2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV carefully blends comfort and feature availability, and safety to yield an excellent vehicle that’s definitely a top pick for a subcompact sedan of hatchback. Some of its appealing features include a fun-to-drive demeanor, spacious cabin, a powerful turbocharged engine, composed ride quality, and generous number of standard features. The Chevrolet Sonic EV release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, if recent rumors are anything to go by.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV auto show, red color

When fitted with the manual transmission system and the available turbocharged engine, the Sonic EV 2017 surprisingly becomes a sprightly urban runabout. Its ride quality is firm, and remarkably composed even when zipping around tight corners. The cabin is pleasantly accommodating even for six-foot occupants, and also provides ample leg-and knee room.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV side view, orange color

Lest you think the Chevrolet Sonic EV is flawless, there are a couple of foibles to keep you thinking. They include inferior material quality, rough ride quality, sluggish acceleration, and mediocre fuel economy for the base engine.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV sedan, side view

There’re a few vehicles in the subcompact segment that you should consider, they include the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Honda Fit Hatchback, and Scion RS. The 2017 Kia Rio compares similarly to the Sonic EV in terms of price. Some of its specs include a spacious interior accommodation, high-quality interior materials, stylish interior and exterior, a long warranty, strong acceleration, and ample standard and optional features.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV sedan, rear view, taillights

The 2017 Hyundai Accent gets you strong acceleration, a long warranty, ambient and spacious cabin, and comfortable and quiet ride. The Hyundai Accent MSRP starts from $14,745, so compares similarly to both the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV and the Kia Rio.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV front angle, headlights and grille

But overall, we like the zippy Chevrolet Sonic despite its boatload of shortcomings. If you’re looking for versatility, and superior cargo capacity, though, the 2017 Honda Fit Hatchback is your best bet.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV Trims

Four trims are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: LTZ, LS, RS, and LT. It’s a five-passenger vehicle and is available in both sedan and hatchback body styles. Slight changes to the lineup shouldn’t come as a surprise to you on its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV sedan and hatchback

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes

Standard equipment offered for the base model include fifteen-inch steel wheels, a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, integrated blind-spot coverage, manual mirrors, automatic wipers and headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, remote keyless entry, OnStar telematics, and folding rear setbacks.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Upgrading to the LT gets you smartphone app integration, power windows, heated power mirrors, chrome exterior accents, a USB port, an upgraded six-speaker sound system, remote ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen display, and cruise control.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift knob

Moving up to the LTZ gets you a leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear spoiler, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, and foglights.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV red color, grille

The RS adds a sport steering wheel, suede and leather upholstery, a sport-tuned suspension system, a sport body kit, a sport steering wheel, unique exterior styling, lane-departure warning and mitigation, four-wheel disc brakes, and sportier exterior trim.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

An available five-speed manual is standard, as is the hill-start assist. The six-speed automatic is optionally available. A power is 138 hp and 125 pounds-ft. of torque is generated by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine offered under the hood of the Chevrolet Sonic EV 2017 LS and LT models.

Standard on the LTZ but optional on the LT is the turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 138 horsepower and 148 pounds-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual is standard while a six-speed automatic is optional.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV engine

When we come to the fuel economy, EPA estimates the 1.8L manual-equipped models to return 24/35/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 25/33/28 mpg with the 1.4L automatics.

0-60 mph with the manual 2017 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ hatchback takes an impressive 8.4 seconds, but the ‘sporty’ RS offers a sluggish acceleration rated at 9.0 seconds.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV Release Date & Price

According to various sources, the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, at least for the U.S.A market and later elsewhere.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV release date

The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV MSRP starts from $14,945 for the Sonic Hatchback and $14,345 for the Sonic Sedan.

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New 2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Release Date and Info

If you you’re looking for a small crossover SUV, the new 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a worthy choice as it offers a spacious and adjustable backseat, a comfortable ride, a strong optional V6 engine, and a serene interior. Here, we keep our readers adept with latest news in matters concerning the Equinox’s release date, engine specs, price estimate, and exterior and interior redesigns. So keep reading!

