New 2017 Honda Accord Coupe – Release Date and Review

The latest 2017 Honda Accord Coupe refresh brings forth a multitude of updates and upgrades that Honda hopes will help cement its position at the helm of the segment. Anyone shopping in the family sedan class will arguably find the Accord to be a top-rated vehicle thanks to features such as an available coupe body style, a generous list of standard features, an exceptional handling and ride balance, a spacious and high-quality interior, a quick acceleration, and refined and efficient powertrains.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe Release Date & Price

2017 Honda Accord Coupe release date

When it comes to the release date of Honda Accord Coupe it might be too early to speculate about the pricing and its availability at this time, however, our inside sources say the new Accord Coupe is most likely to go for sale sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2017 with the base model’s price starting from around $23,000 MSRP.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe exterior, side angle, blue color,alloy wheels

News of release of a best-selling selling sedan is always a head-line grabber in here in the USA, the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe is particularly the subject of discussion in many online and offline platforms. For 2017, the new Honda Accord Coupe is receiving a number of revisions, updates and enhanced technologies. The smartphone app integration now gets updated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity features.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe rear view, red color, taillights and badges

On the exterior front, it comes with redesigned front and rear fascias that give the vehicle an overall sleek look than before. New wheel designs, and LED lights are offered for every Accord Coupe. Even without the updates mentioned, the new 2017 Honda Accord Coupe would still have an easy time getting the “A” rating.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe spy shots

In addition to the aforementioned features, the new model still comes with several features that have been part of the Honda Accord Coupe 2017 success story. These include powerful yet fuel-efficient engines, a comprehensive feature set, abundance of interior room, responsive handling and a composed ride quality. Add Accord’s solid build quality and reputation for trouble-free ownership, and you’ve got yourself an excellent family coupe.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe exterior, rear view, tailpipe

Would-be buyers have lots of other choices though. Some of these include the Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Mazda 6.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe Interior & Exterior Changes

Four trims are offered for the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe: LX-S, EX-L, EX, and Touring. The sedan version is covered elsewhere on this blog.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe interior, dashboard

2017 Honda Accord Coupe front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard accessories available for the base Accord Coupe LX-S model include Bluetooth connectivity, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, a four-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, LED taillights, automatic headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, a one-piece folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, a 7.7” infotainment system, Pandora Internet radio control, and full power accessories.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe interior, gear shift knob

Upgrading to the EX-L gets you features such as a four-way power passenger seat, driver-seat memory settings, power-folding mirrors, a sophisticated rearview camera, steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, a seven-speaker sound system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual exhaust tips, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Honda Accord Coupe Touring is the top-of-the-line trim model that comes fitted with LED headlights, a rear deck lid spoiler, nineteen-inch wheels, a navigation system, heated outboard rear seats, automatic wipers, and front and rear parking sensors.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe Engine Specs

The standard engine available for all the Honda Accord Coupes include a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that has the ability to crank out 185 horsepower and 181 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes hitched to either a standard six-speed manual or an optional CVT system. Expect the models equipped with the aforementioned engine to check in at 31 mpg of combined city/highway EPA rating.

2017 Honda Accord Coupe engine

There’s also a more powerful option – a 3.5L V6 engine – which Honda rates at 278 horsepower and 252 pounds-feet of torque. The EX-L V6 model should be expected to offer fuel consumption ratings of 18/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 2017 Honda Accord Coupe 0-60 mph with the V6 manual takes about 7.8 seconds, and 6.1 seconds for the Touring with a V6 engine.

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2017 Honda Accord Coupe exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Honda Accord Coupe interior, steering wheel, leather front seats

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2017 Honda Accord Coupe interior, leather back seats

2017 Honda Accord Coupe trunk

2017 Kia Sportage – Release Date, News and Rumors

Sporting an eye-catching styling, generous warranty, a sporty handling, good value, and a powerful turbo engine are some of the features that contribute to the fun-to-drive nature of the 2017 Kia Sportage. Its date of release should be expected towards the end of 2017.

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, white color

Every now and then Kia imbues its vehicles with some sporty vibe, and that’s what the new Sportage capitalizes upon. Throughout the production of the current generation of Sportage models, Kia has managed to guarantee its would-be users of a strong performance and nimble handling.

2017 Kia Sportage side angle, alloy wheels

With a whopping 260 horsepower and about 269 lbs. ft. of torque available for the Sportage SX model and an affordable window sticker than most of its competitors, the new 2017 Kia Sportage will undoubtedly endear to many shopping in this segment.

2017 Kia Sportage rear view, white color

However, not everything in the Sportage is likable. For instance, the vehicle shorts fall in terms of fuel economy, a rather firm ride, and a cramped backseat. If you find the downsides unforgivable, you probably should check some of the alternatives out there. They include the newly updated 2016 Hyundai Tucson, the sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Ford Escape. And if utility is your thing, you’ll find both the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 CR-V appealing.

2017 Kia Sportage exterior, alloy wheels

Trims Available – Kia Sportage

The five-passenger 2017 Kia Sportage will be offered in LX, EX, and SX trims.

Interior Picture Review & Exterior Photos – 2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage dashboard, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Standard accessories available for the LX include cruise control, a USB port, full power accessories, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 17-inch alloy wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, satellite and HD radio, a height-adjustable driver seat, a six-speaker sound system, rear privacy glass, and adaptive LED headlights.

2017 Kia Sportage leather seats and steering wheel

Optional items include a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a trip computer, a rear center armrest, a rearview camera, a rear spoiler, illuminated vanity mirrors, and roof rails.

2017 Kia Sportage front view, grille and headlights

Stepping up to the EX trim gets you heated front seats, Kia’s Uvo telematics system, a leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, chrome exterior trim, automatic climate control (dual-zone), and adjustable lumbar support.

The EX Premium trim adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cooled glovebox, a panoramic sunroof, heated power-folding mirrors, foglights, HD and satellite radio, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, ventilated front seats, voice controls, upgraded Infiniti sound system, and a navigation system.

2017 Kia Sportage side view, red color

The sport-themed SX trim further gets a panoramic sunroof, a turbocharged engine, different 18-inch wheels, LED taillights, unique front grille, aluminum scuff plates, LED daytime running lights, and dual-exhaust outlets.

Interior wise, you will notice that the Sportage offers top-notch materials and a handsome styling that ensures passengers are comfortable even during long trips. The knobs, buttons, and gauges are thoughtfully laid out and intuitive. The 7-inch touchscreen interface, for instance, makes the navigation system easily accessible.

2017 Kia Sportage rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The only downside here in terms of aesthetic appeal is the use of extensive plastics throughout the cabin, but this is conspicuously offset by the well-placed padding that is well accented and textured.

Similar to most models in this segment, the front seats of the Sportage offer impressive support and comfort, however, you get a different story with the backseats.

2017 Kia Sportage interior, backseats

The Kia Sportage pictures you see here were taken from the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, and more will be available once Kia makes more information public.

2017 Kia Sportage Engine Specs

The LX and EX models are inspired by a 2.4L engine under their hoods. This four cylinder powerplant generates 182 horsepower and 177 lbs. ft. of torque which is then transferred to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Kia Sportage engine

The SX, on the other hand, gets a more powerful turbocharged engine that has a displacement of 2.0L. The output – 260 horsepower and 269 lbs. ft. of torque produced gets routed to either the FWD or the AWD via the same six-speed auto.

It only takes the front-wheel drive SX model 6.5 seconds for a 0-60 mph acceleration, and 7.3 seconds for the all-wheel drive version.

2017 Kia Sportage Price & Release Date

2017 Kia Sportage release date

The new 2017 Kia Sportage will probably hit showrooms towards the end of 2017. As for its price, expect the SUV to cost you an MSRP beginning from $22,150.

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2017 Kia Sportage exterior

New 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso – Release Date and Info

Both the 2017 Citroen C4 Picasso and the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso have been updated immensely for this model year. Here, however, we’re going to cover everything that concerns the Citroen C4 Picasso updates, performance, release date, price, and its engine specifications. A detailed review for the “Grand” version will be offered separately.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

For starters, the new model belongs to the second generation of the model series that was launched three years ago. And judging by the exponential growth both in sales and girth, it is without a doubt immensely successful. Some of its strengths include plenty of dynamism and distinction, and a remarkable design. For 2017, the new model seeks to even consolidate the gains it has achieved this far by offering even more features and updated to its existing résumé.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Some of the new features to expect include four distinct interior design schemes, customization opportunities, a two-tone roof, and a new front end. Again, it comes with new technologies including the Citroen Advanced Comfort program, a new engine that offers more horsepower, the Hands-Free Tailgate system, and the Citroen Connect Navigation system.

To make it even more distinct in its class, the new model comes with a unique light signature front and rear, dynamic lines, and expressive, strong styling. The exterior dimensions have remained unchanged over the previous model. However, the exterior design has combined with class-leading boot volume and interior spaciousness to offer the C4 Picasso the much-needed practicality occupants crave for in a family vehicle.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The Citroen C4 Picasso interior offers a light-filled, pure ambience and is designed in a loft spirit. Furthermore, the updated materials further enhance the perception of well-being and quality. And thanks to the EMP2 platform that underpins its construction architecture, the new model manages to offer a well-balanced road performance.

For easy drivability and a relaxed driving experience, the new model also comes with technologies such as adaptive cruise control, park assist, and vision 360. Even with the level of updates the vehicle under review has had, the world of MPVs is riddled with cut-throat competition that requires automakers to continuously indulge in innovations in order to keep up with the Joneses. As such, Citroen came up with key pillars that it hopes will help propel the Citroen C4 Picasso 2017 and all future models even further in the rankings. These include: attractive styling, body design dynamism, well-being for all, performance, and comfort benchmarking.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, overhead view

Well, while it may be too early to offer a detailed opinion on whether or not the pillars will work, there’s no doubt that Citroen is dedicated in graduating the C4 Picasso to a whole different level. As they say – only time will tell! Culpable rivals include the Kia Carnival, Kia Rondo, Honda Odyssey, Peugeot 5008, and the Ssangyong Stavic.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso release date

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the news of is release have already warranted a lot of excitement that have made a myriad of speculations to emerge. One credible source says the second-generation C4 Picasso price should be expected to start from around $44,000. We stand to be corrected however. As regards the release date, the same sources say we should expect the new model sometime in the spring of 2017.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Exterior

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso front view, headlights, grille and badges

The exterior design and dimensions evoke a modern and energetic style. It stands out among the smorgasbord of competitors in terms of its unique, and dynamic body shape in addition to its bold looks and flowing lines. Some of the features to expect include a new front end, new slim-line headlights, new rear lights, new seventeen-inch five-spoke diamond-finish alloy wheels, a new roof arch color, new rear chevrons, and additional colors in addition to its existing color palette.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso Interior

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

Four interior design schemes are available to meet individual customer’s tastes and preferences. These are: Dune Beige, Wild Blue, Hype Grey, and Grey Harmony. Others are also available as options. Other exciting interior features include an unrivaled suspension for comfort, intelligent traction control, a practical and capacious interior, restful and customizable ambient lighting, numerous and ingenious storage compartments, and soft and warm materials.

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, only two trims are available: the base C4 Picasso, and the Grand C4 Picasso. Others can be added on its release date, so keep checking this space for more details.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso engine

A new engine is available: a 1.2L PureTech 130 three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine responsible for offering around 96kW and 230 Nm of torque.

Safety

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso safety

For a safer and relaxed drive quality, the new Citroen C4 Picasso 2017 also comes with a myriad of driver-assistance systems including speed limit sign recognition and recommendation, coffee break alert, active blind spot monitoring system, active lane departure warning system, driver attention alert, adaptive cruise control, collision risk alert, and active safety brake. Crash testing report is yet to be offered.

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2017 Citroen C4 Picasso rear view, blue color, taillights and badges

2017 Citroen C4 Picasso exterior, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

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