Category Archives: hybrid vehicles

2020 Lexus UX – Drive Review

First introduced for 2019 the Lexus UX premium compact crossover has gotten a few upgrades for 2020. Available as the FWD UX 200 and the AWD UX 250h, the Lexus UX provides decent driving dynamics with good acceleration, balanced ride … Continue reading

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2020 Ford Explorer – Drive Review

 All-new again. The 2020 Ford Explorer has been redone and now is based on a rear-drive platform. There’s new engines including a hybrid plus a 10-speed automatic. Most everything is better, as of course it should be. Read more here … Continue reading

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2020 Lexus RX – What’s new!

A mild front and rear freshening along with a new touchscreen interface keeps the 2020 Lexus RX and RXL in the forefront. There’s a new kick-to-open rear hatch control plus two F-Sport packages. There’s more to learn right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Drive Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was awarded Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green SUV of the Year. With all-wheel drive, 22 miles of pure-electric range plus room for five and decent cargo space, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is unique in the … Continue reading

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2019 Lexus UX – Drive Report

The UX is an all-new compact crossover from Lexus for 2019. The UX 200 is front-wheel drive with a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter priced at $32,000. The UX 250h is all-wheel drive with the same 2.0-liter mated to a CVT and two … Continue reading

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Driving the Ford Police Interceptor

Ford invited a number of local auto writers to join in with a contingent of police officers from various Illinois communities to drive the new 2020 Ford Police Interceptor at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. A derivative model of … Continue reading

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2019 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid – Drive Review

In celebration of 35 years of minivan leadership, the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid is offered in a 35th Anniversary edition that’s available on Pacifica Touring L Hybrid and Limited Hybrid models. This special edition features new badging, an all-black interior with … Continue reading

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