2017 Chevrolet Equinox black color, exterior

With a significant number of rivals nipping at its heels, the 2017 Equinox is a welcoming rejuvenation. However this shouldn’t be misconstrued to mean the new model has been completely redesigned from the outgoing model. It still feels and drives like an Equinox. And the difference is only manifested on mild exterior and interior tweaks.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox front view, headlights and grille

The flimsy touchscreen, as some described it, has been updated and the new system is more driver-centric and easy to use than before. Also, the Equinox gains xenon headlights, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox rear view, taillights

One of the areas that Chevy has decided, once again, to ignore is an update to the base four-cylinder engine. This is a lingering sore spot that should have been dealt with a long time ago. Its EPA estimates are solid but disappointing during real-life testing as it is hard corroborating them. However, you could get more power if you opt for the more agile 301-hp-generating V6 engine.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox side view, black color, alloy wheels

Otherwise, the Equinox is practical in other respects such as the voluptuous backseat it offers relative to other costly crossovers in its segment. Although we acknowledge the efforts that Chevrolet have invested in getting the Equinox back to its feet, there are other better alternatives in the market that deliver a better package though some might be a bit costly.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox rear view, taillights and tailpipe

We are talking about appealing vehicles such as the multi-talented – 2017 Honda CR-V, which also happens to be one of our favorites in the segment. It offers lots of utility and performance and we highly recommend it to anyone shopping in this segment. Others in the segment that offer superior agility, engaging ride quality, and versatility include the 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Offered Trims – 2017 Chevy Equinox

As of this writing, four trims are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox: L, LS, LT, and LTZ.

Interior Colors & 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior Review

Exterior colors to look forward to include the Summit White and Silver Ice Metallic. Rumor has it that more colors are forthcoming, so keep checking back as fresher details are expected to continue trickling in as we edge closer to its release date.2017 Chevrolet Equinox steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox L model offers a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split second-row seat, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a trip computer, a USB port, a rearview camera, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox leather seats and gear shift knob

The LS gets similar standard features and accessories as the L model but adds Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio apps, LED daytime running lights, a rear privacy glass, 17-inhc wheels, smartphone app integration, an upgraded audio system, and roof rack side rails. The only difference between the LS and the LT is the latter’s exclusive Convenience package that avails feature such as 18” chrome clad wheels, heated front seats, remote start, a power liftgate, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Finally, the LTZ gets a unique exterior trim, an automatic tri-zone climate control, rear parking cameras, foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, driver memory settings, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an eight-way power driver seat, remote parking sensors, a firmer suspension tuning, a leather upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox exterior, black color

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Engine Specifications

Below the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox are two engines: a 2.4L four-cylinder, and a 3.6LV6 engine. The latter is available as an option for both the LT and LTZ trims whereas the former is the base engine.

The four cylinder is rated at 182 horsepower and 172 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then routed to either the AWD or the FWD via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system. 0-60 mph is achieve din 9.8 seconds.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox engine

The FWD is projected by EPA to return 32/22/26 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 29/20/23 mpg with the AWD system. Unequivocally, the ratings are superb!

The V6, on the other hand, generates a healthy 301 horsepower and 272 pounds-feet of torque. With this powerplant you can achieve a 0-60 mph in a segment-average 7.0 seconds. At the pump however, things take an about turn relative to the four cylinder – 24/17/20 mpg with the FWD and 23/16/18 mpg with the LS all-wheel drive.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 112.5 in
Length: 187.8 in
Width: 72.5 in
Passenger volume: 100 cu ft
Cargo volume: 32 cu ft
Curb weight: 3998 lb
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 8.9 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date

2017 Chevrolet Equinox release date

Its release date, according to our informants, should be expected at the beginning of next year probably in January. The sticker price isn’t oohing relative to some of its rivals and only demands about $22,600 from you. It’s fair! If it’s what you want, go get it!

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New 2017 Chevrolet Malibu – Release Date, Specs & Info

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

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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 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.

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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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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 interior, cargo space

2017 Chevrolet Corvette – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette continues into 2017 with a sizzling performance, remarkable value, a well-trimmed cabin, awesome V8 power, spacious cargo volume (coupe), exceptional handling, and a racetrack-ready braking. Additionally, it offers an easy-to-drive nature, and an overall epic performance, and buyers may find it to be the world’s best sports-car bargain. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of 2017. 

2017 Chevrolet Corvette exterior, rear view, tailpipe

Want to know which cars are cool? You’ve got to come to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles or Santa Monica. If it makes the cut out here, you’ll be bewildered by the dizzying amount of supercar specimens roaming the streets, one being the Corvette. In fact, the Corvette has become a common sight in these car-snob capitals thanks to features outlined above.

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

The previous generation Corvette, for better or for worse, never really made the cut. But the present generation is proving otherwise. The Z06 trim model offers an eight-speed transmission system and the gonzo 650-hp output that provides more oomph than you could ever need. It’s finally up to snuff with its upscale feature offering such as a sumptuous cabin, cutting-edge performance, and supercar-grade performance.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette side view, blue color, alloy wheels

You’ll actually have to look long and hard during a nitpicking mission, as this ‘Vette literally lacks any notable fault. It’s actually unfathomable what Chevy is offering it for. There is no shortage of rivals here, despite the allure that surrounds the new 2017 Corvette. Some of them include the BMW M4, the Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R, and the Dodge Viper.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Stingray Z51 is offered by a 455-horsepower- and 460 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 6.2L V8 engine. The power output is further boosted to 460 horsepower by the available performance exhaust. The rear-wheel drive is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

More mojo is offered by a 650-hp- and 650 pounds-ft. of torque – generating supercharged 6.2L V8 engine offered with the Corvette Z06 trim model.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette engine

When we come to the fuel economy, EPA says the manual-equipped Stingray Z51 should be able to check in at 17/29/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/29/20 mpg with the automatic.

0-60 mph with the manual-equipped Z06 coupe takes 3.5 seconds – the fastest acceleration in its segment.

We are still in the process of compiling more information about its top speed and more engine specs, please check back with us for more updates before its release date.

Trim Options – 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

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Two body styles are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette: coupe and convertible. The latter comes with a power soft top that is designed such that it can be operated while cruising at speeds of up to 30 mph, while the coupe features a removable roof panel that stows in the trunk. The Z06 is offered in 3LZ, 2LZ, and 1LZ trim levels, while the Stingray and Stingray Z51 is split into 3LT, 2LT, and 1LT.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Review

2017 Chevrolet Corvette exterior colors

Some of the exterior colors to expect, according to images captured by our spy photographers, include Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Arctic White, Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat, Sunrise Daytona Orange Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic, Shark Gray Metallic, Torch Red, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat, Night Race Blue Metallic, and Black.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette dashboard, lcd screen

Standard equipment offered for the Stingray 1LT include a leather upholstery, an 8” central touchscreen display, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, 19” rear wheels, xenon headlights, Brembo brakes, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, satellite and HD radio, eight-way power front seats, cruise control, a power closing trunk, an SD card reader, and  a rearview camera.

2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray side view, green color, alloy wheels

Upscale features, particularly those offered by the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition, include yellow accent stitching, carbon fiber interior and exterior seats, yellow calipers, race-themed outside graphics, two-tone upholstery, removable roof panel, more aesthetic upgrades, and larger carbon-ceramic brakes.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Release date

We should expect the Corvette Stingray Z06 to go for sale sometime in the middle of 2017. Chevy says the Corvette Z06 w/3LZ will cost an MSRP starting from $88,345, $82,965 for the Corvette Z06 w/2LZ, $79,400 for the Corvette Z06 w/1LZ, $55.400 for the Corvette Coupe, and $59,400 for the Corvette Convertible.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length: 176.9 in
Width: 73.9 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3506 lb
Top Speed: 215-220 mph
0-60: 3.5 sec
MPG: 16/29 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat, Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat, Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Night Race Blue Metallic, Shark Gray Metallic, Torch Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A

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New 2017 Chevrolet Camaro – Release Date and Review

With its smooth and hush ride, sharp and nimble handling with a prodigious grip, boffo V8 and strong V6 engines, the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro advances this iconic pony car legacy’s into the future. It also comes with a new hardware under the skin which also underpins its mechanical prowess. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Chevrolet Camaro auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Fuel efficiency and muscle cars are normally about as synonymous with each other as puritanical driving and Keith Richards. However, the automotive industry has seen some major changes from the one in 1967, a period in time when no one would care to think twice about taking a long-haul trip upcountry in a fuel-guzzling vehicle.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro rear view, gray color, taillights and tailpipe

Flash-forward to today and you realize stringent fuel economy requirements and volatile gas prices make a strong case when it comes to engine efficiency, and this is especially true with what GM has done with its fleet of vehicles including the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro front view, yellow color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The base engine offers a brawny 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 275 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. Chevy reckons the fuel economy ratings of the four banger to stand at an impressive 30 mpg/highway.

