2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt – Drive Review

Channel your inner Steve McQueen and check out the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt with its 480-HP 5.0-L V8, 6-speed manual transmission, Brembo brakes, available MagneRide Damping System and a digital customizable dash. It’ll hit 163 mph and go from a stop to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

Get your adrenaline flowing right here.

@1ChicagoCarGuy

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2019 GMC Terrain – Drive Report

The new-for-2019 Terrain Black Edition is available on SLE & SLT for $795. The package includes: 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, darkened grille insert and black surround, black mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accents, and black exterior model and trim badging. It’s offered in five exterior colors: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and, new for 2019, Sedona Metallic.

The 2019 Terrain is offered in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali models priced to start at $25,000.

Read more right here.

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth – Tracked

A one-day Fiat Track Experience at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois under the tutelage of the pros at Skip Barber Racing School gave me plenty of seat time in the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.  Driving the 124 Spider Abarth as well as the 2-door 500 Abarth on the track road course, in an autocross and on the skid pad with guidance by long-time racer Terry Earwood and his team started with a bit of coaching in the classroom and then we suited up, put on our helmets and hit the track.

The 164-HP Spider Abarth has a new Record Monza Exhaust that uses a spring-loaded diversion valve to modify exhaust flow for more “Abarth Growl.” All the better for that performance feeling.

Check out more about the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider with one click.

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2019 Volvo XC40 – Drive Review

fullsizeoutput_a2The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show last March in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars.

The XC40 is also a semifinalist for the 2019 North American Utility of the Year and a candidate for the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year.

I spent a week on the road with the XC40. Read more right here.

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2019 Nissan Altima – First Drive

DSC_3869Nissan has completely re-done the Altima for 2019. Now after 25 years on the U.S. market Nissan still sees a place for the Altima in its lineup. Even as many folks jump into SUVs, sedans still strike a cord with many buyers, especially younger buyers.

I recently drove the new Altima at Nissan’s launch program. It has a lot new to offer including two new engines and an all-wheel drive option.

Read more right here.

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2019 Subaru Ascent – First Drive

Subaru has upped its game with an all-new 3-row SUV. The 2019 Subaru Ascent can be had with seating for seven or eight. With an all-new 260-HP 2.4-L turbo boxer engine it’ll tow up to 5,000lbs.

It’s loaded with new tech, including EyeSight Assist and Trailer Stability Assist as well as a camera-based rear view mirror.

You can read more about the new Ascent right here.

@1ChicagoCarGuy

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Drive Report

A modified 2019 VW Jetta went 210.16 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a new record in the SCTA Blown Gas Coupe class.

I drove a new, stock 2019 VW Jetta across lower Michigan and got 43 mpg, beating the EPA highway estimate of 40 mpg. And, I didn’t waste any time doing it.

Read a bit more on the new Jetta right here.

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