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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 Ram 1500 TRX – Drive Review

The Ram 1500 TRX has raised the bar for extreme performance pickups. The TRX with its 702-hp Hemi V8 is designed with extreme capabilities and features a unique suspension designed for high-speed off-road driving as well as wheels and tires … Continue reading

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2021 Subaru Outback – Drive Review

The Subaru Outback was all-new for 2020 and has received a few upgrades for 2021. The station wagon-like all-wheel drive Outback is very utilitarian for urban or suburban living and is also designed for off-road driving with impressive trail capability. … Continue reading

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer – First Drive

All new to the Chevrolet lineup and their lowest priced utility. Two turbo engines. All-wheel drive an option. Room for five. Choice of ten colors. Two-tone, too. Read more here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2021 Kia K5 – Drive Review

The entirely new 2021 Kia K5 is the newly named Optima successor. Now available with two turbocharged engines and optional all-wheel drive. It’s longer, lower and wider and rides on an all-new platform. It has a well organized interior with … Continue reading

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2021 GMC Yukon Denali – Room for All

I had some more time with the new GMC Yukon Denali. And, my daughter and her husband got one so they could safely transport their growing family. Two center row captain’s chairs are nice. But, when it comes to needing … Continue reading

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2021 Genesis G80 – Drive Review

The midsize G80 sedan offers both a premium look and feel as well as all around good performance. The overall exterior design has both sporty and elegant characteristics. The 5-passenger G80 is offered in two trims, 2.5T and 3.5T, both … Continue reading

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2021 Lexus IS – Drive Review

For 2021 the compact IS sport sedan gets freshened exterior styling, a reimagined interior, retuned driving dynamics, more advanced driver-assistance safety features and an updated infotainment system. Lexus hit the mark with ride and handling. There’s plenty of fun to … Continue reading

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2021 Toyota Venza – Drive Review

The Venza nameplate is back in the Toyota model mix for 2021. Now, the Venza midsize 2-row, 5-seater is offered only in all-wheel drive (AWD) and only with a hybrid drivetrain. Positioned as the “ultimate urban crossover,” the Venza offers … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Palisade – Drive Review

For 2021 Hyundai Palisade has undergone significant content repackaging to give buyers of all trim levels added comfort & convenience while streamlining shopper trim selections. A new upscale Calligraphy trim has been added. Read about what’s new for 2021 here. … Continue reading

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2021 Dodge – More Horsepower

Cars aren’t dead. Dodge is proving that. Sales are up. For 2021 Dodge has three models each available with over 700 horsepower. Challenger, Charger and Durango offer true performance. Check out the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the Charger … Continue reading

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