Category Archives: driver-assistance safety features

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Drive Report

Perhaps a perfect Chicago car! Yes, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric with its 124 mile driving range, compact exterior combined with 5-peson seating and a roomy rear cargo area would do the job very adequately. It’s priced at $29,500, before … Continue reading

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime – Drive Report

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid may just be a perfect car for Chicago residents. Well, not only Chicago but for residents of any large, crowded, densely populated city. With a pure-EV battery operation of up to 25 miles, … Continue reading

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2017 Lexus LX570 – Drive Report

The very large and very luxurious Lexus LX 570 can be a bit big for negotiating crowded city streets. But with seating for eight and 7000 lbs. of trailer pulling power the 2017 LX 570 is great for touring the … Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan – First Drive

VW has an all-new second-generation Tiguan for 2018. It’s longer, roomier and can carry up to seven. ┬áThe current Tiguan will be rebadged as the Tiguan Limited and both of these compact SUVs join VW’s new midsize 3-row Atlas SUV. … Continue reading

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2017 Kia Niro – Drive Report

The Kia Niro is all-new. It’s new to the market having made its global debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro is hybrid-powered and EPA-rated at 50mpg. Looking more like a hatchback than an SUV, the Niro is … Continue reading

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2017 Infiniti Q60 – Drive Report

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 4-passenger coupe is all-new and now has three engine outputs to choose from–208-HP, 300-HP or 400-HP. Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive can be had and there’s lots of hi-tech driver-assistance safety features that will help keep you … Continue reading

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2017 Infiniti QX30 – Drive Report

The very coupe-like QX30 from Infiniti with its bold styling certainly sets itself apart from other compact crossover SUVs. Priced starting around $30K it’s the entry into the luxury Infiniti brand. It seats five and has a fairly spacious cargo … Continue reading

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