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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-30 – Drive Review

 Slotted in between the CX-3 and CX-5, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 provides lots of sporty performance, a refined cabin and good looks. Based on the new Mazda3 platform it’s powered by the same “Skyactiv-G’ 186-horsepower 2.5-L engine and 6-speed automatic … Continue reading

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport – Drive Review

 VW has jumped into the 5-seat midsize SUV game with its new Atlas Cross Sport. It’s urban friendly and will fit the needs of many a household. It shares its platform with the larger 7-seat Atlas, offers either a four … Continue reading

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2020 Genesis G90 – Drive Review

The Genesis G90 has gotten an exterior freshening for 2020. The interior has been refined and more safety features have been added. There’s a V6 and a V8 model to choose from, both of which are loaded. Check out my … Continue reading

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2020 Toyota RAV4 – Drive Review

 Twenty-five years after coming on the U.S. auto scene the RAV4 continues to be a top seller. Redone for 2019, 2020 bings a new TRD Off-Road model. There’s a model for everyone in the RAV4 line up with the promise … Continue reading

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2021 Kia Seltos – First Drive

The Seltos is an all-new model from Kia in the compact SUV segment. It’s loaded with nice features and priced to be a good value. It seats five and has decent cargo space. No matter if you are an urbanite … Continue reading

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2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe – Drive Report

Sub-5 seconds to 60 mph with a 335-HP six. Or, sub-4 seconds to 60 mph with a 523-HP V8. Take your pick. Both engines power BMWs 8-Series Gran Coupe that has plenty of style and panache. Sports car performance, lots … Continue reading

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2020 Ford Expedition Max – Drive Review

Big and bigger choices are your’s to choose in the 2020 Ford Expedition. The Max version gives you the most room for the most stuff and people. A turbo V6 with a 10-speed automatic moves it all down the road. … Continue reading

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