2017 Ford Mustang Release Date and Info

The redesigned 2017 Ford Mustang is an all-American muscle car that has been able to retain its trademark swagger and performance, and comes with even more desirable features and civilization than the Mustangs of the yesteryears. Read on for more news on engine specs, release dates, and price.

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With an appealing choice of engines, a confident highway cruising, a well-appointed interior, and capable handling, the 2017 Ford Mustang is poised to make headlines once it is released. For 2017, though, buyers shouldn’t expect any radical changes as the vehicle is just coming off a previous redesign. But it shouldn’t been mistaken to mean the Mustang has lost the modern appeal, it comes chock full of it.

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The Mustang is now a global product that has even made the luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi take notice. But don’t get us wrong, the fun-loving Mustang isn’t a luxury vehicle but its classy design and interior luxury are making the German luxury automakers think twice. And the catch here is, it’s undoubtedly an American performance icon that retains the tire-smoking exuberance expected of such cars.

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Although mechanically unchanged, there are news pertaining its technology front. The Sync 3, for instance, has replaced the much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system. The new interface brings with it a simplified interface, swipe finger commands, and smartphone-like pinch.

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Some common downsides to owning a Mustang include a cramped rear seat, and a bouncy ride quality on uneven surfaces. Otherwise, the Ford Mustang is essentially similar to the outgoing model apart from subtle changes. This year, the primary bogey to the Mustang remains the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. Others include the 2017 BMW 2 Series, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, and the 2017 Porsche 911.

Trims Available – Ford Mustang

Five trims are offered for the 2017 Ford Mustang: V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium. You can find separate reviews of Shelby GT350R and GT500 elsewhere on this site.

Exterior Changes & Interior Spy Photos – 2017 Ford Mustang

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The V6 comes standard with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, LED taillights and running lights, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a limited-slip rear differential, automatic xenon headlights, 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, a 4.2-inch central display screen, an auto-dimming rearview camera, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, dual USB ports, Track Apps performance telemetry, the Sync voice control system, and sequential turn signals.

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The EcoBoost steps up with a six-way power passenger seat, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, active noise cancellation, aluminum dashboard trim, and own wheel design. Options available for the EcoBoost model includes upgraded brakes, additional gauges, stability and traction control, shorter gearing for improved responsive acceleration, 19-inch wheels, different aluminum dahs trim, a sport-tuned suspension, spoiler delete, a larger radiator, and summer performance tires.

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Adding to what the EcoBoost provides, the EcoBoost Premium further provides heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum and chrome interior accents, leather upholstery, satellite and HD Radio, leather upholstery, selectable drive modes, heated exterior mirrors, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a nine-speaker sound system, enhanced voice controls, and an 8-inch touchscreen.

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The GT Premium offers upgraded brakes, launch control, electronic line-lock, black-out badges, 19-inch black alloy wheels, Torsen limited-slip differential, and a 12-speaker Shaker audio system. Others include special exterior and interior trim, a more prominent rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels, black-painted roof, and unique interior details.

2017 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Three engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Ford Mustang. The 3.7L V6 engine starts off with a rating of 300 hp and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates for the manual stand at 28/17/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 28/19/22 mpg.

2017 Ford Mustang engine

Stepping up to the EcoBoost gets you a 2.3L turbocharged engine rated at 310 hp and 320 lbs. ft. of torque. Finally, the GT comes with a 5.0L V8 engine juggernaut under its hood. The power – 435 horsepower and 400 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the rear wheels via the six-speed manual/automatic transmission system.

2017 Ford Mustang Price & Release Date

The 2017 Ford Mustang’s release date should be expected in early 2017 at least according to online reports. An asking price of $23,895 and $29,395 is what will cost you to own the Mustang Coupe and Mustang Convertible respectively.

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2017 Ford Expedition Release Date and Info

It has nowadays become a norm for SUVs to have car-based underpinnings over the previous body-on frame crossovers. The new 2017 Ford Expedition is however not among those ditching the old platform for the new one due to these elements like improved cargo and interior space as well as towing ability, which it would not want to let go of yet. Its release date is slated for August 2017.

