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.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado front angle, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado exterior front, badges

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

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Interior leather seats, lcd screen, steering wheel

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.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado silver color

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.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado interior steering wheel and dashboard

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.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado engine

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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2019 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu 2019 Possible Release Date

Recent emerging news about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has drawn our attention. The idea of building upon the success which the last model made is quite intriguing to hear and would be a very good choice for the brand. The release date for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu may be still far away, but it now seems like a fixed point which is much more believable now than it used to be once the inception of this model.

The latest news says that the new 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is going to newest appearance for the end of 2018. It is still early to tell whether this rumor is true but down the line of the year we will be able to see more information and get the latest scoop soon. We can expect to see the vehicle showcased at a major auto show, like they did the last time. So, the release might happen even in mid-2018. We are very much hopeful to see this happen.

Increased Price for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

Even though the price of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has not been clearly determined, it will most likely see a rise. This means that the increased price of the vehicle will dictate how the car develops. Since many of the people think that we already have a good enough car on our hands, the estimation is that the model is not going to develop so much. Thus a smaller redesign is expected. Generally speaking, the idea behind the update is a good one but now it leads us to believe that it will not affect the price so much. Currently, the outgoing Chevrolet Malibu is sold for $28,645 as base MSRP. We are expecting it to rise at least to 29k as 30k is too much for some based on the estimations.

Latest 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Rumors

When it comes to the rumors about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu it comes to whether the car will come with a new platform or not. The previous model made great strides with the introduction of the GM’s Epsilon II platform, which it shared with other Chevy products, namely the LaCrosse, Regal and Buick car. It proved to be one of the best ways for the car to improve and it helped the Malibu get an upper hand on the majority of its competition. When it comes to the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, this might be the newest generation model that we are looking at which would also mean that a new kind of platform may come into play. Based on the latest rumors the people from Chevy are looking into the possibility of making the car more comfortable for people to drive in. There are also some rumors that this might affect the dimensions of the car as well.

What are the Exterior Changes for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?

The exterior changes for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu are not going to be too extensive. As they managed to hit it big with the latest car and the look it has, they are not going to overcomplicate things with the next iteration. This current model is able to boast with a ground breaking design which overturned the sales of the Malibu model and brought it close to the upper echelon of cars in this segment. When it comes to the new one, we are expecting to see some smaller aesthetic changes, but the vehicle will keep the general shape that it has now.

You can expect to see a car with a nose positioned lower and also a stretched out front end of the car. The proportions are going to be dealt with quite thoroughly as they are looking to adjust them to the potential changes that came with the dimensions swap. We are not entirely sure if they decide to go with the dimensions change but if they do it will not be too much. The model will combine elegance and sportiness and there is a great possibility that this vehicle will comply most of the things that the newest Chevy Impala has got going for it. We see this as a true way for the model to advance and get to a larger audience base.

Are New Colors Being Introduced?

One of the things we are expecting to see for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is to add a new color pallet. Updating the car is one thing but the car will need to have consistency in order to keep it afloat in the market. Since they are not going to give us a larger overhaul, and they really do not need to do it, we are still expecting to see more prims when it comes to other aesthetics pieces of the puzzle. One of them is the introduction of a new color scheme. You will most likely see the standard set of colors which are available now, while the vehicle will expand that with a few new ones. We are not entirely sure if the plan to make them optional or not, but we are under the impression that they should only be divided between trims and the availability should not be bounded for the customers.

New 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Dimensions?

One of the most important questions for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is in regards with its dimensions. The previous model did a very good thing when they expanded the dimensions and retooled the car so it fitted more room and at the same time offered a new kind of ride. People are in hopes that they do the same for the newest model but we think that the vehicle is good enough with the setup that it has now. Thus the dimensional changes would probably be kept for somewhere down the line, but a lot of years down the line in this case. The current dimensions and most probably the ones that we are going to see for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu amount to 193.8 in length, 73.0 in width and 57.6 in engine, while the wheelbase is limited to 111.4 in. It has enabled to car to gain quite a nice interior with 103 cu ft of passenger volume and 12-16 cu ft cargo space.

Renewing the Interior of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

Updating the inside of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu will not be easy. If they do decide to keep the outside of the car similar style wise, the inside of the car should give us more changes. These are not only going to include a mere update. We can probably hope and see much more when it comes to the interior of the car. The vehicle is sure to give us new kind of materials for the seats and provide us with all new gadgets to improve the comfort for the passengers. The dashboard and the equipment in the front will gain new a new design and a style which goes with the current cars. There are some expectation that we might see additions and changes brought from the current roster of Chevy vehicles. Infotainment and technology is also a big part, so look for the Malibu to add a decent and improved set of technological upgrades to keep us even more entertained while driving.

What are the Engine Specs for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?

The nest 2019 Chevrolet Malibu will retool its engine specs as well. These are going to be in terms of the entry level engine which is surely going to be the turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder which has a rating of 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The next level one is 4-cyldiner engine that will deliver 197 horses and 191 pound-feet. Standing at the top and also available for the top trims of the vehicle is the 2.0-liter turbo-four model. This one will give the drivers 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. The stats are consistent with what the current vehicles are giving us and there is probably not going to be a monstrous changes for the time being.

What about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Top Speed and 0-60 mph?

With the same set of engines available for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu the speeding ability stays the same. There is no need to give an upgraded setup in terms of the power for the car. It will stay at around 8 second needed to get to 0-60 mph and a top speed which is limited to 130 mph. All in all, this is not too bad and the vehicle makes a great stride with the given mode.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu Fuel Economy Assumptions

There is no reason to doubt that the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu will have a different fuel economy rating. Sadly, they are not probably going to improve it by much. There are no evidence to support the fact that they are planning a range of changes which will see that the fuel consumption changes. The entry level model will likely 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway rating and the mid-range one rated with 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The fastest and strongest 2019 Chevrolet Malibu model is going to have an EPA rating of 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Turbo models may go to 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

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.

2017 Chevy Equinox side view, alloy wheels, headlights, grille, black color

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.

2017 Chevy Equinox front view, headlights and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Chevy Equinox side angle, red color, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Chevy Equinox red cilor, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 Chevy Equinox steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

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.

2017 Chevy Equinox interior, leather seats, steering wheel

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

2017 Chevy Equinox white color, front view, alloy wheels and headlights

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 Chevy Equinox side view, alloy wheels, headlights

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