Test Tracks & Drives


Camp Jeep has been a Chicago Auto Show staple since 2005, with 2021 marking the brand’s 17th consecutive year of bringing the interactive exhibit to show-goers. The ultimate off-road driving test, Camp Jeep features an 18-ft., 35-degree “mountain” where passengers experience the extreme off-road and traction capabilities of Jeep’s latest vehicles – including the brand-new 2021 Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV and 2021 Gladiator pickup – without even stepping foot outside the auto show. The course will be comprised of several obstacles that stimulate some of the rigorous testing the Jeep vehicles endure before customers get behind the wheel. Each Camp Jeep participant will also receive a complimentary Jeep tote bag, while supplies last.

The Ram Truck Territory track is a 28,000-sq.-ft. ultimate in-truck adventure offering Chicago Auto Show attendees the opportunity to get inside a Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 to experience the trucks’ technology, interior refinement and capabilities of the brand lineup. Professional drivers will take guests through a course that will highlight the trucks’ suspension as they conquer steel culverts and navigate a high banked wedge to spotlight ground clearance and stability. Riders will also feel the traction and experience hill descent technology on the iconic “Ram Mountain,” a 13-ft. high, 30-ft. long course element with 30-degree approach and departure angles. 


The new outdoor setting, immediately adjacent to McCormick Place’s West Building, gives Ford the opportunity to reveal two brand-new experiences – Built Wild and Built to Electrify – to show attendees this summer. It’s also the first opportunity for the public to experience in person the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford’s newly unveiled all-electric pickup. 

Ford Built Wild is making its global debut in Chicago and will feature a 30,000-sq.-ft. custom experience where auto show attendees can participate in a series of hands-on activations to help them understand accessorization, modularity and connectivity of the new Bronco family. Ford Built to Electrify makes its global debut as well at the Chicago Auto Show, bringing consumers a 11,000 sq.-ft. experience showcasing how Ford will lead the electric revolution in America with a range of vehicles, both retail and commercial, including the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit. 

A key highlight of the Built Wild Bronco experience is a Bronco off-road course, personally designed by famous racecar driver Vaughn Gittin Jr., where visitors will experience the Bronco family and take on a 38-degree high “Bronco Mountain” with professional drivers. Attendees will feel the thrill of the climb while they learn more about the technology that’s packed into the Bronco such as Goes Over Anything Mode (G.O.A.T.) that takes some of the anxiety and complexity out of off-roading. 

Ford’s Built to Electrify area will feature an immersive and exhilarating Mustang Mach-E experience designed to show off the future-forward SUV’s embedded technology and connectivity. Attendees will be able to experience both Built Wild and Built to Electrify activations as a part of their general auto show ticket.

Additionally, Ford is planning a Bronco heritage outdoor display to show off Bronco’s robust history and evolution throughout the years. 


The 2021 Chicago Auto Show Special Edition will offer attendees the opportunity to get behind for a test drive. Test drives opperate every day, most originating off of Indiana Ave. You can sign up for the test drives on the show floor in the manufactuer exhibits or in the cooridor along Indiana Ave. Here is a list of the partificpating manufacturers, check back for updates.

CHEVROLET (9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Blazer
  • Bolt EV
  • Bolt EUV
  • Equinox
  • Trailblazer
  • Traverse
  • Silverado 1500

CHRYSLER (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., MLK Drive - Enter off Show Floor @ Ram)

  • Pacifica Limited AWD w/ S Appearance Pkg.
  • Pacifica Hybrid PINNACLE

DODGE (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., MLK Drive - Enter off Show Floor @ Ram)

  • Challenger T/A 392 Widebody
  • Charger Scat Pack Widebody
  • Durango SRT

FIAT (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., MLK Drive - Enter off Show Floor @ Ram)

  • 500X Trekking Plus 

FORD FULL-LINE (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Bronco Sport
  • Edge
  • Escape Hybrid
  • Explorer
  • F-150 Hybrid

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Mustang Mach-E

JEEP (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., MLK Drive - Enter off Show Floor @ Ram)

  • Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary
  • Gladiator Willys
  • Wrangler Sahara
  • Cherokee Limited

KIA (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Forte
  • K5
  • Niro EV
  • Seltos
  • Sportage
  • Sorento
  • Telluride

LINCOLN (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Aviator
  • Corsair
  • Nautilus

RAM (9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., MLK Drive - Enter off Show Floor @ Ram)

  • 1500 Limited
  • 2500 Limited (Diesel)

SUBARU (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Ascent
  • Crosstrek
  • Forester
  • Legacy
  • Outback

VOLKSWAGEN (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Indiana Ave.)

  • Atlas
  • ID.4
  • Taos
  • Tiguan

NOTE: Masks may be required for Test Tracks and Test Drives.