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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.

2019 Range Rover Sport HSE MHEV – First Drive

With five different trims and as many different engines, the Range Rover Sport has something for everyone. Engine output is from 254hp to 575hp. A mild hybrid as well as a plug-in hybrid are offered. Plus there’s a diesel and … Continue reading

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus – Drive Review

Lincoln’s entry in the premium midsize utility segment has a new name and a new look. The Nautilus for 2019 has a choice of two new turbo engines, an 8-speed automatic and a full suite of ADAS safety equipment. Priced … Continue reading

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2019 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

The Ford Ranger is back for 2019. Another entry in the midsize pickup market to meet the needs of those who don’t really need a full size pickup. The Ranger is offered in one wheelbase and in two body-styles, the … Continue reading

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2019 BMW Z4 Roadster – Driven

All new for 2019. Long, low and sleek. Available with 255 or 382 horsepower. It’s plenty fast and loads of fun on the track. Add a touch of practicality with a fairly roomy trunk, as it goes for 2-seaters. It’s … Continue reading

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2020 Subaru Outback – First Drive

The sixth generation Outback has arrived and is all-new for 2020. With new structure, refined suspension, a new 260-HP turbo 2.4-L engine and standard all-wheel drive it’s ready for the highway or a dusty trail. There are seats for five, … Continue reading

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon – Drive Review

The new flagship from Volkswagen, replacing the CC sedan, is the much larger Arteon. With its premium, fastback look, refined face and roomy interior you’ll think you’re driving a more-premium brand car. Priced to start at $35,845 and with 268-horsepower … Continue reading

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2020 Hyundai Palisade – First Drive

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade will seat up to eight, has a powerful V6, can tow a bunch, and is surprisingly luxurious for the price. This new flagship midsize SUV from Hyundai has 291-horsepower and is priced beginning at $31,550. … Continue reading

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