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And with an increased interior flexibility, spacious third-row seating, easy-folding rear seats, and efficient yet potent turbocharged V6 engine, it will undoubtedly be poised to be a top choice for most buyers looking for a capable SUV. Rumors also allege the vehicle has slimmed up a bit as a result of the extensive use of aluminum in its construction.

Interior wise, you get plenty of space and upscale technologies. The Platinum, Limited and Limited trims, for instance, are very classy. These models offer anything ranging from the Sync 3 interface to the leather upholstered seats. And driver-oriented, and premium designed push buttons somewhere in between.

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In terms of the cargo room, there is no shortage here. You will get anything from between 18.6 cubic ft. to 42 cubic ft. depending on the trim level, and up to 130.8 cubic ft. when the seats in the EL trim are fold. That’s about 10 cubic ft. more than the Suburban and Sequoia in terms of comparison.

The only notable drawback we have noticed in the new 2017 Ford Expedition is its unapologetic size, which would be particularly a nuisance when trying to fit in tight spaces like parking lots or in traffic. Other than that, you are looking at an “A” rated vehicle that delivers in almost every facet. We however recommend our readers to look at their priorities first before heading to the showrooms to make a purchase.

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If riding big is atop your priorities, the Expedition is a sure choice for you. Other alternatives you could check out include the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2017 GMC Yukon, the 2017 Chevy Suburban, and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia.

Trims Available – Ford Expedition Review

This body-on frame 2017 Ford Expedition SUV is offered in XLT, Limited, King, Ranch, and EL Platinum trim. These models come in either standard or extended-length body styles.

Exterior Images & Interior Spy photos – 2017 Ford Expedition

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As you can see from the exterior images, the Expedition is indisputably redesigned. The XLT’s list of standard features includes a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, air-conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a six-way power driver seat, a one-touch fold-flat third-row seat, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, running boards, and a 40/20/40-split second-row seats.

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Standard equipment includes rear audio controls, auxiliary jack, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Sync voice-control system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 4.2-inch screen, satellite and HD radio, and USB interface.

The Limited trim comes standard with a navigation system, a sunroof, power-folding mirrors, 20-inch wheels, front parking sensors, retractable running boards, and automatic wipers in addition to the XLT’s features and equipment.

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The king Ranch offers a blind-spot monitoring system, a sunroof, wood grain interior trim, premium leather upholstery, special exterior styling details, two-tone paint, and a blind-spot monitoring.

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Standalone options available for all the trims include adaptive suspension dampers, a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, a dual-screen rear seat, power retractable running boards, 22-inch wheels, driver memory settings, a 110V household power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, heated and ventilated front seats, an 8” touchscreen display, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system.

2017 Ford Expedition Engine Specs

Beneath the skin of the Ford Expedition for 2017 is a 3.5L V6 Diesel engine. A standard six-speed automatic transmission system transfers the power – 365 hp and 420 lbs. ft. of torque to the rear wheels.

9,200 pounds is the maximum towing capacity achievable by a fully loaded Expedition regardless of the trim.

Recent news indicate the rear wheel drive Expedition will return fuel economy ratings of 22/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined, while its 4WD counterpart will offer 20/15/17 mpg.

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A time of 6.5 seconds is what you’ll need to accelerate from 0-60 mph. this, considering its sheer size, is quite commendable.

2017 Ford Expedition Price & Date Of Release

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August 2017 is the scheduled release date for the new 2017 Ford Expedition. Once available, provisional data in our possession indicates a window sticker of about $45,435.

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2017 Ford Ranger Release Date, Review and Specs

The new model offers customers improved design, cutting-edge technologies, and improved fuel efficiency than before. According to Roelant de Waard – Vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service – the new Ranger provides unbeatable combination of premium features such as SYNC 3 connectivity, stand-out styling, four-wheel drive capability, class-leading wading capability, optimized payload and towing capacity, and fuel efficiency. More details such as the Ford Ranger release date, price, and redesigns are covered below.

