2017 Lexus GS F Release Date, Review and Specs

Spy photographs of the new-look 2017 Lexus GS F have been revealed. Based on the popular GS, the new model returns with an elegant-yet-aggressive styling. It is a jack of all trades when it comes to offering its enthusiasts an unprecedented level of style and comfort, all the while providing excitement and thrills on challenging situations. While its release date has been confirmed for mid-next month, its pricing estimates remain a mystery.

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, front view, headlights and grille

Although the 2017 Lexus GS F amps up the performance of the regular GS 350 coupe, its level of luxury and power might not be enough to topple other rival high-performance sedans. For 2017, buyers should expect the new model to return with mild changes over the existing model. And just like before, it comes as a response to the Audi RS, Cadillac’s V series, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG, and BMW’s “M” division.

2017 Lexus GS F rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and badges

Based on teaser images of the test mule, the new model comes with a reinvigorated attitude on its proverbial sleeve, boasting of upgraded carbon-fiber accents, quad tailpipe tips, and bodywork. Just like before, its bold front fascia is highlighted by race-inspired large brake calipers, low-slung wide stance, triple beam headlights, functional air inlets, quad exhaust rear diffuser, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler.

2017 Lexus GS F side view, white color, alloy wheels

Beneath the hood, the new 2017 Lexus GS F returns with the naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine rated at 467 hp. This is the same powertrain that powers up the Lexus RC F – the last time I checked! In addition to producing that much power, it gets performance features such as a retuned suspension system, upsized brakes, and a torque-vectoring rear differential, all of which aid it in its quest to providing a scintillating performance.

2017 Lexus GS F rear view, blue color, alloy wheels, taillights and badges

At the end of the day, truth be told: the 2017 Lexus GS F still feels subpar in comparison to other alternatives offered. This is an all-star league that features rivals such as the 2016 BMW M5, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63. Although these rivals here are superior in terms of the dynamic range of ride comfort and handling, they lack the competitive price advantage the 2017 GS-F has.

2017 Lexus GS F Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus GS F release date

As previously told, pricing info of the new-look is yet to be offered. Rumors however allege the new model will be offered for sale just within a reasonable boundary of the existing model’s MSRP, whose price starts from $84,000. Credible reports say its release date will occur sometime in the second half of 2017.

2017 Lexus GS F Exterior Spy pictures

2017 Lexus GS F spy shots

As the images portray, the exterior shape of the new model has been influenced by superior aerodynamics. In fact, rumors say the overall drag efficiency has greatly been enhanced over the previous model thanks to the aerodynamic stabilizing done on various sections of the panels. Although not very visible enough at the moment, the front fascia of the new model is highlighted by Lexus’ trademark spindle grille, and dramatically wide and tall air inlets.

2017 Lexus GS F auto show, side view, blue color, alloy wheels

The massive openings allow for brake cooling maximizing. The grille doesn’t seem to have changed at all, and returns with the lower molding that also adds to offering a sizable downforce. Lexus were also able to take the car’s sporty nature to a whole different angle thanks to the slightly redesigned sculpted rocker panels, and broad fender flares.

2017 Lexus GS F rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Due to the heavy-cladded camouflage, it is almost impossible to catch a glimpse of the rear profile. But just like front, the same theme of aggressive design also flows rearward. Just like its immediate predecessor, the model should also feature fin-shaped aerodynamic enhancements, organically shaped rear taillights, and a downforce-generating CFRP rear spoiler.

2017 Lexus GS F Interior Photos

2017 Lexus GS F interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

We’re light on the details of the new Lexus GS F interior, again due to the lack of any available teaser photos from Lexus. What we can however tell you, is it tastefully melds world-class functionality and ergonomics with superior craftsmanship. More details will be provided on its release date.

2017 Lexus GS F interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

Just like its previous iteration, the new model returns with only one trim level. The 2017 Lexus GS F 350 review is offered separately, as is that of the GS F sport.

Engine Specs

2017 Lexus GS F engine

Beneath the hood is a powerful 5.0L V8 engine rated at 467 horsepower and 389 lbs. ft. of torque, able to zoom from 0-60n mph in just 4.5 seconds. Despite this heady performance, the 2017 Lexus GS F still lacks the fireworks that highlights cars of this class.

Specifications

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, red color, front view, headlights, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.5 in. (193.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.6 in. (72.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 92 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 4128 lb
Top Speed: 168 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Caviar, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Ultrasonic Blue Mica, Atomic Silver, Liquid Platinum, Molten Pearl, Ultra White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 Lexus GS F brembo brakes safety

The exiting model earned a five out five star rating for overall crash protection. And with new higher levels of performance promised by the new model, it is only natural to conclude that’ll also come with excellent safety technologies that will offer it top ratings.

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2017 Lexus GS F front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus GS F front view, grille, headlights and badges

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Lexus GS F exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Lexus GS F tunk, cargo space

2017 Lexus GS F interior, gear shift knob

2017 Lexus GS F interior, leather back seats

New 2017 Chevrolet Volt – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a home run for the right shopper. It offers a unique plug-in hybrid functionality in a sleek, high-tech functionality. Some of the highlights to expect from the newly refurbished 2017 Volt include a boatload of advanced safety and tech features, superb electric range, and excellent fuel economy ratings. The Chevrolet Volt 2017 release date should be expected early this summer, at least according to various sources privy of its latest developments. 

2017 Chevrolet Volt spy shots

The new Chevrolet Volt 2017 redesign marks the second year of production. The redesigns however were available only on limited basis therefore a significant chunk of shoppers may not have been familiar with the changes per se.

