2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date and Info

With its feature-laden interior, and refined interior, the fresh 2017 Chevrolet Colorado promises to be a very appealing option to a full-size truck or a mid-size pickup. Some of its strengths include plenty of high-tech features, comfortable ride, maneuverable size, and fuel-efficient engines. Its release date is set for this fall.

A first for the 2017 Colorado include an upgraded driver information display for both the Z71 and LT models, and an optional diesel four-cylinder engine. Also, the Apple CarPlay is now supported by the MyLink touchscreen display.

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Many rejoiced when the current generation model debuted two years ago. It was appealing in comparison with older rivals in its class; offered a thriftier cabin that came chock full of upscale technologies; and had fuel-sipping engines. For 2017, things have gotten even better. For instance, the 2017 model comes with a diesel engine that not only promises performance, but also saves you some bucks at the pump.

The engine tidbits might not sound so impressive. After all, the output stands at 181 hp. What sweetens the deal, though, is the amazing 369 pounds of torque, which is far more the output you can get with the petrol V6. For starters, that torque means that you handle more towing jobs with your Colorado while still enjoying a stronger and smoother experience.

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Another upgrade worth a second mention is the Apple CarPlay smartphone integration that now features the MyLink infotainment interface. This, according to Chevy, should make any tech-savvy user excited. The full-size Silverado is also set to get the connectivity for 2017.

If you’ve been shopping in this segment, you’ll probably come across other alternatives. Chief among them is the Toyota Tacoma 2017, it comes with a superior approach angle, higher ground clearance, and a real-mountain goat. Also, its technology offerings have gone a bit higher. Other options include the Dodge’s RAM 1500, and 2017 Nissan Frontier. However, most people should find the street-based Colorado pleasing and enjoyable with its diverse talent galore.

Chevrolet Colorado – Available Trims

Offered in both two- and four-seat five-seat crew cab and extended-cab body styles, the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado comes in a whopping four trims: Base, Work Truck, LT, and Z71. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Configurations – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

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The Base comes equipped with vinyl upholstery, 16” steel wheels, adjustable steering wheel, automatic headlights, rear-seat delete, power windows, a six-speaker FM/AM audio system, auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a tilt-only steering wheel, daytime running lights, air-conditioning, and a rearview camera.

Stepping up to the Work Truck trim which is available in both the crew cab and extended cab body styles gets you floor mats and carpeting, cloth upholstery, and fold-up rear jump seats. It also comes with a desirable list of options including remote keyless entry, enhanced visibility, 16” alloy wheels, a driver side convex “spotter” mirror, theft-deterrent system, body-color exterior trim, and chrome beltline trim.

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The upgraded audio package adds Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a spray-on beadliner, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a 4.2” display, and an automatic locking rear differential.

Opting for the LT gets you 17” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen display, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, four USB ports, illuminated visor mirrors, adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, voice and steering wheel controls, and an overhead console.

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The plush 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 adds hill-descent control, LED daytime running lights, an off-road-oriented suspension system, leatherette/cloth upholstery, grille surround, locking rear differential, and dark-tinted 17” alloy wheels. Several packages are offered for the Z71 including but not limited to the Trail Boss, Safety, and Truck Appearance packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

The Base and WT models come equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque. Towing capacity stands at 3,500 pounds.

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A 3.6L V6 good for 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque is also available as an option. Its maximum towing capacity stands at 7,000 pounds. EPA ratings stand at 18/26/21mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two wheel drive, and 17/24/20 mpg for the 4WD.

The Z71 and LT models are offered with a 2.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at an impressive 369 pounds of torque and 181 hp. When properly equipped, the diesel Chevy can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $20,100 for the Base model, and up to $28,155 for the Z71 trim. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado release date should be expected this fall.

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2017 Chevy Equinox Release Date and Review

2017 Chevy Equinox Info – If you are interested in a small crossover SUV that offers a strong V6-powered engine, adjustable and roomy backseat, serene interior, and a comfortable ride, the new and updated 2017 Chevy Equinox is a worthy choice. Its date of release although not officially public yet, should be expected sometime during the 2nd Q of 2017.

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Some notable updates for 2017 include a slew of new safety features (rear-cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, and an automatic braking system). The front and rear fascia has also received mild changes including a new update on the existing color palette.

Additionally, both the LT and the LTZ get daytime LED running lights, and new projector-beam headlights. Interior wise, new features for 2017 include a 7” touchscreen interface, and an upgraded leather upholstery for the base trim.

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With the small crossover SUV segment expanding exponentially in recent years, it was imperative for Chevrolet to keep updating its vehicles in order to ward off the increasing number of well-rounded rivals nipping at its heels. This comes at a time when the Equinox model is struggling to conceal its greying areas in the face of fresher models.

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However, despite the effort spent on revitalizing the Equinox, much still needs to be done if the vehicle is to remain relevant in the segment. Some of its cons include a sluggish real-world EPA ratings, a Bluetooth audio connectivity, and a modest cargo volume relative to its rivals.

That said, alternatives to consider include the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. This vehicle brings with it an engaging, spacious and hard to beat character. The 2017 Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape for 2017 all provide better fuel economy ratings and maximum cargo volume. Opting for the 2017 Jeep Cherokee comes with some serious off-roading chops, versatility, and a powerful V6 engine that provides laudable acceleration.

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The 2017 Chevy Equinox is still a pleasant crossover to drive nevertheless. If an attainable price, and practicality are atop your list of priorities, the 2017 Chevy Equinox should be considered closely.

Trims Available – Chevrolet Equinox

The compact crossover Chevy Equinox for 2017 SUV will be offered in: L, LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels.

