New 2017 GMC Yukon XL – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 GMC Yukon XL certainly gets the job done when it comes to hauling your brood, and their cargo, and perhaps also if you have some towing job to be done. Furthermore, it also offers a strong V8 power, a high-quality cabin, an available nine-passenger seating, a big cargo capacity, stout towing capacity, and a quiet highway ride. The GMC Yukon XL 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 GMC Yukon XL side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Anyone shopping in the full-size crossover SUV segment has plenty of choices around ranging from fresh car-based to old-school truck-based crossovers. Well, the 2017 GMC Yukon XL fits the latter’s description. It is among the last surviving species of its breed. Despite this fact, it is still a respectable vehicle in its own right and still has got a long way from being antiquated (or maybe it is).

2017 GMC Yukon XL spy shots

One formula that has always characterized the truck-based crossover SUVs is their combination of a rugged body-on frame mechanical underpinnings and V8 power. As such, these vehicles usually boasts of a high-degree of burliness, structural rigidity, and a stout towing capacity. Also, they are spacious and more often than not provide a seating capacity for up to nine passengers. They are better suited for huge families who need a spacious backseat, are constantly in need of towing, and also need a vehicle that is both comfortable on asphalt and on dirt. The 2017 GMC Yukon XL is one among the few ideal candidates that perfectly fit the description above.

2017 GMC Yukon XL exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

For families looking for something else, the market offers alternatives such as the Ford Expedition EL, and the Toyota Sequoia.

2017 GMC Yukon XL Review of Trims

Three trims are offered for the 2017 GMC Yukon XL: SLT, SLE, and Denali. Eight-seating capacity is standard across the entire lineup. Also available are two optional arrangements: a seven seating arrangement courtesy of the second-row captain’s chairs, and a nine-seating available exclusively for the SLE model and results from the available 40/20/40-split front bench.

2017 GMC Yukon XL front view, grille, badges, red color

Exterior GMC Yukon XL colors: Summit White, Iridium Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Onyx Black, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Bronze Alloy Metallic, and Light Steel Gray Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 GMC Yukon XL Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 GMC Yukon XL interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the entry-level XL SLE model include rear privacy glass, an automatic climate control, power front seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, a driver-integrated blind-spot monitor, front and rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, foglights, side assist steps, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-integrated blind-spot monitor, and keyless ignition and entry.

2017 GMC Yukon XL interior, leatherfrontseats

Standard accessories available include an eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen interface, a media player interface, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, five USB ports, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a 110-V power outlet, an SD card slot, and Pandora Internet radio.

2017 GMC Yukon XL rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Upgrading to the Yukon XL SLE model gets you automatic high-beam control, power-adjustable pedals, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam control, forward collision alert, a vibrating seat alert, a power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2017 GMC Yukon XL tehnology, interior, leather seats

The top-of-the-line 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali comes equipped with a trailer-brake controller, twenty-inch alloy wheels, a ten-speaker Bose sound system, xenon headlights, a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension system, active noise cancellation, adaptive cruise control, a heated second-row bench, power-retractable assist steps, a heads-up display, and rear-seat entertainment systems.

Specifications

2017 GMC Yukon XL side view, alloy wheels and headlights

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 10 in. (130 in.)
Length: 18 ft. 8.4 in. (224.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: 122.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 38.9 cu.ft. ( max. 121.7 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 5536 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 8100 lbs.

2017 GMC Yukon XL Engine Specs

2017 GMC Yukon XL engine

Beneath the hoods of both the SLE, and the SLT is a 5.3L V8 engine rated at 355 hp and 383 lbs. ft. of torque. There’s also the 5.3L V8 engine fitted beneath the hood of the GMC Yukon XL Denali 2017. Default systems include a locking rear differential, and a six-speed automatic transmission system. A choice of either a RWD or an AWD is available.

A properly loaded 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali can achieve a maximum towing capacity of between 8,100 and 7,100 pounds.

2017 GMC Yukon XL Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Yukon XL release date

Rumors allege the new Yukon XL will go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017 with the base price starting from $50,865.

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2017 GMC Yukon XL front view, red color,grille, badges and headlights

2017 GMC Yukon XL front view, headlights and grille

2017 GMC Yukon XL denali side view, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Yukon XL exterior, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Yukon XL denali front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 GMC Yukon XL denali rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 GMC Yukon XL exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 GMC Yukon XL front view, grille and badges, exterior

2017 GMC Yukon XL interior, leather seats

2017 GMC Yukon XL trunk, cargo space

New 2017 Chevrolet Malibu – Release Date, Specs & Info

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With features such as a strong turbocharged engine, a spacious interior laden with upscale technologies and premium materials, responsive and crisp infotainment screen, and a refined ride quality, the redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is now a fully competitive midsize sedan that promises to offer its traditional rivals a run for their money. The Malibu release date should be expected in the first quarter of 2017, at least according to online sources. 

2017 Chevrolet Malibu side view, red color, alloy wheels

While we didn’t offer the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu a mediocre review, we weren’t particularly fascinated with it, either. Relative to some of its competitors and recently refreshed models, the 2016 model offered a stout engine performance, comfortable and memorable ride quality, but what appeared odd was its rental-fleet styling and cramped limited second-row seat.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu rear view, exterior, taillights

The 2017 model, on the other hand, is thoroughly refreshed and lacks the same foibles the previous model came with. One notable aspect that stands out in its cabin is the striking interior design. The seats are comfortable and supportive, the interior ambience is premium, and the touchscreen interface is worth giving the downer some bragging rights.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu front angle, headlights and grille

In fact, its interior evokes the Audi A7 styling with its sleek faux-hatchback highlight. In all objectiveness, the Malibu is one car that anyone with a liking for sleekness, modern styling flourishes, and laudable performance will particularly find appealing. Indeed, it may be the first Malibu model that won’t look out of place in the tony California seaside town where it derives its name since the early ‘70s. Opting for the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Limited takes things a notch higher with its level of refinement and performance.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu exterior, front view, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

Things are tinkered under the hood, as well. The base offers a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that offers better fuel economy and suitable low-rpm oomph in comparison to the outgoing model that has a naturally aspirated 2.5L base engine. The ride quality is smooth and more vigor can be offered by the optional turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is nearly 300 pounds lighter and has wheelbase that’s been stretched nearly 4 inches, making it more fuel efficient, more functional and more agile.

The 2017 model comes replete with upscale features and technologies, but not that the outgoing model wasn’t. It simply adds latest technologies and premium features that the latter lacked such as a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a multi-view camera, lane-departure warning and mitigation, wood and metal accents, and an upgraded touchscreen interface.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu rear view, taillights, alloy wheels

Interior materials are premium and offer plenty of adjustability. The cramped backseat has been corrected and now offers ample leg- and headroom thanks to the improved dimensions. So yes. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is awesome.

But so are some of its primary rivals. They include the 2017 Honda Accord, and the Mazda 6 for 2017.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu – Trim Options

Four main trims are offered: LT, L, LS, and the Premier. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu SS review is covered separately, as is the Hybrid model.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Exterior Review & Interior Photos

2017 Chevrolet Malibu front view, red color, headlights and grille

Some of the exterior 2017 Chevrolet Malibu colors include Blue Velvet Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Autumn Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Butte Red Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, and Summit White. Slight changes should however be expected on its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu interior, lcd screen, steering wheel

Some of the standard features available on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu L model include manual front-seat height adjusters, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, sixteen-inch wheels, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, OnStar, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rear 60/40-split folding seats, upgraded cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, smartphone app integration, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, and a rearview camera.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu interior, gear shift knob

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, motivation is offered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 160 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. All models are offered with a rear wheel drive, and a six-speed automatic transmission for the L, LS, and 1LT trim models.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu engine

Offered with the Malibu Premier and 2LT trim models is turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0L engine good for 250 horsepower and 260 pounds-ft. of torque. An eight-speed auto is offered as the standard transmission system.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu engine view

When we come to the fuel economy, we should expect the 2.0L mill to return 22/33/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/37/31 mpg with the 1.5L engine.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Release date

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu price starts from an MSRP of $21,625, and $22,565 for the Malibu Limited. We should expect it to go for sale sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.4 in. (111.4 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.8 in. (193.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 103 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 3086 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 8,0 sec
MPG: 27/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Autumn Bronze Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Butte Red Metalllic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is nearly 300 pounds lighter and has wheelbase that’s been stretched nearly 4 inches, making it more fuel efficient, more functional and more agile.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Malibu trunk

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is nearly 300 pounds lighter and has wheelbase that’s been stretched nearly 4 inches, making it more fuel efficient, more functional and more agile.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu interior, leather front and rear seats

2017 Chevrolet Malibu interior, leather rear seats

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2017 Ford Focus RS – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Ford Focus RS is a hot hatch that offers more than you can bargain for: a bonkers engine, an all-wheel drive, and ample space for backseat passengers. What’s even more, it comes with a tenacious grip, plenty of high-tech options, and a stylish and well-appointed interior. The Ford Focus RS 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall as a 2017 year model.

2017 Ford Focus RS exterior,side view, alloy wheels

For starters in this niche of cars, the Ford Focus is a high-performance vehicle that rivals the likes of Subaru WRX, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI among others in its class. It offers more grunt than any of the two. Hype aside, it packs a 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine beneath its hood capable of cranking out a smoking 350 pounds-ft. of torque and 350 horsepower. This power is then transferred to all the four wheels via the six-speed manual transmission system which is hitched to an AWD system. Most of its European rivals are offered with a FWD.

2017 Ford Focus RS rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

The 2017 Ford Focus RS interior has been spruced up by Ford for purposes of conforming the RS to modern times. There’re plenty of near-luxury materials on its cabin such as blue stitching, multi-color stitching, and extra gauges atop the dash. These visual flares add to the allure which the Spartan-like Subaru STI can find hard to match.

2017 Ford Focus RS spy shots

The infotainment system comes with several appealing features such as the smartphone app connectivity feature that also features “pinch” and “swipe” functionalities. The menu layout and graphical quality is simple and easy to use even for those who are often beleaguered by the thought of operating a smartphone.

2017 Ford Focus RS side view, alloy wheels

True competitors for the Ford Focus RS 2017 are few in its class. Nevertheless, those that try to edge closer include the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, 2017 Audi S3, Subaru WRX STI, and the Volkswagen Golf R.

2017 Ford Focus RS rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The 2017 Audi S3 is set to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $42,500. Features that make it a stand out in this class include a stonking turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a standard all-wheel drive system, an excellent handling, upscale interior, and plenty of standard features for the money. Beneath the hood of the Audi S3 2017 is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 292 hp and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. Its release date is yet to be confirmed but our moles suspect it could very well be headed for dealerships this fall.

2017 Ford Focus RS Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Ford Focus RS steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories available for the Ford Focus RS include LED foglights and running lights, a rearview camera, a 10-speaker Sony sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, a media player interface, the Sync 3 infotainment system, a tilt-and-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, xenon headlights, adjustable suspension settings, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, multi-color ambient lighting, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, performance brakes, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, voice controls, partial leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, adjustable suspension settings, cruise controls, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a rearview camera.

2017 Ford Focus RS front angle, headlighs and grille

Options tacked on by the RS2 package include a leather upholstery, eighteen-inch wheels, simulated suede inserts, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors, a navigation system, six-way power driver seats, and RS-specific eighteen-inch wheels.

2017 Ford Focus RS interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Exterior Ford Focus RS colors: Stealth Gray Metallic, Shadow Black, Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat Metallic, and Frozen White Metallic. changes can be expected on its release date.

Specifications

2017 Ford Focus RS auto show, white color, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 4.8 in. (172.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.8 in. (71.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 91 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 20 cu ft
Curb weight: 3459 lb
Top Speed: 165 mph
0-60: 4.6 sec
MPG: 19/25 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Frozen White Metallic, Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat Metallic, Shadow Black, Stealth Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Ford Focus RS Engine Specs

As already mentioned above, the new 2017 Ford Focus RS comes equipped with the familiar 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 350 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission pairing is by the six-speed manual. Default systems include an automatic stop-start system, an all-wheel drive, and hill start assist.

2017 Ford Focus RS engine

Both the 2017 Ford Focus RS mpg and 0-60 mph acceleration data were unavailable at the time of the writing of this review.

Some of the safety features available on the Focus RS include antilock disc brakes, integrated blind-spot monitors, front side airbags, traction and stability control, a rearview camera, an emergency crash notification feature, and full length side curtain airbags.

2017 Ford Focus RS Release Date USA & Price

2017 Ford Focus RS release date

Some industry experts say we should expect the Focus RS sometime this fall while other say it’ll debut early next year. Pricing is yet to be announced but we wage it’ll start from around $42,500.

The 2017 Ford Focus RS curb weight is yet to be confirmed.

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2017 Ford Focus RS interior, leather back seats

New 2017 Ford C Max Energi – Release Date, Specs & Info

Depending on your priorities, the new 2017 Ford C Max Energi offers a nice balance between utility, refinement, fuel economy, and electric range. However, there are other desirable competitors out there which you might find appealing, too. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Ford C Max Energi auto show, rear view, white color, taillights

Notable highlights for 2017 include an elevated driving position, a decent electric range, well-trimmed cabin, a quick acceleration, high fuel economic, and excellent driving dynamics. While they might not be suitable for everyone, electric cars like the 2017 Ford C Max Energi are mainly for those who don’t do long-distance daily commuting and who seek high fuel economy figures.

2017 Ford C Max Energi front angle, headlights and grille

An electric range of 19 miles is offered by the C Max Energi which as a result of a battery and plug-in powertrain combo. Regular gasoline-electric hybrid setup is reverted back to once the all-electric range is used up. During this mode, the battery is recharged entirely from the excess braking energy and engine power. This recharging system boosts the fuel economy ratings to nearly 90 MPGe thanks to the short bursts delivered during an all-electric travel.

2017 Ford C Max Energi front view, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

Aside from the impressive functionality of the plug-in system, the model is a standout in terms of interior refinement and driving refinement. It offers a solid and composed ride, respectable acceleration, and offers a remarkable responsive steering just like it’s separately reviewed 2017 Ford C Max Hybrid stablemate.

2017 Ford C Max Energi exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

There are few foibles, though. Its ride quality has been found to be stiffer, its cargo volume limited, and its sticker price far more expensive relative to its competition. Although these downsides are significant reasons to make any potential owner think twice, they’re far from deal-breakers.

Some of the few alternatives you can consider include the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and 2017 Chevrolet Volt. We still think the new 2017 Ford C Max Energi is well worth considering.

2017 Ford C Max Energi rear view, blue color, taillights

Trim Options – 2017 Ford C Max Energi

The five-passenger 2017 Ford C Max Energi is offered in a single well-trimmed SEL trim level. As already mentioned, the 2017 Ford C Max Hybrid review is separately handled elsewhere on this blog.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Ford C Max Energi Review

2017 Ford C Max Energi interior, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

According to our spy photo ops expeditions, some of the exterior colors to expect include Kona Blue Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Tectonic Metallic, Oxford White, Magnetic Metallic, and Shadow Black. Slight changes should be expected on the palette on its release date.

2017 Ford C Max Energi exterior, front view, alloy wheels and grille

Some of the standard accessories and features available on the base model include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, 17” alloy wheels, a rear 60/40-split folding seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, voice commands, adjustable driver seat, leather upholstery, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, satellite radio, an 8” touchscreen display, and the Sync 3 technology interface.

2017 Ford C Max Energi interior, gear shift knob

Options include a nine-speaker Sony sound system, a rearview camera, front parking cameras, a power liftgate, automatic parallel parking system, HD radio, a navigation system, and a panoramic sunroof.

2017 Ford C Max Energi Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Ford C Max Energi is offered by a four-cylinder 2.0L gasoline engine mated to an electric motor. The motor gets its power from a 7.6 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack. The result of this is a power output of 188 horsepower.

Charging time from a 240-V charging station takes about two hours and a half to recharge a depleted battery pack. However, opting for the 120V lengthens the time to at least five hours.

2017 Ford C Max Energi engine

A fully charged battery pack, according to Ford, will take you to up to 19 miles of pure electric power.

Zipping from 0-60 mph with a 2017 Ford C Max Energi takes 7.8 seconds – a quick time than the C Max Hybrid or any other hybrid for that matter.

Unfortunately, the EPA fuel economy ratings weren’t available as of this writing, but we should expect a combined fuel economy rating of about 38 mpg, if the previous model’s ratings were to set the benchmark.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.6 in. (173.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0 in. (72 in.)
EPA interior, volume: 118.9 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 24.5 ft³
Curb weight: 3859 lbs.
Top Speed: 104 mph
0-60: 7,9 sec
MPG: 40/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Ford C Max Energi Release Date & Price

2017 Ford C Max Energi Release date

The 2017 Energi wagon price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $31,770, and $$24,170 for the 2017 Ford C Max Hybrid wagon. When will they go for sale? Expect the models to go for sale sometime in early 2017.

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2017 Ford C Max Energi exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ford C Max Energi exterior, side angle, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford C Max Energi rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Ford C Max Energi interior, steering wheel

2017 Ford C Max Energi interior, leather rear seats

2017 Ford C Max Energi badges

2017 BMW i3 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 BMW i3 is a compelling choice for anyone looking for a luxury-brand panache and sportiness with green credentials. Surprisingly, it is also practical therefore taking its appeal a notch higher. Some of the highlights that define the newest BMW i3 2017 include spacious four-passenger seating capacity, a peppy acceleration, versatile cargo area, stylish and well-made interior, and nimble handling. The BMW i3 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 BMW i3 side view, orange color, alloy wheels

For starters, the i3 is the pug of the German marque lineup. It’s stout, flat-nosed, short, and cute and ugly depending on how you decide to view it. Its power can either be derived from a gasoline generator or battery power alone. Its handling and acceleration are among the best the class offers. Finally wrapping up the superficial specs for the i3 is its avant-garde cabin and luxurious cabin. A holistic review is offered below. Be my guest!

2017 BMW i3 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

The BMW i3 is primarily intended for city dwellers as its range comes a bit short and BMW estimates it to be around 81 miles, however, this is a standard estimate as the range can vary depending on the driving style, and terrain. For those looking for a better range, there’s the 2017 BMW i3 REX model that BMW says can get a combined range of about 150 miles.

2017 BMW i3 spy shots, front view

The 2017 BMW i3 is unique proposition unparalleled nowhere else. However, for those shopping in its class, there are a few vehicles one might consider. They include the Mercedes B250e, Ford Focus Electric, Nissan Leaf, and the Volkswagen e-Golf.

2017 BMW i3 Review of Trims

2017 BMW i3 exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Three trims are available for the four-passenger 2017 BMW i3: Mega World, Tera World, and Giga World. Additional or slight changes to the lineup can be expected on its release date.

2017 BMW i3 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 BMW i3 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Some of the available changes available for the i3 Mega World include auto-dimming mirrors, a navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite and HD radio, a 6.5” central screen, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic wipers, LED running lights and taillights, adaptive xenon headlights, a USB port, the iDrive electronics interface, a premium vinyl and cloth upholstery, manual adjustable front seats, automatic wipers, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 BMW i3 front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the Giga model gets you features such as full leather upholstery, upgraded interior upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and distinctive nineteen-inch alloy wheels.

2017 BMW i3 interior, leather front and rear seats

Options available for the three trims include an upgraded navigation system, a lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, real-time traffic, frontal collision mitigation, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, BMW’s Online and Apps services, and automatic braking. Others include a Harman Kardon sound system, twenty-inch wheels, automated parallel parking system, a rearview camera, and front parking sensors.

2017 BMW i3 auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Exterior BMW i3 colors include Platinum Silver w/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent, Capparis White w/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent, Fluid Black w/Highlight BMW I Frozen Blue, and Ionic Silver Metallic.

2017 BMW i3 Engine Specs

Motivation for the 2017 BMW i3 is offered by the synergistic working relationship of the gasoline engine and electric motors. Power is derived from the 125kW electric motor that derives its power from a 22kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined output regardless of whether you choose the regular i3 or the i3 REX (range Extender) will get you about 170 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 BMW i3 engine

Fuel economy ratings as per EPA estimates stand at 124 MPGe for combined city/highway cruising. Opting for the 2017 BMW i3 Range Extender model will further enhance the range to up to 150 miles due to the added gasoline engine with a displacement of 2.4L. The fuel economy, however, suffers slightly and EPA estimates it to check in at 117 MPGe.

2017 BMW i3 electric charging

The 2017 BMW i3 REX 0-60 mph stands at 7.1 seconds, and 6.6 seconds with the regular i3. When it comes to battery charging times, expect 20 hours for a depleted battery to recharge fully on the 110-V outlet, and about four hours with the 240-V.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 1.8 in. (157.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15,1 ft³
Curb weight: 2860 lbs
Top Speed: 94 mph
0-60: 7,1 sec
MPG: 137/111 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Capparis White w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Fluid Black w/Highlight BMW i Frozen Blue, Ionic Silver Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Mineral Grey w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Platinum Silver w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent and Solar Orange Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 BMW i3 Release Date & Price

2017 BMW i3 release date

Rumors within and without industry circles allege the newest BMW i3 will most likely go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017 with an MSRP starting from $42,400. Leasing will also be available.

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2017 BMW i3 interior, leather rear seats

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Mercedes AMG GTS ranks among the top choices for a high0end luxury sports car thanks to its intricate balance between compelling good looks and stunning performance. Other highlights for 2017 include a beautifully-crafted interior, responsive handling and steering, a powerful turbocharged V8 engine, and stout engines. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least according to various sources in the know-how. 

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS exterior, side view, alloy wheels

For some time now, automakers have been bragging how they’ve have managed to crack the code. Which code? You ask. The one that underpins the success of the Porsche 911 – a supercar touted by sports cars fanatics as the most pure among the purists. And somewhere in Porsche’s factories and home offices, we imagine a collective yawn after which the design and engineering teams get down to business to further propel the Porsche’s glory to yet another unrivalled level.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS exterior, rear view, tailpipe, red color

But hey, you’ve got to give it a shot, right? This is what the guys at Mercedes have done with the 2017 Mercedes AMG GTS. It is less costly, more refined and brawny and can punish even the most experienced driver when pushed hard.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS front angle, headlights and grille

It comes as a successor to the discontinued SLS AMG but offers way more than the latter in terms of almost every aspect. It offers greater driver confidence thanks to its compact dimensions, more predictable responses, and an improved drive quality in general. This is one versatile vehicle that you can find useful for everyday usability and for the occasional rubber burning contests on the weekends with your boys.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS front view, yellow color, headlights and grille

Lots of heat has been packed underneath its hood. For starters, the new model offers a turbocharged V8 capable of putting 503 hp on the ground via the aft-mounted 7-speed automated manual transmission system.

Easy ingress and egress has been possible through the sound engineering designs, and upon entering the cabin, you’ll be hosted by the comfortable and supportive seats. Abundant cutting-edge technologies have been used extensively throughout the cabin. The body panels have largely been constructed through the use of aluminum metals and the diet has enabled it offer laudable fuel economy ratings and improved handling than the existing model.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS side view, blue color, alloy wheels

The stiff body adjusting structure has been made possible through the use active motor and transmission mounts therefore enabling it adjust accordingly depending on the prevailing surface. Lateral G-forces and speed can be adjusted by the variable-ratio power steering system.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS rear view, silver color, taillights

As can be seen, the new 2017 Mercedes AMG GTS has many serious technologies to enable any serious driver surpass their limits effortlessly, and choosing a vehicle in this segment will prove to be a difficult endeavor. Others worth your while include the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the more powerful Audi R8, and the Porsche 911.

Exterior Review & 2017 Mercedes AMG GTS Interior Photos

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS interior, steering wheel

Some of the exterior colors to expect from the redesigned 2017 Mercedes AMG GTS include Mars Red, Magnetic Black, Black, Iridium Silver Metallic, Designo Diamond White, Designo Magno Iridum Silver, Designo Cardinal Red, AMG Solarbeam Yellow, Brilliant Blue, and Designo Magno Selenite Gray. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Standard accessories and changes available on the AMG GTS include a pop-up rear spoiler, driver selectable settings, 19” front and 20” rear wheels, keyless entry and ignition, an adaptive suspension system, high-beam headlight control, rear and front parking sensors, a dynamic exhaust system, an electronically controlled rear differential, and LED headlights and running lights.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS interior, leather seats

Its interior features exterior auto-dimming mirrors, automatic dual-zone climate control, a USB/audio interface, Mercedes COMAND control system, driver memory settings, a CD player, a built-in touchpad, adaptive cruise control, heated sports seats, a leather upholstery, a 10-speaker Burmester sound system, voice controls, and a rearview camera.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Mercedes AMG GTS is offered by the 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine behemoth that is tasked with the responsibility of putting about 503 horsepower and 479 lbs. ft. of torque on the ground.

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS engine

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the AMG GT S takes under 3.6 seconds, according to Mercedes.

When we come to the fuel economy, the automaker says we should look forward to 16/22/18 mpg on the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 103.5 in
Length: 179 in
Width: 76.3
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 3627 lb
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 3,6 sec
MPG: 16/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors:AMG Solarbeam Yellow, Black, Brilliant Blue, Iridium Silver Metallic, Magnetite Black, Mars Red, designo Cardinal Red, designo Diamond White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes AMG GTS Release date

The AMG GTS price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $129,900. As for when it will go for sale, rumors put it in the latter half of 2017.

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2017 Mercedes AMG GTS exterior, front view, alloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Mercedes AMG GTS exterior, front view, headlights and grille

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2017 Mercedes AMG GTS interior, gear shift knob

2017 Ford Explorer – Release Date, Review and Specs

With significant updates this year, the new 2017 Ford Explorer might perhaps the perfect family-friendly SUV you have been looking for. It promises to be a top-seller thanks to its excellent list of appealing features such as high-tech features, quiet and comfortable ride quality, a powerful V6 power, a generous passenger and cargo space, and abundant driving aides. The Ford Explorer 2017 release date should be expected late this summer, according to recent news from those in the know.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Those looking for large family crossovers often find themselves looking for a large, spacious SUV that can comfortable haul around their brood. Well, the 2017 Ford Explorer isn’t just about hauling or towing, the capacities are exceptional by the way, and it’s about making sure you enjoy the ride quality through a myriad of performance upgrades and upscale interior appointments.  Simply put, it delivers more than you bargained for.

2017 Ford Explorer spy shots

Its hype, you might say, but the new 2017 Ford Explorer provides a wide array of improved features over the previous model that you might think it’s an all-new model on its own right. The changes are subtle on the exterior but a closer look at the interior will certainly give you the right picture of what we’re talking about. The 2017 Ford Explorer interior is vastly different from the existing model in certain aspects such as the technologies, material quality, and interior room.

2017 Ford Explorer exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Beneath the hood, the top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum model comes equipped with a 3.5L gasoline engine rated at 365 horsepower @5,500rpm and 350 pounds-feet of torque @3,500 rpm. The fuel economy ratings are impressive for a vehicle with a curb weight of 4,901, and EPA puts them at 16/22/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Besides the smorgasbord of updates and redesigns, the 2017 Ford Explorer is still marred by certain foibles. The exterior visibility, just like the existing model, is mediocre. It feels pretty big behind the wheel similar to other automotive behemoths. The cargo space, relative to other vehicles in its class, is rather modest.

2017 Ford Explorer rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

That said, it’d be judicious to check what other vehicles the segment offers before making a decision. Some of these include the “A” rated Toyota Highlander, 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, and GMC Acadia for 2017. They are worth your consideration if you’re looking for additional interior space, better driving dynamics, and a versatile interior.

2017 Ford Explorer Review of Trims

2017 Ford Explorer exterior, front view, white color, grille

Five trims are offered for the 2017 Ford Explorer: XLT, Platinum. Sport, base, and Limited.

Ford Explorer colors: Shadow Black, Blue Jeans Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Oxford White, and Ingot Silver Metallic. Changes on its release date may be probable.

2017 Ford Explorer Changes to Interior & Exterior Features

2017 Ford Explorer interior, dashboard, gear shift knob, steering wheel

Some of the standard accessories offered for the base Explorer model include a 4.2” display screen a rear privacy glass, LED taillights and headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, rear climate controls, Bluetooth connectivity, folding- and splitting second and third row seats, a CD player, Sync activated entertainment/phone interface, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and automatic LED headlights.

2017 Ford Explorer front angle, headlights and grille

The Ford Explorer XLT 2017 upgrades you with a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, color door handles, a six-way power front passenger seat, heated exterior mirrors, upgraded brakes and suspension system, satellite and HD radio, push button ignition and keyless entry code, and front and rear parking sensors.

2017 Ford Explorer interior, leather front seats

Options are available in plenty, but the contents are unknown at the moment as Ford is yet to make the whole list public. Keep checking the post in the coming weeks for a holistic update.

2017 Ford Explorer Engine Specs

2017 Ford Explorer sport engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Ford Explorer lurks three engines: standard on the XLT, Limited, and Base models is a 290 – horsepower – generating 3.5L V6 engine; the XLT and Limited are offered with an optional mill – turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine rated at 270 horsepower and 300 pounds-feet of torque; and finally, both the 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum and Sport comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.5L V6 mill good for 350 lbs. ft. of torque and 365 horsepower.

Specifications

2017 Ford Explorer front view, red color, headlights, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.8 in. (112.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.3 in. (198.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.9 in. (78.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 150 ft³
Cargo volume: 21 ft³
Curb weight: 4939 lb
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 6,0 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Jeans Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Shadow Black
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

2017 Ford Explorer Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Explorer release date

Availability for the vehicle is set for late this summer, of course as a 2017 year model. Pricing has been released, and Ford says the base model should go for sale for an MSRP starting from $31,160.

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2017 Ford Explorer exterior, red color, headlights

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2017 Ford Explorer auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Specs

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is an appealing large SUV especially for people often tasked with shuttling lots of cargo and people. Some of the highlights that underpin its relevance in its class include a smooth ride quality, advanced safety features, and a seating of up to eight passengers. The Chevrolet Traverse 2017 release date should be expected in early 2017, and will probably termed the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, according to various recent reports. 

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, front view, alloy wheels and headlights

Once change that has already been made public by the automaker is the replacement of the Traverse LTZ with the Traverse Premier, with the latter now taking the reigns as the top-of-the-line model. Besides that, the new Chevrolet Traverse returns almost unchanged apart from the subtle updates done on the interior and additional technology niceties.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse siver color, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

For starters, the Traverse joins a growing list of models available with a giant cargo bay and eight-seating capacity. It is an appealing option because of its long-standing reliability in its class. However this is being challenged by newer and fresher models that make up for their lack of reliability with their plenty of functionality and ample list of standard technologies and options.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse front angle, headlights and grille

The Chevrolet Traverse is among a trio of GM’s blue-collar members: 2017 Buick Enclave, and 2017 GMC Acadia. The Traverse is still its own man when it comes to interior appointments and performance. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior is cavernous and chock full of admirable standard technologies even for the bae model as we shall later see. The passenger space is copious enough, although the third-row would be better left to elementary-school-going kids.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Compromises have to be made at the end of the day, however. Gripes you’ll have to contend with include an unwieldy feel in tight parking lots, dated infotainment and climate controls, and a cramped third-row bench.

