2017 Audi TTS Release Date, Info & Specs

The new Audi TTS for 2017 is an amped-up version of the regular TT which comes with sportier responses, an agile engine, and improved steering and handling.
Some of its pros include a standard all-wheel-drive system, a finely wrought interior with cutting-edge technology, a highly responsive steering, cornering and handling, and a stronger acceleration. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2017.

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Well, any previous user of the redesigned TT will definitely find its performance-themed Audi TTS sibling impressive, and almost superfluous. It comes with all the bells and whistles that Audi considers dear to its survival as a brand. A first for the Audi TTS include an adaptive gauge cluster system that seamlessly combines the driver infotainment and information functions.
See, the TTS isn’t just for anyone.

But is meant for people who have a sense of class and performance. For people looking for more power and better handling, the TTS might be your best choice. It makes use of the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at an extra 72 hp than the regular TT which is rated at 220 hp.

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For sharper responses, Audi invested its resources in coming up with a trick suspension system that lowers the ride height thereby giving the vehicle more stability and sharper responses. Another suspension upgrade are the adaptive magnetic dampers. Others include power adjustable standard seat bolsters, quad exhaust tips, and silver mirror covers.

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Given TTS’s unique feature set and “mini-R8” looks, there is no doubt than it most formidable competitor is the base TT. However, the new 2017 Audi TTS will still have to take out other bogeys in its segment including but not limited to the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Porsche Cayman S, and 2017 BMW M235i.

Available Trims – Audi TTS

The four-passenger 2017 Audi TTS is only offered in one single trim level. You also get lots of additional packages and options.

Exterior Changes & Interior Redesign – 2017 Audi TTS

Standard equipment and accessories available for the Audi TTS for 2017 include sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, LED taillights, keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, Audi Select adjustable drive settings, a lowered sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, 19” wheels, silver mirror housings, “S” exterior trim flourishes, an adaptive rear spoiler, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, and quad exhaust tips.

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Interior wise, the vehicle comes equipped with a heated 10-way power front seats, a nine-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, knob based MMI interface, synthetic suede upholstery, two USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, an SD card reader, a CD/DVD player, matte aluminum interior inlays, sport steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, satellite radio, voice controls, power side bolsters, four-way power lumbar, LED ambient lighting, and folding rear seatbacks.

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The optional Technology package tacks in a rearview camera, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming mirrors, and a navigation system. Others include a Bang & Olufsen audio system, red-painted brake calipers, 20” wheels, and upgraded Napa leather.

2017 Audi TTS gear shft knob, dashboard, lcd screen

The Launch Edition which is exclusive for a limited production of 75 units comes with a Bang & Olufsen stereo system, Napa leather interior, unique metallic black paint, piano black interior inlays, red-painted brake calipers, and special 19” wheels.

2017 Audi TTS Roadster Engine Specs

The redesigned 2017 Audi TTS comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 292 horsepower and 280 pounds of torque. The power is transmitted to the four wheels via the six-speed automated manual system.

According to Audi, the TTS coupe should be able to saunter from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. This represents an impressive 0.9 second quicker acceleration than the TT coupe. Its curb weight stands at 3230 pounds.

2017 Audi TTS engine

Audi says that the EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Audi TTS are 23/27/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Nowadays, those fuel returns are considered oddly low for a four-cylinder engine. However, given the level of performance the TTS offers, that shouldn’t be a major con.

Release Date & 2017 Audi TTS Lease Price

The new 2017 Audi TTS will most assuredly feature an MSRP starting from $51,900. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to hit U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of 2017.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Release Date, Info & Specs

There are serious and significant reasons to think twice about the Jeep Wrangler for 2017, but you will also find it characterful, unique, and unabashedly a U.S styled SUV. Some of the top features for 2017 include a fun-to-drive character, extensive after-market and factory parts support, unmistakable styling, unstoppable on the trail, and numerous of variations. Its release should be forthcoming during this year’s 3rd Q.

A first for the Wrangler includes a new Olive Green interior option, aesthetic updates for the Sahara trim, a robust collection of special models, and addition of new colors to the existing palette.

2017 Jeep Wrangler side view, alloy wheels

This American icon is an endearment to fun loving adventurous and fun-loving youth who like to enjoy the limitless freedom of nature and liberated towns of Normandy. True, it is the general character and the iconic imagery that makes the Wrangler and preferred choice for a majority of people.

The Wrangler can literally go places where top of the class factory built SUVs wouldn’t dare venture. One of the most notable parts that make this vehicle an appealing choice for fun enthusiasts are the special mechanical underpinnings that it offers. Nothing else handles and steers the same way as this vehicle.

2017 Jeep Wrangler front view, grille and headlights

Jeep has become a monopoly so to speak as the Wrangler isn’t faced with any competition in its price range. However, the vehicle is still far away from being perfect.

Its downsides include a cumbersome convertible operation, mediocre crash test scores, sloppy on-road handling, long braking distances, busy ride, noisy interior, and a questionable security with the soft-top.

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Available Trims – Jeep Wrangler

The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler is available in three core trim levels: Sport, Sahara, and the Rubicon trims. Furthermore, these trims are each available in a pair of body styles: two-door and four-door.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The Sport comes equipped with a full-size spare tire, a 16” wheel, cloth upholstery, an eight-speaker sound system, skid plates, a height-adjustable driver seat, foglamps, on/off road tires, a fold-down windshield, full-metal doors, manual mirrors and locks, a one piece fold and tumble-forward backseat, auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, and tow hooks. The Unlimited trim gets you a 60/40-split folding front seat, air-conditioning, and a bigger gas tank.

