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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 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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2018 Volvo XC60 – Drive Review

Redesigned 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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