That said, it’d be prudent to check what the segment offers before making a decision. Some of the alternatives here include the Honda Pilot 2017, Toyota Highlander for 2017, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, grille

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe redesign brings forth a number of impressive specs. Price starts from $30,800. Some of the highlights to expect from the Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 include a strong V6 engine, a generous warranty coverage, classy interior design and easy-to-use technology interface, and plenty of standard features for the money. Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Ultimate, Limited, SE Ultimate, and SE.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse exterior, rear view, taillights, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Review of Trims

Three main trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse: LS, LT, and the top-of-the-line Premier.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse white color, grille and headlights

Exterior Chevrolet Traverse colors: Summit White, Blue Velvet Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, and Silver Ice Metallic. Of course you can expect mild changes on the palette on its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features available for the entry level Traverse LS model include Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a 6.5” touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, roof rails, two additional USB ports, a CD player, cruise control, a rearview camera, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, heated exterior mirrors, folding and reclining third row seats, a rear spoiler, and a six-speaker audio system.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier trim model gets all the above standard features plus twenty-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, an eight-way power front passenger seat, lane-departure alert, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, adaptive xenon headlights, LED taillights, and driver and front passenger memory settings.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Specs

One engine is offered under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse – a 3.6L V6 engine. When fitted under the hoods of the LS and LT trim models, expect an output of around 281 hp and 266 lbs. ft. of torque. But when fitted on the top-of-the-line Chevrolet Traverse 2017 Premier, expect an output rated at 288 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse engine

Maximum towing capacity stands at 5,200 lbs. for a properly equipped Traverse. The EPA puts its fuel economy ratings at 16/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD, and 17/24/19 mpg with the 2WD.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.9 in. (118.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.7 in. (203.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.5 in. (78.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 24.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4,713 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Velvet Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Tungsten Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5200 lbs

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Price & Release Date

2017 Chevrolet Traverse release date

Rumors say the new vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017. The base MSRP starts from $$28,700 while the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier price is set from $44,045. Leasing will also be available. An owners-manual can be acquired from Chevy online forums.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, front and rear leather seats

2017 Chevrolet Traverse red color, trunk

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, trunk

2017 Audi A4 – Release Date, Review and Specs

More driver assistance technologies, better fuel economy, and more power, combined with an enjoyable handling and an attractive interior will undoubtedly keep the 2017 Audi A4 atop of its class. Other highlights include more interior space, and upscale materials. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Audi A4 side angle, alloy wheels

The changes the new model comes with are subtle and you’d need to put the outgoing model aside it to discern design changes, however, the 201 model is fully redesigned under the panels. Several performance tweaks have also been effected and the A4 now offers a better handling and steering precision that will enable it firm up its sporting credentials.

2017 Audi A4 rear view, taillights, white color, alloy wheels

A new package of safety and driver assistance technologies will be offered, notably upgrades to the adaptive cruise control system, steering and braking. Others include parking assist, forward collision warning and rear-cross traffic alert.

2017 Audi A4 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Audi still continues with its long tradition of offering a fit-and-finish and luxury grade materials to its cabin. The standard 7-incg touchscreen interface has been replaced by the more intuitive and driver-centric 8.3-inch display with Wi-Fi and navigation. Also, the conventional analog dashboard has been replaced by the optional 12.3” LCD Virtual Cockpit screen that is able to display a customized set of a large navigation map, trip and vehicle information, and gauges.

2017 Audi A4 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

When it comes to practicality, the cabin now offers more leg- and headroom due to the added body dimensions that have added some breathing room in its interior. Its interior is crisp and offers a beautiful stance just like in the outgoing model. There is a choice of either 17/18” wheels, and the exterior grille has a blunted nose that also help the A4 preserve its swagger.

2017 Audi A4 side view, alloy wheels, yellow color, taillights

2017 Audi A4 Engine Specs

Inspiration for the new 2017 Audi A4 is offered by a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine good for 248 hp and 273 lbs. ft. of torque – a power bump of about 15 pounds-ft. of torque and 32 horsepower.

Plans are underway to offer a four-cylinder 2.0L diesel engine for the first time in its history, however, there have been some concerns about its fuel emissions that, according to Audi, could further delay it.

Both engines will be offered with a standard front-wheel drive, as is the seven-speed automatic transmission system. And just like in the outgoing model, a Quattro all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

2017 Audi A4 engine

Although the fuel economy estimates are yet to be announced by EPA, Audi hopes the lighter weight and more aerodynamic exterior will aid it improve on its existing ratings that stand at 25 mpg combined. We’re still compiling more data on its top speed, so check back for more updates.

Its however impossible to ignore the excellence of its rivals, as appealing as the A4 is. Of course, the usual suspects include the 2017 Acura TLX, the Cadillac ATS, the BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50 2017, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Offered Trims – Audi A4

2017 Audi A4 front view, headlights, grille, exterior, blue color

Two trims – Premium and Premium Plus – are offered for the 2017 Audi A4. Both the high-performance Audi S4 and Allroad Wagon reviews are offered separately.

