| Feb 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Niles, Rolling Meadows and Evanston.
"Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road talking, texting or surfing the Web on a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:36 AM
The athlete, the mystery writer, the investor. Who drove what? In honor of the Chicago Auto Show, which runs from Feb. 8-17 and celebrates the new, we asked seven prominent Chicagoans to talk about their first rides. See the videos at chicagotribune.com/...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:28 AM
The connected car promises a new level of integration for passengers. Models on display at the Chicago Auto Show are rolling, Netflix-ready hot spots giving mobile apps a whole new meaning.
The benefit for drivers is fewer distractions, not more. Bigger...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The most expensive car on display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show is also the most ridiculous, but not just because of the multimillion dollar price tag. It’s because of the power.
Few drivers would be able to handle what Bugatti is offering. It&...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:58 AM
While it would be impossible to miss the cars on display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, it would be equally difficult to miss the women presenting the vehicles.
Just as there’s more to a car than its lines, there is much more to the job of product...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Subaru made the biggest news at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of its midsize 2015 Legacy sedan. Billed as the roomiest Legacy ever with largest passenger compartment in the midsize segment, the 2015 Legacy is a toned down version of the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Nissan has announced that its full-size Titan pickup will get a Cummins diesel engine when the redesigned model debuts next year, and now Nissan is considering a smaller diesel for its midsize Frontier pickup. Nissan unveiled the Frontier Diesel Runner...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Lincoln still builds the Navigator.
We’re as surprised as any to learn this, seeing as the heyday of truck-based, gas-thirsty, full-size SUVs has long passed. But just over 8,600 examples of the Navigator found new homes in 2013, and Cadillac...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Allstate Corp. said Thursday it is testing a smartphone application that is collecting drivers' habits.
The application is being tested a few states so far, the Northbrook-based company's CEO said at a conference. Allstate currently has a driver-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Subaru is on a roll lately, and the automaker hopes to continue its momentum in February by introducing the next generation of its mid-size Legacy sedan.
The company announced Thursday that the production version of the 2015 Legacy will debut at the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Visitors to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show will do the same as those who attended the very first show in 1901 — stand and look at the hardware on the floor or slip inside the machines for a test ride on a track within the exhibit hall.
Of course there...