2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD is an awesome pick for a heavy-duty pickup thanks to its considerable abilities and comfortable nature. What’s even more, it offers a solid build quality, impressive hauling and towing capacities, a strong diesel engine, and a quiet and refined ride. The GMC Sierra 3500HD 2017 release date should be expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.

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The Sierra 3500HD is a good companion whenever you have a situation that demands a high-octane hauling and towing. It brings maximum brute force whilst on the job to get the job done efficiently. To wit, the newest GMC Sierra 3500HD comes boasting of a stonking towing capacity of up to 23,300 pounds, and 6,100 of maximum payload capacity. There’re rumors that these figures could rise slightly before its official release date.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Several upgrades have been made on the Sierra’s 3500HD. The exterior facet comes with features such as LEDF daytime running lights, xenon headlights, an improved IntelliLink infotainment system, a remote locking tailgate, and wireless phone charging. The infotainment system with upgraded features such as smartphone app connectivity that now features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities.

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Returning for the new model year is the familiar Digital Steering Assist system and agreeable ride manners. The former has been upgraded to offer better maneuverability and steering precision. Add four different rims levels two available bed lengths, a choice of either RWD or AWD, two burly engines, and three body styles, and men, you’ve got everything it takes to get the job done.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD exterior, side view, alloy wheels

This segment also offers a choice of three capable heavy-duty trucks that are virtually identical to each other. These are the Ford F-350 Super Duty, Chevy Silverado 3500HD, and the Ram 3500.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review of Body Styles and Trims

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Three body styles are offered for the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD: regular cab, crew cab, and double cab. Four trims are offered starting from the sprightly configured base Sierra to the top-of-the-line Denali and SLE and SLT fitting in between.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Interior & Exterior Changes

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Some of the standard accessories offered for the entry-level Sierra include air-conditioning, power door locks, an auxiliary audio jack, a four-speaker sound system, a fold-down center armrest, power door locks, LED daytime running lights, xenon headlights, automatic locking rear differential, eighteen-inch steel wheels, rubber floor covering, an auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” central display screen, cruise control, a USB port, manual crank windows, a choice of either leatherette or cloth upholstery, and a tilt steering wheel. Options available include a satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-inch infotainment system, Pandora internet radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Springing for the GMC Sierra SLE offers you the optional items available for the base model plus a rearview camera, a CD player, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, tinted rear windows, an upgraded eight-inch central touchscreen, a 4.2” driver information display, full power accessories, a remote-locking EZ-lift/lower tailgate, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and remote keyless entry.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD interior, leather seats

Upgrading to the Sierra SLT trim model gets you features such as driver memory setting, leather upholstery, a 110-V power outlet, remote ignition, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, power-adjustable pedals, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, heated eight-way power front seats, power-folding mirrors, foglights, chrome trim, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

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The 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali offers a navigation system, ventilated and heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, chrome side steps, front and rear parking sensors, an upgraded interior trim, a Bose audio system, a spray-in bedliner, a configurable eight-inch driver information display.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Engine Specs

As already mentioned above, the new 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD is available with two engines. The first option is a 6.0L V8 engine capable of yielding an output of around 360 hp and 380 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is routed to the wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD engine

Buyers also have the option of using the CNG as their fuel. With the Compressed Natural Gas, power drops to 301 horsepower and 333 pounds-ft. of torque.

The second powertrain consists of a turbocharged 6.6L diesel V8 engine good for 397 horsepower and 765 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD release date

Rumors allege the new model will go for sale sometime this fall with an MSRP starting from $34,635.

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2017 Infiniti QX70 Release Date, Info & Specs

With its plenty of standard features, and its breathtaking edgy design, the new 2017 Infiniti QX70 will definitely be in a league of itself. However, the vehicle lacks the versatility that other SUVs offer, and you could be better off opting for other SUVs in the segment. Some of the defining attributes for the 2017 QX70 include a distinctive style, an easy-to-use technology interface, abundant standard features, and s sporty performance. Its release date should be expected probably towards the end of 2016.

The luxury crossover Sports Utility Vehicle segment has been on an exponential growth trend and offers a plethora of different vehicles.

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Despite this, the new QX70 still remains a notable standout from the rest of them. The most captivating thing is how the 2017 Infiniti QX70 is able to combine the character of both the SUV and that of the sports car.

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Apart from the looks, the vehicle offers a sporty driving, and a responsive handling and steering manners. Interior wise, it comes with a premium feature galore and tons of fit and finish materials. Also, the technology interface remains easy to use although it’s far from being trendy.

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Nevertheless, the QX70 disappoints on certain fronts including a firm ride, a restrictive optional package list, and a modest cargo and passenger space. Hopefully, the segment offers lots of alternatives which you could check out. They include the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 Volvo XC90, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Coupe, and the 2017 Acura MDX.

Available Trims – Infiniti QX70

The sport-luxury 2017 Infiniti QX70 SUV is offered in a single trim level offered with a choice of either a RWD or an all-wheel-drive.

Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – Infiniti QX70

Standard equipment available for the new 2017 Infiniti QX70 include keyless entry and ignition, foglights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a leather upholstery, a sunroof, power-folding heated mirrors, heated eight-way power front seats, a power liftgate, a 60/40-split reclining and folding rear seats, and auto-diming rearview mirror.

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Some of the electronic features available include USB audio interface, a CD player, satellite and HD radio. Bose surround sound audio system, a 7” color display, a rearview camera, and a Bluetooth phone connectivity.

2017 Infiniti QX70 interior, leather seads, steering wheel

Options available are grouped into packages. For example, the Premium package bundles a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, aluminum roof rails, driver memory settings, voice controls, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, Bluetooth streaming, driver memory settings, a navigations system, and an 8” infotainment system.

