2017 Chrysler 300 Release Date and News

With a laudable combination of style, power, value and luxury, the Chrysler 300 for 2017 promises a remarkable performance and appeal for any would-be user. Some of its 2017 highlights include an exceptional quiet and supple ride, satisfying technology and audio systems, a strong V8 power, an available AWD system, and lots of standard features. Its release date should be forthcoming during the 1st Q of 2016.

2017 Chrysler 300 exterior, red color, alloy wheels

This year’s model promises lots of impressive features and technologies including improved handling and steering, an upgraded suspension, Uconnect standard touchscreen, a slew of safety technologies, and an available 90th Edition Anniversary package.

Despite a large number of large sedans in the market, the Chrysler 300 has managed to outsmart most of them through constant performance and technology upgrades. And just like before, the new 300 combines luxury and attitude both of which contribute to its rarity.

2017 Chrysler 300 front angle, grille and headlights

It is also subtle and comes with a stronger emphasis on upscale refinements and appointments. But that’s not the news, to start off with, the 300 comes with an appealing rear wheel drive system and a choice of either a V6 or V8 power that provide any user with a combination of traditional sound and fury and a suitably tamed modern vehicle.

Regardless of the engine, every model comes with a supple and quiet ride quality. Interior wise, there are lots of soft-to-touch materials and upscale technologies which are both appealing and comfortable.

2017 Chrysler 300 rear angle, tailpipe and tailights

The list of features that give the 300 a unique character can go on and on, however, the segment offers a plethora of alternative vehicles which include the 2017 Chevrolet Impala, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, 2017 Hyundai Genesis, and 2017 Hyundai Azera. But if attitude and luxury are your top priorities, we’d highly recommend the new 2016 Chrysler 300.

Available Trims – Chrysler 300

The large 2017 Chrysler 300 sedan is provided in different variants: Limited, S, C, and the top-of-the-line 300 C Platinum. Both the SRT8 and hellcat are reviewed separately.

Exterior Images and Photos & Interior Concept -2016 Chrysler 300

Standard equipment available for the base Limited coupe includes automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, cruise control, climate control, split-folding rear seats, 17” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control (dual-zone), heated power front seats, heated mirrors, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Technology features for the Limited trim includes voice controls, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, satellite and HD radio, Wi-Fi connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, USB port, six-speaker sound system, and an 8.4” touchscreen display.

2017 Chrysler 300 steering wheel, gear shift knob and lcd screen

Next up is the 300S trim that comes bundled with 20” “hyper black” alloy wheels, LED foglights, unique blackout styling elements, standard V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension system, a premium sound system, performance tuned bushings and steering, port bucket front seats, remote start, a dual sport exhaust, and stiffer springs.

Picking the luxury-themed Chrysler 300c gets you additional chrome exterior accents, 18” alloy wheels, remote start, a sunroof, cabin LED lighting, a power rear sunshade, a six-speaker Alpine audio system, a navigation system, satellite and HD radio, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming drive-side window, a comfort-tuned suspension system.

2017 Chrysler 300 exterior, side angle

The top-of-the-range 2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum builds upon what the 300C offers plus an upgraded suspension system, Harman-Kardon stereo system, cooled and heated front cupholders, power rear window, upgraded leather upholstery, xenon adaptive headlights, unique exterior accents, adjustable power pedals, and an upgraded steering wheel.

2017 Chrysler 300 interior, dashboard and leather seats

Many of the features provided for the top trims are also available for the lower trims in form of options. The optional features include remote start, high-beams control, puddle bumps, dual-pane sunroofs, a special splash screen, automatic wipers, and a navigation system.

Engine Specs – 2016 Chrysler 300

All trims come equipped with a 3.6L v6 engine rated at 260 pounds of torque and 292 horsepower. However, the 300S comes with a power bump of 300 horsepower and 264 pounds of torque. Both the rear-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission system are standard.

2017 Chrysler 300 v6 engine

During our own test drive, the V6-powered 300C trim dashed from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. EPA ratings stand at 19/32/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 5.7L V8 engine rated at 363 horsepower and 394 pounds of torque is optionally available for the 300 Limited trim.

Price & 2016 Chrysler 300 Release Date

Buying the 2016 Chrysler 300 Sedan will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $32,015. Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q of 2016.