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The platform under which it is based continues to be “Alpha” – a mechanical underpinning that’s also used by both the 2017 Cadillac CTS and ATS. What the platform means is that the new Camaro is lower, narrower and shorter just like its predecessor. Chevy says the new Camaro has shed about 200 pounds relative to the previous vehicle thanks to clever engineering and extensive use of lightweight materials on its panels and chassis.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro rear view, blue color, alloy wheels, taillights

Much can be said about the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, but the bottom line remains it is among the few cars in its segment that actually manages to offer just about anything termed desirable: interior refinement, fuel economy, movie-star styling, and tire-burning power. You can also check what the competition offers, rivals in this segment include Dodge Challenger V6, Ford Shelby Mustang GT, and the Mustang EcoBoost.

Trim Options – 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

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Four trims – 1LT, 2LT, ISS, and 2SS – are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro coupe. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible review is offered separately, as is the Z28 and ZL1. An additional trim may be added on the existing lineup on its release date.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 81-85 ft³
Cargo volume: 7-9 ft³
Curb weight: 3400-3600 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5,4 sec
MPG: 21/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Blue Velvet Metallic, Bright Yellow, Garnet Red Tintcoat, Hyper Blue Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Exterior Photos & 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Interior Review

2017 Chevrolet Camaro interior, lcd screen, dashboard

Standard accessories and changes offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT include a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual exhaust tip, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, a limited-slip differential, LED daytime running lights, a seven-inch touchscreen display, OnStar connectivity, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, smartphone app integration, satellite and HD radio, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro front angle, headlights and grille

Stepping up to the Camaro 2LT gets you an upgraded infotainment system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, automatic dual-zone climate control, and ventilated and heated front seats.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

The Camaro 1SS adds a limited-slip differential, an eight-inch multifunction display, a “Track” driving mode, upgraded brakes, 20” wheels, a V8 engine, a sport-tuned suspension system, and xenon headlights.

Finally, the top-of-the-line Camaro 2SS builds upon what the 1SS offers plus all the contents of the Lighting and Convenience packages, unique interior color trims, adaptive suspension dampers, a navigation system, and a performance exhaust.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is offered by a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 275 horsepower and 295 pounds-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission system or an optional eight-speed auto with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. This mill comes fitted under the hoods of the Camaro 1LT and 2LT.

Optional for the two trims is a 3.6L V6 rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro engine view

More mojo is offered by a 6.2L V8 engine rated at 455 horsepower and 455 pounds-ft. of torque, and comes fitted under the hood of the Camaro 2SS.

When we come to the fuel economy, EPA says we should expect the manual-equipped versions to return 18/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/28/20 mpg with the automatic-equipped versions.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro engine

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the automatic-equipped V8 takes an impressive 4.0 seconds, and half a second more with the manual.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Price & Release Date

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Release date

The Camaro SS price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $28,400, and $25,700 for the Camaro Coupe. As for when they will be offered for sale, rumors allege the coupe will probably hit dealerships sometime in the first half of next year.

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New 2017 Chevrolet Volt – Release Date, Specs & Info

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt spy shots

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

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

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt Review of Trims

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt Interior & Exterior Changes

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt front angle, headlights and grille

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt interior, leather front and back seats

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt interior, gear shift knob

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chevrolet Volt Engine Specs

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt engine

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

Specifications

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Volt release date

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

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2017 Chevrolet Volt exterior, front view, headlighs and badges

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

2017 Chevrolet Volt trunk, cargo space

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Release Date and Review

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

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray spy shots

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review of Trims

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray front view, headlights and alloy wheels

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior & Exterior Changes

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, leather seats

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

Specifications

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine Specs

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray engine

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

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

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Price & Release Date

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray release date

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

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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New 2017 Chevrolet Sonic – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic is once again here with us, only this time it offers updated technologies and features over the model it is replacing. Some of the features include a fresh exterior design, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility available with the MyLink system. The Chevrolet Sonic EV is a sporty, more expressive take on Chevy’s fun-to-drive small car lineup. That said, read on to learn more of what this pocket size model with impressive green credentials has to offer on the table. Its release date should be expected sometime in January 2017, according to latest whispers trolling the industry.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic auto show, side angle, alloy wheels

For starters, the model belongs to the growing list of subcompact vehicles. It is available is both hatchback and sedan body styles. It debuted during the recently concluded 2016 New York Auto Show and we got a glimpse of what we had all along been expecting. The updated exterior styling complement the new convenience and comfort features that make life aboard it enjoyable. Some of these features include a heated steering wheel, rear park assist, and a standard 7-INCH MyLink touchscreen system.

