2017 Cadillac SRX Release Date and Info

With abundant luxury and safety features, classy cabin design, a balanced ride and handling, and top safety scores, the new 2017 Cadillac SRX is a respectable choice in the entry-level luxury crossover SUV segment. However, its lackluster fuel economy ratings, a compromised exterior visibility, a frustrating CUE infotainment system, and a limited backseat space, may make its undesirable. Buyers should look forward to its release date sometime in August 2017.

2017 Cadillac SRX exterior, front view, alloy wheels, headlights, silver color

For six years now, the SRX has been Caddy’s entry-level luxury crossover SUV. It has had quite a successful streak within this time and even became the best-selling model in Cadillac’s lineup. But with the segment offering a diverse and fresher variety of vehicles, the SRX’s appeal has been diminishing slightly in recent years.

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As a way of invigorating the model, Cadillac embarked on several updates and technology refreshments that include but not limited to tons of luxury materials like leather and interior wood accents, a standard Wi-Fi connectivity, and safety feature galore (bind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, lane intervention, and collision mitigation).

2017 Cadillac SRX front view, exterior, grille and headlights

It also handles and steers well while providing a comfortable and hush ride. It also offers a powerful engine that is among the best in the segment. However, there are some areas that could have been addressed better such as its backseat space, exterior visibility, and fuel economy ratings. As such, we recommend you take a look at its alternatives before committing.

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They include the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 Audi Q5, and the 2017 Volvo XC60. Although the competition offers a stylish, spacious, better value, and fuel-efficient engines, the 2017 Cadillac SRX is likable nonetheless. But we think buyers will find the alternatives much better in many areas.

Trims Available – Cadillac SRX

Trims available include the well-equipped Premium, Performance, and the Base model.

Exterior Photos & Interior Pictures – 2017 Cadillac SRX

The standard features provided on the base trim include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, CUE electronics interface, leatherette upholstery, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8” display, cruise control, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a leather wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way driver power seat, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats. Others include Bose premium sound system, auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, and HD and satellite radio.

2017 Cadillac SRX steering wheel, dashboard, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The Luxury trim adds a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, driver memory settings, an eight-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a cargo management system, accent lighting, an enhanced climate control system, a power liftgate, voice-activated navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, and adjustable driver thigh support.

2017 Cadillac SRX interior, front and rear seats

The luxury-and performance-themed SRX at the helm of the trim level further adds rear-seat audio controls, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control (tri-zone), automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning system, forward-collision warning system, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, and a 10-speaker Alpine sound system.

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The Premium, and Luxury collection package comes bundled with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, rear seat entertainment system, low-speed collision mitigation, automatic collision preparation, and dual seatback-mounted screens. Others include a variable-effort power steering, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, adaptive dampers, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

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2017 Cadillac SRX Engine Review

Under the hood of the redesigned 2017 Cadillac SRX is a 3.6L V6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission sends the power generated – 308 horsepower and 265 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels.

2017 Cadillac SRX engine

The all-wheel drive system is available for every trim with the base as the only exception. Test drives reveal the SRX only requires 7.0 seconds to zoom past 60 mph.

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Although provisional at this time as EPA hasn’t confirmed the yet, the front-wheel drive models should return 24/17/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and the all-wheel drive models – 23/16/18 mpg.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Cadillac SRX

We should loo forwars to its release sate sometime in August 2017. As for its window sticker, various credible sources which did now wish to be named put the figure at around $40,000.

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2017 Chevrolet Impala – Release Date, Review and Specs

With its appealing blend of space, style, and power, the new 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a smart choice for a large sedan. Highlight for 2017 include excellent crash test scores, a feature-rich and sleek cabin, a serene and quiet ride quality, and a big backseat and trunk. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year. 

2017 Chevrolet Impala side view, red color, alloy wheels

Clean, dignified styling gives it a refined stance that plays well in this near-luxury segment. In its third year of production, the Impala is still as tempting as it was when it debuted for the first time in the segment. But what is so darn compelling about the Impala? Well, for starters, the Impala has the big-car basics down, what with its voluptuous trunk, smooth ride, and spacious interior.

2017 Chevrolet Impala rear view, silver color, taillights and alloy wheels

On the technology front, much is offered even for the most basic model. Now on offer is a crisp and intuitive graphic interface, an 8” MyLink touchscreen interface, and well-laid out audio and climate controls.

2017 Chevrolet Impala auto show, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

In terms of safety, the new vehicle offers standard feature such as adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert and mitigation, and lane-departure warning. Other outstanding features offered include excellent crash-test scores, and a confident V6 power. The EPA fuel economy ratings are also solid.