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2017 Nissan Altima Release Date and News

The new 2017 Nissan Altima Sedan comes off a makeover that now gives it an even more appealing curb, but offers nothing to regard as extra-ordinary relative to its competition. But if you are looking for a laudable fuel economy rating, strong acceleration, and a responsive transmission, you’ll probably appreciate the new model. Read on for up-to-date news on Altima’s engine specs, release date and price, and exterior and interior updates.

2017 Nissan Altima aeria view, red color, headlights

Four years have passed since its last major redesign, and within this time, the number of competition has grown tremendously. Anyone now shopping in the segment has plenty of options to consider although more seasoned brands tend to outdo the new ones regardless of the feature content.

2017 Nissan Altima side view, black color, alloy wheels

For 2017, Nissan has tried to rejuvenate the Altima by offering some bit of additional exterior styling and a handful of new features and technologies. The SR trim also returns for this year. Up front, the Altima comes with the V-Shape which brings it to speed with the rest of Nissan vehicles. The taillights and headlights are now sharper than before.

2017 Nissan Altima rear view, alloy wheel, taillights and tailpipe

Also, the new model comes with a slew of safety features such as automatic braking, forward collision warning, hill assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. Despite this refreshments, the cabin is somehow disappointing and seems to exist in the bygone era. The features and technologies present are old news relative to what the competition offers.

2017 Nissan Altima brilliant silver, side angle, alloy wheels and headlights

Things beneath its hood remain unchanged despite massive updates for other models. Fortunately though, the engines offer impressive fuel economy ratings. In all fairness, the Altima isn’t as competitive as it was three years ago, and will face an uphill task to keep relevant in the segment. Some of its rivals include the 2017 Mazda 6, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2017 Honda Accord.

Trims Available – Nissan Altima

The five-passenger 2017 Nissan Altima is available in a whopping five trims: SL, SV, SR, S, and the base.

Interior Pictures & 2017 Nissan Altima Exterior Review

Standard features and accessories buyers should look forward to in the base include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, full power accessories, plastic covers, keyless entry and ignition, a six-way manually adjustable driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, a four-speaker stereo, cloth upholstery, and a 60/40-split rear folding seats.

2017 Nissan Altima steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

The S trim steps up with a 5-inch display, adaptive cruise control, NissanConect smartphone app integration, a six-speaker audio system, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, automatic headlights, USB port, and Siri Free Eyes.

2017 Nissan Altima leather interior, front and rear seats

Upgrading to the SR trim gets you an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, simulated manual shift control, a rear spoiler, and an automatic four-zone climate control.

2017 Nissan Altima interior, rear seeting

In addition to what the SR trim offers, the SV further provides a satellite and HD radio, a blind-spot monitor, lane-assist, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, remote engine start, and an eight-way power driver seat.

2017 Nissan Altima side view, white color, alloy wheels, headlights

At the acme of the trim ladder is the SL trim that offers 18” wheels, ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, voice commands, a larger 7-inch color touchscreen, air vents for the aft seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, rear and front parking sensors, a tow-way adjustable front headrests, and LED headlights.

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Standalone features which are available for the lower trims for an extra cost include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, NissanConnect telematics, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and a sunroof.

2017 Nissan Altima Concept Engine Specs

A four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated is offered for the 2017 Nissan Altima. The power generated – 182 hp and 180 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the front wheels via the CVT. EPA says the Altima should be able to return 39/27/31 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/26/30 mpg.

With the Continuously Variable Transmission system equipped on the coupe, an average time of 7.8 seconds for a 0-60 mph acceleration should be expected.

2017 Nissan Altima engine

The optional 3.5L V6 engine offered is graded at 270 hp and 251 lbs. ft. of torque. Here, a time of 6.2 seconds is required to get you past 60 mph. fuel consumption is projected to be 32/22/26 mpg.

Price & 2017 Nissan Altima Release Date

Its Release Date should be expected in May of 2017 according to rumors going round. A sticker price of $22,500 should be expected once it hits dealerships.

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New 2017 Ford Edge – Release Date, Specs & Info

With a spacious and well-trimmed interior, carlike road manners, and a generous features content, the 2017 Ford Edge is a strong choice for a five-seat midsize crossover SUV. Other strengths include a plethora of high tech and luxury features, a powerful Sport model, an efficient base engine, and a sophisticated ride quality. Its released should be expected sometime in the early beginning of 2017. 

2017 Ford Edge side view, alloy wheels

For 2017, the Edge is available in an array of eye-catching colors, including the Electric Spice, shown in one of the spy photos here. Well, with a name that perfectly substantiates what it actually is, the new model neatly balances between segments.

2017 Ford Edge spy shots

For example, it offers more space than a conventional small crossover would, without the necessarily being a third-row juggernaut such as the likes of Ford Flex and Ford Explorer. This is one crossover that is hard to match in any one specific area, and Ford hopes to leverage heavily on this to propel it to the top of its segment rankings.

2017 Ford Edge exterior, rear view

Surprisingly, the Edge, despite its generous cargo and passenger room and its midsize footprint, still manages to feel maneuverable and tidy on the road. This may partly be attributed to the recent redesign Ford did on the Edge that encompassed several improvements on its suspension and body structure. The result was a small crossover SUV that has sedan road-manners even with a weight that exceeds two tons.

2017 Ford Edge front view, hradlights, grille and alloy wheels

Its interior is covered with premium materials, at least for most of the surfaces. In fact, its center console, dash, and doors are all soft to touch. The only exception here is the hard-plastic adorned center stack. Otherwise, just about every surface the driver is commonly interacting with has a quality finish and feel.

2017 Ford Edge side view, auto show, blue color, alloy wheels

The upgraded infotainment system has been upgraded and offers faster response times and a simplified user interface than the outgoing system with was rather polarizing and slower to respond. Idiosyncrasies do exist, however, that keep Ford from being the decisive victor in this hotly contested segment. They include an underwhelming performance especially from the base model, and sluggish downshift for the automatic transmission system.

2017 Ford Edge rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the rivals you could check out include the 2017 Kia Sorento, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the recently redesigned 2017 Nissan Murano.

Available Trims – Ford Edge

Four trims – SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport – are offered for the midsize five-seat 2017 Ford Edge SUV. The 2017 Ford Edge Hybrid review is offered separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Ford Edge Interior Review

Accessories and features offered for the Edge SE rim model include a 4.2” infotainment display, a rear folding and reclining 60/40-split seatbacks, dual exhaust tips, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, active grille shutters, an acoustic windshield, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, auxiliary audio input, keyless ignition and entry, a CD player, smartphone app integration, Ford’s Sync system, and voice recognition.

2017 Ford Edge front angle, headlights and grille

The Edge SEL further adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated exterior mirror, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, exterior keyless entry pad, rear parking sensors, upgraded cloth upholstery, an adjustable passenger seat, an eight-way driver adjustable seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

2017 Ford Edge steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The Edge Titanium trim model gets ambient interior lighting, LED taillight bar, 19” wheels, HD radio, a Sony 12-speaker audio system, an eight-way front adjustable passenger seat, noise-reducing front windows, a hands-free tailgate, and driver memory settings.

2017 Ford Edge leather seats and gear shift knob

Finally, the Edge Sport model comes with an aggressive rhombus-shaped exhaust outlets and a lower fascia that help the model a standout from the rest of the trims. It offers inflatable rear seatbelts, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 21” wheels, forward collision warning system, variable-ratio steering, and the automated parallel/perpendicular parking system.

2017 Ford Edge rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Various options will also be offered for the individual trim models, but we will have to wait at least some few months ahead of its release date to get the exhaustive specs.

2017 Ford Edge Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Ford Edge is derived from several engine options offered under the hood of the SUV. Standard across except for the Edge Sport is the 2.0L four-cylinder mill rated at 245 hp and 275 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph with the AWD version only needs 8.3 seconds.

2017 Ford Edge engine

A 3.5L V6 is offered for both the Edge SEL and Titanium models, and is able to crank out 280 horsepower and 250 pounds-ft. of torque. EPA says this mill should be expected to return about 26/18/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the FWD versions, and 25/17/20 mpg for the AWD models.

Finally, the Edge Sport is offered with an exclusive 2.7L turbocharged engine beneath its hood. A stonking output of about 315 horsepower and 350 pounds-ft. of torque should be expected to be churned out by the mill.

2017 Ford Edge Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Edge Release date

The Edge MSRP should be expected at around $28,700, and about $40,900 for the Edge Sport 4dr SUV. It is expected the SUV will probably go for sale in early 2017.

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