2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date, News & Specs

The newest 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes to us with updated rear and front ends with a completely redesigned cabin which offers us a whole new range of features. What is special about this vehicle is that it comes available in only one trim level, which is actually extraordinary. It is rare that you get a truck, or any kind of vehicle in that matter, without needing to spend extra money on accessories that only the higher trim levels have.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The Land Cruiser made its debut back in 1957 and was introduced as a very impressive people mover since its introduction to the market. Its off-raoding ability has always managed to impress people and it helped it become the flagship vehicle of the company. Some modern versions have taken a path of adding some luxury and leather-wrapped elements which made the car become an even more higher contender in the market of today.

This year besides going for the aesthetic updates and bringing in more tech support on the inside, the car is going to go through a change under the hood. The mechanical department had some work done and besides an updated transmission system there are a lot of mechanical updates that keep the car stable and an overall better performance. The engine type has been carried over from before but it was a good options all together so no need for a change there. Study the review and find out more information about the latest 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser car.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser red color, exterior, headlights, grille

The designers wanted to preserve the macho look so they kept to a mostly unchanged exterior design of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser. With this though in their heads, they managed to introduce changes to the front fender area, the hood grille and the taillight. Thus the front end of the car has been introduced with some additional chrome which has been placed on the grille of the car. It actually extends from the grille to the LED headlights and looks great like that. There are two very tall power bulges placed on the hood now which is something that we actually do not appreciate and think it could do without. The front fender is kept with flat sides and non-existent flairs.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser side angle, alloy wheels

The back side also gets some chrome which is actually a full-width chrome piece that goes all the way into the LED taillights. This is perhaps the most noticeable change that the Land Cruiser has gone through in terms of the back side, but in fact there is a lot more which can be seen upon closer inspection. The roof rails are a standard addition to the car this time and add more capability when it comes to carrying additional cargo. The car is going to ride on some 285/60R18 tires that wrap around new alloy wheels. There is a full size spare one with a rim to match the standard ones included as well.

Interior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The previous generation of Land Cruiser had a posh interior but the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser take things to a whole new level. The Terra leather seats have many things to do with it as they come standard for every vehicle. The added saddle brown floor is a nice piece of equipment added and makes things wholesome and warm looking. Finishing the interior look is the added wood trim and chrome accents which make up the whole exclusive combination together. The dashboard design is similar to the one of the current vehicle but does have a decent looking update to it nevertheless. The steering wheel is also completely new and the center stack has a new 9-inch infotainment display which has a Toyota’s latest Entune system.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser leather seats, steering wheel

The center console has a gated shifter with two main dials and several buttons. Knobs are used to control the Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control and there are several buttons that control the center differential lock, traction control and hill decent control. Just in front of the gearshift is the USB port with controls for heating and cooling the front seats. The passengers at the back can enjoy the dual 11.6-inch monitors mounted to the front seat as entertainment Additionally, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser adds 28 air vents  at the back making even the back side nice and cool and ventilated which is not the case with many of the modern vehicles today.

Engine

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser engine

The engine that it being utilized inside the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is the same one from before which is going to be completely carried over for this new versions. The engine in question is of course the 5.7-liter V-8 engine which makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. What is actually interesting to know is that the torque curve goes up to 3,600 rpm, with 90 percent of torque available at just 2,200 rpm. Despite the engine being old, the transmission is not. This year we have gotten a completely new gearshifter inside the Land Cruiser which will now use an eight-speed automatic shifter. It makes the EPA rating stand at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.

Price and release date

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is going to experience a bit of a price jump when being compared to the previous one. The car is going to be available for a base MSRP rat of  $80,155 which is still an appropriate pricing for a vehicle like this one. The release date is set for mid-year so expect it after April. On the official website http://www.toyota.com/landcruiser/ you can find more interesting info on the car.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Specs

Although the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with remarkable features such as satisfying interior features, advanced safety technologies, a standard third row bench, and a refreshed styling, it still lags behind some of its rivals in many respects. Its date of release, price, exterior and interior changes, and engine specs’ details are covered below, so keep reading on.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side view, exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Many automakers rest on their laurels for a while following a redesign, but it’s a different story with Mitsubishi which we’ve got no choice but to give them an “A” for their efforts. And with just three years on the market now, the automaker has given the Outlander significant changes. But the only nagging question remains. Are these changes enough to elevate the model to a formidable contender for the top spot in the segment? Well, in all fairness, I’d say no!

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side angle, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Our research has revealed that most of the changes lie deep below its skin, although Mitsubishi mentions lots of handling, ride, and platform changes. But numerous test track drives failed to show any meaningful progress over the previous model.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

There are some positive points though, but are sadly overshadowed by most of its rivals. some recommendable rivals available include the fuel-efficient 2017 Subaru Forester, the sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Kia Sorento, and the 2017 Nissan Rogue.

Trims Available – Mitsubishi Outlander

The seven-passenger 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander will be offered in four trims: GT, SEL, SE, and the ES. All models with the exception of the GT, which is equipped with a V6 under its hood, are offered with a four-cylinder engine.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

The ES’s list of standard features and equipment includes a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, a 50/50-pslit third row seat, LED running lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding second-row seats, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Mitsubishi “Fuse” voice-command, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, rear privacy glass, and automatic climate control.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Upgrading to the SE gets you a rearview camera, a body-color side mirrors, foglights, HD and satellite radio, four-zone automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a color trip computer, and automatic climate control (four-zone).

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander interior, leather rear seats

On top on what the SE offers, the SEL adds a power driver seat, a leather upholstery, black roof rails, and a black interior trim. options available for this model include a nine-speaker sound system, a sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, a power-folding side mirror, automatic braking, forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning, and satellite and HD radio.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander front angle, headlights and grille

Stand-alone features available for all the trims include an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, chrome exterior beltline, LED headlights, shift paddles, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, silver roof rails, LED foglights, front and rear parking sensors, remote start, and a slew of safety features (lane-departure warning system, forward collision assist, and adaptive cruise control).

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine Specs

Two engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. A four-cylinder 2.4L engine good for 166 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque is offered for the ES, SE, and SEL trims. This power is consequently transferred to the wheels via the CVT.

According to provisional test drives, a time of 9 seconds is what you need to get the Outlander from 0-60 mph. with the four-cylinder, buyers should look forward to fuel consumption ratings of about 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander engine

Opting for the GT gets you a 224 horsepower and 215 lbs. ft. of torque-generating 3.0L V6 engine under its hood. The power is then fed to the standard AWD system via the conventional six-speed auto.

7.6 seconds is the time you require to get the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander past 60 mph, at least according to Mitsubishi. The V6-powered AWD system returns 20/27/23 mpg.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Price & Release Date

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander’s release date should be expected in early 2017, according to various online sources. Expect it to go for sale for an MSRP of $22,995.

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2017 Land Rover Evoque Release Date and Info

Although not a very practical vehicle, the new 2017 Land Rover Evoque is an appealing choice for buyers shopping for a compact luxury crossover. For 2017, buyers should look forward to an unrivaled off-road ability, an available two-door body style, impressive fuel economy rating, a beautiful exterior and interior design, and an excellent handling character. Its date of release should be expected in early 2017.

2017 Land Rover Evoque

Land Rover has a reputation for building luxurious sport-utility vehicles that offer unrivalled off-road capability. Even so, the market today comes with a plethora of alternatives that offer tons of features besides offering utility. However, the Evoque has been able to ward off the competition when the asphalt turns to dirt.

2017 Land Rover Evoque front view, headlights and grille

Plenty of standard equipment are available inside the Evoque as you’d expect from such a reputed brand name as Land Rover. Changes are conspicuous even for its base model. The same story is written when it comes to the engines under its hood. The overall design is unique as is still a showstopper juts as it was four years back when it debuted for the first time.

2017 Land Rover Evoque side view, headlights and alloy wheels

But quite frankly, not even beautiful looks counts when it comes to this segment. And with downsides such as a lack of additional powertrains, more expensive sticker price, a cramped interior, and poor rear visibility, buyers might be prompted to look elsewhere in the segment if they find the faults simply unbearable.

2017 Land Rover Evoque rear view, taillights and tailpipe

There are several alternatives available to check out such as the 2017 BMW X3 that comes with superior acceleration, adequate interior room, and a high-quality interior. Also, the X3 offers multiple engine choices for its buyers including a fuel-shy diesel one. The other choice we’d recommend is the high-performing, spacious, and smooth 2017 Audi Q5. Others in the segment include both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the 2017 Lexus NX 200t.

Available Trims – 2017 Land Rover Evoque

This small luxury 2017 Land Rover Evoque crossover SUV is available in base, SE, SE Premium, HSE Si4, and HSE Dynamic. All the trims have four-door body styles apart from the two-door SE, and HSE Dynamic trims. The Convertible is reviewed separately.

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The SE’s list of standard features includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, an automatic windshield wiper, rear console vents, an eight-way power front seats, a rear spoiler, heated outside mirrors, 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking cameras, a CD player, an 11-speaker Meridian sound system, an 8-inch display, automatic climate control, an auxiliary audio jack, two USB ports, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Land Rover Evoque steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

To what the base SE offers, the SE Premium trim adds access to InControl apps, driver memory settings, LED lighting, a navigation system, headlights washers, and xenon headlights.

The four-door-exclusive HSE steps up with heated front seats, rear cross traffic alert, an upgraded leather upholstery, 19” wheels, configurable ambient lighting, automatic high-beam control, a fixed panoramic glass roof, automatic high-beam headlight control, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 Land Rover Evoque interior, leather seats

At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the HSE Dynamic model that comes equipped with rear cross traffic alert, aluminum interior trim, adaptive suspension dampers, unique 19-inch wheels, blind-spot monitor, premium leather seats, illuminated kick plates, two-tone seats, and heated front seats.

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Optional features available for the lower trims include a 360-degree parking camera, headrests-mounted monitors, a rear seat entertainment system, darkened fog-and headlights, 20-inch wheels, park assist, heated and ventilated fronts seats, and adaptive headlights.

2017 Land Rover Evoque Engine Specs

Under the hood of every model is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The power generated – 240 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the four wheels via the nine-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Land Rover Evoque engine

Upgraded features available for the Evoque include hill descent control system, hill start assist, and the Land Rover’s Terrain Response system.

According to EPA estimates, the 2.0L returns 30/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

2017 Land Rover Evoque Release Date & Price

We should expect the 2017 Land Rover Evoque’s release date sometime early 2017. An MSRP starting from $41,475 is what it will demand from you once available in showrooms. You can also get the lease and financing offers from Land Rover including the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.

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