New 2017 GMC Yukon – Release Date and Info

Anyone shopping for a near-luxury truck-based SUV should probably book a 2017 GMC Yukon test drive. although its competitors may better some of its features, it is still a fine choice for those looking for a strong V8 power, an impressive interior quality, an extremely quiet highway ride, an available nine-person seating capacity, and stout towing capacity. The GMC Yukon 2017 release date should be expected this fall, according to multiple insider reports.

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

The 2017 GMC Yukon is among the old-school breed of truck-based SUVs that, just like its peers, is almost at the brink of its extinction similar to the White Rhinos (only one male is surviving). Aside from the analogy, the Yukon is a big family vehicle suited to handle everyday hauling and towing needs.

2017 GMC Yukon rear view, black color, taillights

Just like its body-on frame peers, the large Yukon SUV still retains the classic combination of a V8 power and a rugged body construction. Therefore, it manages to offer a substantial amount of towing and off-road capability, and a higher-degree of solidity and burliness. Again, it manages to offer an up-to nine-passenger seating capacity – a fete that even a minivan will be unable to offer.

2017 GMC Yukon spy shots

There’re several reasons that you should probably think long and hard about before deciding. Its suspension system, for instance, is just too much of a truck and the result of this is occasional shivers and shakes in the cabin when cruising on mundane road conditions. The cargo floor is painstakingly high for a short person, and the passenger space on the third bench is poor.

2017 GMC Yukon front angle, headlights and grille

It is only judicious that you first check what the segment offers before making a decision. Some of the alternatives here include the 2017 Dodge Durango, Toyota Sequoia, GMC’s own Acadia, and Honda Pilot 2017.

2017 GMC Yukon Review of Trims

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

Three trims are available for the 2017 GMC Yukon: SLT, SLE, and Denali. The GMC Yukon XL is an extended-length version that comes with an MSRP starting from around $50,000. Some of the highlights that it boasts of include a strong V8 power, a quiet highway ride, a high-quality interior, a big cargo capacity, and a stout towing capacity – essentially the same features that underpin the regular Yukon. Furthermore, three trims are also offered for the 2017 GMC Yukon XL: SLT, SLE, and Denali.

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

GMC Yukon colors: Iridium Metallic, Summit White, Onyx Black, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, and Light Steel Gray Metallic. Changes can be expected on the color palette on its release date, as General Motors is yet to make any official communications.

2017 GMC Yukon Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 GMC Yukon interior, steering wheel, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the Yukon SLE include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a driver integrated blind-spot monitor, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, foglights, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, cruise control, a rear privacy glass, automatic headlights and wipers, a 110-V power outlet, OnStar connectivity, voice controls, five USB ports, smartphone app connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, an SD card slot, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, HD and satellite radio, and a locking rear  differential.

2017 GMC Yukon interior, leather front and back seats

Upgrading to the Yukon SLE gets you the above features plus a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision alert, a power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlight control, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.

2017 GMC Yukon rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Winding up the trim lineup is the Yukon SLT model that comes with heated second-row seats, power-folding mirrors, wireless phone charging, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a hands-free power tailgate, keyless entry and ignition, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, driver memory settings, ventilated and heated front seats, power-folding mirrors, and a perforated leather upholstery.

Specifications

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

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.9 in. (203.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.3 ft³
Curb weight: 5379 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic and Sparkling Silver Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs

2017 GMC Yukon Engine Specs

2017 GMC Yukon engine

Two engines are offered beneath the hoods of the 2017 GMC Yukon. Equipped on both the SLE and SLT models is the 5.3L V8 engine rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. ft. of torque. The second engine – 6.2L V8 – comes beneath the hood of the 2017 GMC Yukon Denali and generates 420 hp and 460 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 GMC Yukon Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Yukon release date

Rumors allege the Yukon Denali goes for sale this fall, as are the SLE and SLT models. Starting price is pegged at $48,000 according to our sources.

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

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Yukon XL front view, grille and badges

2017 GMC Yukon rear view, red color, badges, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 GMC Yukon Denali front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 GMC Yukon front view, headlights and grille

2017 GMC Yukon rear view, tailpipe and badges

2017 GMC Yukon side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Yukon interior, dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 GMC Yukon interior, leather seats

2017 GMC Yukon trunk, cargo space

New 2017 Dodge Journey – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Dodge Journey could what you’re looking for if you’ve been searching for a sensible three-row crossover SUV that parks a cinch and is family-friendly. Furthermore, it comes laden with features such as a practical interior, budget friendly pricing, an upgraded 8.4” infotainment touchscreen, an available V6 engine, and a feature-packed cabin. The Dodge Journey 2017 release date should be expected sometime late this year, at least according to various credible sources.

