Author: urbandriverchicago

  • 2023 BMW iX M60 – First Drive

    2023 BMW iX M60 – First Drive

    The BMW iX is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable architecture on which the future of the BMW Group will be built. The iX is an all-electric, battery-powered, four-door, five-passenger mid-size utility vehicle with a large opening rear hatch. For 2022 the xDrive50 model was introduced and for 2023 the iX M60 […]

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – Drive Review

    2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – Drive Review

    The fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee has all-new architecture, all-new exterior design, all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship, added an L-model with 3 row seating and now has a new plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Grand Cherokee 4xe is basically an additional powertrain choice in the well know model range. Under the hood is the 270-HP 2.0-L turbocharged […]

  • 2023 Genesis GV60 – First Drive

    2023 Genesis GV60 – First Drive

    The all-new GV60 is Genesis’ first dedicated all-electric vehicle model. Initially the 2023 Genesis GV60 will only be sold at select Genesis retailers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York with limited availability. Genesis hopes to expand GV60’s availability to more states soon, according to a Genesis spokesperson.  Considered a performance vehicle, the GV60 […]

  • Curb side, on-street EV charging comes to Chicago

    Curb side, on-street EV charging comes to Chicago

    Urban dwellers are good candidates to purchase or lease an all-electric vehicle, that is, a battery-electric vehicle or BEV. Why? They don’t typically drive many miles in their daily personal routine. The ability to charge the vehicle’s battery is all important. The situation is especially acute for dense communities where potential BEV owners may live […]

  • 2022 Ford F150 Lightning – First Drive

    2022 Ford F150 Lightning – First Drive

    Ford’s new all-electric battery powered F150 Lightning is a very capable full-size pickup. It can do what a full-size pickup should be able to do, and then some. I had a brief time behind the wheel. The Lightning in powerful, fast, comfortable and quiet. Read a bit more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 BMW M4 Competition – Drive Reviw

    2022 BMW M4 Competition – Drive Reviw

    The new BMW M4 Competition coupé is a street legal race car. With 503-Horsepower it will scoot to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is up to 180 mph when equipped with the Performance Package. For the first time ever the M4 Competition is equipped with the new M xDrive…BMW’s all-wheel drive system. Check […]

  • 2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

    The new 2022 QX60 is Infiniti’s entry in the premium midsize 7-passenger utility vehicle (UV) segment.  Infiniti says “the 2022 QX60 was reimagined from the ground up to help its owners “Conquer Life in Style” and delivers a powerful yet polished drive that matches its sleek exterior and serene interior.” Of note, the 2022 Infiniti […]

  • 2022 Kia Telluride – drive review

    2022 Kia Telluride – drive review

    For 2022 the Telluride added the new Kia badging and slightly redesigned radiator grille. Inside, a larger 10.25-inch navigation display, fully automatic temperature control and highway driving assist to the LX and S trims, as well as Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve were added to all trims. The Kia Telluride with its 3-row seating for […]

  • 2022 Chevrolet Equinox – Drive Review

    2022 Chevrolet Equinox – Drive Review

    The Chevrolet Equinox compact 5-seat utility vehicle has been freshened for 2022. There’s also a new RS model and updated tech. Check out the Chevrolet Equinox here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2023 Mazda CX-50 – First Drive

    2023 Mazda CX-50 – First Drive

    The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 is an addition to the Mazda product lineup. It’s a two-row, five-seat compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) designed expressly for the U.S. and Canada. All-wheel drive is standard and there is a choice of two engines. Mazda has enhanced the CX-50 with overlanding capability for those weekend adventures. Check it […]