Category: all-wheel drive

  • 2016 @Toyota Highlander – family vacation hauler

    The 2016 Highlander offers four model grades or trims to choose from, three powertrain choices – a 4-cylinder, a V6 or a hybrid, and seating for up to eight. Prices start at $29,990 and run up to $50K. Read my latest drive report on the Highlander with a mouse click right here. Not too long […]

  • 2016 #Ford Explorer – Taking you further

    Twenty five years after the first Explorer hit the market the new 2016 is better than ever. Gone are the big V8s. Now it’s a turbocharged four and a couple V6s, one with twin-turbos. The AWD system has terrain management, just like that high-priced British marque. With seating for six or seven it may be […]

  • 2016 #Lincoln MKX – almost self driving

    New vehicles today, and not just high-end vehicles, have lots of new technology features that are available to help assist the driver to keep her or him along with their passengers out of harms way. The 2016 Lincoln MKX is an example of what you can get in the way of driver-assitance features. Have a […]

  • 2016 #Ford Escape; well suited for the Windy City.

    The Ford Escape has been a favorite of many for quite a few years. The 2016 model is better than ever with plenty of choices to suite everyone’s wants and needs. The Escape is packed with high tech and has great road manners. Turbocharged engines are offered that give you good power and performance along […]

  • 2016 #Volvo S60 T5 Inscription

     For 2016 Volvo now offers a stretched version of its S60 sedan. With 3 inches more wheelbase, rear seat legroom is, well, more luxurious. Volvo’s sporty and yet sophisticated approach to car design makes the S60 something to consider. Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is offered in this five-seater with nice power, performance and fuel […]

  • 2016 #Dodge Charger – Muscle at its Best

    The 2016 Dodge Charger offers many levels of punch. It has room for five and plenty of trunk space. After you drop the kids at school you can find an adrenalin rush from its powerful V6 or a choice of HEMI V8s. Click right here for my thoughts on this fun car from Dodge. @1ChicagoCar […]

  • 2016 #Mazda CX-3; Fun, Frugal and Urban Friendly

     Earlier last year I drove the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 compact SUV at its national introduction in Los Angeles. I recently spent more time driving the CX-3, this time around the streets of Chicago. You can read my impressions right here and then decide for yourself if this new entry in the compact crossover field […]

  • 2016 #Mitsubishi Outlander

    This 7-passenger midsize SUV has been revamped for 2016. There’s high-value offered here in this capable family hauler. The latest in safety equipment and some semi-autonomous driving features will get you and your family where you need to go. Read my write-up with just a mouse click right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • On a road trip with the 2016 #Lexus LS 460.

    The top-0f-the-house luxury sedan from Lexus is the LS 460. It will get you from A to B very comfortably and quietly. There’s lots of room front and rear and a big trunk too. Have a glance at my Thanksgiving weekend road trip write-up right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2016 #Volvo S60 Cross Country

    Do you need a vehicle with all-wheel drive and high ground clearance so you can get to your weekend retreat? Do you live in a crowded urban environment and need a vehicle that is easy to maneuver and park? Do you not need a truck or SUV or station wagon? Do you need a car […]