New 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C – Release Date and Info

With a stunning performance, racecar-influenced manufacturing process, and an Italian flare, the fresh 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C joins the ranks of exclusive exotics. However, a lot of comfort is sacrificed in pursuit of performance. Highlights include a high-fuel economy, a razor-sharp handling, and an impressive quick acceleration. Its release date should be expected in early 2017. 

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Despite offering an impressive sporty sedan, and producing some iconic roadsters, Alfa Romeo made a quiet exit from the United States nearly two decades ago. Alfa’s sales were fledgling partly because their cars were so darn expensive and weren’t even reliable in the first place. But now with the Italian automaker acquired by Chrysler, it is hoped that the once revered reputation of Alfa models will eventually pick up.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

Alfa has invested a lot of manufacturing techniques during the construction of the Romeo 4C. Aluminum metal has extensively been used during the construction of crash supports, roof and suspension structures. Under its hood, the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C offers a diminutive but turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4L engine rated at 237 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. True, the 4C may not need much power considering it weighs only 2,500 lbs. but in today’s world of 7-hp Dodge sedans and coupes, Alfa could have done much better.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C exterior, gray color, front view, alloy wheels, headlights

There are several packages offered for the 4C including Brembo/TRW brake and Track packages. The latter, for example, comes with more aggressive tires and suspension settings, while the former makes the 4C stop as quickly as it goes. Upgraded performance features for the 4C include a leather-wrapped instrument panel, sports seats, aluminum rear diffuser, carbon fiber mirror caps and rear spoiler, and race-tuned suspension.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C side view, red color, alloy wheels

Idiosyncrasies do exist, though. These include a loud engine, a high-effort steering at low speed, minimal interior accommodations, less cargo space, a poor rear visibility, and a harsh ride. Alternatives you should consider include the 2017 Porsche Cayman, and the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette.

Alfa Romeo 4C – Trims Available

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Two trims – base and Launch Edition – are offered for the two-seat 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C. The 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder review is handled separately, as is the 4C Quadrifoglio Verde coupe.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Interior Photos

Exterior colors include Madreperla White Tri-Coat, Rosso Alfa, Black, Giallo Prototipo, Basalt Grey Metallic, Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat, and White. You should however expect minor changes or additions on its release date.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C front angle, headlights, grille

Standard accessories and features offered for the base 4C include auxiliary audio jack, keyless ignition and entry, LED taillights, manual rack-and-pinion steering, 18” rear and 17” front wheels, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, adjustable cloth-upholstered seats, a digital instrument panel, a six-speaker sound system, power side mirrors, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and air-conditioning.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C steering wheel, dashboard, lcd scrren

Several packages are offered for the 4C starting with the Exterior Appearance package which bundles satin-finish exterior mirrors, and a body-color rear spoiler. The Convenience package includes a premium-speaker upgrade, an alarm, cruise control, and rear parking sensors. The leather Interior Group offers a lockable rear console leather bag, and a leather-wrapped door panels and instrument cluster. The Track package adds a body-color rear spoiler, carbon-fiber exterior mirrors, simulated/leather suede steering, a track-tuned suspension, and a carbon fiber instrument panel surround.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C interior, dashboard, lcd, screen, gear shift knob, steering wheel

Standalone options include a battery charger, painted brake calipers, xenon headlights, premium paint, red interior details, and various wheels.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C is offered by the four-cylinder 1.7L engine which comes paired to an automated-clutch manual transmission system. The output for the mill, as mentioned earlier, stands at 237 horsepower and 258 pounds-ft. of torque.

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An electronically controlled rear differential is standard, as is a four-mode driving selector.

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the Track pack and sport exhaust needs 4.2 seconds. This is a few tenths quicker than cars like the M4 and Cayman, and right about the same time as the Corvette.

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C engine

Fuel economy estimations by EPA stand at 24 city, 34 highway, and 28 mpg combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 7 ft. 9.7 in. (93.7 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 1 in. (157 in.)
Width: 73,5 in
Passenger volume: 47 cu ft
Cargo volume: 4 cu ft
Curb weight: 2465 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4,2 sec
MPG: 24/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Basalt Grey Metallic, Black, Madreperla White Tri-Coat, Rosso Alfa, Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat and White
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Release Date & Spyder Price

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Release date

Pricing for the 4C Coupe should be expected from an MSRP starting from $53,900, $63,900 for the 4C Convertible, and $65,900 for the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder. It is scheduled to be offered for sale sometime in early 2017.

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New 2017 Audi Q3 – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Audi Q3 continues with the same comfort and luxury ambience expected of the brand. It also offers a hush and improved ride quality, many luxury features, and an upscale interior relative to its competition. However, its rivals could end up being more appealing as the Q3 comes a bit short when it comes to utility, fuel economy and consumption. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Audi Q3 exterior, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Just as the Audi Q5 compact crossover has had a successful streak in its segment, we also hope the Q3 – its smaller sibling – will also measure up to expectations. In most ways, we expect the Q3 to have to have an easy time delivering such as in its interior refinement, technology updates, standard features, ride quality, and value for the money.

2017 Audi Q3 exterior, taillights, tailpipe, rear view

Cabin sophistication has long been Audi hallmark, and the Q3 continues with the same legacy. On most surfaces, you’ll realize the Q3 offers a serene character. Additionally, you will find the cabin relaxing and entertaining with its desirable equipment.

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But even with its many bells and whistles, the new Q3 still suffers from several foibles. For one, the propriety music interface is dated. The four cylinder turbocharged engine is also archaic relative to what the competition offers.

2017 Audi Q3 auto show, side view, alloy wheels, taillights

In sum, the new Q3 still deserves some merits on certain areas especially if you’re drawn to its style, but otherwise, the new Q3 might not measure up to what you expect. Of course, there are plenty of other desirable and similarly priced subcompact luxury crossovers in the same category.

2017 Audi Q3 exterior, rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

They include the BMW X1, and the Lexus NX 200t. Another option would be its bigger sibling, the 2017 Audi Q5. The X1 offers better fuel economy, superior performance, and cutting-edge technology. The 200t, on the other hand, is neck-and-neck with the Q3 in terms of the technologies, but is better in terms of acceleration, fuel efficiency and interior space.

Trim Options – Audi Q3

Premium Plus and Prestige are the only trim levels offered for the five-passenger 2017 Audi Q3. Both are offered with either a FWD or a Quattro (all-wheel drive) system.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 Audi Q3

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According to some spy photos, we should expect the Q3 to come with these paint colors: Mythos Black Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Brilliant Black, Utopia Blue Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Hainan Blue Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Cortina White, and Cuvee Silver Metallic. Slights changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi Q3 front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories available for the Q3 Premium Plus include an eight-way  heated front seats, LED running lights, 18” wheels, rear parking sensors, Audi’s MMI control interface, keyless entry and ignition, xenon headlights, a CD player, satellite and HD radio, a rear 60/40-split foldable seat, automatic dual-zone automatic climate control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 10-speaker premium audio system, a seven-inch display, automatic wipers, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2017 Audi Q3 interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Options offered for the Q3 2.0T Premium Plus trim model include a color trip computer, Audi Connect telematics, a blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a navigation system, and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.

Opting for the Q3 Prestige bundles everything from the Q3 Premium Plus and adds a 14-speaker Bose audio system, a power liftgate, “S” line styling cues, 19” wheels, electric and power folding exterior mirrors, stainless steel doors, auto-dimming and heated outside mirrors, and LED headlights.

2017 Audi Q3 cargo space

Options available for the Prestige trim model include front sport seats, Audi drive select, 19” wheels, a black cloth headliner, extendable thigh support, adjustable modes for transmission and steering, and wood inlays.

2017 Audi Q3 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

2017 Audi Q3 engine

Motivation for the 2017 Audi Q3 is offered by an inline four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine that comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission system and either a FWD or Quattro. The system then takes up the power generated – 200 hp and 207 lbs. ft. of torque – to the ground.

2017 Audi Q3 engine view

In terms of fuel economy, Audi estimates the Q3 to check in with 29/20/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, and 28/20/23 mpg with the Quattro.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 6.5 in. (102.5 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 4.8 in. (172.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 84 cu ft
Cargo volume: 17 cu ft
Curb weight: 3686 lb
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 7,8 sec
MPG: 20/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Glacier White Metallic, Hainan Blue Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Utopia Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Audi Q3 Release Date & Price Estimate

2017 Audi Q3 Release date

The price for the redesigned 2017 Audi Q3 SUV should be expected to start from an MSRP of $33,700. Those who would want to take a caution first can opt to lease it first until they’re sure of what they want. It is expected to go for sale sometime in early 2017.

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New 2017 Ford Escape Release Date and Review

With an inviting interior design and advanced technology features, the 2017 Ford Escape makes it into our list of favorites in the small crossover utility vehicles. Other highlights for 2017 include strong performance figures and high fuel economy ratings from its turbocharged engines, a comfortable seating, and a high-quality cabin. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

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Compact crossovers make for great choices when it comes to going on a ski weekend trip, taking kids to school, commuting to work, or loading up lots of cargo from Costco. Unequivocally missing, though, is a sense of fun. In all fairness, the Escape drives like a Focus on tiptoes, but on the upside, it is among the fastest crossovers in the segment in terms of price comparison.

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It also offers respectable fuel economy ratings, a voluptuous cargo bay, a hands-free power liftgate, and improved traction thanks to the optional all-wheel drive system. Also for 2017, the Escape comes equipped with a BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 system that, unlike the previous Myford Touch infotainment system plagued by usability issues since its conception, offers a simplified menu and faster response times.

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Whether or not its interior is refined lies solely on an individual preferential taste, but what we know is that lots of technologies are offered including but not limited to a rearview camera, USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, and a 4.2” central display. The cabin also offers a premium feel and a rewarding ride quality thanks to the premium materials and suspension upgrades.

2017 Ford Escape rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Even its many levels of bells and whistles don’t enable it become an unparalleled choice in its class. Some of the rivals in this class include 2017 Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe 2017, Toyota Rav4, and the Mazda CX-5 for 2017.

2017 Ford Escape exterior, red color, grille

Trim Options – 2017 Ford Escape

Titanium, SE, and S trim levels are offered for the compact 2017 Ford Escape crossover. The Ford Escape Hybrid review is offered separately.

2017 Ford Escape Exterior Review & Interior Changes

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Accessories and features offered for the Escape S include full power accessories, a 4.2” central display screen, 17-inch steel wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, a USB port, smartphone app integration, a folding and reclining 60/40-split seat, keyless entry and ignition, an integrated blind-spot monitor, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, the Sync voice command electronics interface, MyKey parental controls, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts.

2017 Ford Escape gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

Opting for the Escape SE trim model adds a rear center armrest, automatic headlights, 17” alloy wheels, a satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition, upgraded cloth upholstery, and an adjustable driver seat.

2017 Ford Escape interior, steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

Options available for the SE trim model include a windshield wiper de-icer, full leather upholstery, a nine-speaker sound system, automatic dual-zone climate control, roof rails, a power liftgate, remote ignition, a power liftgate, heated front seats, heated mirrors, and an 8” touchscreen interface.

2017 Ford Escape steering wheel and leather seats

The range-topping Escape Titanium trim model adds an eight-way passenger seat, HD radio, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, ambient interior lighting, a power liftgate, a 10-speaker Sony audio system, keyless entry and ignition, xenon headlights, 19” alloy wheels, rear-cross traffic alerts, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, distinct trim colors, automatic wipers, and driver memory settings.

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2017 Ford Escape Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation is offered by three engines mated to a front wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission system. To start off with, a four-cylinder engine is offered under the hood of the Escape S model and offers an output of 168 hp and 170 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Ford Escape engine

The Escape SE and Titanium trim models offer a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L mill rated at 184 pounds-ft. of torque and 178 horsepower. The 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 240 horsepower and 270 pounds-ft. of torque is offered as an option.

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the 1.6 FWD only needs 8.7 seconds – a slightly quicker acceleration than an average crossover in this class.

2017 Ford Escape engine view

When it comes to the fuel economy, expect the 1.6 AWD-equipped Titanium to return 22/29/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 23/32/26 mpg for the FWD version.

A fully-loaded 2017 Ford Escape should be expected to achieve a maximum towing capacity of about 3,500 pounds.

Its top speed should be expected on its release date, as the details are still under wraps as of this writing.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 178.1 in
Width: 72.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 3603 lb
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 22/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Electric Spice Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.

2017 Ford Escape Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Escape release date

The Escape price is expected to start from an MSRP of $$23,590. It should go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2017 Volvo XC90 – Release Date and Review

The three-row 2017 Volvo XC90 has been reborn into a pretty desirable luxury crossover SUV thanks to a sharp new look and style, an available hybrid model, a boatload of technologies, spacious second- and third-row benches, and confident handling. The Volvo XC90 release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least according to rumors going round within industry circles.

2017 Volvo XC90 side view, black color, alloy wheels

For 2017, the new Volvo XC90 receives a mild refresh owing to the fact that it received its first ever comprehensive redesign last year, and it was the first since the vehicle’s debut back in 2003. Typically, models undergo a surgery about every five years or so, so the previous generation model was pretty much dated in today’s standards.

2017 Volvo XC90 rear view, white color, taillights, tailpipe

While there’s no denying the fact that Volvo’s safety and understated styling have long been the reasons why buyers flock their dealerships, the large crossover SUV segment has in the last couple of years undergone a major evolution that has seen plenty of new and fresher models come on board in terms of competition. This has had a negative impact on the sales of the old Volvo SUV, which is no longer the hip, bulletproof icon it used to be.

2017 Volvo XC90 front view, white color, grille and alloy wheels

The Volvo XC90 2017 SUV however puts it right back at the game thanks to the invigoration on its exterior and interior design. The slimmer headlights, lower air intakes, and assertive styling have made the vehicle to look modern without giving away its identity as a Volvo. The interior also offers several updated features such as the 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, leather and wood trimmings, and a Swedish crystal glass for a high luxury feel.

2017 Volvo XC90 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

In terms of performance, Volvo has offered its brand new model with two engines: a four cylinder supercharged and turbocharged mill. The eight-speed-automatic equipped version should be able to make around 316 horsepower. The 2017 Volvo XC90 plug-in, also using the same engine makes a whopping 400 horsepower.

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Rumors allege the Volvo XC90 0-60 mph takes a blistering 6.0 seconds, and runs on electric power alone for a distance of 14 miles. In terms of fuel efficiency which is the hallmark of every hybrid vehicle, EPA says the vehicle should be able to check in at 53 MPGe.

2017 Volvo XC90 spy shots, side view

Plenty of choices are however available in this class, which include the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, 2017 BMW X5, and the Acura MDX for 2017.

2017 Volvo XC90 Review of Trims

2017 Volvo XC90 auto show, front view, headlights, grille

Three trims are offered for the 2017 Volvo XC90: R-Design, Inscription, and Momentum. Regular XC90’s are referred to as T6 and T5, while the Hybrid is referred to as T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid.

2017 Volvo XC90 Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes

2017 Volvo XC90 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Standard Volvo XC90 specs offered for the Momentum trim model include a rearview camera, driver memory settings, lane-departure warning, a panoramic sunroof, heated mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate, an eight-way power front seats, rear parking sensors, LED foglights and taillights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, adjustable drive modes, an auto-diming rearview mirror, a digital gauge cluster display, roof rails, keyless ignition and entry, and automatic headlights and wipers.

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Equipment include a navigation system, a configurable digital gauge cluster display, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a nine-inch central touchscreen interface, a 10-speaker sound system, voice controls, and smartphone app connectivity.

2017 Volvo XC90 interior, leather seats

2017 Volvo XC90 T8 and T6 models get four-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, LED running lights, adaptive headlights, heated front seats, nineteen-inch wheels, and leather upholstery.

Options, packages, and bespoke features are available but these will be known on its release date.

2017 Volvo XC90 interior, leather rear seats

2017 Volvo XC90 Engine Specs

The Volvo XC90 2017 T5 is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 258 lbs. ft. of torque and 250 horsepower. It comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system just like all XC90’s. Volvo says the model sprints from 0-60 mph in a lackluster 7.9 seconds.

The Volvo XC90 T6 offers an impressive output of 316 horsepower and 295 pounds-ft. of torque courtesy of the 2.0L, supercharged and turbocharged engine beneath its hood.

2017 Volvo XC90 engine

Finally, the Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in wraps up the output with a whopping 400 horsepower and 472 lbs. ft. of torque when both the 87-hp electric motor and the base engine are working synergistically.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 9.5 in. (117.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 2.9 in. (194.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.1 in. (79.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 119.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 85.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4293 lbs.
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 6.0 sec
MPG: 20/25 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Bright Silver Metallic, Crystal White Metallic, Ember Black Metallic, Ice White, Luminous Sand Metallic, Magic Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Savile Grey Metallic, Twilight Bronze Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4000 lb

2017 Volvo XC90 Price & Release Date

2017 Volvo XC90 release date

The model should go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017. The regular Volvo XC90 MSRP starts from $43,950, and that of the XC90 Hybrid from $68,100.

The XC90 dimensions and lease terms are available on Volvo online forums.

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New 2017 Land Rover LR4 – Release Date and Info

Albeit not without faults, the new 2017 Land Rover LR4 is a top dog in its class thanks to its nice balance of stylish designs, utility, and performance. Some endearments it offers include a spacious seating for seven passengers, excellent off-roading capability, high-quality interior, spacious cargo volume, and a lots of standard technologies for the money. Read on for more details touching on almost every aspect of the Land Rover LR4 construction and also important information regarding its price and release date.

2017 Land Rover LR4 Release Date & Price

2017 Land Rover LR4 release date

Land Rover has kept mum about both its price and release date, at least as per the time of this writing. However, industry top dogs say its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017. And when it actually does go for sale at your local dealer, expect to fork out an MSRP starting from $50,400. Leasing is an option as well.

Land Rover LR4 Review

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Many buyers more often than not look for brands that have some bit of authenticity. While some luxury SUVs might have trouble uploaded that info on their résumé, the Land Rover LR4 and the automaker in general chocks full of it. Given the first ever Land Rover SUV to go for sale did so in 1948, the brand has arguably been tried and tested over the years. And how the same brand still calls the shots in its class a couple of decades later is an utter amusement that baffles many.

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While the Land Rover LR4 enjoys such an illustrious run, the market has grown exponentially and is now a host to countless number of SUVs. But even with competition hot on its heels, the LR4 has stood its ground with its impressive spec sheet. For one, it comes with a supercharged V6 engine – unchanged from the previous model – that enables it carry its massive dimensions effortlessly. The drive quality is exemplary and although it costs significantly higher relative to its competition, it justifies its high purchase cost by way of its interior appointments, stylish exterior designs, and engine power.

2017 Land Rover LR4 front angle, headlights and grille

We particularly love the Land Rover LR4 2017, however, one needs to carefully examine whether they actually need a back-country capability. It offers a serious off-roading capability thanks to the hard-core mechanical architecture and hardware. And all this heavy-duty equipment play a significant role in its hefty curb weight that stands at a whopping 3 tones. For those who think otherwise, there’re a couple of well-equipped and capable crossover SUVs that measure up to the LR4 capability on certain fronts and may be competitively priced.

2017 Land Rover LR4 front view, white color, grille and badges

Such rivals include the 2017 Ford Explorer, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Acura MDX, Lexus GX 460, and the Infiniti QX60 for 2017. While these vehicles may offer stronger brakes, better fuel efficiency, ample interior space, the new Land Rover LR4 is still a competitive vehicle that offers plenty of features for the money. We highly recommend the LR4 for people looking for a better off-road mojo.

2017 Land Rover LR4 auto show, side angle, alloy wheels

Available Trims

Three trims – HSE Lux, HSE, and base – are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Land Rover LR4.

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2017 Land Rover LR4 stering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Accessories available for the base model include side steps, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, front and rear foglights, an eleven-speaker Meridian audio system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an eight-way power front seats, automatic rain-sensing wipers, a seven-inch touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, a Homelink universal remote, and a power front sunroof.

2017 Land Rover LR4 spy shots

Options available for the base model include a heated windshield, rear climate controls, satellite radio, metallic paint, locking rear differential, heated front- and second-row seats, side curtain airbags, extra map lights, a two-speed transfer case, and upgraded wheels.

2017 Land Rover LR4 Engine Specs

2017 Land Rover LR4 engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Land Rover LR4 is a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine rated at 340 hp and 332 lbs. ft. of torque. Although the EPA – the body mandated to offer fuel economy estimates – hasn’t offered the 2017 model ratings, the expected reduction of curb weight through the use of lightweight materials is expected to improve the fuel efficiency MPG ratings.

Specifications

2017 Land Rover LR4 exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 113.6 in
Length: 190.1 in
Width: 75,4 in
Passenger volume: 149 ft³
Cargo volume: 42.1 ft³
Curb weight: 5655 lbs
Top Speed: 123 mph
0-60: 6,7 sec
MPG: 15/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Aruba Metallic, Barolo Black Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White…
Towing Capacity: 7700 lbs

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2017 Kia K900 – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Kia K900 offers plenty of reasons why buyers shopping in the large luxury sedan should check it out. It is a large luxury sedan that is competitively priced and offers features such as a generous interior space, a strong V8 engine, a generous warranty coverage, old-school luxury-ride manners, ample power, and princely features for the money. The Kia K900 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Kia K900 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Kia has managed to include a winning formula in one 2017 Kia K900 package: ample space, a strong powertrain, a serene ride quality, and abundant features. Here is the catch – all this for a bargain price – how cool is that! Here, the bargain price is set at $49,000 – it might not be as cool as you think but it is in this class of cars.

2017 Kia K900 rear view, taillights, badges and tailpipe

In return for this price, which is pretty much for a Kia branded car, the 2017 Kia K900 comes with a wealth of features splattered everywhere on several of its vehicular facets. There’s lots of practicality here. Both the passenger space ad cargo volume are abundant thanks to the relatively huge footprints. The amount of technologies it offers is simply amazing and nothing else on the market today offers that much for that price point.

2017 Kia K900 front angle, headlights and grille

It is supremely comfortable and does a good job of isolating its occupants from the rigors of a road trip. But even with such a magnificent 2017 Kia K900 interior packaged with all the bells and whistles Kia could get its hands on.  There’re several reasons however why German vehicles are pricier.

2017 Kia K900 spy shots

The 2017 Kia K900 plays in a court that is different from its league, one with all the stars such the BMW 7 Series, 2017 Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and E-Class, Audi A6, and the Lexus LS 460. Besides the brand perception, each of this brand is superior in terms of interior quality, overall refinement, feature content, driving dynamics, and performance. Just book a test drive with any of these vehicles and compare the ride quality with the K900 and you’ll quickly realize why there is a price difference.

2017 Kia K900 Release Date & Price

2017 Kia K900 release date

Speculations are rife within and without the industry that the K900 release is slated for the fall. We couldn’t reach Kia for a comment as the information is regarded as ‘sensitive’ at the moment. Pricing is yet to be announced, but insider rumors allege the vehicle will most likely go for sale at the same price point as the existing model that costs $49,000.

2017 Kia K900 Review of Trims

2017 Kia K900 side view, black color, alloy wheels and taillights

Three trims, as of this writing, are available for the Kia K900: Luxury V6, Premium V6, and the Luxury V8.

Exterior Kia K900 colors: Bright Silver Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, and Mineral Silver. Additions can be expected on the palette on its release date.

2017 Kia K900 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Kia K900 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the Premium V6 model include a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, automatic xenon headlights, a hands-free power trunk lid, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, eighteen-inch wheels auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, and LED running lights and foglights. Inside, you get a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, a 9.2” central infotainment display, a media player interface, a CD player, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, heated outboard rear seats, eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and an automatic three-zone climate control.

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather seats

The Luxury V6 adds a heated steering wheel, an upgraded leather upholstery, an upgraded gear shifter, a heated steering wheel, and wood interior trim. the Luxury V8, besides offering a more powerful engine, also offers a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a credit-card sized key fob, a surround-view parking camera system, a bigger engine, lane-departure warning system, LED headlights, and nineteen-inch wheels. Options include a simulated suede headliner, adaptive cruise control, adjustable lumbar and sleeper headrests, a four-way passenger lumbar, and a heads-up display.

Specifications

2017 Kia K900 autoshow, front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.9 in. (119.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 8.6 in. (200.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.8 in. (74.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 111 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 4376 lbs.
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60: 5,7 sec
MPG: 15/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Bright Silver, Snow White Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Kia K900 Engine Specs

2017 Kia K900 engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Kia K900 is a 311-horsepower – generating 3.8L V6 engine that comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. RWD system is the standard drive system.

The 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 gets a 5.0L V8 engine able to generate 420 horsepower and 376 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy is estimated to be 15/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined by the EPA.

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2017 Kia K900 auto show, red color, front view, heaqdlights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Kia K900 exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 Kia K900 side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia K900 front angle, grille and headlights

2017 Kia K900 auto show, side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather back seats

2017 Kia K900 interior, gear shift knob

2017 Kia K900 trunk, cargo space

New 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport belongs to a growing list of midsize luxury SUVs that offer an above-average off-roading capability, and a go-anywhere gusto combined with generous comfort amenities, and stylish designs. Additionally you get a comfortable and well-appointed cabin, plenty of passenger and cargo space, advanced technologies, and an available third-row seating. Want to learn more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport price, release date, exterior and interior redesigns, and engine specs, there’s no other better way to start than to enjoy our comprehensive review below.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date & Price

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport release date

While Land Rover is yet to make the final say pertaining its release date and pricing estimates, those in the know say we should expect the vehicle sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is also speculative and the same sources say the lowest trim level will demand an MSRP starting from around $37,455. Leasing will be available as well.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior,side view, alloy wheels

A brand like Land Rover is well known for its seriousness in offering unrivalled off-roading capabilities, and with automakers having spent the last two decades shifting from the truck-based platform to the car-based one, Land Rover is in no doubt founding itself in isolation – or so we think. The reason for the shift is necessitated by the fact that car-based crossover SUVs offer better fuel economy, better handling, and great passenger space.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior, rear view, silver color, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Land Rover’s chief hallmark has always been characterized by jungle-bashing ability combined with some English flare. Due to the steady shift to the car-based platform, Land Rover had to think long and hard on how well it can cop up with the new trends in the market and the result is now the Land Rover Sport which was introduced into the market some two years ago.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

Unlike the Land Rover LR4, the Discovery Sport is probably the tyke of the automaker’s heavyweights. It lacks serious off-roading hardware such as low range or locking differentials. However, it can easily claw its way over hill and dale regardless of the slippery snow or mud available thanks to the clever Terrain Response system.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear view, taillights and badges

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior is cavernous and comes laden with an ample amount of cool features. Its ride manners are smooth and it easily soaks up bumps and flattens mundane road conditions to offer a comfortable ride. For 2017, the dimensions remain virtually unchanged from the previous model. Gripes we however have with the Discovery Sport 2017 perhaps include the modest third-row space -but then again many offerings in this class suffer from the same – and the flimsy turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers good specs on paper but offers the opposite in real-world performance.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport front angle, headlights and grille

Competitors

Some alternatives you can consider include the BMW X3, Acura RDX, Volvo XC60, and the Audi Q5.

Available Trims

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, alloy wheels, silver

A whopping six trims, as of this writing, are available for the compact luxury Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV 2017: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Hybrid Prestige, 3.0T Prestige, 3.0T Premium Plus, SQ5, and the 2.0T Premium Plus. The HSE, and the SE models are reviewed separately.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Some of the standard equipment available for the 2.0T Premium model include a power liftgate, LED taillights and running lights, a sliding and reclining folding rear seat, a leather-upholstered tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, an automatic tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, aluminum roof rails, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, and a panoramic sunroof.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, leather seats, sunroof

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine Specs

Three engines are offered: a 2.0L four-cylinder available for the 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus models and cranks a whopping 220 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque; a 3.0L V6 good for 272 horsepower offered for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Q5 3.0T; and a 245-horsepower – generating Q5 Hybrid.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport engine

When it comes to the safety of the Land Rover Doscover Sport, expect the vehicle to come equipped with a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, lane assist, and child seat anchors. The NHTSA says the Land Rover Sport, out of the possible five stars, gets four stars for side collision, five for frontall impact, five for rear impact, and four for overall impact.

Specifications

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport auto show, front view, red color, headlights

Wheelbase: 107.9 in
Length: 180.7 in
Width: 81.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 32.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3845 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White, Indus Silver Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport orange color, front view, headlights

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport auto show, side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, leather seats and back seats

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport inyerior, leather back seats

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport trunk, cargo space

2017 Kia Soul Release Date, Review and Specs

For an urban commuter, the new 2017 Kia Soul seems to be an excellent choice granted its extensive feature content, funky styling, and impressive road demeanor. It is also a superb alternative to a small crossover given its abilities. Read on to know more of what the newly updated Kia Soul 2017 really is about. Its release date is slated for this fall, albeit no credible confirmations have been made this far.

2017 Kia Soul front angle, hedlights and grile

These features will make you completely sold out on the 2017 Kia Soul: excellent crash test scores, a boatload of available standard features, ample passenger and cargo space, and an attractive cabin with user-friendly controls.

2017 Kia Soul rear angle tailpipe and taillights

The Kia Soul is hard to categorize as it sits on the edge of both the tall hatchbacks and compact crossovers’ segment. It offer very unique qualities that very few cars in its class can boasts about. It is now the soul carrier of the squared torch that has been passed down by the dearly departed Nissan Cube and Sion xB. But for how long will the Kia Soul remain in existence? You ask, especially give the meteoric rise of compact and subcompact crossovers which apparently sound a death knell for tall, boxy wagons. Only time will tell, we respond.

2017 Kia Soul front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Given its dimensions, the new 2017 Kia Soul offers ample passenger and cargo space. Both legroom- and headroom are copious even for tall occupants regardless of the seating position – front or back. The existing model offers modest cargo space, but rumor has it that the upcoming 2017 model has rectified this gripe and buyers should look forward to an abundant cargo volume.

2017 Kia Soul exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Kia Soul interior, besides the space, offers a sheer volume of standard features and options. However, the price tag may increase exponentially if you specify features such as ventilated front seats, and premium leather upholstery. There’re several flipsides, however. Larger wheels offer a rough-and tumble ride quality, the fuel economy ratings are rather so-so, and the interior refinement is rather mediocre relative to the available competition.

2017 Kia Soul front view, exterior, green color, headlights and grille

As such, it’d be a prudent choice to check what else is out there before making a decision. They include the 2017 Honda HR-V, Volkswagen SportWagen, Mazda 3 2017, and the Ford Focus.

2017 Kia Soul rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia Soul Release Date & Price

Credible sources within and without the industry allege the new model should be expected sometime this fall. Pricing details are also yet to be made available by the South Korean marque, but all indications are that the price tag won’t increase much from the existing model’s whose base Kia Soul wagon retails at $15,900.

2017 Kia Soul release date

2017 Kia Soul Changes on Interior & Exterior

Three trims are available: base, Plus (+), and Exclaim (!). Exterior Kia Soul colors: Clear White, Shadow Black, Alien II, Bright Silver, Inferno Red, and Fathom Blue. You can expect modest changes on its release date.

2017 Kia Soul red color, grille and headlights

Some of the standard accessories available on the base model include a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, an auxiliary audio jack, cloth upholstery, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a rear privacy glass, a 4.3” touchscreen display, automatic headlights, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, folding rear seatbacks, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, driver-selectable steering settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, and a rearview camera.

2017 Kia Soul interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Springing for the Soul Plus mode gets you a fold-down rear-seat armrest, a cargo cover, seventeen-inch wheels, a 12-V power outlet, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control, a gloss black grille, and automatic climate control. Options available include a premium eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, simulated leather cabin trim, and upgraded interior accents.

2017 Kia Soul interior, side view, leather seats

The 2017 Kia Soul! offers features such as a leather upholstery, power lumbar support, chrome interior accents, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, body-colored fascia accents, and xenon headlights.

2017 Kia Soul interior

2017 Kia Soul Engine Specs

The standard engine is a 1.6L four-cylinder engine offering 130 horsepower and 118 lbs. ft. of torque. The front wheel drive system is configured to receive power from either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the optional six-speed automatic.

2017 Kia Soul engine

The Kia Soul+ and ! models come with a 164-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder that EPA rates at 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined for fuel economy.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in. in
Length: 13 ft. 7 in. (163 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.9 in. (70.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 101 ft³
Cargo volume: 24.2 ft³
Curb weight: 2744 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Clear White, Shadow Black, Alien II, Bright Silver, Inferno Red, and Fathom Blue
Towing Capacity: N/A

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2017 Kia Soul front angle headlights and grille

2017 Kia Soul side view, exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Soul rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia Soul silver color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Soul blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Kia Soul exterior, rear angle

2017 Kia Soul interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Kia Soul trunk

2017 Buick Cascada Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Buick Cascada is bringing back Buick in the drop-top business. As you’d expect Buick to be, it’s comfortable and competitively priced. What’s even more, it is quiet at speed and offers a comfortable ride quality, and you get tons of features than you need for a reasonable price point.

2017 Buick Cascada side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Cascada Release Date & Price

Rumors – rumors because Buick is yet to offer its date of release or price – allege that the new Cascada might go for sale the next winter in 2017. Pricing is, too, under wraps and sources say should be expected to start from an MSRP of around $33,000. Read on the review for a comprehensive insight on what it can offer.

2017 Buick Cascada release date

Review

Shopping for a convertible? You’ll probably find yourself choosing between compacts like the Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper, muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro, and luxury cars like BMW 2 Series and the 2017 Audi A3. Which begs the question, where did the reasonably priced four-seat roadsters disappear to? Simply put, automotive marques simply stopped producing them. However, Buick seems to think otherwise with its all-new 2017 Buick Cascada.

2017 Buick Cascada front view, grille and headlights

Just like the Buick Regal which has four doors, the new Cascada seems to have been plucked directly from Opel. The Cascada is fun to drive, engaging, and is outfitted with advanced suspension components. Its body structure is stiff that has resulted in a better handling and a compliant ride quality. Take the Buick Cascada for a test drive and then will you realize that it is indeed of substance.

2017 Buick Cascada rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Being a convertible, the Cascada suffers from a cramped backseat which can only accommodate only two smaller adults. Further aback, the trunk space is a bit larger than you’d expect and can be increased with the fold-down rear seatback feature.

2017 Buick Cascada convertible, alloy wheels

The 2017 Buick Cascada interior is sleek and augmented by upscale features and technologies for the money. The control layout and the infotainment system are driver oriented. A suite of driving aides is available in plenty both by default and as options.

2017 Buick Cascada convertible exterior

Some of the luxury-brand rivals available on the Cascada include BMW 2 Series, Audi A3 Cabriolet, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Eos.

2017 Buick Cascada Pictures of Interior & Exterior

2017 Buick Cascada front angle, headlights and grille

Exterior Buick Cascada colors: Deep Sky Metallic, Summit White, Flip Chip Silver Metallic, Toasted Coconut Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, and Graystone Metallic. Changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Buick Cascadasteering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories available include twenty-inch wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen display, a heated and power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a navigation system, an auxiliary audio input, smartphone app connectivity, a leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, foglights, a satellite radio, a CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, folding rear seats, remote engine start, heated mirrors, a navigation system, voice controls, a USB media interface, heated eight-way front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, a power-operated convertible soft top, OnStar, and remote engine start.

2017 Buick Cascada interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Upgrading to the 2017 Buick Cascada Premium adds you front parking sensors, a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision warning, automatic wipers, and air-deflectors for both the front and rear seats.

2017 Buick Cascada interior, leather seats

2017 Buick Cascada Engine Specs

Beneath the skin of the 2017 Buick Cascada is a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes a stonking 200 horsepower and 207 lbs. ft. of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission system is tasked with the sole responsibility of transferring all this power generated by the mill to the front wheels.

For a small car such as the Cascada, the output aforementioned above is arguably very strong. One might argue that its powertrain has its work already cut out for it, as the 2017 Buick Cascada curb weight is only 2 tones.

2017 Buick Cascada engine

0-60 mph with the Cascada takes 8.6 seconds, which is somehow a disappointment considering the level of competition it will face once it is released to the market. The EPA estimates that the fuel economy ratings stand at about 20/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Buick Cascada engine view

Some of the standard safety features available on the Cascada include antilock disc brakes, automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlocking, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, forward collision alert and mitigation, and lane assist and intervention.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.1 in. (106.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.9 in. (184.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 81 ft³
Cargo volume: top up 13 ft³/ down 10 ft³
Curb weight: 4000 lb
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.6 sec
MPG: 20/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Sky Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

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2017 Buick Cascada convertible alloy wheels

2017 Buick Cascada blue color, exterior

2017 Buick Cascada rear angle, blue color, taillights

2017 Buick Cascada trunk

2017 Buick Cascada interior, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Buick Cascada leather seats, steering wheel and gear shift knob

2017 Buick Cascada interior, back seats

2017 Buick Cascada badges

2017 Ford Fiesta ST Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is a pleasant daily companion thanks to its nimble handling and well-trimmed cabin. Furthermore, it comes with advanced safety features, a zesty performance, and a peppy engine. The Ford Fiesta ST 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST red color, alloy wheels, exterior

The Ford Fiesta ST belongs to the Ford Fiesta group of models. It is constant reminder of how far Ford as an automaker has come from. Americans, not long ago, were left to salvage through leftovers as the best small cars were left for the Europeans and other overseas buyers. Hopefully, these cliché of vehicles are now available in most U.S automakers’ lineups. Together with Ford’s Focus, they are a force to reckon with in the small-car shopper’s segment.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST front view, headlights and grille

For 2017, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST, which happens to be the top-of-the-line model, comes with nifty, refreshing features aimed to cement its position atop the segment list. The new model isn’t just big on performance hype, which it offers extravagantly by the way, it also comes with newer and updated interior technologies and features.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Indeed, some of the standard technologies to expect from revamped 2017 Ford Fiesta ST include a new and upgraded infotainment system with better responses and quality graphics, dual USB ports, cruise control, automatic climate control, a myriad of suspension upgrades, a slew of driving aides, and smartphone app connectivity with pinch and swipe responses.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST auto show, front view, grille and alloy wheels

The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST interior is also well-laid out. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the exterior visibility is excellent. Being the performance-themed version, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST offers an engaging driving quality and a powerful engine that it shares with the three-cylinder EcoBoost model.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST auto show, white color, front view, headlights

To better understand the performance specs, the new vehicle comes equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission system. Output is rated at 197 horsepower and 202 pounds-feet of torque which should enable any user get from 0-60 mph in a blistering 7.1 seconds. Even for such an energetic engine, Ford says the fuel economy ratings are impressive, which EPA puts at 26/35/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST rear view, alloy wheels, taillights

Rivals hot on its heels include the versatile and spacious 2017 Honda Fit. Others include the Hyundai Accent, and the Kia Rio 2017.

2017 Ford Fiesta Review of Trims

As already mentioned above, the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST belongs to a group of models that form the larger Ford Fiesta. Other trims offered by the 2017 Ford Fiesta include S, Titanium, and SE models. All the three models are offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles, however, the Ford Fiesta ST 2017 is offered exclusively as a hatchback.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Ford Fiesta ST colors: Molten Orange Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Shadow Black, Magnet Metallic, and White Platinum Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST Changes to its Interior & Exterior

Some of the standard features offered for the Fiesta ST Hatchback model include dual-zone automatic climate control, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, manual windows, power locks and windows, a height-adjustable driver seat, a six-speaker sound system, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, a rear spoiler, chrome interior door windows, ambient lighting, a trip computer, cruise control, and automatic headlights.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST interior, dashboard, lcd screen and steering wheel

Additionally, it comes equipped with heated mirrors and seats, keyless ignition and entry, unique body work, seventeen-inch wheels, leather and cloth upholstery, red brake calipers, upgrade brakes, Sony sound system, a six-speed manual transmission system, a larger rear spoiler, and various sport-themed accents.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Fiesta ST Engine Specs

As already mentioned atop this review, the new model comes with a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine good for 202 pounds-feet of torque and 197 horsepower. The default transmission system is the six-speed manual.

0-60 mph takes 7.1 seconds. The EPA places its fuel economy ratings at around 26/35/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Ford Fiesta ST engine

Some of the safety features available include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, driver-knee airbag, side curtain airbags, and front side airbags, and blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 98.0 in
Length: 160.1 in
Width: 67.8 in
Passenger volume: 85.1 ft³
Cargo volume: 10.1 ft³
Curb weight: 2720 lbs
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 7.1 sec
MPG: 26/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Ford Fiesta ST USA Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Fiesta ST release date

Rumors allege the new model will most likely be available for sale sometime in early 2017 with starting price point of $21,460 MSRP.

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2017 Ford Fiesta ST front angle, red color, grille

2017 Ford Fiesta ST rear view, blue color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Fiesta ST rear view, red color, taillpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Fiesta ST spy photos

2017 Ford Fiesta ST rear angle, taillights, red color

2017 Ford Fiesta ST interior, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Ford Fiesta ST interior, leather front seats, steering wheel