWD is powered by a 203-HP 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine that’s mated to an 8-speed automatic. The new Black Line Special Edition ES 350 […]

  • 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First Drive

    2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First Drive

    The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric utility vehicle (UV) and the brand’s first global battery electric vehicle (BEV). Notably, the Volkswagen ID.4 has been named “World Car of the Year 2021,” prevailing over strong global competition. About half of U.S. adults support a proposal to phase out production of gasoline-powered cars and trucks and drive […]

  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe – Drive Review

    2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe – Drive Review

    The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. in May. Named Green SUV of the Year by leading industry publication Green Car Journal the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first PHEV from the Jeep brand. The Jeep 4xe Charging Network of EV Level 2 charging stations located at Jeep […]

  • 2021 Honda Ridgeline – Drive Review

    2021 Honda Ridgeline – Drive Review

    For 2021 the Ridgeline has more rugged styling with all-new body panels forward of the windshield. There’s also a new rear bumper with exposed exhaust finishers. Honda’s iVTM-4 all-wheel drive (AWD) system is now standard across the model range. Not everyone who wants a pickup needs full-size pickup. Check out the Ridgeline right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy