2017 Infiniti QX50 Release Date, Review and Info

The previous Infiniti QX50 had a cramped backseat, however, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 addresses the issue. Still, you can get better alternatives of this greying QX50 although the QX50 offers a descent value. Its release date should be expected during the second half of this year.

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Some of its pros include a low base price, a responsive handling, and an available agile V6 engine. For 2017, you should expect to see a revised exterior styling, a newly stretched wheelbase, improved rear legroom, LED daytime running lights, heated seats, a sunroof, and additional standard features.

Words sometime offer different meanings, and so is the Infiniti QX50. On the upside, the brand has given the QX50 a fresh stretched wheelbase. Now, the rear legroom gains an additional 4.3” more therefore placing the vehicle in a league often dominated by German and Japanese brands. On the other hand, the vehicle rides smoothly than the previous models, as is often the character associated with vehicles with longer wheelbases.

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On a general view, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 returns mostly unchanged, which is both a bad and a good thing. On the plus side, the vehicle comes with an engaging appeal especially through its powerful V6 engine that cranks out an impressive 325 hp and a sport-tuned suspension that are almost distantly related to the370Z sports car from Nissan.

On the downside though, Infiniti has been able to offer the QX50 a substantial refresh ever since it debuted almost eight years ago. Some of the greying areas include the lackluster fuel economy ratings, missing commonplace features like a standard Bluetooth audio system, and a power liftgate.

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The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 offers an enormous cargo capacity but that doesn’t enamor us, as there are other vehicles in the segment that can swallow more stuff. A good example is the VW Golf hatchback.

We can’t however downplay some successes that the QX50 has achieved. Nonetheless, the segment offers a plethora of better equipped models. Some of them include the 2017 BMW X3, 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Acura Q5.

Available Trims – Infiniti QX50

Just like a majority of Infiniti models, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 is only offered in a single well-equipped trim level.

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 Infiniti QX50

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Standard equipment available for the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 include a heated power-folding exterior mirrors, automatic halogen headlights, 18” wheels, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, a leather upholstery, a four-way power front passenger seat, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, video/audio input jacks, satellite radio preparation, and a CD player.

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Options are available and are grouped into packages. The Premium package, for instance, comes bundled with advanced climate control system, driver memory settings, aluminum roof rails, a power adjustable steering wheel, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, and a genuine maple interior trim.

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Next up is the Premium Plus package that comes equipped with a Bluetooth streaming audio, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, voice controls, and a navigation system.

The Deluxe package offers a driver power lumbar, a built-in coat hanger, an upgraded dashboard trim, an eight-way power front passenger seat, adaptive xenon headlights, 19” wheels, and power folding second-row seats.

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Lastly, the Technology package offers a blind-spot warning system, lane-departure intervention, a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti QX50

The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 tacks a 3.7L V6 engine under the hood that cranks out 325 hp and 267 pounds of torque. The seven-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is the rear wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is optionally provided.

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The fuel economy ratings for the rear wheel drive stand at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/24/20 mpg for the AWD QX50.
Some of the safety features to expect include active front head restraints, side curtain airbags, stability control, antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags, and forward-collision warning system.

Release Date & 2017 Infiniti QX50 Price

Expect the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 to cost you an MSRP starting from $34,450. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to hit dealerships during the 2nd half of 2016.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Release Date, News & Specs

With its blend of good looks and stunning performance, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT will undoubtedly be a top choice for people shopping for a high-end luxury sports car. It’s simply impossible to ignore a car that brings with it a beautifully crafted interior, responsive handling and steering, powerful new turbocharged V8 engine, and stout brakes. Its date of release should be expected around May 2017.

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Every couple of years, there seems to be an automaker bragging of how they’ve managed to crack the “Da Vinci” code that could be able to rival the overhyped Porsche 911.

While they are busy engaging with their enthusiastic fans on social media, the guys at Porsche are probably yawning before embarking on their work to further propel the 911 to sports car domination. But with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT nipping at its heels, its time the guys working on the Porsche 911 to start putting in some extra hours.

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Touted as the successor to the discontinued SLS AMG, the AMG GT comes with a reduced window sticker and more refined that its predecessor. Although its predecessor was a brawny and temperamental sports car able to chastise even some of the most qualified rally drivers when pushed to the limits, the new Mercedes-AMG GT, as it is commonly referred to by the company, offers a more predictable response, greater driver confidence, and smooth drivability even at top speeds.

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That said, you will find it to be a reliable and enjoyable driving companion for everyday driving and occasional speed contests. For starters, the vehicle will come equipped with a 4.0L turbocharged V8 powerplant capable of cranking out a whopping 503 horsepower and 479 lbs. ft. of torque. That is quite some heat which should enable you hit 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. A just like the previous model, the power is transmitted to the rear wheels via the rear-mounted seven-speed manual transaxle automatic. 193 mph is its top speed according to Mercedes.

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As you’d expect, the AMG GT interior is packed with cutting-edge technologies that rival the Porsche in almost every facet. Its underbody underpinnings are almost entirely made up of aluminum.in order to suit every driving situation, there are transmission mounts and active motors that vary their stiffness. Furthermore, there is the optional carbon ceramic disc brakes and the variable-ratio power steering that routinely alters based on lateral G-forces and speed.