2017 Chevrolet Volt rear view, red color, taillights, badges and alloy wheels

For one thing, the body structure is all-new. The exterior and interior facets have also changed quite substantially too. According to Chevy, the new model should now be expected to provide an awesome all-electric range of 53 miles up from 38 miles offered by the existing model. That’s not all, the new 2017 Chevrolet Volt mpg has also seen an improvement which the automaker puts at an extra 5 mpg over the existing model which had 37 mpg. Do the math and you’ll realize the new Volt will check in at 42mpg.

2017 Chevrolet Volt front angle, silver color, headlights, grille and badges

Despite the changes, the new Volt is fundamentally the same. One major concern that buyers of plug-in hybrids have to contend with is the electric change, charging stations, and how long the battery power stays without fill-ups. Well, Chevrolet seems to have answered all of your prayers. Given, most plug-in hybrids more often than not offer about 10-20 miles of electric range. According to Chevy, the latest 2017 Chevrolet Volt is capable of offering you enough battery power to keep you away from the filling stations probably for weeks, if not months.

2017 Chevrolet Volt side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

Furthermore, the gasoline engine is always in-waiting whenever the batteries are depleted. Between fill-ups, the gasoline engine should be able to offer you 400 miles uninterrupted. If you’re really looking for a real EV functionality, we highly recommend the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, however, for those who’re not entirely sold out on its prudence. The segment also offers other sensible options.

2017 Chevrolet Volt rear view,silver color, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the alternatives include the Ford Fusion Energi sedan, Toyota Prius Plug-In, BMW i3 2017, and the Ford C-Max Energi.

2017 Chevrolet Volt Review of Trims

Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Chevrolet Volt: LT, and Premier.

2017 Chevrolet Volt Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Chevrolet Volt interiror, steering wheel, dashboard, gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories offered for the Volt LT include a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch central touchscreen display, LED headlights, dual USB ports, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, smartphone app connectivity, folding rear seatbacks, satellite radio, and a reconfigurable gauge cluster and driver information display.

2017 Chevrolet Volt front angle, headlights and grille

Options available for the Volt LT 2017 include an eight-speaker Bose audio system, leather upholstered seats, heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a heated steering wheel.

2017 Chevrolet Volt interior, leather front and back seats

The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier tacks on all the feature above plus wireless smartphone charging, seventeen-inch wheels, an automated parallel parking system, illuminated vanity mirrors, heated rear outboard seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and heated and ventilated front seats.

2017 Chevrolet Volt interior, gear shift knob

Options available for the Chevrolet Volt Premier 2017 include lane-departure intervention system, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking system, adaptive cruise control, automatic low-speed emergency braking, and adaptive headlights.

2017 Chevrolet Volt rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Volt Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a 1.5L gasoline engine and a plug-in hybrid system with two electric motors both of which are able to make an output of 149 horsepower. Four driving modes are available: Hold, Mountain, Sport, and Normal.

Recharging a depleted battery requires you to have either the 120-V or the240-V outlet. Also, you can recharge the battery using regenerative braking and excess power from the engine. 13 hours is needed to fully recharge a depleted battery from a 120-V outlet and 4.5 hours from the 240-V power source.

2017 Chevrolet Volt engine

EPA says the all-electric driving range should be expected to be 53 miles, but this can vary upwards or downwards depending on the terrain. The gasoline working alone is rated at 43/42/42 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

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Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.1 in. (106.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 0.4 in. (180.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.2 in. (71.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3519 lbs.
Top Speed: 101 mph
0-60: 7.8 sec
MPG: 43/42 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Citron Green Metallic, Heather Gray Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Kinetic Blue Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Chevrolet Volt Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Volt release date

Its availability is set for this summer. Pricing has been confirmed to be `$33,220 for the Hatchback. Leasing is available.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt exterior, front view, headlighs and badges

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2017 Chevrolet Volt interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is perhaps one of the world’s best sports-car bargain thanks to its epic performance, easy-to-drive personality, and availability of advanced features. Some of the highlights that underpin its prowess in its class include an awesome engine power, remarkable value, a comfortable highway cruising, exceptional handling, race-track ready braking, and a well-built and well-appointed interior. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall, at least according to recent reports seen by our moles.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray side view, yellow color, exterior, alloy wheels

Let’s be honest with each other at least this once. Cars like the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the likes of its breed aren’t cars you have the privilege to see on an everyday basis unless you live in exclusive places like Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, or Hollywood. Well, if it makes the cut out there and you’re really aching to see these vehicles sprawling the streets, you should probably be heading there to get a firsthand experience of what makes up a cool car.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray spy shots

In addition to the previously-mentioned features, the new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray comes with cutting-edge features, super-grade performance, and a sumptuous cabin lavished with plenty of extravagant features. Unlike most vehicles here, the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2017 virtually has no gripes. It’s no hype, but the new model is simply a world-class bargain.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, side view, exterior,alloy wheels

Beneath the hood, both the new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Stingray Z51 comes equipped with a 6.2L V8 boffo engine that’s capable of cranking out an impressive output rated at 455 horsepower and 460 lbs. ft. of torque. Fuel economy is also impressive relative to its counterparts and the EPA says we should expect the automatic-equipped model to check in at 16/29/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray exterior, rear view, taillights,, badges and tailpipe

