New 2017 Nissan Sentra – Release Date and Review

With its spacious backseat and trunk, good braking performance, high fuel economy, competitive pricing, and an admirable infotainment features, the new 2017 Nissan Sentra is a perfectly respectable small sedan in its category. Its release date should be expected sometime in February 2017.

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, auto show, side view, alloy wheels

On the road, the Sentra certainly isn’t enthralling, but its powertrain is fuel-efficient and generally unobtrusive. It doesn’t necessarily stand out in the compact sedan segment, but that doesn’t mean it’s a penalty box for the Sentra. We gave it a “B” rating for the 2016 model, and with the improvements the 2017 model is set to come with next year, it is highly unlikely it will hurt our impression of this little sedan.

2017 Nissan Sentra rear view, gray color, taillights and alloy wheels

The revised interior trim and new safety and technology features will give shoppers further food for thought. The exterior styling on the other hand, has been overhauled and is now appreciably more upscale than before.

2017 Nissan Sentra front view, black color, headlights and grille

Although Nissan says the CVT has been retuned for better responsiveness, as has the car’s suspension, we’ve found it hard to replicate the same in a real world looping drive. Alas, the relatively underpowered 130- horsepower four-cylinder engine soldiers on unchanged.

2017 Nissan Sentra side view, silver color, alloy wheels

In overall, the various nips and tucks don’t in any way transform the Sentra into a segment leader, but they certainly sweeten the spot, especially given the Sentra’s solid EPA ratings – 30 mpg highway/city combined.

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, rear angle, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

There is no shortage of rivals here and the Sentra will have to battle it out with the best of them. But whichever way you slice it, the 2017 Nissan Sentra is no slouch. Alternatives to consider include the 2017 Mazda 3 and 2017 Ford Focus. Both offer an involving driving experience and are terrific choices in the segment. Others include the 2017 Honda Civic, and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

Offered Trims – Nissan Sentra

Five trim levels are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Nissan Sentra sedan: S, FE+ S, SV, SR, and SL. The 2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo review is covered separately.

Exterior Review & 2017 Nissan Sentra Interior Changes

The Sentra S, which is the basic iteration, offers a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear folding 60/40-split seatbacks, automatic headlights, 16” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, and dual USB ports.

2017 Nissan Sentra front angle, headlights and grille

The only dissimilarity between the Sentra S and the Sentra FE+ S version is the latters’ fuel economy priority, and features like underbody aerodynamic deflectors, a rear spoiler, and low-rolling resistance tires.

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, leather front and rer seats

The Sentra SV steps up with a 5” central display screen, a six-speaker upgraded sound system, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, upgraded cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, Siri Eyes Free voice controls, NissanConnect integration, a 5” driver information screen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and a rearview camera.

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The sport-themed Sentra SR model gains heated front seats, sport cloth upholstery, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, rear disc brakes, 17” alloy wheels, and a sport body kit.

The Sentra SL, which is the top-grade version, loses the SR’s sport flourishes but gets a leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, a rearview camera, rear-cross traffic alert, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear disc brakes, a blind-spot monitor, and a 5.8” touchscreen with navigation.

2017 Nissan Sentra rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Packages available, as of this writing, include the Technology and the All Weather packages, but more are expected to be released before its release date. The All Weather package, for instance, offers LED interior lighting, a sunroof, heated front seats, unique 16” alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, an upgraded 5.8” touchscreen, an eight-speaker sound system, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a navigation system.

2017 Nissan Sentra Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Sentra is a four-cylinder 1.8L engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission system. The system is then tasked with the responsibility of taking up the power produced – 130 hp and 128 lbs. ft. of torque to the wheels. A CVT is optionally available for the S and FE+ S trim models.

2017 Nissan Sentra engine

As per EPA stats, the CVT-equipped versions should be able to return 29/38/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/36/30 mpg for the six-speed manual-equipped Sentra versions.

Price & 2017 Nissan Sentra Release Date

2017 Nissan Sentra Release date

Its release date should be expected in early 2017, at least that’s what Nissan has offered as a clue. As for its price, expect a window sticker reading $16,780 MSRP.

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New 2017 Nissan Rogue – Release Date and Info

Although the new 2017 Nissan Rogue suffers from a subpar performance relative to its competitors, it still remains a pleasant enough small crossover SUV. Some of its strengths include a versatile interior storage, user-friendly tech options, a smooth highway ride, and an optional third-row seating. Its release date, although speculative at the moment due to the scanty data available, should be expected sometime in the 2nd Q of 2017.

2017 Nissan Rogue side view, pearl white, alloy wheels

The redesigned 2017 Nissan Rogue comes with likable aspects in this increasingly crowded compact crossover segment. Some of the most notable aspects available on this family-oriented model include upscale interior materials, keyless ignition and entry, a practical passenger and cargo space, and, quite uncommon among compact models, its ability to offer a seven-passenger seating capacity.

2017 Nissan Rogue rear view, artic blue metallic color, taillights and alloy wheels

Nevertheless, the model comes with a fair share downsides including a noisy and tepid acceleration, a compromised visibility, a forgettable driving experience, and a lackluster CVT. Additionally, we have found its lofty EPA fuel economy ratings are rather hard to be replicated in real-world driving.

2017 Nissan Rogue front view, exterior, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

In overall, Nissan hasn’t done much to invigorate the 2017 Nissan Rogue and make it stand out in its category, but it’s still worth a look if comfort and space are priorities. Some of the Rogue’s competitors in the segment include the fun-to-drive 2017 Mazda CX-5, while the 2017 Honda CR-V is for those who want a superior all-round competence.

2017 Nissan Rogue exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Others worth a look include the 2017 Subaru Forester, the 2017 Kia Sorento, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Offered Trims – Nissan Rogue

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Three trim levels are offered for the 2017 Nissan Rogue: S, SV, and SL. Two row seating is standard, and with the exception of the SL, the rest have an option of getting a third row-seat. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is covered separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Nissan Rogue Interior Review

2017 Nissan Rogue interior, leather front and rear seats

Although more are expected on its release date, the existing exterior color palette includes Magnetic Black, Glacier White, Arctic Blue Metallic, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, and Midnight Jade.

Standard accessories and features available on the Rogue S include a rearview camera, a tilt-and telescopic steering wheel, a height-adjustable steering wheel, LED running lights and taillights, 17” steel wheels, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, folding and reclining 40/20/40-split rear seats, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a 5” central display, a trip computer, an auxiliary audio jack, dual USB ports, adaptive cruise control, air-conditioning with rear vents, and an upgraded cloth upholstery.

2017 Nissan Rogue interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Options bundled on the Appearance package includes chrome exterior door handles, integrated turn signals, roof rails, and a rear privacy glass.

Stepping up to the Rogue SV gets you an upgraded six-speaker sound system, smartphone app connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, 17” alloy wheels, a driver powered six-way seat, and automatic headlights.

2017 Nissan Rogue SL front angle, headlights and grille

The Rogue SL gets a leather upholstery, Siri Eyes Free, a 7” touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a navigation system, NissanConnect emergency services, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, and a 360-degree parking camera.

2017 Nissan Rogue trunk

The Premium package optionally available for the SL trim includes automatic emergency braking, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, a forward collision mitigation system, and heated front seats.

2017 Nissan Rogue Engine Specs

Under the hood of every 2017 Nissan Rogue model is a four-cylinder 2.5L engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission system. The system then directs the power generated – 170 hp and 175 lbs. ft. of torque to the standard FWD or the optional AWD system.

2017 Nissan Rogue engine

An unremarkable time of 9.3 seconds is needed to get past 60 mph with the Rogue SL AWD model.

It is estimated by EPA the FWD models should be able to return 33/26/28 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 32/25/28 mpg with the AWD version. Although they are solid figures, it has been claimed they are difficult for real-world replication.

2017 Nissan Rogue Release & Price

2017 Nissan Rogue Release date

We should expect the 2017 Nissan Rogue’s release date sometime during the second half of 2017, at least according to latest reports. An MSRP starting from $23,290 shouldn’t be surprise when it finally ends up at your preferred dealer. No reports have surfaced about the Nissan Rogue Select model but we’re keenly following new leads.

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New 2017 Nissan Murano – Release Date, Specs & Info

The five-passenger 2017 Nissan Murano is a pleasant and versatile midsize crossover with spacious and upscale interior, and nice balance of fuel economy and power. We recommend it for anyone looking for an upscale, V6-powered crossover without having to pay a premium for a luxury brand. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year.

2017 Nissan Murano side view, pacific sunset color, alloy wheels

Thankfully, there is a suitable amount of function to go along with the exterior and interior style. This has been achieved even with the perception that a crossover SUV isn’t the kind of vehicle that can boast a bold styling. For conservatives, these are vehicles that are more geared towards providing ample passenger and cargo capacity and plenty of comfort amenities over style.

2017 Nissan Murano rear view, java metallic color, alloy wheels and taillights

However, the Murano might be among some of the notable exceptions you can find in the market today. It is a vehicle that offers lots of utility such as ample passenger and cargo volume, with the latter capable of filling to the brim with kids’ sports equipment and groceries.

2017 Nissan Murano front angle, headlights and grille

While there are many appealing and compelling reasons why the Murano should be liked, the new model doesn’t offer any radical changes over the previous model thanks to the previous redesign done in the recent past. The only changes that the Murano seems to brag about include the sleek roof line and dramatic curves, and plenty of upscale technology updates.

2017 Nissan Murano front view, exterior, headlights and grille

Once you’re seated on the comfortable and supportive seats the Murano offers, you’ll notice it offers plenty of space to stretch out, and the seating is comfortable regardless of whether you are seating alongside the driver or in the backseat. Plenty of standard features are offered as well, and there is extensive use of upscale materials such as leather upholstery and wood trimmings.

2017 Nissan Murano side view, exterior, alloy wheels

The ride quality is superb relative to what the competition offers, and you can rest assured you’ll get a respectable fuel economy and a smooth acceleration. Even so, the segment offers desirable alternatives such as the 2017 Toyota Highlander, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the 2017 Honda Pilot. For a more engaging handling and performance and matching features to the Murano, we recommend you check out the 2017 Ford Edge.

2017 Nissan Murano rear view, alloy wheels and taillights

Offered Trims – Nissan Murano

Four trim levels are offered for the 2017 Nissan Murano: Platinum, SL, SV, and S. Each is offered with a choice of either the FWD or the AWD drive mode.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Nissan Murano Interior Changes

2017 Nissan Murano side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Standard accessories available for the base Murano S model includes a folding and reclining 60/40-slit steering wheel, smartphone integration app, rear privacy glass, 18” alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights and running lights, a 7” display screen, an auxiliary input jack, dual USB port, a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, a six-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

2017 Nissan Murano steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Optional features include an additional USB port, HD radio, voice recognition, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, and a navigation system.

2017 Nissan Murano interior, leather rear seets

Stepping up to the Murano SV allows you access to a four-way front passenger seat, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and an adjustable powered eight-way seats.

2017 Nissan Murano rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Going the Murano SL way gets you a power liftgate. Driver memory settings, heated exterior mirrors, rear-cross traffic alert, ambient interior lighting, a 360-degree parking camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Nissan Murano trunk, cargo space

At the helm of the trim ladder is the Murano Platinum that comes bundled with ventilated and heated front seats, LED headlights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED headlights, 20” alloy wheels, power return rear seats, heated outboard rear seats, additional memory settings, and a four-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Nissan Murano Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Murano is a 3.5L V6 engine good for 260 hp and 240 lbs. ft. of torque. A Continuously Variable Transmission system then takes up the power to either the FWD or the AWD depending on your choice.

2017 Nissan Murano engine

Its fuel consumption, according to EPA projections, should be expected at around 28/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Buyers should also expect a segment-average time of around 7.5 seconds for the FWD 2017 Nissan Murano.

2017 Nissan Murano Release Date & Price

2017 Nissan Murano Release date

The Murano SUV – as per credible reports – should be expected sometime during the middle of next year, probably in June. As for its price, the Murano SUV will feature a base MSRP starting from $29,660. Prices for both the Murano CrossCabriolet and Hybrid are still under wraps but we should expect additional info as its release date draws closer.

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