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In general, its interior offers plenty of stretch-out space, but some of the bits and pieces show subpar quality, while the exterior writes the checks that it’s interior to pleas with its dynamic and modern hues. The graceful dual-cowl dashboard creates a wraparound effect and flows organically into the door panels, creating an effect that has become General Motors trademark.

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There are a couple of other desirable sedans in the segment that you might want to check out as well including the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis, Kia Cadenza, and the perennial segment leader, the Toyota Avalon.

Offered Trims – 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Four trim levels – 2LT, LS, 1LT, and 2LTZ – are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The 3LT is covered in an own review.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Chevrolet Impala Interior Photos

2017 Chevrolet Impala front angle, headlights and grille

Accessories and features offered for the entry-level Impala LS model include a trip computer, a six-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, remote keyless entry, 18” steel wheels, a 4.2” color display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power adjustable eight-way driver seat, automatic headlights, cruise control, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, leather front and rear seats

The optional Protection package adds all-weather floor mats, larger wheels, engine block heater, a cargo net, rear parking sensors, and foldable rear headrests.

Springing for the Impala 1LT gets you rear folding head restraints, automatic dual-zone climate control, cloth-and-leatherette upholstery, an 8” touchscreen interface, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, front passenger power lumbar adjustments, heated side mirrors, an 8” touchscreen interface, two additional USB ports, an SD card slot, Internet Radio smartphone-app voice-to-text messaging capability and smartphone-app compatibility.

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, dashboard, lcd screen

The Impala 2LT adds heated front seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and ignition, wireless phone charger, 19” wheels, a 120-V power outlet, an eight-way power passenger seat, a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Chevrolet Impala rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

At the zenith of the trim pole is the Impala 2LTZ which, in addition to what the lower trims offer, further expands the list with a heated power-adjustable steering system, ventilated front seats, driver-side auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic emergency braking, an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, 20” wheels, and all the contents of the Midnight Edition package.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Engine Specs

2017 Chevrolet Impala engine

Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is offered by a four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated at 186 lbs. ft. of torque and 196 hp, and a 3.6L V6 good for 305 horsepower and 264 pounds-ft. of torque and comes fitted under the hoods of the 2LT and 2LTZ trim models.

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Also, plans are underway by Chevrolet to offer a dual-fuel Impala V6 able to use CNG or gasoline, though no announcement has been made this far. Rumors allege details will be announced in the coming months well before its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release Date & Price Estimate

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release date

The base model should be expected to come with a “MSRP starting from $27,095” window sticker, $37,570 for the LS CNG w/2FL, and up to $40,810 for the LT CNG w/3LT model. It should be in dealerships sometime in the middle of next year.

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2019 Subaru Ascent

News About the Release Date of the 2019 Subaru Ascent

The newest 2019 Subaru Ascent should bridge the gap missing in the US market. Namely, there was a growing interest with snowmobile vehicles that at one point Americans had interest in. This brought a lot of car manufactures’ attention into the market and caused them to give their own ideas and release vehicles there. This of course resulted in the market getting over-stored. And if  they don’t release them in a specific time, the vehicles would fail. Thus Subaru’s last attempt which featured the Tribeca model did not go so well.

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is another go in order to make it in the American market. It is built on the same global platform that the latest Impreza model is and is supposed to continue the momentum that the newest Subaru models have been making. All in all, the Ascent is a lot different compared to the Tribeca and has fixed all the flaws which the previous model has received critics for.

The release date of the 2019 Subaru Ascent could be the start of 2019. However, latest information state that we might get it even earlier than that. You can hope to see the release of these vehicles maybe even by third quarter of the 2018 model year, but it will still carry the label of a 2019 version.

What is the Price of the 2019 Subaru Ascent?

A new vehicle also means a new price and the 2019 Subaru Ascent is going to change a little bit. Because they added some new elements and decided to go with an entirely new platform, price changes were bound to happen. Whether this is good or not it remains for us to see. But there is no doubt that the car has great potential. The starting price estimate goes to about $35,000. This is not that expensive for the segment. But it also remains to see if the fans are going to show interest in it so much. Keep out on the lookout for the new model and we are certain that it will be a popular choice about the newest buyers.

2019 Subaru Ascent Latest Rumors

The rumors about the 2019 Subaru Ascent emerged once the car maker decided to update their roster of vehicles. The Ascent will be a part of a vast and innovative setup of cars which are supposed to grace the pavement of the streets throughout the world. Subaru is launching an all new lineup of cars. Much of it are updated vehicles but it is still an improvement which benefits the car industry and the manufacturer.