Hot on its heels are vehicles such as the Porsche 911, BMW M4, Nissan GT-R, 2017 Dodge Viper, and the Porsche Cayman/ 718 Boxster. The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster price starts from $56,000. Some of the highlights it offers include excellent fuel economy and power, a soft-top with an incredible 10-seconds opening, precise and nimble, and an incredible PDK transmission system. In terms of power, the Porsche 718 Boxster 2017 comes equipped with two engines: a new turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 300 horsepower and 280 lbs. ft. of torque, and a 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 350 horsepower and 309 pounds-feet of torque. The latter powertrain comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S model.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray exterior, white color, front view, badges and headlights

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Stingray: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. The same trims are offered for the Stingray Z51 model. All models are available in both coupe and convertible body styles. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 review is offered elsewhere on this blog.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Exterior Chevrolet Corvette Stingray colors: Long Beach Red Metallic, Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic, Laguna Blue Metallic, Torch Red, Black, Shark Gray Metallic, and Arctic White. Modest changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray interior,steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard

Some of the standard features offered for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT model include a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Brembo brakes, an eight-way power front seat, smartphone app connectivity, leather upholstery, xenon headlights, nineteen-inch rear wheels and eighteen-inch front wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, a rearview camera, dual USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a power-closing trunk.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, leather seats

The top-of-the-line Corvette Stingray 3LT model comes equipped with an interior-color instrument panel, a navigation system, adaptive suspension dampers, upgraded traction management system, a Z51 style rear spoiler, heated and ventilated seats, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, and premium leather upholstery.

Specifications

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auto show, red color, frontview, headlights

Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length: 176.9 in
Width: 73.9 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3506 lb
Top Speed: 215-220 mph
0-60: 4.1 sec
MPG: 16/29 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat, Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat, Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Night Race Blue Metallic, Shark Gray Metallic, Torch Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine Specs

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray engine

As mentioned above, both the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Stingray Z51 come equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine rated at 455 horsepower and 460 lbs. ft. of torque. The default transmission system is the seven-speed manual.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 coupe 0-60 mph takes around 4.1 seconds when equipped with the manual transmission system.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Price & Release Date

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle is set to go for sale his fall with a base price starting from around $55,400.

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, blue color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray side view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray side view, red color, exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rear view, red color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray interior, lcd screen

New 2017 Audi TTS Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Audi TTS is a souped-up version of the regular Audi TT model. Some of the amped-up features over the regular version include a stronger engine, and sportier responses. Some of the highlights that highlight it include a finely wrought interior, a standard all-wheel drive system, a highly responsive handling, a peppy acceleration, and plenty of cutting-edge technologies. The Audi TTS release date should be expected sometime this fall, if recent media reports are anything to go by.

2017 Audi TTS front view, yellow color, headlights

Judging by the recent Audi TT redesigns that have made it a higher-performance car, you can only imagine then how superfluous the Audi TTS 2017 is. The new model is chock full of extravagant features on almost all vehicular facets. It seamlessly combines functionality and style to yield an impressive performance not only on track but also on the comfort and luxury aspects.

2017 Audi TTS rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Well, if you already enjoy what the 2017 Audi TT offers but want a bit of athleticism, the 2017 Audi TTS is arguably one of the best choices available on its class today. Some of the appealing additional specs that the Audi TTS offers over its Audi TT sibling include a trick suspension system that lowers the body for sharper responses, a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at an extra 72 horsepower, standard sport seats, quad exhaust tips, and adaptive magnetic dampers.

2017 Audi TTS side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

But even with a seemingly glorifying review, there’re other better or parallel alternatives available on the market today. Some of these include the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Cayman S, and the BMW m235i.

2017 Audi TTS rear view, exterior, taillights

The BMW M235i 2017 price starts from $50,000. Some of the specs available for that relatively-affordable price point include tenacious handling limits, and muscular acceleration. Under the hood of the M2 is a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine rated at 365 horsepower and 343 lbs. ft. of torque. Fuel economy as per the EPA stats are also impressive.

2017 Audi TTS side view, yelow color

The 2017 Porsche Cayman MSRP starts from $52,600. Some of the highlights that underpin its competitiveness include an exceptional handling, extensive personalization options, a beautifully crafted interior, rewarding and fuel-efficient engines, and a slick-shifting transmission system. The Porsche Cayman S 2017 comes fitted with a flat-6 3.4L engine good for 325 horsepower and 273 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 Audi TTS Review of Interior & Exterior Changes

Only offered as a four-passenger coupe, it comes in a single trim model with standard features such as nineteen-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, a lowered sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, “S” exterior trim flourishes, rear parking sensors, Audi Drive Select adjustable drive settings, keyless ignition and entry, adaptive rear spoiler, and LED taillights.

2017 Audi TTS interior, dashboard and steering wheel

The 2017 Audi TTS interior comes fitted with cruise control, matte aluminum interior inlays, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, MMI infotainment system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10-way power front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, LED ambient lighting, voice controls, folding rear seatbacks, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio jack, and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Audi TTS gear shift knob, leather seats and steering wheel

Options include a blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, power-folding side mirrors, a twelve-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, red-painted brake calipers, twenty-inch wheels, upgraded Napa leather, a navigation system, front parking cameras, and “Audi Connect” telematics.

2017 Audi TTS interior, back seats

Options bundled on the exclusive Launch Edition include red Napa premium leather upholstery, unique metallic black paint, the Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, and nineteen-inch wheels.

2017 Audi TTS red color, side angle, alloy wheels

Exterior Audi TTS colors: Sepang Blue Peal, Glacier White Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Vegas Yellow, Florett Silver Metallic, Ibis White, Tango Red Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Brilliant Back, and Mythos Black Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi TTS Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Audi TTS is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 292 horsepower and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes paired to a six-speed automated manual system.