Interior Review & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Chevy Equinox

The base L model will come packed with a 60/40-split second row seats, a partial power driver seat with lumbar and height adjustment, 17-inch wheels, cruise control, automatic headlights, cloth premium upholstery, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a strip computer.

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The available on-board technology includes an auxiliary audio input, a rearview camera, OnStar communications, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, and a 7” touchscreen interface.

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Next up, the LS trim offers the same standard features and electronics as the L model and adds a satellite and HD radio, a compass, and a towing package. The package is also offered on both the LTZ and LT as an add-on.

Picking the LT trim will get you an upgraded audio system, daytime LED running lights, smartphone app integration, a rear privacy glass, different 17-inch wheels, roof rack side rails, Internet radio apps, and heated mirrors. Additional info can be found on: http://www.chevrolet.com/mylink-bring-your-own-media.html

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Bulling its way to the top of the trim level is the LTZ trim. it further adds remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, unique exterior trim with chrome accents, foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, driver memory settings, firmer suspension tuning, rear parking sensors, and leather upholstered seats.

Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2017 Chevy Equinox

Industry reports compiled by automotive pundits allege the vehicle is set for release sometime during the second quarter of next year. As for the base price, expect it to be offered for sale for $22,600.

2017 Chevy Equinox Engine Specifications

Two engines are available for the 2017 Chevy Equinox hoods. First is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 182 hp and 172 lb. ft. of torque, this power is routed to either the standard front wheel drive or the optional four wheel drive via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

According to Chevrolet, the front wheel drive Equinox should be able to saunter to 60 mph in a lackluster 9.8 seconds.

2017 Chevy Equinox engine

Furthermore, it is projected the vehicle will return fuel economy ratings of 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The all-wheel drive version dims the ratings down by 2 mpg.

Second, and probably the last powerplant to be offered (as of this writing), is a 3.6L V6 powerplant. Its power – 301 horsepower and 272 lbs. ft. of torque is transmitted to all the wheels via the six-speed auto. Its EPA ratings stand at 16/23/18 mpg with the AWD.

When fully equipped, the four-cylinder Equinox should be able to tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. The V6 powered models, on the other hand, should tow up to 3,500 pounds.

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 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Release Date and Info

With a turbocharged four-cylinder base engine beneath its hood and a new hardware under its skin, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro reputation is poised to get even better. This iconic pony also comes with a smooth and serene ride, fuel-efficient turbo-4, sharp and nimble handling, a prodigious grip, and boffo V6 and V8 engines. Its date of release according to various sources should be expected in the 2nd Q of 2017.

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Fuel-efficient engines and muscle scars are naturally tantamount to each other as puritanical living and Keith Richards. And while the automotive landscape has evolved from the one in ’67, you would need to think long and hard before embarking on a long trip with a fuel-sapping Sherman tank-size Cadillac.

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Nowadays, volatile fuel prices and high cost of living have made automakers downsizing their engine consumption, and this is what GM has done with the Chevrolet Camaro for 2017. The base four banger, for instance, generates a whopping 275 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. And its EPA ratings have never been this good.

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It comes riding on a new platform – “Alpha” which comes with several additional benefits over the previous underpinning. For example, it is lightweight, narrower and slightly shorter than the outgoing model. Fuel savvy buyers will also fall in love with the cylinder deactivation system that, under light acceleration, cuts power it sends to the cylinders by 50%.

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When we come to the available competition, the 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost edges closer in terms of power and interior appointment. Others in the segment include the 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, the 2017 Audi TT, and the eye-popping 707-hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat. But even with so many bogeys baying for its blood, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is nonetheless a capable coupe that offers modern refinement, movie-star styling, and tire-burning power.

Chevrolet Camaro – Trims Available

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The redesigned vehicle will be available in four trims: 2SS, 1SS, 2LT, and 1LT trims. The ZL1 is covered in a separate review.

Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The ILT’s list of standard features and equipment includes keyless ignition and entry, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual exhaust tips, automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adjustable drive modes, a six-way power passenger seat, cruise control, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, a limited-slip differential and an eight-way power driver seat.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Equipment include a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio control, an auxiliary audio jack, two USB ports, satellite and HD radio, Android Auto, OnStar, a six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, and Chevy’s MyLink interface.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro interior, leather seats, steering wheel, dashboard

Upgrading to the 2LT trim gets you ventilated and heated front seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an infotainment system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, configurable ambient lighting, driver memory settings, wireless device charging, illuminated sill plates, rear parking sensors, rear-cross traffic alert, an upgraded multifunction gauge cluster display, a lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

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Stepping to the 1SS gets you a sport-tuned suspension system, a rear spoiler, run-flat tires, 20-inch tires, an 8-inch multifunction display, quad exhaust outlets, xenon headlights, a rear spoiler, upgraded brakes, and a “Track” driving mode.

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At the zenith of them all is the 2SS trim that adds an adaptive suspension damper, a performance exhaust, unique interior accents, a sunroof, a navigation system, and all the contents of the Heavy Duty Cooling and Brake package.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Engine Specs

Three engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. The 1LT and 2LT come standard with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The power – 275 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque is then transferred to the wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission.

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The other engine is a 3.6L V6 engine that is optional on the 1LT and 2LT trims. With this engine expect an output of 335 horsepower and 284 lbs. ft. of torque.

Finally, both the 1SS and 2SS employ a V8 engine with a displacement of 6.2L. The power – 455 horsepower and 455 lbs. ft. of torque gets pumped to the wheels via the eight-speed manual transmission system.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro engine

According to Chevrolet, it only takes 5.4 seconds for the four-cylinder turbocharged model to hit 60 mph, and 5.5 seconds with the automatic.

ZL1 Release Date & 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Price

The 2nd Q of 2017 is the expected release date of the vehicle. As for its price, expect a base price of $25,700.

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