2017 Dodge Journey side view, gray color, alloy wheels

I guess the first thing that immediately came to your mind upon seeing this review is ‘is the Dodge Journey still on sale?’ Yes indeed, it is. Much of its exterior and interior has been updated and now looks modern, but that can’t completely hide the fact that the Journey is somehow antiquated especially looking at its technology offerings and performance.

2017 Dodge Journey rear view, taillights and badges

Granted, the Journey has been on the market for quite some time now, and during this time, newer and fresher models have all undergone complete redesigns to remain competitive in this cut-throat competition arena. Much of the designs that the Journey offers are still synonymous with the model that debuted way back in 2009.

2017 Dodge Journey exterior, front view, headlights, badges and grille

To its credit, however, the Dodge Journey 2017 still offers some positive attributes that have been fundamental to it ever since it debuted on the market. Some of these include a quiet interior, a smooth ride quality even in some of the unforgiving road conditions, a competitive pricing package, and comfortable and supportive seats.

2017 Dodge Journey exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

In other respects however, time has apparently not been that kind. The two engines available beneath its hood are mediocre and that is an understatement. Beyond the performance, the fuel economy ratings aren’t impressive, the technologies are dated, and the handling is imprecise.

2017 Dodge Journey exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

There’re other alternatives in the market, hopefully. Some if these include the Kia Sorento, and Dodge’s own Grand Caravan. The 2017 Kia Sorento price starts from $25,100. Some if the appealing highlights that keep buyers coming back include user-friendly controls, excellent crash tests scores, ample features for the money, a versatile second-row seat, an attractive cabin, and a long warranty. Besides the features, it comes with a 185-horsepower – generating 2.4L four-cylinder engine beneath the hood of the base model. The Kia Sorento 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

2017 Dodge Journey Review of Trims

2017 Dodge Journey exterior, headlights

Five trims are available for the five- and seven-passenger 2017 Dodge Journey: SXT, SE, Crossroad, base, R/T, and Crossroad Plus.

Exterior Dodge Journey colors: Billet Silver Metallic, Pearl White Tri-Coat, White, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat. You can expect some changes on its release date.

2017 Dodge Journey Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Dodge Journey interior, steering wheel, dashboard, gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories available for the Journey SE include a height-adjustable driver seat, heated mirrors, a tinted rear glass, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a 4.3” touchscreen display, manual climate controls, keyless ignition and entry, dual exhaust tips, roof rails, heated mirrors, a tinted rear glass, reclining and sliding second-row seat, and seventeen-inch steel wheels.

2017 Dodge Journey front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the Dodge Journey SXT 2017 offers you all of the SE’s features plus a dual-zone climate control, LED taillights, a unique front fascia, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, floor mats, body-colored exterior mirrors, and foglamps.

2017 Dodge Journey interior, leather front seats

The Dodge Journey Crossroad offers you features such as Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering leather-wrapped wheel, chrome exterior trim, nineteen-inch wheels, satellite and HD radio, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, gloss black and chrome exterior trim, and a cargo net.

2017 Dodge Journey trunk, cargo space

The Journey Crossroad Plus adds you a leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, an automatic tri-zone climate control, an in-dash DVD player, a fold-flat front passenger seat, an 8.4” touchscreen display, an SD card slot, and steering-wheel calibration.

Specifications

2017 Dodge Journey auto show, front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.8 in. (113.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.4 in. (192.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 122 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 39.6 cu.ft. (max. 67.6 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3818 lbs.
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 7.8 sec
MPG: 16/24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, White…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs.

2017 Dodge Journey Engine Specs

2017 Dodge Journey engine

Two engines are offered beneath its hood: a 2.4L four-cylinder engine generating 173 hp and 166 lbs. ft. of torque fitted beneath the hoods of the SE, SXT, Crossroad, and Crossroad Plus; and a 3.6L V6 rated at 283 horsepower and 260 pounds-ft. of torque optionally available for the previously-mentioned models but standard on the Dodge Journey R/T model.

2017 Dodge Journey Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge Journey release date

Rumors allege the new model will most likely go for sale sometime late this year with the base costing around $20,995.