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With those mechanical tidbits in place, the result is a car that stops, steers, and corners like a true sports car. As such, it will be hard to opt for another car within the same price range as the AMG GT. But truth be told, the 2017 Porsche 911 continues to be the epitome of performance and holds the throne when it comes to the sports car dominance. Other alternatives you should consider include the 2017 Audi R8, and the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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When it comes to performance and value, the Corvette is hard to beat, while the R8 from Audi offers exotic car looks and a more powerful V10 engine behemoth. In overall, it seems the AMG GT is closing in on the Porsche, but only time will tell.

Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

As of this writing, the only trim available is the S coupe variant. However, Mercedes has announced it will be offering another iteration which is both less expensive and slightly less powerful.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Exterior Review & Interior Changes

Standard equipment available on the AMG GT S include LED headlights, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, a pop-up rear spoiler, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, driver selectable settings, 20-inch rear wheels, a power-operated trunk lid, an adaptive suspension system, an electronically controlled rear differential, and a dynamic exhaust system.

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Interior wise, you get voice controls, Mercedes COMMAND control system, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, driver memory settings, sport heated seats, a 10-speaker Burmester audio system, audio/USB interface, HD and satellite radio, a navigation system, a rearview camera, and adaptive cruise control.

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Options available include lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitor, mbrace telematics, performance-oriented suspension tuning, revised turning, premium leather upholstery, interior trim upgrades, and a sport steering wheel.

Engine Specs – 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 503 hp and 479 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is routed to the rear wheels via the seven-speed manual automated transmission system.

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A chest-compressing 3.6 seconds is all the time you require to sprint from 0-60 mph. EPA projects the fuel consumption to be around 16/22 mpg in the city/highway.

Price & 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Release Date

Pundits place its release date sometime in MAY next year, although it is still speculative at this time. Once available for sale, the AMG GT Coupe will start with a base MSRP of $129,900.

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2017 Volvo XC70 Release Date, Specs and Info

With its cuff protection and raised suspension, the 2017 Volvo XC70 can be an appealing choice if you want to do a lot of driving on gravel and dirt roads whilst still enjoying some bit of comfort and luxury. However, many crossovers in the segment can do the same and come in newer designs. Some of its upsides include a light-duty off-rad ability, ample cargo capacity, numerous safety features, a fuel-sipping four-cylinder engine, and supportive front seats. Its date of release is expected in the latter half of 2017.

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New add-ons for 2017 include a more fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, an updated infotainment system, and addition of a few standard features. When people consider purchasing a luxury crossover to bounce up o that vacation cabin or handle the latest snowstorm without looking worse for the wear, the first thing that hits their minds is a crossover Sports Utility Vehicle.

But have you ever thought of a luxury wagon like the 2017 Volvo XC70 that is constructed with the sole purpose of handling such duties? Well, now you know. The XC70 comes with some features that can enable it do those things: a raised suspension for additional ground clearance, an available all-wheel-drive system, lowered body panels with a material that resist scratches and hacks, and a front and rear underbody skid plates. This vehicle is meant particularly for those buyers who don’t have the in-thing about crossovers.

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The vehicle is still practical despite sporting the upgrades. It offers a spacious cargo volume than most of its competitors. Also, a reputation so dear to Volvo is well-preserved – a slew of modern safety features.

Things only get better under its hood. The XC70 comes with a new 2.5L turbocharged inline-5 engine that replaces the previous 3.0L inline-6 and 3.2L inline-6 base engines. Another engine that we believe will be still suitable is the old 3.0L engine that, despite offering unimpressive fuel-efficient values, offers a powerful output.

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It is always a good idea to window-shop around before making an ultimate decision. Some alternatives which you should consider sampling include the 2017 Audi Allroad, and the 2017 Subaru Outback.

Available Trims – Volvo XC70

The five-passenger 2017 Volvo XC70 wagon is offered in a walloping four trims: base T5 Drive-E, T5 Platinum, T5 all-wheel-drive, and the top-of-the-line T5 AWD Platinum. The T5 Premiere is reviewed separately.

Interior Redesign & Exterior Colors – 2017 Volvo XC70

The base T5 Drive-E and T5 all-wheel-drive come equipped with driver memory settings, heated side mirrors, 18” alloy wheels, heated power front passenger seat, a 7” central display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, underbody skid plates, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, and a 40/20/40-split rear seat.

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Standard technology features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, USB audio interface, smartphone app integration, an eight-speaker premium sound system, a CD player, Volvo’s Sensus Connect system, low speed forward collision mitigation and notification, and satellite and HD radio.

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The T5 Premiere package adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, a configurable instrument cluster, a navigation system, and leather upholstery.

Next up is the Platinum trim that tacks in all the contents of the above package plus Harman Kardon premium sound system, a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive xenon headlights, interior accent lighting.

2017 Volvo XC70 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and leather seats

The Technology package adds a driver alertness monitor, an upgraded collision mitigation system, automatic high-beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control, road sign information display, and lane departure warning system.

Stand-alone options available include dual displays, rear parking sensors, a rear entertainment system, and integrated rear child bolsters.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo XC70

A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 240 hp and 258 lbs. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC70. Transmitting the power to the front wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

The fuel economy estimates as per EPA are 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The fuel consumption ratings are impressive due to the available stop-start system which is popular for its ability to automatically shut off the engine when the vehicle has stopped thereby saving a lot of gas.

2017 Volvo XC70 engine

The performance-themed T5 AWD trim gets a 2.5L inline-5 turbocharged engine rated at 250 horsepower and 266 lbs. of torque. The power is transferred to all the wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Volvo XC70

Expect the 2017 Volvo XC70 to cost you an MSRP of $37,100. Its date of release is expected sometime late next year. Also, you will get an owners-manual which details everything you need to know about the vehicle upon purchasing it.

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