2017 Audi TTS engine view

According to the automaker, the 2017 Audi TTS 0-60 mph is rated at 4.6 seconds, while the EPA says the fuel economy should check in at around 23/27/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi TTS engine

Some of the safety features available on the Audi TTS 2017 include side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, front knee side airbags, antilock disc brakes, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a blind-spot camera, and front side airbags.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 2.6 in. (98.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 9 in. (165 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.1 in. (72.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 74 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 3220 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.2 sec
MPG: 23/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Sepang Blue Pearl Effect, Tango Red Metallic and Vegas Yellow
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Audi TTS Release Date & Price

2017 Audi TTS release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle should be able to go for sale sometime this fall with a starting MSRP of $50,000. Leasing should also be available.

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2017 Ford Expedition – Release Date and Specs

Although truck-based crossovers are fast becoming overshadowed by car-based crossovers, the redesigned 2017 Ford Expedition remains a solid choice in its segment thanks to its interior flexibility, impressive towing and cargo capacities, spacious third-row accommodations, and easy-folding rear seats. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least for the U.S consumers.

2017 Ford Expedition exterior, black color

Are you looking for a crossover that provides remarkable hauling and towing capacities? Spacious interior accommodations? Or/and one that balances between power and size? If you’re the one dealing with the above questions, rest assured the 2017 Ford Expedition has got you covered. It provides ample space with its third-rows of seating configuration, impressive hauling and towing capacities, and laudable output to get you anywhere faster and comfortably. The cargo department is also voluptuous and will probably bundle everything you throw at it.

2017 Ford Expedition Platinum exterior, taillights

Under its hood is a brawny turbocharged V6 engine rated at 365 horsepower that enables the Expedition offer an exciting cruising regardless of whether you on dirt of asphalt. 9,200 pounds is the maximum towing capacity the Expedition can offer when fully loaded, while 130.8 cubic ft. is the maximum volume the extended length model can stuff.

2017 Ford Expedition front angle, grille and headlights

The newest Expedition also makes use of the upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system that not only offers faster response times but is also feted for being user-friendly even for those who are often beleaguered by smartphone apps. Owning the Expedition needs a thorough assessment as it may not be an ideal vehicle for anyone. It sheer size means it will often be difficult to pack in compact city spaces. Its massive curb weight also means dieting isn’t one of its priorities, and, therefore, the fuel economy ratings aren’t impressive by any measure.

2017 Ford Expedition rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

That said, you’d probably want to ask yourself whether you actually want it or you need it. In case the latter suffices then the Expedition is highly recommended but if the former is true, then we’d suggest you check what the competition offers first. Some of its rivals include Toyota Sequoia, 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon.

Trim Options – 2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Ford Expedition side view, alloy wheels

Four trims are offered for the body-on-frame 2017 Ford Expedition: Platinum, XLT, Limited, and King Ranch. All are offered in both standard and extended-length body styles.

2017 Ford Expedition Exterior Review & Interior Changes

Standard equipment offered for the Expedition XLT include a six-way power driver seat, a Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a roof rack, automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, a 4.2” screen, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, power-adjustable pedals, a roof rack, rear audio controls, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a second-row 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining seat, LED foglights, and Ford’s Sync voice-control system.

2017 Ford Expedition steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift knob

The Expedition Limited bundles everything available on the Expedition XLT plus a sunroof, automatic wipers, a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, 20-inch wheels, retractable running boards, and heated 2nd-row seats.

2017 Ford Expedition interior, leather seats

The Expedition King Ranch adds a premium leather upholstery, a special two-tone color paint, wood grain interior décor, a sunroof, and a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert.

Options include a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, a rear-seat video entertainment system, adaptive suspension dampers, a load-leveling rear suspension system, 22” wheels, retractable power running boards, and suspension adaptive dampers.

2017 Ford Expedition exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Expedition Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Ford Expedition is offered by a 365-horsepower- and 420 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine mated to a rear-wheel drive system and a six-speed automatic transmission system.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, expect the 4WD Expedition versions to check in at 15/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/22/18 mpg with the 2WD versions.

2017 Ford Expedition engine

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the Expedition takes 6.5 seconds – a rarity in this segment known for posting average acceleration ratings of about 7.3 seconds.

Its top speed was unavailable during the writing of this Ford Expedition review, so kindly keep checking back as its release date nears.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 119.0 in
Length: 206.0 in
Width: 78.8 in
Passenger/cargo volume: 162/18.6 cu ft
Curb weight: 6155 lb
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 15/20 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Jeans, Bronze Fire, Green Gem, Ingot Silver, Magnetic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Shadow Black and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 9200 lbs.

2017 Ford Expedition Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Expedition release date

The Expedition SUV price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $45,435. It should go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.

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New 2017 Acura RDX – Release Date, Specs & Info

Its strong fuel economy, ample power, a high rear seat with generous legroom, a competitive price, and a lengthy list of standard features make the 2017 Acura RDX a solid choice for a premium small crossover. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Acura RDX side view, blue color, alloy wheels

A thorough makeover should be expected for the 2017 Acura RDX including but not limited to freshened taillights and headlights, and a new grille design. Inside, the cabin is now brightened by the plethora of new technologies and features such as a new trim, and an upgraded touchscreen display. Technologies available for this year include a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and lane-departure warning and mitigation system.

2017 Acura RDX rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

The RDX debut on the market was boastful and widely seen as a high-tech wonder. It came with a sophisticated all-wheel drive system and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but failed to resonate well as it had been hoped for by Acura. So, several years later, Acura redesigned the RDX giving it a traditional V6 engine and a more conventional design for a luxury crossover SUV.

2017 Acura RDX front view, silver metallic color, headlights and alloy wheels

With these changes in place, the RDX garnered massive popularity in a few years and became the class leader in terms of sale’s growth and girth. And the same success spree seems to be unending with the 2017 model promising the same level of rejuvenation shown five years ago. The 2017 model comes with high-tech driving aids offered as standard features. The materials used for the cabin surfaces are comfortable and appealing for a luxury branded crossover.

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Only one engine is offered beneath its hood, a 3.5L V6 that offers a solid performance and fuel economy ratings thanks in part to the cylinder deactivation system. Fuel consumption should be expected at an impressive 23 mpg.

2017 Acura RDX rear view, silver metallic color, taillights and tailpipe

There are still a few idiosyncrasies on the 2017 Acura RDX. These include a distracting touchscreen interface, it doesn’t feel sporty as some of its rivals, and it doesn’t feel very prestigious to drive. as such, alternatives you consider include the 2017 Audi Q5, the 2017 Volvo XC60, the 2017 Lexus NX 300t, the 2017 Porsche Macan, and the 2017 BMW X1 and BMW X3.

Trims Available – Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX front view, white color, headlights and grille

One well-equipped trim level is offered for the 2017 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV. And just like the rest of Acura crossover lineup, you should expect additional optional packages. A six-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is the front-wheel drive, the AWD is optional. The TLX is separately reviewed.

Exterior Dimensions & 2017 Acura RDX Interior Review

2017 Acura RDX front angle, headlights and grille

As of this writing, exterior colors from spied photos include Black Crystal Pearl, Graphite-Luster Metallic, Coffee Kona Metallic, Diamond White Pearl, Slate Silver Metallic, and Basque Red Pearl II. More should however be expected on its release date.

2017 Acura RDX interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen

Exterior dimensions are 73.7” width, 184.4” length, and 65.0” in height. Additionally, the wheelbase is 105.7” while the maximum cargo capacity to expect is 76.9 cu. ft.

Standard accessories and features to expect from the base RDX include heated front seats, automatic headlights, LED taillights and headlights, a premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, a sunroof, a rear privacy glass, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 5” dashboard information display, keyless entry and ignition, a USB interface, Siri Eyes Free, a 7-speaker audio system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and an eight-way driver seat.

2017 Acura RDX interior, leather graystone seats

The AcuraWatch Plus package includes lane-departure intervention and warning system, adaptive cruise control, and automatic braking.

The Technology package packs a 10-speaker ELS/Acura surround-sound system, a larger 8” display, voice commands, a leather upholstery, an eight-passenger seat, HD radio, a navigation system, and an eight-way passenger front power seat.

2017 Acura RDX exterior, rear view, trunk

2017 Acura RDX Engine Specs

Inspiring the 2017 Acura RDX is a 3.5L V6 engine that is able to produce 280 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque. All this power is then routed to either the default FWD or the optional AWD by the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Zipping from 0-60 mph, according to Acura, should be expected in just under 6.5 seconds.

2017 Acura RDX engine

EPA projects the fuel consumption to stand at 29/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and a slight drop for the AWD to 28/19/22 mpg.

Its top speed is unknown at this time but will be available weeks ahead of its released date.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.7 in. (105.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.4 in. (184.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 26.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3737 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Kona Coffee Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Acura RDX Release Date & Price

2017 Acura RDX Release date

Its release should be expected sometime in early 2017. And as for the price, expect it at around an MSRP of $35,370.

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2017 Acura RDX side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Acura RDX exterior, side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Acura RDX auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Acura RDX exterior, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Acura RDX exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Acura RDX rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Acura RDX trunk, cargo space

2017 Acura RDX interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Acura RDX interior, leather front and rear seats

2017 Acura RDX interior, gear shift knob

New 2017 Cadillac XT5 – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 combines a striking design, plentiful exterior visibility, and a pleasing ride quality. It is worth a look if you’re shopping in the competitive compact luxury SUV segment. Additionally, it offers a superb handling and abundant interior space. The Cadillac XT5 release date should be expected this spring as a 2017 year model.

2017 Cadillac XT5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Similar to the new 2017 CT6 luxury sedan, the automaker has also revamped its lineup that includes the XT5 by offering it a generous passenger space, lightweight construction, fresh design, and an unfamiliar name. Moving forward, Cadillac says it will rebrand its sedans and crossovers by calling the latter “XT” meaning Crossover Touring, and the former “CT” meaning Cadillac Touring.

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear view, trunk

For starters, the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 replaces the SRX. The SRX happened to be the best-selling Cadillac model, which means the XT5 has got its work cut out for it already. There are some few changes, though. The new XT5’s wheelbase relative to the SRX stretches about 2” longer. The result of this is additional interior space. Other changes that distinguish it from the latter include cool new tech features, liftgate-mounted camera, higher-end leather upholstery, and additional driver aides.

2017 Cadillac XT5 spy shots, side view

Besides the improved 2017 Cadillac XT5 interior. The new model also comes with a lighter curb weight thanks to the extensive use of lightweight materials. Again, the change here brings forth rewarding improvements in terms of fuel consumption reduction, brisk acceleration, and better riding quality. Furthermore, the exterior visibility is better than before courtesy of the enlarged and relocated side-view mirrors.

2017 Cadillac XT5 front view, black color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

We could go on and on, but suffice to say, the new Cadillac XT5 2017 is appealing and value can be found in its pleasing road manners, adequate interior space, and distinctive styling in addition to the host of changes we’ve highlighted. Other options the segment offers include the 2017 Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Audi Q5, and the 2017 BMW X3.

2017 Cadillac XT5 sideview, redcolor, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Cadillac XT5 Review of Trims

Four trims are available for the 2017 Cadillac XT5: Luxury, Platinum, Premium Luxury, and the XT5.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Photos for Exterior & Interior

2017 Cadillac XT5 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard features available for the base XT5 include a leatherette upholstery, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch wheels, voice commands, sliding and reclining rear seats, a power rear liftgate, LED daytime running lights, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, remote engine start, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, an auxiliary audio jack, four USB ports, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Cadillac XT5 front angle, headlights and grille

The XT5 Luxury trim model upgrades you with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors, a retractable shade, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, interior accent lighting, an eight-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, and driver memory settings. Options here include a navigation system, automatic braking, a fourteen-speaker Bose stereo system, heated outer rear seats, ventilated front seats, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision alert, locking wheel lugs, a locking steering column, a lane-departure warning and intervention, LED headlights, and a three-zone automatic climate control system.

2017 Cadillac XT5 interior, leather back seats

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury model gets you interior accent lighting, twenty-inch wheels, a navigation system, illuminated door handles, and adjusting suspension dampers.

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The XT5 Platinum model offers you a top-view camera system, a hands-free power tailgate, an upgraded gauge cluster display, upgraded leather upholstery, heated outer rear seats, a heads-up display, a top-view camera, and premium floor mats.

Specifications

2017 Cadillac XT5 auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.5 in. (112.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.5 in. (189.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3 in. (75 in.)
Passenger volume: 105 ft³
Cargo volume: 30 ft³
Curb weight: 3985 lbs.
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.7 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Dark Granite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

2017 Cadillac XT5 Engine Specs

Motivation for the Cadillac XT5 2017 is offered by a 3.6L V6 engine that churns out 310 hp and 271 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic and a standard front-wheel drive system. Also standard is the stop-start feature that saves fuel by shutting down the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a halt.

2017 Cadillac XT5 engine

The EPA estimates the fuel economy for the AWD XT5 to stand at 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/27/22 mpg with the FWD.

Exterior Cadillac XT5 colors: Silver Coast Metallic, Dark Granite Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Stellar Black Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Red Passion Tintcoat, and Radiant Silver Metallic.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Price & Release Date

2017 Cadillac XT5 release date

It is confirmed! The 2017 Cadillac XT5 MSRP starts from $38,995. It is set to for sale this spring as a 2017 year model.

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2017 Cadillac XT5 side view, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear view, black color, tailpipe

2017 Cadillac XT5 side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Cadillac XT5 interior, leather front seats

2017 Cadillac XT5 interior, gear shift knob

2017 Cadillac XT5 cargo space

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has all it needs to woo midsize sedan buyers of all stripes thanks to its incomparable Italian style, Ferrari-massaged engine, and gorgeous lines. Some of the strengths it offers include a double-stake styling, a stunning power from the high-performance model, and a sophisticated handling and suspension systems. Its release date is set for the summer of 2017. For more details concerning its price, exterior and interior changes, and specifications for the engine, continue reading on.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia side angle, alloy wheels

The midsize sedan segment is a pragmatic one, and the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia hopes to inject the much-needed freshness with its short front and rear bumpers, tight flowing lines, and muscular side panels. Add the Alfa signature V-shape grille, and you’ve got yourself an excellent Italian vehicle that does not only deserve a thumbs up for its exotic style, but is also a competitive sedan in the segment it come into.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia front view, grille and headlights

Well, some critics may be quick to critique the Giulia exterior profile which compares almost similarly with that of the BMW M3, while the argument may be true, there’re lots of other features that reflect the Italian marque’s sophistication. At least two flavors will be available with the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Base Giulia, Giulia Quadrifoglio, and the Giulia QV. Others might be offered later.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Under the hood of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a 505 –horsepower – generating turbocharged V6 engine that aids it zoom from 0-60 mph in just under 3.8 seconds. The Quadrifoglio is the higher-performance version aimed at driving enthusiasts who crave nothing short of a breathtaking performance. Some highlights that come with it include a fancy adaptive suspension system, excellent weight distribution, a six-speed manual transmission, 19-inch wheels, beefy Brembo brakes, and superior handling technologies.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia exterior, front view, grille

For an optimized driving experience regardless of the prevailing environment, four drive settings are available: Race, Dynamic, Comfort and Economy. This will be achieved through altering the suspension, acceleration, handling, exhaust, and transmission systems. In order to match the heightened performance, Alfa Romeo has also offered the new model a host of driver-assistance features that include a lane-departure warning system, autonomous emergency warning, rear cross-path detection, a blind-spot monitor, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia rear angle, red color

As regards its price point alone, the new model will be up in arms with fine competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the BMW 3 Series. The C-Class is a strong and formidable rival which is available in multiple variations for the U.S market. Pricing starts from as low as an MSRP of $38,950 to as high as $73,250. The BMW 3 Series, on the other hand, is expected to be thoroughly updated for the 2019 year mode. It is offered in five different trim levels and is priced from as low as $33,150 for the BMW 320i to as high as $47,800 for the BMW 340i Sedan.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Release USA Date & Price

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia release date

When it comes to its release date, various quarters say the new model will be available for sale sometime in the summer of 2017. Price starts from as low as $35,000 to a high of around $40,000 depending of course on the trim chosen and the options accompaniment. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2017 however, will be offered from an MSRP starting from $70,000.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia red color, exterior

The new model, just like every Alfa Romeo, springs from the perfect balance of beauty, speed, and heritage making it the highest expression of Italian innovation. It defines Italian beauty via features such as an innovative exterior and interior design, superior surface quality design, and impeccable sense of simplicity, and proportions.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Interior

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

The Giulia Interior is highlighted by what Alfa Romeo calls a “human interface”. This a driver-centric interface that offers the best in terms of comfort, equipment roster, safety, and quality. The infotainment system, and the Alfa TM DNA selector are available with the human-interface adjusting knobs. All controls are integrated in the steering wheel.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Available Trims

As already mentioned, the new model will come in three distinct flavors: Base Giulia, Giulia QV, and the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Giulia GTA review is covered elsewhere.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia side view, alloy wheels

Specifications

Wheelbase: 2510 mm
Length:       4160 mm
Width:        1560 mm
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 2098 kg
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 5.5 sec sec
MPG: N/A (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Rosso Alfa, Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat, Trofeo White Tri-Coat, Silverstone Gray Metallic, Vesuvio Gray Metallic, Vulcano Black Metallic, Montecarlo Blue Metallic, White, Black, Stomboli Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Engine Specs

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia engine view

Engines available include; a 505-horsepower –yielding 2.9L biturbo, a 2.0L four-cylinder able to offer 197 horsepower, and a 2.2L four-cylinder able to offer 177 horsepower. More specs will be available on its release date.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia engine

Safety

Safety features include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. The government is also set to offer it a five star rating for overall impact crash protection courtesy of its solid build quality.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia exterior, blue color

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia white color, headlights and grille

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia red color, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia spy shots

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia exterior, side view, red color

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia exterior, rear view

2017 Alfa Romeo Giuliaexterior, red color

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia interior, lcd screen, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia interior, back seats

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia badges

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is the most race-ready, track-capable ever built. And for 2017, Ford Performance is adding even more features to the already high-tech smorgasbord of technologies available. Unlike in the past when customers had to choose between additional features and the Track Package, Ford has now made the package standard. This in essence means buyers will have plenty of features they want along with having the option of specifying even more, albeit at you own cost. Read more to get an in-depth analysis of what you should expect on its release date.

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 side view, yellow color, alloy wheels

Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance had this to say, “Now more than ever, buyers have features they’ve wanted all along without undergoing any extra cost. This goes a long way to show how Ford Performance is always listening to consumer feedback.” For 2017, some of the new features to expect include the aforementioned Track Package which features a MagneRide damping system, engine oil, differential and transmission coolers, a high-downforce deck-lid spoiler, and aluminum tower-to-tower brace.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Three new colors: Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue, and Ruby Red Metallic that now replace the Competition Orange and Deep Impact Blue colors. Two new available packages: Convenience and the Electronics packages. The latter comes equipped with a nine-speaker audio system, voice-activated navigation, and SYNC 3 infotainment system while the former package bundles leather-trimmed power sport seats and all the existing options.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 spy shots

Here’s a bit of history. Ford conceptualized the GT350 nameplate as early as five decades ago. Beneath its hood was a powerful 4.7L V8 engine that offered a decent 271 ponies and was later uprated to offer 35 more ponies at the Shelby American’s shop. And it was this same place that it also got front disc brakes, larger rear drum brakes, and heavy-duty rear axles. Due to the overwhelming success the model got in its first run in the segment, Ford continued offering it more cosmetic changes than performance updates for the next 4 years. After that, the nameplate went into a long hiatus and only resurfaced from abyss in 2011 when the moniker returned as the 5th gen model.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 feont angle, headlights and grille

Now in its sixth generation, the new 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 with its enormous strength and muscle, is set to take on competitors such as the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and the Dodge Challenger. The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 according to rumors is set for a major revamp that will include a power improvement in among other things it is set to offer. In the meantime however, there’s the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 that comes fitted with a 7.0L naturally-aspirated V8 engine able to crank out 505 horsepower and 481 lbs. ft. of torque. The Challenger on the other side comes with a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine rated at 485 ponies and 475 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, front view, headlights

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date & Price

From the ordering guide Ford has provided, the new model is slated to go for sale for $49,995- price that also takes care of the gas-guzzler tax and destination charge. This therefore means buyers stand to get more value relative to either the Challenger Hellcat or the Camaro Z28. Options are available too.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 release date

Pricing for the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R hasn’t been offered yet, but Ford is due to make an announcement soon. Its release date should be expected sometime in the 1st Q of 2017.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Exterior

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 auto show, rear angle, taillights and taillights

Visually, the new GT350 is perhaps the meanest looking Mustang ever created. Aside from the headlamps, everything else is completely different from the base Mustang. In order to reduce drag, the whole nose has been shrunk in every direction. Away from that, there’re an assortment of aerodynamic upgrades available including angled ducts, huge hood vent, and a new splitter.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Interior

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, leather front seats

As the images here portray, the same sporting detail that sports the exterior extends also to the inside. Some of the features available include Recaro sport buckets, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and a more driver-centric cockpit. Those seeking for added luxury can opt for the available Tech package. More details about the interior will be known on its release date.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

Engine Specs

Under the hood is a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine rated at 526 hp and 429 lbs. ft. of torque. This power enables the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to get from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Its top speed is estimated to be 186 mph.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.1 in. (107.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.9 in. (75.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 52-85 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: GT350 3796 lb / GT350R 3710 lb
Top Speed: 186 mph
0-60: 3.5 sec
MPG: 14/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Avalanche Gray, Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Shadow Black, Triple Yellow Tri-Coat…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, blue color, headlights, grille and badges

Safety

Ford takes matters of safety highly. Therefore, buyers should expect the new GT350 to come equipped with some of the finest technologies available. The IIHS and the NHTSA gave the prior model a five star rating for overall crash impact protection. The same results from the feds are expected to be replicated with the 2017 GTR350 model.

