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About urbandriverchicago

Mechanical engineer and automobile enthusiast with extensive auto industry experience now writing about vehicles for urban and city use.

2018 Mazda6 Signature – Drive Report

 New for 2018 on the Mazda6 is the power we’ve been wanting plus more comfort and refinement. The 6 is now offered in an expanded model range with a 250-HP turbo 2.5-L available on the upper trim levels. A new … Continue reading

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2018 Kia Stinger – Drive Review

Kia has ventured into new territory with the introduction of its all-new, very bold 5-passenger sportback sedan, the Stinger. The Stinger is the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history and is in the space typically occupied by European automakers. … Continue reading

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2018 Honda Accord – Drive Review

The entirely new 2018 Honda Accord was named the 2018 North American Car of the Year. For 2018, the Accord is completely redesigned from the ground-up. It has a longer wheelbase but is a touch shorter overall, as well as being … Continue reading

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Drive Review

Toyota has been a leader in hybrid development as well as in bringing new variations of SUVs to the market. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the original compact SUVs that came to market about twenty years ago. Now, today, … Continue reading

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2018 Nissan Kicks – First Drive

The entirely new 2018 Nissan Kicks is aimed at younger, city-living buyers. Of note is the value story with the Kicks priced to start at $17,990. Also noteworthy is that all Kicks have Automatic Emergency Braking as standard as well as … Continue reading

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2018 Ford Expedition – Drive Report

Summer travel season is here and if you’re planning the family vacation or just a weekend road trip the 2018 Ford Expedition will give you comfort for the family and space for all their stuff. The Expedition is plenty big … Continue reading

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2018 Ford EcoSport – Drive Review

Fun, capable and connected, the all-new Ford EcoSport can be customized with 10 available colors, six interior choices and ambient lighting options. EcoSport’s five-passenger interior features available SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus there’s an available … Continue reading

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