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  • 2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

    For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds. The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well as handling and braking balanced with low fuel consumption. All this is packaged in a […]

  • 2021 Nissan Kicks – Drive Report

    2021 Nissan Kicks – Drive Report

    The 2021 Nissan Kicks has been freshened with new front and rear styling, new wheels, new colors including five two-tone choices and updated and enhanced interior trim. Sales are up for the Kicks and it’s a popular choice among younger folk around the world. Read more about the 2021 Kicks with a click. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Kia Carnival – Drive Report

    2022 Kia Carnival – Drive Report

    The 2022 Carnival replaces the Sedona in Kia’s lineup. It’s entirely new. Kia defines it as a multipurpose vehicle that goes beyond the typical minivan. The Carnival is stylish with unique design cues and a wagon-like profile. It offers lots of versatility and convenience for carrying people and things. Read more with one click here. […]

  • 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

    2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

    Forty-five percent of Toyota Avalon sales are the Avalon Hybrid. For 2021 a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery.  The Avalon delivers a well balanced and comfortable ride. It’s well suited for jaunts around town as well as for a weekend road trip. Read more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo – Drive Review

    2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo – Drive Review

    The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo 5-passenger subcompact is available as a sedan or hatchback. The new 2.5-L turbo is rated at 250-hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard. It’s quick, fun to drive, easy to maneuver and, it’s practical. Read more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Genesis G70 – Drive Review

    2022 Genesis G70 – Drive Review

    The Genesis G70 compact luxury sedan has received a significant update for 2022 with refreshed exterior and new interior features. The 2022 G70 is offered as a 2.0T with 252-hp and a 3.3T with 365-hp. All-wheel drive is available. Read more about the new G70 right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

    2021 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

    Audi freshened the Q5’s design for 2021 and also added two new variants, namely the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback.  Along with the sloping roof, to further differentiate the Sportback from the Q5 UV, standard equipment includes: 19-inch 5-double arm design wheels, deletion of roof rails, S line exterior, panoramic sunroof and sport front seats. […]

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

    You can now get seating for 6 or 7 in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L. New designs both inside and out brings a fresh look to this Jeep stalwart. And for the first time ever in any vehicle a McIntosh audio system is now available. Check out this new bigger and better Jeep here. […]

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

    2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

    The all-new 5-passenger 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz with its open cargo bed is designed to appeal to utility vehicle owners.  Hyundai describes the typical Santa Cruz buyer as a tech-savvy single male in the age range of 35 to 45 years. The Santa Cruz is arriving at dealers now. Check it out right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Nissan Armada – drive review

    2021 Nissan Armada – drive review

    The rugged body-on-frame full size Nissan Armada utility vehicle has been extensively updated for 2021. There’s lots of new front and rear sheetmetal and the interior gets a newly designed center stack anchored by a new standard 12.3-inch color display. Read more on the new Armada right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy