2017 Infiniti QX50 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 offers a decent value to its consumers thanks to several highpoints that distinguish it from the current crop of compact luxury SUVs. Some of the said strengths include a powerful V6 engine, a low base price, and a responsive handling. Although Infiniti efforts are laudable, there’s general lack of interior refinement on the QX50 relative to the available competition. Below is a comprehensive review of the Infiniti QX50 touching on its release date, price, available competition, and exterior/interior redesign changes.

2017 Infiniti QX50 Release Date & Price

2017 Infiniti QX50 release date

Pricing and release date info are yet to be made public, at least as per the time of this writing. Nevertheless, this hasn’t prevented industry experts from examining the different probabilities given the rumors floating around. That said, expect the Infiniti QX50 release date sometime in early 2017. The price for the base model should begin around the existing model’s $34,000 MSRP. Leasing will definitely be an option.

Infiniti QX50 Review

2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, side view,alloy wheels

Just like before, Infiniti has provided the QX50 with a newly stretched wheelbase that offers it a stately ride quality whilst on the road. The backseat space has been boosted and now backseat passengers can enjoy copious legroom. It still remains an engaging small luxury crossover SUV that drives better than most of its peers. Otherwise, the Infiniti QX50 hasn’t changed much from the outgoing model, albeit the interior has been refreshed.

2017 Infiniti QX50 rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Beneath the skin, the new model comes equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine rated at 325 hp and 267 lb. ft. of torque – rather powerful output figure in comparison to its competition. As can often be the case, the V6 drains its fuel economy ratings to 20 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.

2017 Infiniti QX50 side view, black color, alloy wheels

The Infiniti QX50 2017 interior has been upgraded and now features better technologies and material quality than before. One disappointment though is the lack of a redesign ever since the model debuted into the market some eight years ago. Although early to speculate, rumor has it that a mid-cycle refresh will address much of the remaining gripes that this model might still have.

2017 Infiniti QX50 auto show, rear view, taillights and badges

It is hard at this point to recommend the 2017 Infiniti QX50 fully as the vehicle has some major downsides relative to the available competition that has advanced in leaps and bounds over the eight year period that the QX50 has been in existence. Those not locked up financially should check its rivals’ list that includes the 2017 Acura RDX, 2017 BMW X3, and the Audi Q5.

2017 Infiniti QX50 Interior & Exterior Redesigns

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, stering wheel

Standard equipment available for the QX50 include a four-way power front passenger seat, a sunroof, automatic halogen headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, a leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated power-folding exterior mirrors, a sunroof, a trip computer, a USB port, satellite and HD radio, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, exterio heated mirroslrs, folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectictivity, inclining driver seat, driver power lumbar, an electronic liftgate, a leather upholstery, rear and front parking sensors, headlight washers, and heated front seats.

2017 Infiniti QX50 front angle, headlighs and grille

Options are in plenty and are provided in packages. Some options available include an eleven-speaker Bose audio system, driver memory settings, an advanced climate control system, aluminum roof rails, genuine maple interior trim, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and a 360-degree camera system.

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leatherseats

Furthermore, the overall exterior look has been updated and now offers a wider stance than before. The grille is more pronounced. The color palette updated. And both the headlights and taillights slightly redesigned than before. In overall, you have a car that is not only elegant looking, but its also competitive in its class. We have no doubt the Infiniti Q50 will do well on ots class.

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leather seats, cargo space

2017 Infiniti QX50 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Infiniti QX50 is a 3.7L V6 engine good for 325 horsepower and 267 lbs. ft. of torque. The default drive system is the RWD. The AWD is an option. The EPA estimates the fuel economy to be 20 mpg of combined city/highway cruising.

2017 Infiniti QX50 engine

Check back for more info regarding its 0-60 mph run, and towing capacity as Infiniti has offered none at the moment.

Specifications

2017 Infiniti QX50 auto show, front view, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.4 in. (113.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 6.8 in. (186.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11 in. (71 in.)
Passenger volume: 115 ft³
Cargo volume: 18.6 ft³
Curb weight: 3855 lbs.
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

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2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

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New 2017 Infiniti QX80 – Release Date and Info

The three-row 2017 Infiniti QX80 is again here with us and this time it promises to further its appeal through a wide array of amped-up features. Some of the highlights that endear it to large luxury SUV buyers include a capable handling for its size, abundant standard and optional features, and a powerful engine that provides a stout towing capacity. The Infiniti QX80 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall. 

2017 Infiniti QX80 side view, blue colr, alloy wheels

True, there’re quite a number of car-based crossovers like the Infiniti QX80 2017 that have better interior space, and superior fuel economy ratings. However, not one of them can compare to the QX80 beauty. “Cool” may be a subjective, no doubt, but it nevertheless manages to make a bold statement with its unique style, huge grille, and headlight designs.

2017 Infiniti QX80 exterior, rear view, blackcolor, taillights and tailpipe

Besides the bold styling, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 still manages to pack a potent engine beneath its hood. True, I comes equipped with a 5.6L V8 engine capable of making a whopping 400 hp. Infiniti says it can also achieve a towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds when fully loaded. What’s more, it shares the same platform the legendary Nissan Patrol, what this means is that the QX80 is also better than most of its peers in terms of off-roading capability.

2017 Infiniti QX80 side view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Throw in a decently appointed 2017 Infiniti QX80 interior with upscale technologies, upgraded materials, and it easily passes as the vehicle to beat in its class. For the sake of making a judicious decision, there are other vehicles in its class which probably deserve you attention, too.

2017 Infiniti QX80 exterior, side angle, red color, alloy wheels

They include the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Lexus LX 570, and Cadillac Escalade. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade price starts from $72,970. Some of the reasons that should probably compel you to choose it include an available seating capacity for up to eight people, a whisper-quiet interior, a strong V8 power, and a stout towing capacity. Beneath its hood, the Cadillac Escalade 2017 comes with a boffo 6.2L V engine capable of sending 420 horsepower and 460 lbs. ft. of torque to either the rear wheels or all wheels depending on your selection of trim models. The Cadillac Escalade 2017 release date should also be expected this fall according to recent media reports.

2017 Infiniti QX80 auto show, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Infiniti QX80 Review of Trims

A choice of either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive is available for the 2017 Infiniti QX80. It is available in two trims: base and Limited trim models.

2017 Infiniti QX80 exterior, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

Exterior Infiniti QX80 colors: Black Obsidian, Majestic White, Liquid Platinum, Smoky Quartz, Dark Currant, Hermosa Blue, and Graphite Shadow. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Infiniti QX80 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Infiniti QX80 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Some of the standard accessories available for the base model include a heated eight-way power driver seat, automatic high-beam headlight control, driver memory settings, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic LED foglights and headlights, power-adjustable steering wheel, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, automatic climate control, a sunroof, leather upholstery, and rear privacy glass.

2017 Infiniti QX80 front angle, headlights and grille

Technologies include the Bose audio system, a 360-degree parking camera, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, a CD player, and a navigation system. Options available include a 120-V power outlet, a rear-seat entertainment system, twenty-two inch wheels, and split folding third-row seat.

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, leather seats, steering wheels

The 2017 Infiniti QX80 Signature Edition offers you a distinctive interior, a special tan interior treatment, extra chrome trim, and all the contents of the Split Bench and Driver Assistance packages.

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, leather back seats

2017 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the latest Infiniti QX80 is a V8 engine with a displacement of 5.6L capable of offering a power output rated at 400 hp and 413 lbs. ft. of torque. When properly equipped, Infiniti says the QX80 can be able to achieve a maximum towing capacity of around 8,500 pounds.

2017 Infiniti QX80 engine

Two rive modes are available: a RWD or an AWD. The latter’s fuel economy ratings provided by EPA stand at 13/19/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and the former – 14/20/16 mpg.

Specifications

2017 Infiniti QX80 auto show, front view, headlights, blue color

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.1 in. (121.1 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 4.9 in. (208.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.9 in. (79.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 151 ft³
Cargo volume: 17 ft³
Curb weight: 5633 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 14/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Dark Currant, Graphite Shadow, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Smoky Quartz…
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs

2017 Infiniti QX80 Release Date & Price

2017 Infiniti QX80 release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle will probably go for sale sometime this fall, although the reports are yet to be confirmed. Pricing, too, is still under wraps but our sources say it should probably retail at around $63,250.

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2017 Lincoln Continental Release Date, News and Rumors

2017 Lincoln Continental heralds Lincoln Motor Company flagship sedan. Just to name but a few features, the all-new Continental is serene, effortlessly powerful, elegant, and is undoubtedly the epitome of beauty. Clients in both the U.S and China will get a first-class travel beginning in early 2017 if all plans go the way they’ve been planned. Want to learn more about the 2017 Continental contemporary designs, human touches, and interior warmth, in addition to crucial info about its release date, price, interior and exterior modifications, and engine specs, then this review will definitely offer just that.

2017 Lincoln Continental exterior, white color, alloy wheels

For starters, the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental is designed for modern clients who define the kind and levels of luxury they want. In layman’s terms, that can only mean top safety, bespoke craftsmanship, and superior quality. Ever since the model debuted in the automotive world, the Continental has always been associated with beauty, and for 2017, the same attribute goes even thither.

2017 Lincoln Continental side view, alloy wheels

It is thoroughly modern, with its athletic profile and signature grille being even more progressive and dynamic. The vehicle offers easy ingress and egress thanks to the new E-latch door release. The entire roof area is covered neatly with the available panoramic sunroof. You get a greater feeling of spaciousness as the sunroof creates a large open-air ambience.

2017 Lincoln Continental sedan base white color

There’re tons of technologies available that Lincoln has made available to help drivers in daily driving and also by keeping them safe. Once seated, you’ll realize how quiet the interior is even at speed. Lincoln says the new model has been designed to offer quiet power and at the same time be responsive and smooth. Beneath the hood, it comes with a powerful 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that helps make around 400 hp and 400 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Lincoln Continental autoshow, blue color, grille

Performance features are available too, to make driving a pleasurable experience regardless of the terrain. Some of such features include an al-wheel drive system, Lincoln Drive control, and dynamic torque vectoring. The Lincoln drive control comes with three drive modes – sport, normal, and comfort – that help the driver through altering the steering, and suspension. Occupant safety has also been epitomized especially considering how fast the Continental can get. Some of the technologies here include pedestrian detection, pre-collision assist, and emergency braking.

2017 Lincoln Continental blue color, tailpipe and taillights

For anyone looking for an innovative seating, luxurious cabin, and stout engines, the new 2017 Lincoln Continental is certainly the vehicle to look for. Once it is available, some of the rivals it’ll square it out include the 2017 Cadillac CTS, Audi A6 2017, Lexus GS 350, and the BMW 5 Series.

2017 Lincoln Continental Release Date & Price

When you come to think about it, there’s lots of value for the $50,440 MSRP you’ll pay at the dealer. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, if the online reports are anything to be trusted.

2017 Lincoln Continental release date

2017 Lincoln Continental Exterior Pictures

Unsurprisingly, the new model is heavily based on the concept, sporting an elegant stance and the same subtle design. The front fascia comes with minimal changes. The headlights and grille have mildly been revised. The bumper however got most of the changes as it got larger openings by ditching the slender air vents. The rear seems to have got it all, if you ask me, with almost every detail getting some form of redesigns.

2017 Lincoln Continentalfront vire, hrille and headlights

The taillights have new cluster layouts and are significantly larger than before. The sedan got a modern trunk lid that goes all the way to the bumper. An LED strip joins the two sets of taillights together thereby giving the rear profile a conventional outlook than before.

2017 Lincoln Continental rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Lincoln Continental Interior Photos

Staying true to the brand’s moniker, the new interior makes great strides in making the interior comfortable and luxurious. The instrument panel comes wrapped in leather, as are the seats and console. The rear compartment is spacious and, needless to say, it is the ideal place to sit and relax on your way to your next meeting or dinner. The compartment is fitted with climate and audio controls in addition to the comfort offered by the copious legroom.

2017 Lincoln Continental sedan steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Trims Available

Lincoln is yet to make the list of trim levels known. Please check back soon as more details emerge as we near its release date. The Lincoln Town Car review is separately offered, as is the convertible.

2017 Lincoln Continental front angle, headlights and grille

Engine Specs

A twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine is offered beneath its hood. Power is estimated to be 400 horsepower while torque at 400 pounds-ft.

2017 Lincoln Continental engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: N/A
Length: N/A
Width: N/A
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Standard seating: 5
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 6.0 sec
MPG: N/A (city/highway)
Fuel tank capacity: 19.0 Gal.
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 Lincoln Continental spy shots

The government is yet to release the crash impact safety results to date. However, given its promising performance, nothing short of a five star rating should be expected. After all, it is an all-rounded masterpiece premium model.

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2017 Lincoln Continental badge

New 2017 Buick Envision – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Buick Envision is an all-new luxury compact crossover that brings with a slew of updates and new features such as advanced connectivity and technologies, and best-in-class driving dynamics. The interior acoustics are also updated and are synonymous with Buick’s long history of upscale finishes and generous standard features offer. The Buick Envision 2017 release date should be expected in the second half of this year as a 2017 year model.

2017 Buick Envision auto show, side view, alloy wheels, silver color

Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, had this to say about the newest Buick Envision, “the 2017 Buick Envision is responsive, confident, modern, and luxurious. The dynamic experience behind the wheel is as a result of the striking balance between modern driving aides, Buick’s signature luxury, comfortable and supportive seats, and luxury amenities.”

2017 Buick Envision rear view, taillights, tailpipe, badges and alloy wheels

Some of the highlights that underpin the Envision competitiveness include LED accent lights, LED daytime running lights, the Twin Clutch AWD system, the stop-start technology, and the HiPer Strut front suspension system. Fuel economy is aided by features such as an aluminum hood, mass-reducing high-strength steel, and active grill shutters.

2017 Buick Envision spy shots

Some of the standard features to expect include heated front seats, a standard eight-way front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, folding rear seats, a hands-free and programmable power liftgate, and available cooled front seats.

Some of the modern safety features include adaptive cruise control, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, active noise-cancelling system, whisper-quiet cabin, and a 360-degree parking/reverse camera.

2017 Buick Envision exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Under the hood, the new 2017 Buick Envision comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 252 hp @5,500rpm and 260 pounds-ft. of torque @2,000rpm. Fuel economy is decent and stands at around 20/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Rivals nipping its heels include the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Lincoln MKC. The 2017 Acura RDX price starts from $35,370. Some of the specs to expect from that price point include impressive fuel economy and acceleration figures, plenty of standard features, a generous cargo space, a commanding exterior view, high-mounted rear seats, and plenty of interior accommodations. Motivation is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 279 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque. The Acura RDX 2017 release date should be expected this summer, if recent media and industry news are anything to go by.

2017 Buick Envision exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The 2017 Lincoln MKC price starts from $32,720. Some of the specs include a generous standard equipment roster, good value, an optional adaptive suspension system, and a cushy ride quality. The Lincoln MKC 2017 release date should be expected sometime before this fall.

Exterior Buick Envision colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Saffron Red Metallic, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Galaxy Silver Metallic.

2017 Buick Envision rear view, trunk

2017 Buick Envision Review of Trims

Three trims (Groups) should be expected for the 2017 Buick Envision: Convenience, Leather, and Premium.

2017 Buick Envision Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Buick Envision interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob,dashboard

Some of the standard features offered for the 2017 Buick Envision Convenience Group include LED taillights and running lights, adaptive xenon headlights, driver and front passenger memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry and ignition, a rear privacy glass, reclining and folding rear seats, leatherette upholstery, heated mirrors, full power accessories, smartphone app connectivity, a four-way power front passenger seat, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite and HD radio, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, and an upgraded six-speaker sound system.

2017 Buick Envision front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the 2017 Buick Envision Leather model gets you all the above plus a power liftgate, auto-dimming side mirrors, ambient interior lighting, an eight-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a 110-V power outlet.

2017 Buick Envision interior, leather seats

Lastly, but certainly not least, is the top-of-the-line 2017 Buick Envision Premium model that tacks the above accessories plus a simulated suede headliner, bespoke interior options, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and automatic high-beams control.

2017 Buick Envision Engine Specs

2017 Buick Envision engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Buick Envision is a 2.5L “flex-fuel” four-cylinder engine rated at 197 hp @6,300rpm and 192 pounds-feet of torque @4,400rpm. Opting for the high-performance version – the 2017 Buick Envision Premium model gets you a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder engine rated at 252 horsepower @5,500 rpm and 260 pounds ft. of torque @2,000rpm.

Fuel economy ratings offered by the EPA put the gasoline engine ratings at 20/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

2017 Buick Envision auto show, frontview, grille, badges and headlights

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.9 in. (107.9 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 26.9 ft³
Curb weight: 4047 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Galaxy Silver Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Saffron Red Mettallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs.

2017 Buick Envision USA Release Date & Cost

2017 Buick Envision release date

Rumors allege the availability of the vehicle should be expected during the second half of this year as a 2017 year model. Pricing has been announced by Buick and the base model should start from around $35,870.

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2017 Buick Regal Release Date and Specs

2017 Buick Regal News – Although any Buick nameplate isn’t so fancy, pricey, or premium to vault itself into the full-luxury territory. You always know that any vehicle that bears a Buick nameplate is elegant, comfortable and downright costs reasonably. The 2017 Buick Regal stays true to the Buick’s course and occupies a middle ground between midsize family sedans and entry-level luxury sedans. 

2017 Buick Regal side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Regal Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the earliest we could possibly see the 2017 Buick Regal is set for early 2017 – one month give or take. Pricing is also under wraps and it still unknown as of this writing, however, credible sources privy of its development allege the base model will probably retail from an MSRP starting from $27,000. Back later for more info about the release date of Buick Regal 2017.

Release Date: early 2017

2017 Buick Regal release date

Review

The new 2017 Buick Regal is well suited for people looking for an alternative to either midsize sedans or entry-level luxury sedan thanks to features such as a long list of standard features, an all-wheel drive system – a plus as many of its rivals lack one, brisk acceleration, and an optional turbocharged engine that offers a stonking power. All these for a reasonable price tag estimated to be $27,000.

2017 Buick Regal front angle, grille and headlights

That said, the new Buick Regal 2017 continues with Buick’s long history of offering an-almost unrivaled value proposition. But even with such impressiveness, there’re a couple of gripes that can hinder such a seemingly successful streak. The bae engine, for instance, offers a mediocre acceleration that might be a complete turn of for a driving enthusiast. The 2017 Buick Regal interior lacks refinement of a true luxury sedan. Loading luggage might be troublesome as the trunk has a narrow opening. And the fuel economy are rather middling relative to the available competition.

2017 Buick Regal rear view, taillights and tailpipe

But if you can manage to live with the aforementioned foibles, then the 2017 Buick Regal will arguably offer you more than you bargained for. For one, there’s the optional 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 259 horsepower available for all the models except the ISV model. With such a mill, you’ll be save from the standard lethargic, inefficient 2.4L engine. On the refinement front, the lack of refinement can be solved by opting for the top-of-the-line models but that will cost you an extra and thereby rip off the value proposition you thought you enjoyed.

2017 Buick Regal exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

But even if you stick with the base model, Buick has offered it an impressive list of features such as smartphone app integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality; an automatic climate control, leather upholstered seats, and an eight-inch infotainment display. While no one can contest Buick Regal 2017 strong suits, the market offers plenty of options as well.

2017 Buick Regal rear angle, tailpipe, white color

Such options include the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, and the Volkswagen CC. But if you don’t mind spending more for added value, you can consider alterative such as the 2017 Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Lincoln MKZ 2017, and Acura TLX.

2017 Buick Regal Changes on Interior & Exterior Pictures

As of this writing and pending more details on its release date, the 2017 Buick Regal is offered in three trims: Premium II (ISP) or GS (ISX), 1SV, and 1SL. The Buick Grand National is reviewed elsewhere.

2017 Buick Regal steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard equipment available for the base ISV Regal include dual-zone automatic climate control, split-folding rear seats, cruise control, automatic headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a power height-adjustable passenger seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, automatic headlights and wipers, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Siri Eyes Free, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, eight-power driver seat, a CD player, an enhanced smartphone app functionality, two USB ports, and a seven-speaker audio system.

2017 Buick Regal interior, leather seats and steering wheel

On the Real ISV feature set, the Buick Regal 1SL adds unique eighteen-inch wheels, dual exhaust outlets, a more powerful engines, and a rear spoiler.

2017 Buick Regal sedan grille, headlights and alloy wheels

Features for the Premium II model include a navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat side airbags, and xenon headlights.

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The 2017 Buick Regal GS gets nineteen-inch wheels, Brembo front brakes, a three-spoke steering wheel, a configurable gauge-cluster information display, a sport-tuned suspension system, unique front and rear fascias, and body-color sport rocker panels.

2017 Buick Regal Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Buick Regal are two engines: a 182 horsepower – generating 2.4L four-cylinder engine, and a 259-horsepower – yielding turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The 2017 Buick Regal GS AWD 0-60 mph takes a lackluster 7.2 seconds.

2017 Buick Regal engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.8 in. (107.8 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.2 in. (190.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.1 in. (73.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 96.8 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.2 ft³
Curb weight: 3605 lbs
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 21/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Onyx, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

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New 2017 Buick Encore – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Buick Encore is worth a look if three-row crossovers seem bulky or expensive. It features user-friendly technology features, quite cabin, top crash test scores, good fuel economy, and a truly compact size. The Buick Encore release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.

2017 Buick Encore auto show side view, alloy wheels

Despite a seemingly illustrious introduction above, the Buick Encore 2017’s appeal is however hindered by its interior space limit and modest performance figures relative to its competition. The Encore still embodies many elements Buick is known for including building large luxury sedans. The element are apparent in terms of the abundant upscale features, a whisper-quiet cabin, and impressive fuel economy ratings.

2017 Buick Encore rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Changes are modest for the Buick Encore 2017 and might not be ostensible for a Buick-brand novice. After a long and hard look, changes can be seen mainly on its interior. Performance is unchanged over the previous year as it comes with the familiar turbocharged 1.4L engine able to churn out 153 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet of torque for the 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring, and 138 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque for the rest of lineup.

2017 Buick Encore spy shots

Besides the power cranking out beneath its hood, other strengths the Encore boasts of include top crash test scores and impressive fuel economy ratings. The EPA is yet to make the 2017 ratings available, however, judging from the existing model’s MPG ratings of 23/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the AWD Encore, we should expect a slight improvement of, say, 1mpg.

2017 Buick Encore exterior, side view, blue color, alloy wheels and headlights

Many buyers may still find the 2017 Buick Encore interior a snug, nevertheless. Furthermore, its cargo volume and noticeable cramped interior may be bested by other top-dogs in the segment such as the 2017 Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 2017, and Buick’s own Envision. Those looking for better driving dynamics and superior interior space may find the Fiat 500X, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V for 2017 as a popular choices.

2017 Buick Encore exterior, white color, rear view, tailpipe, badges and alloy wheels

The 2017 Buick Envision MSRP price starts from $35,870. It derives its motivation from a standard 2.5L FFV four-cylinder engine that helps it drive 170 horsepower @6,300rpm and 192 pounds-ft. of torque @4,400 rpm to the ground. The top-of-the-line 2017 Buick Envision Premium II 4dr SUV comes equipped with a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder engine that raises the stakes up to about 252 horsepower @5,500rpm and 260 pounds-feet of torque @2,000rpm. Besides the impressive performance, fuel economy remains impressive across the entire lineup. The Buick Envision 2017 release date should be expected before this fall.

2017 Buick Encore Review of Trims

2017 Buick Encore auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Five trims are offered for the 2017 Buick Encore: Sport Touring, Leather, Convenience, Leather, and Base.

Exterior Buick Encore colors: Coastal Blue Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Rosewood Metallic, White Pearl, Summit White, Winterberry Red Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, and River Rock Metallic. Slight changes to the trim lineup can be expected on its release date.

2017 Buick Encore Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Buick Encore interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories offered for the base model include cloth and simulated leather upholstery, heated mirrors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, roof rails, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a folding rear seat, air conditioning, a rear privacy glass, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite and HD radio, cruise control, a six-speaker premium sound system, and OnStar emergency communication.

2017 Buick Encore trunk, cargo space

Opting for the 2017 Buick Encore Sport Touring model gets you features such as unique exterior styling cues, a more powerful four-cylinder engine, heated front seats, six-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision warning system, and a seven-speaker Bose sound system.

Specifications

2017 Buick Encore auto show, front view, headlights and grille

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4.6 in. (100.6 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.4 in. (168.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 92.8 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 18.8 cu.ft. (max. 48.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3237 lbs.
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 9.8 sec
MPG: 25/33 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Carbon Black Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic, River Rock Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash, Rosewood Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash, Summit White/Dark Argent Metallic, White Pearl Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic, Winterberry Red Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Buick Encore Engine Specs

2012 Ecotec 1.4L I-4 VVT Turbo (LUJ) for Chevrolet Cruze

Power is offered by a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends 153 hp and 177 pounds-ft. of torque to the wheels. Transmission pairing is done with the six-speed automatic. All other variants apart from the Sport Touring crank out 138 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Buick Encore Release Date & Price

2017 Buick Encore release date

Rumors allege the newest Buick Encore price will remain unchanged from the current price tag that displays “$24,065”. When it goes for sale is a topic for discussion for another day as Buick has decided to keep mum. My crystal ball however tells me the 2017 Encore release date will likely take place before this fall.

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2017 Buick Encore front view, red color, headlights, badges and alloy wheels

2017 Buick Encore auto show, side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Encore auto show, front angle, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Buick Encore autoshow, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Buick Encore interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen

2017 Buick Encore auto show, interior, dashboard

2017 Buick Encore rear angle, exterior, taillights and alloy wheels, gray color

2017 Kia Cadenza – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Kia Cadenza is a modern full-size sedan that offers everything you’d expect in a modern vehicle of its class. It comes equipped with a long warranty coverage, generous standard features, a strong V6 engine, easy-to-use electronics interface, and an upscale interior chock full of top-notch amenities. The Kia Cadenza 2017 release date should be expected this fall, at least according to latest industry pundits’ reports.

2017 Kia Cadenza side angle, aloy wheels

Akin to everything else in life, we expect much more from what was offered by their predecessors. Today, we demand more features and equipment without any comprise on the level of quality. The 2017 Kia Cadenza meets this qualities and even goes ahead to offer upscale feature that we’d normally find in luxury vehicles.

2017 Kia Cadenza rear view, taillights and badges

For a competitive price vantage offered for the base Cadenza, you get an even more sweetened deal that is graced by features such as a pleasant and quiet ride quality, a strong V6 engine, nifty safety features, and an easy-to-operate infotainment system. A long warranty coverage is also offered. Opting for the top-of-the-line models furthers the appealing attitude of the Cadenza as the vehicles come laden with state-of-the-art amenities.

2017 Kia Cadenza spy shots

Serious nitpicking has only yielded a couple of drawbacks which are quickly overshadowed by the dizzying amount of features available. The Cadenza lacks any fuel-efficient engine, an AWD option isn’t available, and the cargo volume is rather modest in conventional comparison. As such, it’d be judicious to check what else is out there before making a decision. Rivals include the “A” rated Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300, Volkswagen Passat, Chevrolet Impala, and Hyundai Azera. Both the Hyundai Azera and the Chevrolet Impala have been redesigned for this year.

2017 Kia Cadenza Release Date & Price

2017 Kia Cadenza release date

Rumors allege the new Kia Cadenza should be expected sometime this fall. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but we don’t expect the base price that currently stands at $32,990 to change significantly. Leasing will also be an option. The Cadenza brochure and owners-manual can be found on Lia online platforms.

2017 Kia Cadenza Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, interior, dashboard,lcd screen

Three trims are offered for the 2017 Kia Cadenza: Limited, Premium, and the base model. Exterior Kia Cadenza colors: Silky Silver Metallic, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, and Platinum Graphite. The palette can however change a bit on its release date.

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard accessories available for the base Cadenza model include a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, Uvo voice command system, heated front seats, a universal garage door opener, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, leather upholstery, a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, an eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, wood interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto-levelling headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated mirrors.

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, leather back seats

Upgrading to the Kia Cadenza Premium model gets you features such as automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, wood trim, paddle shifters, and puddle lamps. Options offered by the Luxury Plus and the Technology packages for the Premium trim model includes a heated power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a power rear sunshade, an electronic parking brake, an upgraded leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, a lane-departure warning system, heated outboard seats, ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive HID headlights, driver seat memory functions, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited is the top-of-the-line model that comes with features such as a USB port, LED foglights, a surround-view camera, LED interior lighting, additional chrome and wood trim accents, and a unique grille.

Specifications

2017 Kia Cadenza exterior, white color, headlights, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 112 in
Length: 195.7 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 106.8 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.9 ft³
Curb weight: 3670 lbs
Top Speed: 154 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Kia Cadenza Engine Specs

2017 Kia Cadenza engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Kia Cadenza is a 3.3L V6 engine hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission system that sends the power generated – 293 horsepower and 255 lbs. ft. of torque – to the front wheels.

The EPA estimates the vehicle to achieve a combined city/highway driving fuel economy rating of around 22 mpg.

Some of the safety features available include front and rear parking sensors, hill-hold assist, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a surround-view camera, a lane-departure warning, front and rear side airbags, a rearview camera, and full-length side curtain airbags.

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2017 Kia Cadenza front view, exterior, grille and badges

2017 Kia Cadenza exterior, rear view, tailpipe

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, white color, front view, grille

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, black color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Cadenza auto show, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia Cadenzaauto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, steering wheel, dashboard

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, gear shift knob

2017 Kia Cadenza interior

2017 Kia Cadenza interior, sideview

2017 Lexus GX 460 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Lexus GX 460 is a good choice for people looking for a traditional midsize SUV with three rows of seating. It offers plenty of luxuries and is a capable of-roader as well. You might however realize that the market offers better alternatives. The Lexus GX 460 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Lexus GX 460 side view, alloy wheels and headlights

These days, and as has been for a while, only Lexus and Land Rover bother with building off-road capable and luxury SUVs. Indeed, Lexus offers a couple of these off-roaders including the GX 460. It comes riding on the same platform that defines the Land Cruiser Prado mechanical underpinnings. Some of the highlights that define it further include a serious off-roading capability, a full-time four-wheel drive, a traditional body-on frame construction, and a high-clearance suspension.

2017 Lexus GX 460 spy shots

The 2017 Lexus GX 460 interior is laden with lots of standard luxury amenities than you’ll ever need. It rides softly and soaks bumps and flattens mundane road conditions without affecting the comfortable aura inside. There’re some foibles though, the infotainment system appears dated and some redesign could go a long way, and the backseat is somehow cramped relative to its competition.

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear view, taillights, tailpipe, exterior

Beneath the hood, it comes with the familiar V8 engine that puts out an incredible output of around 301 horsepower. Depending on whether you spend most of your time on the pavement or off of it, the segment offers plenty of alternatives. Some of the rivals hot on the heels of the Lexus GX 460 2017 include BMW X5, Acura MDX, Land Rover LR4, and Lexus’ own RX Series.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Review of Trims

2017 Lexus GX 460 exterior, side view, black color

Two trims are available for the 2017 Lexus GX 460: Luxury and Base. Spy pictures available show the exterior will feature the following 2017 Lexus GX 460 colors: Fire Agate Pearl, Claret Mica, Starfire Pearl, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Black Onyx, Silver Lining Metallic, and Nebula Gray Pearl. Changes can be expected on the palette on its released date.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, steering wheel, lcd screen

Some of the standard features available for the base model include an eight-way power front seats, a rear spoiler, automatic LED headlights, sliding and reclining backseats, roof rack side rails, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power front seats, automatic LED headlights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, a nine-speaker sound system, a CD player, dual USB ports, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, a sunroof, satellite and HD radio, and driver memory settings.

2017 Lexus GX 460 front angle, headlights and grille

Optional features available include automatic wipers, LED foglights, automatic tri-zone climate control, perforated leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, Lexus’ Enform smartphone app system, a navigation system, heated second-row seats, front and rear paring sensors, a windshield de-icer, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated second-row seats.

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, leather saets

The top-of-the-line 2017 Lexus GX 460 Luxury models gets you all of the standard and optional features above plus auto-dimming side mirrors, auto-levelling rear side mirrors, mahogany wood trim, power-folding third-row seats, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive suspension system, headlight washers, a heated steering wheel, and a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert.

2017 Lexus GX 460 auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Options available for the Luxury model include adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlight controls, a rear-seat video entertainment system, front and rear parking sensors, and a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

Specifications

2017 Lexus GX 460 auto show, front view, headlights

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.8 in. (109.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.1 in. (192.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 11.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5130 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 15/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Onyxm Claret Micam Fire Agate Pearlm Nebula Gray Pearlm Satin Cashmere Metallicm Silver Lining Metallicm Starfire Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 6500 lbs

2017 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs

2017 Lexus GX 460 engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 is a 301 horsepower – generating 4.6L V8 engine that is also credited with producing 329 lbs. ft. of torque. Default systems include a tow prep package, and a six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Lexus GX 460 0-60 mph takes a blistering 7.2 seconds.

EPA estimates the fuel economy for the GX 460 to stand at 15/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus GX 460 release date

While leasing is still an option, rumors abound the industry indicate that the newest Lexus GX 460 2017 will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be released as Lexus has decided to keep mum on the details. But even so, pundits have indicated that the SUV will most probably go for sale for an MSRP starting from $50,000.

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2017 Lexus GX 460 front view, black color, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus GX 460 side view, alloy wheels, exterior

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Lexus GX 460 exterior, frontview, grille, badges, headlights

2017 Lexus GX 460 side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Lexus GX 460 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

2017 Lexus GX 460 dual scrren, rear seat, interior

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, leather back seats

2017 Lexus GX 460 trunk, cargo space

New 2017 BMW X2 Release Date and Info

2017 BMW X2 News – Since 2011, rumors have been stirring about the possibility of the German marque building the X2 crossover. These reports however didn’t yield any fruits whatsoever until somewhere in 2015 when the real metal was seen but as a heavily camouflaged prototype. Now, recent reports allege the new model is headed for dealerships this year. The BMW X2 release date should possibly be expected sometime later this year as a 2017 year model.

2017 BMW X2 autoshow, blue color

Naturally, vehicles such as the X1 and the X2 by design are poised to compete against the who-is-who in the segment including the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque courtesy of their sleeker, coupe-like body style. Also hot on its heels will be BMW’s own X-badged SUVs. Essentially, the X2 will slot in between the BMW X4 and the BMW X6.

2017 BMW X2 side angle, red color

And just like its X1 sibling, we expect the newest BMW X2 2017 to come riding on the UKL platform found on the BMW 2 Series and the Mini Cooper. Therefore, we should expect a similar powertrain to that of the BMW X1. All indications are that the new model will most probably debut during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

2017 BMW X2 rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 BMW X2 Exterior & Spy Pictures

Although the new 2017 BMW X2 was heavily camouflaged, its exterior design mystery is almost coming to an end. Just like the X3 and the X5, the X4 and the X6, the newest X2 will also have similar exterior styling details juts like the X1. Specifically, the BMW X2 will come with a slightly revised rear fascia, a slopping roofline, and an identical front bumper as the X1.

2017 BMW X2 grille and headlights

The wheelbase seems to be about the same. The design language for the X2 might be different from that of the X1 because it is based on the second-generation of the X1.exterior styling cues appear to be borrowed from its bigger siblings – X3 and X5. The headlights appear sleeker, larger air intakes, and a twin-kidney- shaped grille.

2017 BMW X2 spy shots

Further aback, there are some few hints despite being camouflaged to the teeth. The rear windscreen and the tailgate appear shorter, the bumper different, and the taillights chiseled.

2017 BMW X2 Interior

The interior profile is without a doubt similar to that of the X1 in almost all aspects save for the nitty-gritties such as the infotainment system, seat upholstery, and accessories. Those in the know say the new model comes with a newly redesigned dashboard, refined A/C vents, a “floating” infotainment system, and a smorgasbord of new features.

2017 BMW X2 interior, leather seats, gear shift knob and steering wheel

Some of the interior features available for the newest 2017 BMW X2 include eighteen-inch wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, HD radio, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, automatic windshield wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a CD player, dual USB ports, folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, an 8.8”display screen, keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free control, power-folding mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension system, BMW’s integrated smartphone app, and exterior aerodynamic trim pieces.

2017 BMW X2 interior, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

In terms of the driving aides, some of the technologies to look forward to include adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, automated parallel parking system, a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlight control, lane-departure warning and control, pedestrian detection, frontal collision warning, speed limit information, and front and rear parking sensors.

2017 BMW X2 Engine Specs

Credible sources say the new 2017 BMW X2 is most likely to be offered with a wide array of engines consisting of diesel four-cylinder engines, gasoline four-cylinder, and gasoline three-cylinders. A choice of both a front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive system is certain.

The Europe-spec model will most likely get a three-cylinder 1.5L gasoline unit rated at 136 hp. transmission pairing will be done by the six-speed automatic transmission system. The xDrive20i and the sDrive20i models will possibly get an output of around 192 horsepower and 231 ponies respectively.

2017 BMW X2 engine

In terms of the diesel powerplant, stakes are high it will get a 2.0L four-cylinder rated at 150 hp and 190 horsepower for the sDrive18d and the xDrive20d respectively.

Additional specs should be expected to start flowing in as its release date nears.

2017 BMW X2 Release Date & Price

2017 BMW X2 release date

It’s preemptive to start talking of the pricing details this early. However, my crystal ball tells me the price point will possibly be from around $34,800. Its availability is expected in the latter half of this year as a model for 2017.

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2017 BMW X2 alloy wheels, grille and headlights

2017 BMW X2 exterior, white color, grille

2017 BMW X2 red color, side view

2017 BMW X2 exterior, white color

2017 BMW X2 spy photos, trunk

2017 BMW X2 front angle, headlights and grille

2017 BMW X2 new design interior, leather seats and steering wheel

2017 Toyota Tacoma – Release Date, Review and Specs

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup that boasts of a ‘do it all capability’. Some of the reasons that uphold the tag include an impressive resale value paralleled to none other, super performance and power, an attractive interior, a high towing capacity, and easy to use controls. Speculation is rife the Toyota Tacoma 2017 release date is set for this fall as a 2017 year model.

2017 Toyota Tacoma side view, gray color,alloy wheels

The Tacoma has been a popular alternative for shoppers who feel the regular full-size trucks are a tad bit too expensive or massive behind the wheel. The new Tacoma for 2017 has slightly been redesigned with few changes made on the interior materials and technologies, and on the exterior but remains a Tacoma to the core.

2017 Toyota Tacoma exterior,side view, alloy wheels

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma interior has seen incremental changes that upgrade the quality of the materials. What however doesn’t change is the overall layout of the center console. The seats are comfortable and supportive and you’ll certainly enjoy the ride quality even for long distances. Aside from the burnished appeal, the 2017 Tacoma comes with a familiar powertrain that offers the same power as the model it is replacing.

2017 Toyota Tacoma spy shots

To wit, it comes with a standard 2.7L four-cylinder engine rated at 159 hp and 180 lbs. ft. of torque. There’s also the V6 with a displacement of 3.5L and offers an output of around 278 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Toyota Tacoma rear view, blue color, taillights and badges

Sum up all the features and you quickly come to terms that very few vehicles in its class can measure up. Such vehicles include the 2017 GMC Canyon, and the Chevrolet Colorado. The Nissan Frontier is yet another rival.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Review of Trims

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

As of this writing, the Toyota Tacoma 2017 is available in two cabs: extended Access Cab and Double Cab. Five trims are offered for the two body styles: Limited, TRD Sport, SR, TRD Off-Road, and SR5.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the Tacoma SR include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a bedliner, a cargo bed rail system, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, sixteen-inch steel wheels, a GoPro windshield mount, full power accessories, a rearview camera, a CD player, a USB port, air conditioning, a sliding rear window, voice controls, cruise controls, and Siri Eyes Free. Options available for the SR model include body-color door handles, black plastic pieces, sliding rear windows, and keyless entry and ignition.

2017 Toyota Tacoma front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the Tacoma SR5 offers you features such as variable intermittent wipers, Scout GPS Link navigation app, a color trip computer, chrome exterior accents, foglights, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a navigation system, a rear privacy glass, plus all the contents of the Convenience package. Options include a rearview auto-dimming mirror, HD radio, front and rear parking sensors, an integrated navigation system, a seven-inch touchscreen, and sixteen-inch silver alloy wheels.

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, steering wheel, dashboard, leather front seats

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport model tacks on features such as a wireless phone charger, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, sport-tuned shock absorbers, LED daytime running lights, an upgraded infotainment system, keyless ignition and entry, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a 120-V power outlet, and a leather-trimmed shift leaver.

Moving up to the Tacoma TRD Off-Road model offers you an electronic locking rear differential, Bilstein shock absorbers, special sixteen-inch alloy wheels, and the Crawl Control system.

2017 Toyota Tacoma rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The Tacoma Limited is the top-of-the-line model and with it comes all the contents of the Technology and Premium packages plus a unique interior and exterior, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, and leather upholstered seats.

Specifications

2017 Toyota Tacoma exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 7.4 in. (127.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.3 in. (212.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: N/A
Curb weight: 3,980 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: 18/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine

As already mentioned above, the new Toyota Tacoma is offered with two engines: a 2.7L four-cylinder base engine good for 159 hp and 180 pounds-feet of torque, and a 3.5L V6 able to send 278 hp and 265 pounds-feet of torque to the ground.

The 3.5L V6 maximum towing capacity stands at 6,800 pounds, and 3,500 pounds for the four-cylinder Tacomas.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Release Date & Price

2017 Toyota Tacoma release date

Toyota hasn’t offered any leads concerning its release date and price yet. However, my crystal ball seems to suggest that the price for the Tacoma Access Cab and the Tacoma Double Cab should be expected to start from $23,660 and $24,490 respectively.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, front view, grille and badges

2017 Toyota Tacoma exterior,taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels, rear view

2017 Toyota Tacoma exterior,front view, blue color, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, gear shift knob

2017 Toyota Tacoma rear view, red color, taillights, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, leatherseats, sunroof

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, leather back seats

2017 Toyota Tacoma trunk, cargo space