2017 Jeep Wrangler gear shift knob, lcd screen and leather seats

The Power Convenience Group adds 17” alloy wheels, a USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and windows, heated front seats, air-conditioning, satellite radio, USB port, and a touchscreen audio interface.

The Sahara trim adds an air-conditioning, rear passenger grab handles, satellite radio, hood insulation, 18” alloy wheels, painted exterior body panels, automatic headlamps, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and tubular side steps.

2017 Jeep Wrangler sport interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The range-topping Rubicon gets you 32” tires, extra interior niceties, a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio, 17” alloy wheels, rear locking differential, automatic headlights a 115-V household style power outlet, under-hood insulation, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle, an electronically disconnecting sway front bar, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rock rails, and a standard air-conditioning system.

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Optional features for every Wrangler is 28GB of digital music storage, tire pressure monitoring display, a USB port, a higher-quality soft top, a body-colored hard top, media player interface, a trip computer, an upgraded version of the Uconnect 430 touchscreen, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

2017 Jeep Wrangler exterior, red color

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Expect the 2017 Jeep Wrangler to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,495. Its release date should be expected during this year’s 3rd Q, according to our mule.

Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Each 2017 Jeep Wrangler model is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lbs. of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed manual transmission system that also includes hill assist functionality. The meagre 2000 pounds is the maximum towing capacity for the Wrangler, and 3,500 lbs. for the Unlimited version.

2017 Jeep Wrangler engine

During our 2016 Jeep Wrangler test drive, the manual-equipped model dashed from 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds, while the heavier Wrangler did the same distance in 8.8 seconds.

Regardless of the transmission system, the two-door Wrangler returns fuel consumption ratings of 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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2017 Jeep Cherokee Release Date, Info & Specs

Delivering plenty of practicality, off-road capability, civilized and comfortable ride, is the fresh 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Its pros include a unique off-road capability for the Trailhawk trim, an abundance of available high-end technology features, a roomy seating, quiet and smooth ride, and a refined V6 engines. Its date of release should be expected during the 3rd Q of this year.

2017 Jeep Cherokee exterior, black color

New features and technologies available for the 2017 Cherokee include automatically generated text messages’ reply, Do Not Disturb function automatic phone messages, a new drag and drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free compatibility, and an 8.4” Uconnect system.

2017 Jeep Cherokee exterior, white color

The vehicle will definitely be stepping to one of the most fiercely fought over segment, which is chock full of comfortable, well-equipped, and affordable vehicles in the segment. However, the new model aims to distinguish itself by offering an alluring list of new features, equipment and convenience technologies, plus its traditional off-road capability.

Moreover, the vehicle offers ample sound insulation, straight-forward controls, and a spacious interior. Except from the underwhelming four cylinder engine and an unusually modest cargo capacity, the Jeep offers a top performance.

2017 Jeep Cherokee front view, headlights and grille

The small crossover segment offers a surfeit of other vehicles worth considering if the Cherokee doesn’t fit your list of priorities. Some of them include the 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Toyota RAV4, and the 2017 Subaru XV.

Available Trims – Jeep Cherokee

The five-passenger configuration Jeep Cherokee for 2017 is available in these trims: base Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and the Limited trim. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Chief, SRT8, Altitude, and hellcat are reviewed separately.

Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Some of the standard features offered by the Sport trim includes a steering height-adjustable wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 17” steel wheels, floor mats, remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, reclining and sliding rear seats with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, a 5” touchscreen display, a rear wiper, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio input, a six-speaker audio system, and a USB charge-only port.

2017 Jeep Cherokee steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The optionally available Cold Weather Group package comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated power-folding mirrors, remote ignition, and wiper de-icer.

The Latitude trim adds a body-colored door handles and mirrors, automatic headlights, roof rails, foglights, a rearview camera, privacy tinted glass, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a folding front passenger seat, LED interior lighting, a 115-V household style power outlet, an upgraded nine-speaker premium sound system, Siri Eyes Free, an 8.4” Uconnect touchscreen interface, dual sunroof, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Jeep Cherokee leather seats and gear shift knob

Likewise, the Latitude comes bundled with the Cold Weather package and the Convenience/Comfort package. The latter comes bundled with an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless ignition and entry, and a power liftgate. The SafetyTec Group package adds heated mirrors, a satellite radio, an auto-diming rearview mirror, rear parking sensors, rear-cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitoring.
The Trailhawk – an off-road-themed trim comes with a wider 17” wheels, a four-wheel-drive, all-terrain tires, hill descent and ascent control, unique exterior trim, satellite radio, an 8.4” touchscreen display, leather upholstery, a larger driver information display, skid plates, and a locking rear differential.

2017 Jeep Cherokee interior, back seats

The plush Limited trim comes equipped with a leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual-zone), 18” alloy wheels, a wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver seat, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, upgraded side mirrors, and remote ignition.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Engine Specs

The base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine good for 171 lbs. of torque and 184 horsepower.

Standard on the trim but optional for the Sport is a 3.2L V6 engine rated at 271 horsepower and 239 lbs. of torque. With both engines, the default transmission system is a nine-speed auto.

2017 Jeep Cherokee engine

The V6-powered Cherokee offers a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.
The EPA fuel consumption estimates for the four-cylinder FWD Cherokee stand at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 21/29/24 mpg with the V6 FWD models.

During our own test drive, the Cherokee with a V6 powerplant accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds, and half a second more with the V6 Trailhawk.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Cherokee

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Planning to buy the refreshed Cherokee SUV? Well, you should be ready to part away with an MSRP standing from $23,395. As for the release date, expect it during the 3rd Q of 2016.

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