2017 Hyundai Equus Release Date, Review and Info

For consumers who want to break the bank on a full size luxury sedan purchase, the new and redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus is definitely the perfect choice for them. The vehicle offers the following highlights: an extremely quiet and refined cabin; comfortable seats that offer appealing legroom; a generous list of standard features; expansive rear legroom; a slew of safety features.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to a hands-free trunk and mild exterior and interior tweaks.

2017 Hyundai Equus front angle, grille and headlights

Otherwise, the new Equus returns unchanged. Some of us can remember the surprise that came when Hyundai announced that it could it bring the model to the U.S and many people wondered whether a sedan that has long been associated with SUVs and economical sedans could build a vehicle fit enough to rival the German behemoths like BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

When it did finally come, the Equus proved its worth through offering of an exceptional feature content, a remarkable indulgent, quiet, comfortable, and an affordable price. And five years down the line, the story is still the same.

2017 Hyundai Equus exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Soft-touch plastics, wood trim, and a creamy leather, and others have enabled the Equus make a footprint on the market dominated by well-known and respected brands.

Additionally, it comes with a feature galore ranging from a navigation system, power rear shade, ventilated front seats to a whopping 17-speaker Lexicon sound system. Other nice features include the rear seat entertainment feature, 360-suround view camera, and several optional packages.

In overall, the Equus seems to have hit the right notes. However, the vehicle unfortunately comes with some lackluster features including a lack of additional engine choices and an all-wheel-drive, a disappointing stopping distance, and a lack of a sophisticated suspension tuning.

2017 Hyundai Equus rear view, taillights and tailpipe

That said, it is only natural that you sample other alternatives that the segment offers. Some of them include the 2017 Kia K900, 2017 Cadillac XTS, and the 2017 Lexus LS.

Available Trims – Hyundai Equus

For 2017, the fresh 2017 Hyundai Equus is available in only two well-equipped trims: base Signature, and the top-of-the-line Ultimate trims.

Interior Concept & Exterior Rendering – 2017 Hyundai Equus

The Signature model long list of features includes LED foglights, automatic wipers, an adjustable air suspension, 19” wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a windshield wiper de-icer, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, an adjustable air suspension, rear parking sensors, and auto-diming rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Equus gear shift knob and steering wheel

Interior wise, the Signature trim gets you a 10-way passenger adjustability, a leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, heated and power-reclining rear seats, auto-dimming rearview camera, driver memory settings, extended leather interior trim, separate rear seat controls, automatic climate control (tri-zone), and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Hyundai Equus interior, lcd screens and leather seats

Electronic features include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane departure warning system, a 9.2” central display, a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system, Hyundai’s Link telematics system, rear cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitoring system, and an auxiliary audio input.

2017 Hyundai Equus steering wheel, gear shift knob and dashboard

Opting for the top-rated Ultimate trim gets you a 360-surround view camera, a full LCD instrument panel, a rear seat power lumbar adjustment, a hands-free power trunk lid, rear vanity mirrors, rear seat head-restraint adjustment, and a steering wheel-mounted controller.

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Equus Review

Under the hood of the two trims: Signature and Ultimate, come equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine rated at 429 hp and 376 pounds of torque. A rear wheel drive is the default drive system, as the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

During our own test drive, the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Equus sauntered to 60 mph from standstill in just 5.6 seconds.

According to Hyundai, the Equus returns fuel economy ratings of 15/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Hyundai Equus engine V8

Safety wise, some of the standard items include rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, remote vehicle access, geo-fencing, stolen vehicle recovery, rear-cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning system, and a blind-spot monitor.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Equus Release Date

For those planning to buy the new 2017 Hyundai Equus, you should expect to be set by an around $61,500. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale during the second half of 2016.

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2017 Hyundai Equus interior, back seats

2017 Hyundai Equus interior, lcd screens and back seats

2017 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Info

With a peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, hush ride, adult-friendly backseat, heat-turning exterior style, and advanced safety features galore. The new 2017 Hyundai Tucson will certainly be a favorite in the compact crossover segment. Its date of release should be expected in March 2017, according to various online sources.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The Tucson’s redesign is evolutionary as opposed to a revolutionary one as it comes riding on a new platform known as “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language. Don’t bowl over with excitement just yet, the new underpinning is just an outgrowth of the previous one and nothing much has changed inside.

2017 Hyundai Tucson side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Although the new 2017 Tucson comes with subtle changes riding on the new platform, it will feature a fuel-sipping engine, cutting-edge technology, and spacious interior. Interior wise, adults will find the backseat very convenient as it provides enough leg-and headroom unlike the previous model’s cramped backseat. The cargo volume has also improved.

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, taillights, alloy wheels, red color

New features that will be available for the Tucson include frontal collision intervention system, an upgraded 8-inch display, lane-departure warning system, LED headlights, and blind-spot monitoring. Lest you conclude the new Tucson is faultless, there are a few areas which we think should have been addressed better – the SE comes with a lackluster engine, middling interior materials quality, and most upscale features are either offered on the Limited trim or are offered for an extra.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, auto show, exterior, headlights and grille

If you can’t live with that there is a plethora of alternatives to choose from. They include Hyundai’s own 2017 Santa Fe, 2017 Toyota RAV4, 2017 Mazda CX-3, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, and the 2017 Honda HR-V. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is, nonetheless, a compelling crossover that’s more revolutionary than you might think.

Trims Available – Hyundai Tucson

Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson: SE, Eco, Sport, and the Limited trim.

