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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.

2020 Mazda CX-9 – Drive Review

Mazda has upped its game and has moved a bit more into the premium space with the Signature trim level. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 3-row midsize SUV now has increased engine torque, a new off-road traction assist, new available center … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show has the distinction of being the first big auto show of the new year and also of this new decade. Nearly 1,000 different vehicles are on display for the news media and most importantly for … Continue reading

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2020 Lexus UX – Drive Review

First introduced for 2019 the Lexus UX premium compact crossover has gotten a few upgrades for 2020. Available as the FWD UX 200 and the AWD UX 250h, the Lexus UX provides decent driving dynamics with good acceleration, balanced ride … Continue reading

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2020 Toyota Corolla – Road Trip

The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla made its arrival in two chapters: the all-new Corolla Hatchback arrived in 2018, while the sedan has been redesigned from the ground up for 2020, with an available hybrid for the first time in the U.S. … Continue reading

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Drive Review

Mitsubishi’s best-selling model, the Outlander Sport, has been redesigned for 2020. Overall the Outlander Sport offers reasonable value and might just make a good choice for those on a tight budget but needing the versatility of a crossover SUV. It’s … Continue reading

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2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

The V60 Cross Country is a well-designed and elegant station wagon with all-weather and road safety, practicality and comfort. For those seeking a premium driving experience, no matter your age generation, there is lots of satisfaction to be had from … Continue reading

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2020 Nissan Versa – Drive Review

Versatile and with good value. The 2020 Versa is all new. It’s a bit larger and a bit roomier and has a bit more performance. Technology is a top priority in the all-new Nissan Versa, featuring available Nissan Safety Shield … Continue reading

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