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2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, overhead view

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 rear view, blue color, tailpipe

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, gray color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 trunk, cargo space

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, dasboard and lcd screen

2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, leather back seats

New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Info

The all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been redesigned from the ground up to offer work and recreational users a top-notch level of versatility and utility in one package. Some of the compelling reasons that make the 2017 Ridgeline distinct include impressive fuel economy, a roomy and spacious interior, a class-leading handling and ride, and an advanced all-wheel drive system. Release date and pricing estimates are out, continue reading on to what to expect.

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Well, for 2017, the Ridgeline not only the same rugged and workhorse capabilities that it has been known for, but also goes a notch higher to offer a refined, dynamic, and confident ride quality. In fact, the newest model offers the largest and the most flexible cabin in the midsize pickup truck segment. Additionally, towing and payload capacities are among the best you can get in its class. To wit, it offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds for the RT AWD models, and a payload capacity of 1,584 pounds.

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, rear view, trunk and taillights

Again, it comes with a vastly superior handling precision and ride comfort relative to other body-on-frame rivals, in addition to best-in-class advanced safety systems, and cabin quietness. According to Honda, the new vehicle will be based on the Honda’s Global Light Truck platform. This means that the vehicle will have fully independent front and rear suspension systems, ACE body structure, and a highly tightly-sealed, aerodynamic, and rigid body structure.

2017 Honda Ridgeline overhead view, lane keeping assist system

Besides the superior technologies the new Ridgeline offers, the pickup truck will also come equipped with a brawny 3.5L VTEC direct injected V6 engine mated to the most advanced AWD technology in its class, and a six-speed automatic transmission system. This combination will be able to work in cohort to offer an output of 280 hp – an improvement of around 30 horsepower over the old motor.

2017 Honda Ridgeline spy shots

See, the Ridgeline has been missing in action for two years, and the new model comes to resuscitate its dwindling popularity that had been taken over by its traditional rivals. There’s no doubt that the new improvements that it comes with will definitely send shivers across the entire segment. But even so, it’ll definitely be no walk in the park given the excellence of other trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma. Another solid rival is the Chevrolet Colorado.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date & Price

2017 Honda Ridgeline release date

The price, to start off with, is dependent on your choice of FWD/AWD, and the trim level. For 2017, buyers have up to seven trim models to choose from. All models are available in Crew Cab body style only. The Ridgeline RT Crew Cab goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $29,475. The Ridgeline RTL-T (AWD) – $37,730, the Ridgeline RTL (AWD) – $35,580, the Ridgeline Sport – $33,015, the Ridgeline RTS – $31,515, and the Ridgeline Black Edition (AWD) – $42,870. Its release date has been set for the 1st Q of 2017.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Exterior

2017 Honda Ridgeline front angle, headlights and grille

The Ridgeline’s exterior is stylish and modern, hands down! The functionality and design, without a doubt, advances Honda’s midsize pickup to the forefront. It gains a greater cargo-carrying capability, an even more comfortable ride, and a more commanding presence thanks to the notably longer wheelbase, length, and width. Furthermore, the new truck also makes head way in terms of the aerodynamic efficiency through slightly lowering the body height and improving utility.

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The all-new design now incorporates a slew of numerous class-executive features such as an available 400-watt AC inverter, World’s first available Truck Bed Audi System, and a Dual-Action Tailgate. The exterior also features adaptive LED headlights, and LED daytime running lights.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Interior

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

The interior furthers the exterior’s clean-slate design by offering new levels of technologies, convenience accessories, and premium quality materials in a spacious and easy-to-use interface. Than ever before, the Honda Ridgeline interior comes with upscale features such as memory seating, a heated steering wheel, and heated front seats. Connected-car technologies include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app compatibility features.

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

As previously mentioned, seven trims are available for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline: Black Edition, RTL-E, RTL-T, RTL, Sport, RTS, and RT. All save for the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition which are exclusively AWD, are available in either FWD or AWD choices.

Specifications

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, red color, headlights and badges

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 5.2 in. (125.2 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 6 in. (210 in.)
Width: 78.6 in.
Passenger volume: 110 ft³
Cargo volume (in-bed trunk): 7 ft³
Curb weight: 4250-4500 lb
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Engine Specs

2017 Honda Ridgeline engine

Under the hood of the Honda Ridgeline 2017 is a 3.5L V6 engine able to generate 280 horsepower. Normal, Mud, Snow, and Sand are the available driver-selectable terrain settings. Fuel economy for the FWD Ridgeline stands at 22 mpg in combined city/highway cruising.

Safety

2017 Honda Ridgeline safety

With additional driver-assistance features such as collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control available, it is apparent that the new-look Ridgeline is poised get a five out five star rating for overall crash impact safety protection. Results by the NHTSA will be updated on this space once they’re offered during its release date.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, silver color, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline black edition, front view, headlights

2017 Honda Ridgeline side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, blue color, tailpipe and badges

2017 Honda Ridgeline front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline front view, headlights, grilleand badges

2017 Honda Ridgeline trunk, cargo space

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, gear shift knob

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, leather back seats