Exterior Photos & 2017 Audi A4 Interior Review

2017 Audi A4 interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen, steering wheel

Standard accessories and changes offered for the A4 2.0T Premium model include LED taillights and accents, a 6.5” display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, satellite and HD radio, automatic tri-zone climate control, “S Line” sport styling credentials, a folding rear 60/40-split seatback, a CD player, a leather upholstery, cruise control, 17” wheels, power-eight-way seats, automatic xenon headlights, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, a 10-speaker sound system, Audi’s propriety digital audio interface, and foglights.

2017 Audi A4 auto show, front view, headlights and grille

The A4 Premium Plus trim model offers a black cloth headliner, front sport seats, 19” wheels, a black rear diffuser, a sport shift knob, adjustable driver settings, flat-bottomed steering wheel, a body-color rear spoiler, a rearview camera, synthetic suede/leather upholstery, and piano black interior displays.

2017 Audi A4 interior, learher rear seats

As is Audi’s tradition, many packages, colors, and standalone options are also offered, but the contents should be waited on its release date. So, keep checking the post for future updates.

2017 Audi A4 Price & Release Date

2017 Audi A4 Release date

The A4 release date should be expected in early 2017. When it comes to pricing, the A4 Premium trim model should be expected to ring in for less than $40,000, and an MSRP starting from about $50,000 for a decently optioned A4.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 5.1 in. (185.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.9 in. (71.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 13.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3583 lbs.
Top Speed: 145-155 mph
0-60: 5.6-7.6
MPG: 22/31 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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2017 Audi A4 side view, yellow color, alloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Audi A4 interior, gear shift knob

New 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is better than ever, rival SUVs are however better in terms of interior volume and mechanical sophistication. Some of the highlights that underpin it as a worthy alternative include a stout towing capacity, an impressive interior quality, a quiet highway ride, and an available nine-person seating capacity. The Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe side view, alloy wheels

Similar to the White Rhinos nearing their extinction with the last male protected by rangers armed to the teeth in a conservancy in northern Kenya, the Tahoe, is one of the last surviving breed of the old school, truck-based design. The only difference to the analogy is that the Tahoe has somehow managed to balance its act. One of its foot is solidly planted in the past and the other in the future.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior, rear view, tailpipe and taillights

Changes are subtle and you’d have to look long and hard to notice any. But so you know, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior is much quieter than before, is more equipped with upscale technologies, and features some of the best-in-class driver aides. Of course, entertainment and convenient features are available as well.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior, side view, headlighs and alloy wheels

In term of power, the new Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 comes with a boffo V8 engine capable of offering 355 horsepower. Furthermore, the towing capacity is set at a healthy 8,600 pounds. With so much seeming to go for it, there are a couple of gripes that should give you serious reasons to reconsider owning it. Some of the downsides include ponderous fuel economy ratings and handling limits. Loading cargo is difficult especially if you’re short, and the third-row seat is cramped.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe spy shots

As a result of such issues, some of the rivals you can consider include the 2017 Honda Pilot, the Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, Dodge Durango 2017, and Chevrolet’s own Traverse. The 2017 Honda Pilot price starts from $30,145. Some of the specs include flexible and spacious rear seats, a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, high-tech safety features, a comfortable ride quality, and best-in-class fuel economy. The Honda Pilot 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe rear view, red color, taillights and alloy wheels

The 2017 Dodge Durango price starts from $30,495. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a spacious third-row seat, real off-road capability, an aggressive style, an upgraded infotainment system, real off-road capability, and a stronger towing capacity. The Dodge Durango 2017 release date should be expected early 2017.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Review of Trims

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

Three trims are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: LTZ, LS, and LT. Exterior Chevrolet Tahoe colors: Brownstone Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Black, Summit White, Slate Gray Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Black, Champagne Silver Metallic, and Silver Ice Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories offered for the entry-level LS include front and rear parking sensors, folding second-row seats, side assist steps, eighteen-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power front seats, an integrated driver blind-spot monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic wipers, rear privacy glass, a 110-V power outlet, smartphone app connectivity, a four-way passenger seat, Siri Eyes Free capability, an eight-inch touchscreen display, a media player interface, five USB ports, HD and satellite radios, a rearview camera, and the Chevrolet MyLink interface.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, leather seats

The Tahoe LT offers features such as a DVD player, a sunroof, heated steering wheel, wireless charging, skid plates, air conditioning, assorted Z71 specific trim pieces, an upgraded suspension system, gill descent control, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is a 5.3L V8 engine good for 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the six-speed automatic. The maximum towing capacity for four-wheel drive versions stands at 8,400 lbs. and 8,600 pounds for the two-wheel drive versions.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe engine

Fuel economy is ponderous – similar to other vehicles of similar mechanical underpinnings. EPA says the four-wheel drive model should be able to check in at 16/22/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/23/18 mpg with the two-wheel drive versions.

Specifications

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe auto show, frontview, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 0 in. (204 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5355 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,1 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Brownstone Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Sable Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Slate Gray Metallic, Summit White and Tungsten Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8600 lbs

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe release date

Rumors allege the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe should be able to go for sale sometime in early 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced, but industry speculations allege the new model will feature a base MSRP of around $47,000.

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior, side view,lloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe front view, grille

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe front view, red color, headlights, badges and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, front and back seats

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, cargo space