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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 Audi A6 Allroad – Drive Review

Audi has brought back the A6 Allroad. Yes it’s a station wagon. Adjustable air suspension gives it a car-like look and ride and yet allows for a bit of unpaved-road travel. A turbo 3.0-L V6 48-volt mild hybrid pumps out … Continue reading

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2020 Nissan Altima – Drive Review

The Altima was all new for 2019 and has a few upgrades for 2020. It’s one of the only midsize sedans on the market with all-wheel drive. Jump over here to read a bit more on this viable offering in … Continue reading

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Make a getaway in the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica

My wife and I recently did what many American families are doing this summer, we drove and did not fly to a getaway vacation home.  For the six hour drive from our Chicago home to the northern reaches of Michigan’s … Continue reading

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2020 Jeep Compass – Drive Report

The 2020 Jeep Compass has been updated with new colors and added equipment Compass pricing starts at $22,280. With the four models Jeep offers a broad selection of options that allow for personalization for every customer to equip his or … Continue reading

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2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible – Drive Review

Seats for four to experience the twin-turbocharged 4.4-L V8 with 600-HP that’s boosted to 617-HP on the M8 Competition. An 8-speed automatic drives the xDrive all-wheel drive system that is standard equipped. Zero to 60 is in a very quick … Continue reading

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia – Drive Review

Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th birthday in June. The storied Alfa brand has been delivering style and exclusivity that is exemplified by the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia. The premium midsize Giulia delivers comfort, luxury and sporty driving. Read more here. … Continue reading

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2020 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

There’s no vehicle more American than the Ford Ranger. The 2020 Ford Ranger is ranked Number One in the Cars.com’s 2020 American-Made Index. Now, three new dealer-installed Ford Performance accessory packages are available for the Ranger, adding off-road capability and … Continue reading

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2020 Cadillac XT6 – Road Trip

My wife and I recently took a road trip in the 2020 Cadillac XT6 on a long weekend getaway, like so many Americans will be doing this summer. It’s important to have the right vehicle to make for a not … Continue reading

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2021 Dodge High Horsepower

The 2021 Dodge lineup is packed with muscle—8,950 horsepower worth of muscle. New is the 807-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the 797-HP Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the 710-HP Durango SRT Hellcat. Dodge is dominating the American Horsepower Wars … Continue reading

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid – First Drive

The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is a new addition to the Honda lineup and the first electrified SUV from the Honda brand in America. It’s also a candidate for the 2021 North American Utility of the Year. Now Honda offers you … Continue reading

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