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Chicago Auto Show drives in to town this weekend

Automakers from around the globe are gearing up for the grand opening of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public 10 am. Saturday, Feb. 11, at McCormick Place.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

The first thing we noticed about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited was the ride. It rolled down the streets smoothly and quietly, tamed the bumps and lumps in the road and it was easy to steer. The car had a ...

Charities to Benefit from Chicago Auto Show Fundraiser

Eighteen Chicago-area charities will benefit from more than $2.5 million expected to be raised at the black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February. Now in its 26th year, First Look for Charity has become ...

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 to raffled off to benefit JDRF

CHICAGO — Angela Babala and “Angel’s Garage” will raffle off a custom 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 race car at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. This one-of-a-kind ...

2016 Mazda CX-3

Mazda is retooling its entire line-up with its SKYACTIV-G technology that reduces weight and improves performance as well as fuel economy. The 2016 CX-3 is the fifth Mazda equipped with the technology. The small crossover was a five-door hatchback that ...

Chicago Auto Show to feature five indoor test tracks to enhance show experience

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show will feature two additional indoor test tracks this year, swelling the total number of indoor riding opportunities for attendees to five. Returning are Camp Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s multi-brand track and Toyota's RAV4; Highlander Experience. ...

2016 Mazda CX-9

Mazda introduced its mid-size three row crossover vehicle, the CX-9, in 2006. The automaker redesigned it for the 2016 model year. And there was no need to completely redo it for this model year. Besides, it is an excellent vehicle. ...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Game changer is a term used to hype products or events. They used it here to describe the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid. But it’s not just talk. Chrysler is right; the automaker’s new minivan is a watershed for people haulers. ...

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

When you think of Mitsubishi, it’s a question of is the glass half full or is it half empty. It just might be tilting toward the former now that Renault Nissan has purchased a controlling interest in the Japanese automaker. ...

2017 Toyota Sampling

OJAI, Calif., – W came here to test a bevy of 2017 Toyota products. We had the Prius Prime, the 86, the Corolla, the Highlander and the Sienna. We dealt with the Prius Prime in another column so that leaves ...

2017 Nissan Maxima

DETROIT – Nissan continues to brand its flagship sedan as a 4-door sports car. And though it was just introduced last year, the automaker has tweaked the 2017 Nissan Maxima. If you’re going to bill anything as a sports car, ...

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota is responsible for almost three fourths of the hybrids sold in the U.S. So what you do when you want to keep what you’ve got? Make a better hybrid. That’s what the automaker has done with the 2017 Toyota ...

2017 Nissan Rogue & Hybrid Rogue

Nissan expects the Rogue, its midsize crossover vehicle, to become the company’s top seller soon. And to give it a push, the automaker restyled it and added a hybrid to the lineup. In the front, the 2017 Nissan Rogue got ...

2016 Mini Cooper Clubman

The Mini Cooper has always been special. And as the brand has expanded, engineers and stylists have not failed at baking-in the uniqueness that has kept the car highly popular for more than 50-years. The modern Mini’s interior like this ...

2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins Turbo Diesel

DETROIT – Nissan is branding 2016 as the Year of the Truck. But the automaker first started its assault on the country’s light truck market last year when it introduced the 2016 Titan XD Cummins V8 Turbo Diesel. The turbo ...