Category: compact SUV

  • 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

  • 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 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

    The 2021 Sorento is initially available with three powertrains, including its first ever turbo hybrid (HEV). A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be introduced in the next model year. With a total system 227-hp the hybrid engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic and is offered only with front-wheel drive. EPA test fuel economy ratings are […]

  • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Review

    2021 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Review

    The Subaru Crosstrek is a practical choice for a good value compact utility. The 2021 Crosstrek got a few updates the most important of which is an available new 182-hp 2.5-L 4-cylinder Boxer engine. There’s also a new Sport trim added to the lineup. Learn more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Volkswagen Taos – First Drive

    2022 Volkswagen Taos – First Drive

    Volkswagen has a new model. It’s the entirely new 2022 Taos subcompact utility vehicle. Call if the new Golf for the U.S. because the Golf is no longer, except fo the GTI and Golf R. Taos seats five, has decent cargo space and is offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive powered by a 158-hp 1.5-L. […]

  • 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First Drive

    2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First Drive

    The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric utility vehicle (UV) and the brand’s first global battery electric vehicle (BEV). Notably, the Volkswagen ID.4 has been named “World Car of the Year 2021,” prevailing over strong global competition. About half of U.S. adults support a proposal to phase out production of gasoline-powered cars and trucks and drive […]

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Drive Review

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Drive Review

    The 2021 Mustang Mach-E has a starting price of $42,895 plus a $1,100 destination charge. Depending on model and battery choice, rear-drive configurations have either 230 or 305 miles of range. All-wheel drive configurations have either 211 or 270 miles of range.  The Mach-E is available with standard (68kWh) and extended-range (88kWh) battery options in […]

  • 2021 Lincoln Corsair – Drive Review

    2021 Lincoln Corsair  – Drive Review

    The 2021 Lincoln Corsair now offers a new Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) model. It’s powered by a 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors with a total system output of 266-hp. Corsair is also available with either a 250hp turbo 2.0-L or a 295hp turbo 2.3-L engine in Standard and Reserve models. Check […]

  • 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo – Drive Review

    2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo – Drive Review

    Mazda has upped its game for 2021 and added a new 250-hp turbo engine to the CX-30. This upscale powertrain brings more peak power while delivering a direct and connected driving experience. Additionally, the new turbo-charged engine delivers better traction capabilities with its all-wheel drive system improving the driver’s handling and confidence. Read more with […]

  • 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe – Drive Review

    2021 Hyundai Santa Fe – Drive Review

    The fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe has gotten a mid-cycle refresh with design changes and many new features for the 2021 model. A new, range-topping Calligraphy trim which has more content and differentiation has been added. Changes have occurred both outside and in. And, there’s three powertrains available, one of which is a hybrid. Check […]