Category Archives: fuel economy

2017 BMW i3 – Drive Report

The BMW i3 was named the 2017 World Urban Car of the Year. The i3 is the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle in the premium compact segment worldwide since it was launched in 2014. Driving range is 114 miles on pure battery … Continue reading

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Td6 – Drive Review

The fifth generation Land Rover Discovery combines a radical new exterior design with a highly versatile interior that’s capable of seating up to seven. It’s a go anywhere, extremely capable on- and off-road SUV. Gas or Diesel power gives you … Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan – Drive Report

Volkswagen has an all-new, longer and roomier, seven-passenger Tiguan for 2018. VW says it’s the new king of the concrete jungle, and it just may be. Prices start at $25,345 and you can get front-drive or all-wheel drive in each … Continue reading

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2017 Jeep Compass – Drive Review

All-new for 2017, the Jeep Compass has been nicely refined over the previous generation.  And yet, it’s very much a Jeep with outstanding off-road creds. For on-road use, and that’s all some drivers do, it comes in front-wheel drive. If … Continue reading

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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 Kia Soul Turbo – Drive Report

Kia added some punch to its Soul with the addition of a new 201-HP turbocharged engine in the Soul Exclaim (!) model. The boxy, 5-passenger compact hatchback/wagon not only has more go-power but better fuel economy too. A 7-speed dual … Continue reading

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