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2017 Dodge Journey exterior, silver color, front view, grille, badges and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Journey side view, alloy wheels andheadlights

2017 Dodge Journey rear view, gray color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Journey front view, black color, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Journey rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Dodge Journey interior, lcd screen

2017 Dodge Journey interior, leather back seats

New 2017 Jaguar XF – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Jaguar XF, in addition to offering an improved infotainment system, and added cabin space, offers an even better handling and handling. There’s no doubt that it makes a stronger case against midsize luxury sedan segment establishment. What’s even more, it comes with a well-trimmed interior laden with extravagant features, and advanced technology offerings. The Jaguar XF 2017 release date should be expected this summer, if recent pointers are anything to go by.

2017 Jaguar XF exterior, side angle,alloy wheels

Anyone shopping in the midsize luxury sedan segment more than not gets plenty of German vehicles to choose from. The 2017 Jaguar XF is however a standout in this crowded space in terms of the unique features it offer blended with a British flare. Although its dimensions remain the same as before, it comes with added interior space than before thanks to its improved wheelbase.

2017 Jaguar XF rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and badges

It’s lighter than before thanks to the use of aluminum during its construction. This therefore means it now offers an even better handling, improved fuel economy, and cornering ability. User of the existing model will quickly recognize that the exterior cues have remain primarily the same, which is somehow true, but a long and hard look may give way for you to notice the mild changes done on its aerodynamics and headlight design.

2017 Jaguar XF spy shots

The 2017 Jaguar XF interior, on the other hand, is superb as ever. The material quality has been upgraded, as has the technologies. The seats are now more comfortable and provide more support than ever before.

2017 Jaguar XF side view, green color, alloy wheels

Underneath its hood, the Jaguar XF S model, which happens to be the top-of-the-line sedan comes with a 3.0L gasoline V6 engine rated at 380 horsepower and 332 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy remains impressive and EPA rates both the XF Sedan and Diesel at 20/30/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Jaguar XF rear view, whitecolor, taillights, tailpipe and badges

Despite the glamor this 2017 Jaguar XF review seemingly offers, there are a couple of other alternatives in its class that parallel or even better its offerings. Some of these alternatives include the 2017 Cadillac CTS Sport, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series 2017, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

2017 Jaguar XF Review of Trims

Four trim are offered for the 2017 Jaguar XF midsize luxury sedan: R-Sport, S, Prestige, and Premium.

2017 Jaguar XF exterior, front view, headlights

Exterior Jaguar XF colors: Aurora Red Metallic, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Quartzite Metallic, Odyssey Red Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, Tempest Grey Metallic, Storm Grey Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Ebony, Celestial Black Metallic, Polaris White, Ammonite Grey Metallic, Italian Racing Red Metallic, and Black Berry Metallic. There’s still a slight possibility that there might be changes on the palette on its release date.

2017 Jaguar XF Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Jaguar XF interior, dashboard, steeringwheel, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories available for the base XF Premium model include a folding rear seatback, auto-dimming rear mirrors, LED running lights, a rearview camera, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display, HD and satellite radio, a power-adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button ignition, automatic xenon headlights, LED taillights, an eleven-speaker Meridian sound system, a leatherette upholstery, a sunroof, and a five-inch driver information display.

2017 Jaguar XF front angle, autoshow, headlights and grille

Opting for the 2017 Jaguar XF Prestige model offers you all the standard features above plus voice controls, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, an SD card mapping, leather upholstered seats, keyless ignition and entry, a navigation system, blue interior accent stitching, nineteen-inch wheels, and voice controls.

2017 Jaguar XF interior, leather back seats

Upgrading to the XF R-Sport model gets you features such as blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts, adaptive LED headlights, satellite radio, sport front seats, automatic emergency braking, forward collision mitigation, nineteen-inch wheels, and a sport-themed interior and exterior styling accents.

2017 Jaguar XF rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The top-of-the-line 2017 Jaguar XF S offers you features such as twelve-way power front seats, red brake calipers, adaptive suspension dampers, special interior trim, front passenger trim, gloss-black accents, unique exterior flourishes, and electronically adjustable settings.

2017 Jaguar XF Engine Specs

2017 Jaguar XF engine

As already mentioned above, the new Jaguar XF 2017 comes with a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine rated at 380 horsepower. The default transmission system is an eight-speed automatic that’s hitched to either a RWD or an AWD system.

More engine options are also offered, but the full details are yet to be made public by Jaguar.

Specifications

2017 Jaguar XF front view, redcolor, grille, alloy wheelsand badges

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.5 in. (116.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 3 in. (195 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.2 in. (78.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 19.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3770 lbs.
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 20/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Ammonite Grey Metallic, Aurora Red Metallic, Black Berry Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Ebony, Italian Racing Red Metallic, Gallium Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ingot Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Jaguar XF Release Date & Price

2017 Jaguar XF release date

Rumors allege the new model will most likely go for sale this summer with the XF Sedan costing $47,450 MSRP.

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2017 Jaguar XF exterior, frontview, headlights

2017 Jaguar XF exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipeand alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar XF auto show, front view, headlights

2017 Jaguar XF front view, whitecolor, headlights and grille

2017 Jaguar XF exterior, front view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar XF exterior, front view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar XF sport interior, leather front seats

2017 Jaguar XF interior, gear shift knob

2017 Jaguar XF trunk, cargo space

2017 Chevrolet Trax – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Chevrolet Trax is easy to drive, easy to drive, and offers up-to-date technology features. It therefore deserves a worthy consideration from buyers shopping in its class. Additionally, it offers features such as a respectable passenger space, excellent crash test scores, abundant standard equipment, and plenty of storage space. The Chevrolet Trax release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017, at least for the USA market. 

2017 Chevrolet Trax exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

For starters, the new Chevrolet Trax occupies the small end of GM’s most expansive SUV lineup. Choices are plenty and an automaker has to go beyond the capability if they’re to increase their sales volume and their legion of followers. Fortunately, GM offers a dizzying range of pickup trucks ranging from medium to serious capability. The Chevrolet Trax 2017 occupies the medium spot.

2017 Chevrolet Trax rear view, blue color, taillights

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax interior has been updated for 2017 and comes with several newer technologies and features than before. Smartphone app connectivity is now standard across the lineup and is crisp, well-detailed, and easy to use. The material quality is rather spotty and those looking for cabin refinement may find it to be a disappointment. The ride quality is rather busy. The performance sluggish. And the cargo volume modest.

2017 Chevrolet Trax spy shots, front view

It does have some good attributes, nonetheless. Some of the rivals hot on its wheels include the Jeep Renegade, 2017 Honda HR-V, and the Mazda CX-3 for 2017.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 has been redesigned and brings with it several changes that sure will help it move a bit notch higher in its class. Some of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 specs include a high-quality interior, whisper-quiet ride quality, excellent fuel economy, attractive cabin, and stylish design demeanor.

2017 Chevrolet Trax side view, orange color, alloy wheels

The Honda HR-V 2017 is yet another alternative that brings into the segment the much-needed revitalization. With a price starting from $19,215, the Honda HR-V comes with features such as a spacious interior accommodation, excellent exterior visibility, excellent fuel economy ratings, and versatile cargo handling.

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review of Trims

2017 Chevrolet Trax rear view, black color, taillights and alliy wheels

Three trims, as of his writing, are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Trax: LTZ, LT, and LS. The LT and LS are further broken down into 1LT, and 1LS.

2017 Chevrolet Trax Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Chevrolet Trax interior, dashboard, lcd screen

Some of the standard accessories offered for the Trax LS include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, GM’s OnStar telematics, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a folding rear seat, automatic headlights and wipers, sixteen-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, integrated smartphone app connectivity, a rear cargo cover, Siri Eyes Free connectivity, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, a fold-flat front passenger seat, full power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Chevrolet Trax auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Upgrading to the FWD 4dr LT gets you features such as a 110-V power outlet, a rear privacy glass, front passenger storage area, satellite and HD radio, roof rails, and remote engine start.

2017 Chevrolet Trax interior, leather back seats

Opting for the 2017 Chevrolet Trax LTZ gets you features such as a leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, a six-way power driver seat, front and rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.

2017 Chevrolet Trax rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Options available include a sunroof, an upgraded Bose audio system, cloth/leatherette upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, rear parking sensors, a six-way power driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Chevrolet Trax trunk, cargo space

Exterior Chevrolet Trax colors: Mosaic Black Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Crimson Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, and Summit White.

2017 Chevrolet Trax Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax is a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 138 hp and 148 lbs. ft. of torque. Although EPA ratings are unavailable at the time of this writing, we should expect anything above the current model’s 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD, and 26/34/29 mpg with the front-wheel drive system.