The Deluxe package tacks in maple wood trim and cargo cover, perforated front seats, quilted leather upholstery, and 20” wheels.

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The Technology package as well as the Touring version of the Deluxe package ropes in a lane-departure warning and prevention system, forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and xenon headlights.

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Lastly, the Sport package bundles a contrasting stitching on the cabin, manually adjustable thigh support, paddle shifters, dark-tinted exterior trim, adaptive xenon headlights, and 21” alloy wheels.

2017 Infiniti QX70 Engine Specs

Generating 325 hp and 267 pounds of torque is a 3.7L V6 engine which comes under the hood of the new 2017 Infiniti QX70. The only transmission system available is a seven-speed automatic that also comes with a manual shift feature.
The RWD is the default drive system, while the available AWD is optionally provided.

During our own test drive, the V6-equipped all-wheel-drive QX70 was able to dash from 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds. The all-wheel-drive version’s maximum towing capacity stands at an impressive 2,000 pounds.

As for the EPA fuel economy ratings, expect the RWD QX70 to return 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined. For the AWD, expect 16/22/18 mpg.

2017 Infiniti QX70 engine

Available safety features include full-length side curtain, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, an around-view monitoring system, front seat side airbag, lane departure warning, automatic braking, forward collision mitigation system, and traction and stability control.

2017 Infiniti QX70 Price & Release Date

Expect the redesigned 2017 Infiniti QX70 to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $45,850, as for the release date, expect the vehicle during the end of 2016.

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2017 Lincoln MKS – Release Date, News and Rumors

Although there are better choices out there for a large, premium-brand sedan, the 2017 Lincoln MKS offers all the luxury sedan basics and costs less than many competitors. It offers a powerful fuel-thrifty turbocharged V6 engine, and abundant standard features. Its release date should be expected sometime in May 2017, according to rumors in automobile circles.

2017 Lincoln MKS exterior, headlights

On a long road trip, the MKS’s quiet passenger cabin is a relaxing place to roll away the miles. However, the most will find the ride quality lacking in overall refinement relative to other options in the segment. Most of its rivals are well-planted and feel more solid on a winding stretch of road.

Although Lincoln hasn’t said anything about the nameplate of its successor, an all-new replacement for the MKS is in the works and we should expect the announcement sooner or later. And in the ever-evolving and hyper-competitive world of big luxury sedans, there is need for constant changes and updates, and news to keep the model afloat in the minds of its fans.

2017 Lincoln MKS front view, grille and headlights

And even with so many appealing and compelling options nipping at the heels of the MKS, that isn’t to say that this dressed-up Ford Taurus version doesn’t have its unique strong points. The electronics interface is pleasing in terms of aesthetics. The passenger and truck are voluptuous, and adding icing to the cake is the turbocharged V6 engine rated at a healthy 365 horsepower.

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There is no shortage of desirable rivals in its segment as alluded earlier. Some of these include the more expensive and more refined 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the European models like the 2017 BMW 5 Series, and the 2017 Audi A6.

2017 Lincoln MKS exterior, black color

We also suggest you take a look at similarly priced alternatives for a more apples-to-apples comparison. They include the 2017 Lexus ES 350, the 2017 Chrysler 300, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis, the 2017 Cadillac CTS, and finally, the 2017 Acura RLX.

Each of these 2017 Lincoln MKS rivals have their own strengths, but they perhaps tend to make the MKS feel and look dated in terms of features and overall performance.

2017 Lincoln MKS side view, alloy wheels

Offered Trims – Lincoln MKS

Two trim levels are offered for the 2017 Lincoln MKS: MKS and MKS EcoBoost trim models.

Interior Images & 2017 Lincoln MKS Exterior Spy Shots

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The redesigned base MKS model offers the following standard accessories and features: exterior keypad entry, adaptive xenon headlights, 19″ alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, suspension dampers with driver adjustability, remote start, automatic high beams, driver-side auto-dimming heated mirrors, and keyless ignition and entry.

2017 Lincoln MKS gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

Interior wise, you get a telescopic-and-tilt powered steering wheel, ventilated and heated power front eight-way seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, leather upholstered surfaces, a 10-speaker premium audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a CD player, satellite and HD radio, MyLincoln Touch display, and Lincoln’s Sync voice control.

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The MKS EcoBoost offers similar bells and whistles but further adds 20” wheels, a more powerful engine, and a standard AWD.

2017 Lincoln MKS interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Plenty of options are bundled in packages such as power-adjustable pedals, a blind-spot monitor, HD radio, multi-contour front seats, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, a frontal collision warning system, heated rear seats, an automated parallel-parking system, adaptive cruise control, a 16-speaker surround-sound system, massaging front seats, and wood interior accents.

2017 Lincoln MKS grille and headlights

Pending further additions upon its release date, the existing color palette includes Luxe Metallic, Guard Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tri-Coat, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Black Velvet Metallic.

2017 Lincoln MKS rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Lincoln MKS Engine Specs

Under the hood of the base 2017 Lincoln MKS model is a 3.7L V6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system. The system then takes up the power – 305 horsepower and 280 lbs. ft. of torque to either the FWD or the AWD.

2017 Lincoln MKS engine

EPA estimates the fuel economy to stand at 28/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the FWD, and 26/18/21 mpg for the AWD version.

The performance-themed EcoBoost model gets a 3.5L twin-turbocharged engine rated at 365 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 25/17/20 mpg, and any user would only require 5.8 seconds to get past 60 mph.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKS Release Date

2017 Lincoln MKS release date

Its release date should be expected sometime in May 2017. As for its price, various rumors allege the MKS Sedan will probably go for sale for an MSRP starting at $39,010.

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