Category: compact SUV

  • 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 […]

  • 2022 Hyundai Venue – Drive Review

    2022 Hyundai Venue – Drive Review

    The 5-passenger, front-wheel drive Venue was first introduced in 2020 as an all-new addition to the Hyundai model lineup.  The 2022 Venue is offered in SE, SEL and Limited trims and has a starting base price of $19,000, plus a $1,245 freight charge, and is EPA rated at 31 mpg combined. The Hyundai Venue is […]

  • 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV – First Drive

    2022 Mazda MX-30 EV – First Drive

    The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is an entirely new subcompact crossover utility vehicle (UV) that’s battery powered. It’s only sold in California, at least for now. Driving range is 100 miles. Not really much compared to other BEVs on the market. But, for city dwellers and commuters it might just be enough. Check it out […]

  • 2022 Lexus NX – Drive Review

    2022 Lexus NX – Drive Review

    The NX compact UV is completely redesigned for 2022. The NX is longer, wider and taller and has fresh new styling both on the outside and inside. There are more powertrains to choose from. And the infotainment system’s much criticized console-mounted touchpad has been replaced by a more user friendly touchscreen. Click here to learn […]

  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Drive Review

    2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Drive Review

    Tiguan is Volkswagen’s best selling model in the U.S., as well as around the world. It’s one of two compact utility vehicles on the market today that offers seven passenger seating. The Tiguan is well designed and equipped for urban living. It has a nicely performing drive train as well as confident handling and a […]

  • 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness – First Drive

    2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness – First Drive

    Subaru has introduced a Wilderness trim on the Forester with unique design elements, increased ground clearance and off-road tires. The roof rack has increased load capacity for mounting a tent. Check out more of the updates here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 – Coastal Cruise

    2021 Mazda CX-5 – Coastal Cruise

    A visit to Southern California provided a nice opportunity to become reacquainted with the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. From the western end of Route 66 in Santa Monica and along coastal California Route 1 to Santa Barbara the Mazda CX-5 made for a very nice and also fun-to-drive road trip. Read about the happenings here. […]

  • 2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

    2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

    Jeep took the cover off the 2022 Compass back in July and recently I had the opportunity to drive it. There’s a new look on the outside and a big appearance upgrade on the inside. And the Compass does what a Jeep does including go off-road if you like. Rear more about the new Compass […]

  • 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