2018 Lexus LC 500 – Drive Report

By the numbers: $105,060, 2-doors, 4-seats, 471-HP, 10-speeds, 168 MPH. The all-new 2018 Lexus LC 500 is beautiful to behold both inside and out. With outstanding proportions and a high quality, beautiful interior the LC 500 is a sight to behold.

Perhaps not for everyone nor for everyday but, when driven it’s a delight.

Read more right here.

@1ChicagoCarGuy

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2018 Kia Stinger – First Drive

The all-new 2018 Kia Stinger 4-door sportback  is a new entry in the market that can go head-to-head against other Euro – grand tourers like the Audi S5 Sportback, both the BMW 440i Grand Coupe and 640i Grand Coupe, and the Porsche Panamera.

However Kia says the Stringer GT has a lower starting price, better performance and more room than these formidable entries in the marketplace. The Stinger is indeed something to look and test drive if you are shopping for this type of car.

Read a bit more and get my first impressions right here with just one click.

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2018 Volvo XC60 – Drive Review

DSC_1017Redesigned for 2018. One of three finalists in the running to be named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. Luxury, comfort, beauty and performance all can be found in the 2018 Volvo XC60.

Volvo says the new XC60 is one of the safest cars ever made. Prices start at $41,500.

Read more right here.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata – Drive Review

The 5-passenger, front-wheel drive Sonata has been redesigned for 2018. It’s offered in a number of models with different powertrains—Sonata, Sonata 2.0T, Sonata Eco, Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. I recently drove the 2018 Sonata Limited powered by a 185-HP 2.4-L 4-cylinder.

There are many good choices in the midsize sedan segment. The Sonata fits in the middle of the pack but offers great value in what you get for the dollar.

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2018 Genesis G80 Sport – Drive Review

The new-for-2018 Genesis G80 Sport in all-wheel drive configuration is priced to start at $57,750. The G80 Sport is well appointed and is powered by a 365 HP twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed sport tuned automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is also available.

I drove the G80 Sport in the city, on the highway and around the north circuit at Autobahn Country Club.

Read all about it right here.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Drive Review

The 5-passenger Ford Fusion Energi is rated to have a 610-mile driving range on a full tank of gasoline and full battery charge. Ford says it’s the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in America.

Priced starting at $34,120, the 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder together with the electric motor has a combined 188-HP and delivers a very satisfying driving experience with good acceleration from stop, and highway merging and passing.

If you’re thinking about less frequent refueling, read more here on the Fusion Energy.

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2018 BMW M240i – Drive Report

Perhaps a more practical choice over a two-seater, the BMW M240i is a very fun car for the driving enthusiast. There’s plenty of room for two and a back seat for some stuff or little ones.

Low to mid 4-second times to 60 MPH come from this nicely proportioned coupe with 335 HP. There’s also a convertible and the choice or rear- or all-wheel drive.

Have a read here for more details, just click.

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