The Ascent’s update was probably not an initial model and was not in plans for Subaru. But once they decided to update and bring a completely new line of new cars they include it as well. The cars will be characterized with a completely new platform and a specific design language which Subaru is using and entering into the coming period.

A Unique Exterior Style for the 2019 Subaru Ascent

With the newly introduced 2019 Subaru Ascent, there are going to be some changes for the exterior. First of all, the outer part of the car is going to be based on the recent “Dynamic x Solid” theme. This will distinguish the Ascent when compared to other Subaru products. The front end of the car is going to add a massive grille with some C-shaped headlamps on the side. The bumper will be flared and will include a different kind of an arrangement and will make this model look like more of an SUV car.

From the side, the 2019 Subaru Ascent seems similar. But there is a part which will help it to be unique compared to other models in the lineup. The beltline is different and designed quite awesomely. It descends from the front fenders and goes all the way underneath the door handles as a deeply sculptured crease. It finally disappear somewhere in the rear haunches.

The rear end of the car has quite a dominating chrome strip just above the license plate. There is also a very sporty looking spoiler which is placed on the top of the tailgate. The bumper is made to look like your standard SUV one and is very stylish and sporty. The back end of the new Ascent helps it be one of the better looking crossover models in the class.

Newest Color Pallets

With the announcement of the 2019 Subaru Ascent coming, there were no news about the potential color changes. This is something which is bound to happen and in order for the fans to become happy it will most probably need to. We are not going to get a care without a color change and the Ascent is probably going to offer a few choices which will be innovative and which will update the vehicle’s look. For now we are expecting a few color palettes to be added in order to update the vehicle’s look and demeanor.

Is the 2019 Subaru Ascent Going to Change Dimension?

The general news about the 2019 Subaru Ascent is that it is not going to tamper with its size. The vehicle is pretty much established and its size has been rewarding with the customers and all the people alike. We have been really happy with how the previous generations of the Ascent models have updated and decided to adapt the dimensions.

This is not going to change now as why would you change something which fits perfectly. All in all, the car is going to be work really well and provide the passengers with the necessary spacing inside. The length of the car is 198.8 inches. The wheelbase is going to be 117 inches. While the height and width also remain the same at 72.4 inches and 78.3 inches respectively.

Newest 2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Redesign

The pictures of the 2019 Subaru Ascent’s interior have only been recently released. Through them we are able to see that this car is going to have a very modern look on the inside. The dashboard has a stylish design and the tall center console is there to separate the passenger’s and the driver’s side. The center of the dashboard should house a big lit screen. They designed it so it does not takes away from the spacing. And there is enough room for the passengers in the front to set their feet.

The company also changed the new digital cluster and this is very helpful. It helps to display all kinds of information and is really useful to have now. The buttons on the door panels have also been replaced with touch controls. You will also notice the high quality appearance of the inside of the cabin with is further made with the two-tone upholstery which is designed in a very exquisite way.

The part which makes the 2019 Subaru Ascent special is its seven seat configuration. There is quite enough room and the passengers in the front have quite enough of space to use. The second row is the most comfortable part of the car with enough headroom and legroom. As for the back end, the two seats are as comfortable s the front ones are.

2019 Subaru Ascent Engine Specs

Because of the fact that the latest 2019 Subaru Ascent is using the same platform as the Impreza, it makes it a bit limited. It will probably fit the 2.0-liter flat-four which the Impreza has. Although there were mentions of an all-new turbo boxer engine that they will add. But the revised engine from the Impreza is enough to power the vehicle and give it everything it needs. The model is going to throw in a CVT automatic and will also use an all-wheel-drive which should be available as standard.

2019 Subaru Ascent 0-60 mph and Top Speed

The information about the output and the speciation for the 2019 Subaru Ascent are still not available. It will take some more time until they decide to make these information public. But it seems that it is fairly certain that the model is probably going to have similar specs as the Impreza in terms of output. These numbers are going to translate in a different way to acceleration capabilities and the top speed. But we might just get a better mode if the information about the improvements and the updates about the engine are true. For now it seems that the 2019 Subaru Ascent has taken a good path.

Fuel Economy Specifications for the 2019 Subaru Ascent

Another thing that we are waiting for is the fuel economy for the 2019 Subaru Ascent. It is not mystery that the current car has a decent range. But it could be better. There is always time for improvement and with the vehicle released in America there could be more. For now the fuel economy is probably not going to be as impressive as you would hope it would. But it is seemingly enough to satisfy the average buyer.