Interior Colors & Exterior Review – 2017 Hyundai Tucson

The base SE trim offers stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 5-inch touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, heated mirrors, a six-speaker premium sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, privacy glass, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rear spoiler, a trip computer, heated mirrors, and full power accessories.

2017 Hyundai Tucson steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

The Eco trim further adds an eight-way power driver seat, LED daytime running lights, roof rails, foglights, and a 1.6L turbocharged engine.

Upgrading to the Sport trim gets you a slew of safety features, a hands-free power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, and 19-inch wheels.

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, front and rear leather seats

At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Limited trim which throws in rear air vents, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, an eight-speaker audio system, a navigation system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, additional soft-touch surfaces, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirrors, upgraded interior trim, and a slew of safety features.

2017 Hyundai Tucson ruby wine, exterior, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Some of the features available for the top-rated trim can also be equipped on the lower trims such as adaptive xenon headlights, lane-departure warning system, automatic braking, forward collision warning, heated rear seats, rear parking sensors, a color trip computer, an upgraded gauge cluster, and a panoramic sunroof/moonroof.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the SE trim is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then forwarded to either the standard front wheel drive of the optional all-wheel drive via the engine-mated six-speed automatic transmission system.

According to EPA statistics, the all-wheel drive model should be able to return 26/21/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 31/23/26 mpg with the front-wheel drive system.

2017 Hyundai Tucson engine

Generating 175 horsepower and 195 lbs. ft. of torque is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine that comes under the hood of the Eco, Sport, and Limited trims. Transmitting the power to either the FWD or the optional AWD here is the seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission system.

With the front-wheel drive, EPA estimates for the 1.6L stand at 33/26/29 mpg, and 31/25/27 mpg with the all-wheel drive.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Price & Release Date

March 2017 is the expected release date of the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson at least according to online sources. Planning to buy the 2017 Tucson? Well, the asking price will start at $22,700.  Check back for important details about its towing capacity and 0-60 mph acceleration, as they were unavailable at the time of this writing.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson black color, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Hyundai Tucson ruby wine, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, silver color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, alloy wheels, taillights, and tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, silver color, exterior, taillights, tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear angle, auto show, taillights and tailkpipe

2017 Hyundai Tucson trunk, cargo space

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, sun roof, leather seats

2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date, Review, News

The new 2017 Hyundai Azera tags along a comfortable ride, feature rich interior, serene ride at top speeds, and a conservative design.

Some of the defining attributes for the Azera include a smooth ride, a long warranty coverage, spacious and quiet cabin, a large trunk and a feature galore. Its release date should be expected during the 2nd Q of 2016.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Install for you for the 2017 Azera model is a stop-start technology, adaptive cruise control, an automatic vehicle hold function, an electronic parking brake, and mild exterior tweaks.
Not long ago, buying a large sedan felt like purchasing a rental car.

Finally, that is now in the past, thanks to intricately designed and well-appointed vehicles like the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. The vehicle comes with a substantial improvement in many areas including a refreshing style and a sense of appeal, lots of practicality, and lots of functionality.

2017 Hyundai Azera side angle, black color

Sharp creases and lines define the exterior design while the cabin offers a lot of features and technologies that make it an appealing, functional car. Nothing was left to chance when the Azera was designed, and the rental fleet-ish mentality about the new Azera from Hyundai is no more.

Buyers who opt for the base model will also be surprised by the stuff they find there, including a slew of safety features and technologies like rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot warning system. Taking things to a whole new level is the top-rated Azera Limited trim that tacks in adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and frontal collision warning.

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, grille and headlights

Additionally, every Azera comes standard with upscale features like Pandora, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system. Moving on, under the hood, buyers should expect a base 3.3L V6 engine that makes moving the large Azera gutsy and confident on the highway.

Some users may find the six-speed automatic transmission a little bit unresponsive but it moves the sedan with effortless smoothness. There is a nice balance between control and comfort, while a cavernous trunk and a rear-and front passenger room means you have enjoyable and comfortable long trips.

2017 Hyundai Azera rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

It is imperative to note that the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Azera competes in its own world, and the competition available is nothing formidable. Some of the rivals include the 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Available Trims – Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, alloy wheels

The five-passenger full-size 2017 Hyundai Azera sedan is available in two trims: base and the top-of-the-line Limited trims. The 2017 Hyundai Azera Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Brochure – 2017 Hyundai Azera

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Standard equipment to expect from the base model include automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, foglights, 12-way power driver seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, seat bottom extension, power lumbar adjustment, driver memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, a power adjustable telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding capability, a chilled glovebox, ventilated and heated front seats, and heated rear seats. Electronic features include integrated smartphone app, an 8” touchscreen interface, auxiliary audio inputs, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 14-speaker sound system, and a rearview camera.

2017 Hyundai Azera front angle, headlights and grille

The top-of-the-line 2017 Hyundai Azera comes equipped with xenon headlights, automatic hold function, LED foglights, 19” alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, manual side-window sunshades, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, stop-start stability, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning systems, and lane-departure warning system.

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Engine Specs – 2017 Hyundai Azera

A 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 hp and 255 pounds of torque comes under the hood of the new 2017 Hyundai Azera. A six-speed auto transmission system is the default system, as is the front-wheel drive.

During Edmunds 2017 Hyundai Azera test drive, the Azera was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds.

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the base model stand at 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. On the other hand, the base Azera returns 19/28/22 mpg.

Release Date & 2017 Hyundai Azera Price

Expect the new 2017 Hyundai Azera to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $34,100. As for the release date, expect the vehicle in dealerships during the 2nd Q of 2016.

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2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt
2013 Hyundai Azera Reviews, Prices and Specifications in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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