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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.

2021 Kia Sorento – Drive Review

The new 2021 Sorento’s fresh looks help make it stand out from the competition. The new power train and technology features should attract more buyers. The interior is comfortable, refined and has a premium look. LX and S trims with … Continue reading

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2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Drive Review

Ten years after I drove the new 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost I found myself behind the wheel of the entirely new 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost. The Rolls-Royce Ghost clients have changed in the way success is expressed. Named ‘Post Opulence’ internally, it … Continue reading

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2021 Jeep Gladiator – Drive Review

New on the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is the availability of a 260-hp 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 with a 442 lb.ft. torque rating.  EPA fuel economy ratings are 24 combined mpg with 22 city mpg and 28 highway mpg. The V6 EcoDiesel … Continue reading

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2021 Cadillac Escalade – Drive Review

The 2021 Escalade is large, luxurious, spacious and sophisticated. For 2021 it’s completely new with a more elegant exterior design and on overall more refined look. The new Escalade is also larger with more interior space for passengers in the … Continue reading

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

Think Spring! If you were buying a new Corvette would you choose the coupe or the convertible? The Corvette Stingray got a few updates for 2021 with new colors and stipe packages as well as some equipment changes. In spite … Continue reading

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2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV

The new 4-door 2021 MINI Cooper Countryman has been updated with new exterior and interior design elements along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings. The 2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV is the plug-in hybrid variant. It is powered … Continue reading

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2021 Land Rover Defender – Drive Review

For 2021 this British legend Land Rover Defender 110 is joined by the short wheelbase Defender 90. The three-door 90 seats five or six with an available front center seat. The five-door 110 has the option of five, six or … Continue reading

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2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody – Drive Review

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody with its 797-hp supercharged 6.2-L Hemi is capable of a top speed of 203 mph, making it the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. True performance, ultimate performance, American … Continue reading

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110 – First Drive

A favorite of adventurers, the Land Rover Defender first appeared in 1983, was sold in the U.S. from 1993 to 1997, and now has returned to the scene with an all-new architecture and more capabilities than ever. Six different trims. … Continue reading

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2021 Genesis GV80 – First Drive

The 2021 GV80 is the first utility vehicle (UV) from Genesis, the luxury vehicle brand from Hyundai Motor Group. With seating for five, a tow rating of up to 6,000 lbs. and a choice of two engines with either rear-wheel … Continue reading

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