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According to Steve Majoros – director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers – the new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic’s new features and styling farther reinforce its trademark as a fun, efficient small car chock full of latest technologies. “We look forward to further our appeal to an even diverse group of consumers and show them what we’re all about,” he added.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic spy shots

Similar to the Chevrolet Trax that too has a solid reputation of appealing itself to the younger generation, the 2017 Sonic is also expected to appeal to the younger generation below the age of 35 years, and also to a new crop of new buyers. According to Chevrolet, the new model will be available in several iterations for both the Sonic Hatchback and Sedan. The latter comes in three trims: LS, LT, and Premier trims while the former comes in only the RS trim level.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic auto show, front angle, headights and grille

Staying true to the hallmarks that define the Chevrolet Sonic model, the new model, in addition to the latest changes and redesigns, will also come with a potent turbocharged engine, fun-to-drive ride quality, a spacious and comfortable cabin, a generous number of standard features, and a composed ride quality. Again, it’ll come with an excellent balance of features, comfort, and safety. All these features will undoubtedly aid its quest in maintaining its stature as one of the most solid pick for a subcompact sedan or hatchback.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic exterior, overhead view, cargo space

Yet, the Sonic isn’t the only vehicle that has undergone a radical surgery in its class. For superior fuel economy, acceleration, and enjoyable day-to-day usability, we highly recommend the 2017 Ford Fiesta, and for better interior materials, and smoother ride quality, we find the Kia Rio to be a stylish alternative. Others solid picks in this class include the 2017 Hyundai Accent, and the Honda Fit hatchback.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic Release Date & Price

2017 Chevrolet Sonic release date

We are light on the details when it comes to these crucial details, as Chevrolet hasn’t diverged the exact details yet at least as per the time of this writing. We don’t however expect a significant increase over the existing price of the 2016 Sonic which goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $15,220. Its release date should be expected sometime in January 2017.

2017 Chevrolet Sonic Exterior Pics

2017 Chevrolet Sonic auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The entire shell of the Sonic is almost new for the 2017 model year. The grille is more stylish and slimmer, while the hood is all-new and the nose reshaped. The new grille, which houses the “bowtie” emblem is flanked by refreshed headlights. Down below are new sets of LED running lights that are in vertical slots. Four new exterior colors have been added (details below).

2017 Chevrolet Sonic Interior Pictures

2017 Chevrolet Sonic interior, dashboar, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The interior comes with a higher degree of refinement, at least according to Chevy’s words. The detailed photos haven’t been offered yet, however, word has it that the technology department is among the biggest gainers for 2017. More details on this will be offered on its release date.

Available Trims

2017 Chevrolet Sonic exterior, rear view, taillights

As already mentioned, the new model will come in two body styles: hatchback and sedan. The latter will come in three trim levels: LS, LT, and Premiere while the hatchback will be available in only the RS trim level.

Engine Specs

2017 Chevrolet Sonic engine

It remains unchanged in terms of the engine output, fuel economy, and acceleration figures. A 1.8L four-cylinder is still available for the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic LS and LT trims proving 138 hp and 125 pounds-feet of torque. The turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder will be available for the new trim level – Sonic Premier and the Hatchback RS models – and will provide the same output as the base mill but will feel potent thanks to better torque rate at 148 pounds.

Specifications Chevrolet Sonic sedan

2017 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 3.4 in. (99.4 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.1 in. (173.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 8.3 in. (68.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 90.4 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.9 ft³
Curb weight: 2733 lbs
Top Speed: 109 mph
0-60: 9.7 sec
MPG: 26/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Velvet Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 Chevrolet Sonic safety

Safety features are among the sectors that have been reinvigorated, as such, it is only natural to expect better NHTSA and IIHS safety testing reports. Chevy’s own crash testing reports allege the new model is poised to get perfect government crash testing results. Check back for the updated report.

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic interior, leather front seats

2017 Chevrolet Sonic interior, leather front and back seats