2017 Chevrolet Trax engine

Additional specs should be expected on its release date as GM is yet to make any public announcements of what to expect from the newest Chevrolet Trax 2017.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4.6 in. (100.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 11.2 in. (167.2 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 93 ft³
Cargo volume: 19 ft³
Curb weight: 2805 lbs
Top Speed: 117 mph
0-60: 9.4 sec
MPG: 26/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Granite Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Crimson Metalllic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic,Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Chevrolet Trax Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Trax release date

Rumors available say the new Chevrolet Trax will most likely go for sale sometime in the first quarter of 2017. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but we don’t expect a significant change over the previous model’s 20,300 MSRP.

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2017 Chevrolet Trax front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Trax side view, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Chevrolet Trax exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Trax front viewgrille and badges

2017 Chevrolet Trax front view, blue color, grille

2017 Chevrolet Trax front view, orange color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Trax interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Chevrolet Trax interior, leather front seats

2017 Infiniti QX50 – Release Date, News and Rumors

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 Release Date & Price

2017 Infiniti QX50 release date

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

Infiniti QX50 Review

2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, side view,alloy wheels

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

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 side view, black color, alloy wheels

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

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 Interior & Exterior Redesigns

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 front angle, headlighs and grille

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leatherseats

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leather seats, cargo space

2017 Infiniti QX50 Engine Specs

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 engine

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

Specifications

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

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 auto show, side view, red color, alloy wheels

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

2017 Infiniti QX50 auto show, front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Infiniti QX50 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, gear shift knob

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leather back seats

2017 Infiniti QX50 trunk, cargo space

New 2017 Infiniti QX80 – Release Date and Info

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 side view, blue colr, alloy wheels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 Review of Trims

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

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Infiniti QX80 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 front angle, headlights and grille

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, leather seats, steering wheels

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, leather back seats

2017 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 engine

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

Specifications

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

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

2017 Infiniti QX80 Release Date & Price

2017 Infiniti QX80 release date

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

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2017 Lincoln Continental Release Date, News and Rumors

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

2017 Lincoln Continental exterior, white color, alloy wheels

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

2017 Lincoln Continental side view, alloy wheels

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

2017 Lincoln Continental sedan base white color

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

2017 Lincoln Continental autoshow, blue color, grille

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

2017 Lincoln Continental blue color, tailpipe and taillights

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

2017 Lincoln Continental Release Date & Price

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

2017 Lincoln Continental release date

2017 Lincoln Continental Exterior Pictures

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

2017 Lincoln Continentalfront vire, hrille and headlights

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

2017 Lincoln Continental rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Lincoln Continental Interior Photos

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

2017 Lincoln Continental sedan steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Trims Available

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

2017 Lincoln Continental front angle, headlights and grille

Engine Specs

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

2017 Lincoln Continental engine

Specifications

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

Safety

2017 Lincoln Continental spy shots

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

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New 2017 Buick Envision – Release Date and Review

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Buick Envision spy shots

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Buick Envision exterior, side view, alloy wheels

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

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

2017 Buick Envision rear view, trunk

2017 Buick Envision Review of Trims

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

2017 Buick Envision Interior & Exterior Changes

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

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

2017 Buick Envision front angle, headlights and grille

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

2017 Buick Envision interior, leather seats

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

2017 Buick Envision Engine Specs

2017 Buick Envision engine

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

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

Specifications

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

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

2017 Buick Envision USA Release Date & Cost

2017 Buick Envision release date

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

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2017 Buick Regal Release Date and Specs

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

2017 Buick Regal side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Regal Release Date & Price

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

Release Date: early 2017

2017 Buick Regal release date

Review

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

2017 Buick Regal front angle, grille and headlights

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

2017 Buick Regal rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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

2017 Buick Regal exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

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

2017 Buick Regal rear angle, tailpipe, white color

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

2017 Buick Regal Changes on Interior & Exterior Pictures

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

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

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

2017 Buick Regal interior, leather seats and steering wheel

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

2017 Buick Regal sedan grille, headlights and alloy wheels

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

2017 Buick Regal side angle, alloy wheels

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

2017 Buick Regal Engine Specs

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

2017 Buick Regal engine

Specifications

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

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New 2017 Buick Encore – Release Date, Specs & Info

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

2017 Buick Encore auto show side view, alloy wheels

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

2017 Buick Encore rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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

2017 Buick Encore spy shots

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Buick Encore Review of Trims

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

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

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

2017 Buick Encore Interior & Exterior Changes

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

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

2017 Buick Encore trunk, cargo space

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

Specifications

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

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

2017 Buick Encore Engine Specs

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

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

2017 Buick Encore Release Date & Price

2017 Buick Encore release date

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

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