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Since it was introduced in Europe five years ago, the new Ford Ranger generated rapid sales. In fact, Ranger’s market share rose to just over 24% as of 2016 in Ford’s traditional European markets, placing it ahead of its traditional rivals such as the Toyota Hilux. For 2017, Ford hopes to even better its appeal through features such as upscale connectivity, infotainment and convenience technologies, fuel efficiency, and stylish designs.

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Some of the available technologies include a voice-activated SYNC 3 connectivity system that features an eight-inch display. It is intuitive, crisp, and quick to respond. Driver assistance technologies include traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, trailer sway control, electronic stability control, front and rear park assist, lane-keeping alert, and lane-keeping aid. Others include emergency brake assistance, adaptive load control, hill launch assist, and hill descent control.

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The exterior has been updated with a more modern look with stylish exterior cues lending the new Ranger a more powerful presence on the road regardless of whether it is stationery of at speed. It stands out thanks to the imposing projector headlights, the strong new trapezoidal grille, and the more muscular hood.

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“The new Ford Ranger 2017 maintains Ranger’s traditional excellent aerodynamic characteristics by emphasizing ‘Built Ford Tough’ design elements like the outboard nostrils. We saw an opportunity to give the design extra tension that can withstand tough working conditions. Therefore it was important the new Ranger functions as a tough, dependable tool,” said Dave Dewitt, exterior design manager, Ford Asia Pacific.

2017 Ford Ranger Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Ranger release date

The new model has changed much from the existing model, and as such, pricing isn’t expected to change much. According to Ford, pricing for the existing model is provided as follows: Ranger XLT Double Cab (manual transmission) – $54,390, Ranger XLT Double Cab (automatic transmission) – $56,590, Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab (manual transmission) – $57,890, and the Ranger Wildtrak (automatic transmission) – $60,090. It is too early to speculate about the release date, however, rumors say we should expect the new model sometime in mid-2017. And so you know, the Ranger is available in the USA as the Ford Raptor.

2017 Ford Ranger Exterior

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The exterior has been mildly updated. Several stylish cues such as redesigned headlights, grille, taillights, and front bumper should be expected. The result is a contemporary-looking pickup that makes an assertive statement even while standstill. Three body-styles are offered: regular cab, super cab, and double cab. With a ground clearance of 230 mm, and 800 mm of class-leading ability to wade through water, the new Ford Ranger has been engineered and designed to handle even the most extreme terrains with relative ease.

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The 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the quintessential model in terms of style, and performance. The taillights, load-bed rails, side mirrors, and side air vents feature a unique dark, liquid metallic grey finish, for a sporty, bold appearance. Unique features available include machined eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a unique sports hoop, rectangular foglights, and bold Wildtrak graphics.

2017 Ford Ranger Interior

2017 Ford Ranger interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

The updated exterior combined with a new stylish interior to create an even more car-like, contemporary, and comfortable environment for both the passengers and driver. Some of the standard features available in the cabin include air-conditioning, pre-wired trailer connections, a 2.3-inch driver information screen, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, smartphone app connectivity via SYNC3, and a four-speaker radio.

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Available Trims

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Ford Ranger: XLT and Wildtrak.

Engine Specs

2017 Ford Ranger engine

Beneath the hood of the based model are three engine choices with four output levels, while the top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak comes with a high-output 2.2L TDCi four-cylinder and a 3.2L TDCi five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The 3.2L five-cylinder offers an output if 197 horsepower, while the 2.2L four-cylinder offers 158 horsepower. For fuel savings, both engines come with an Auto Start/Stop feature.

Safety

2017 Ford Ranger safety

The safety systems’ list is extensive. Features include lane-keeping aid, lane-keeping alert, adaptive cruise control, driver impairment monitor, electronic stability control, and forward alert. The government is still conducting the crash impact assessment for the new Ford Ranger 2017, results will be posted on this space on its release date.

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