2017 Infiniti Q60 – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sedan offers an enduring curb appeal and a satisfying performance, but it lacks practicality and refinement relative to its competitors. Some of its strengths include user-friendly controls, a sharp handling, muscular V6 engine, and a sharp handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017 if online rumors are to be trusted.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

As far as performance goes, the new sedan meets our expectations of a luxury sport coupe. It is blessed with an athletic and engaging handling that’s among the industry’s best. When you give the 330-hp V6 engine the crop, it reaches 60 mph in just 6 seconds. This coupe certainly earns its sporting credentials.

2017 Infiniti Q60 auto show, side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

In a world of relentless advancing technology, a car that has rested on its laurels even for two years without any major redesign might seem hopelessly outdated. However, the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 still has some life left.

2017 Infiniti Q60 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

New features to expect from the rejuvenated 2017 Infiniti Q60 include a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alerts, an upgraded navigation system, four-zone climate control, high-quality leather surfaces, and a genuine wood trims. The Q60 is also known for its user-friendly control layout.

2017 Infiniti Q60 front angle, headlights and grille

While we acknowledge the efforts Infiniti has invested in reviving the Q60, the vehicle seems to suffer from a rather strained engine sound. Also, its practicality is compromised especially if you plan to use the vehicle for more than just weekend joyrides. If space is atop your priorities, we recommend you check its competition first.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, auto show, front view, headlights and grille

Once such vehicle that will offer a more useful rear seat and trunk, and a quicker acceleration is the 2017 BMW 4 Series. Others include the 2017 Lexus RC 350, the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe, the 2017 Ford Mustang GT, and the 2017 Audi A5. Even with so many rivals nipping at its heels, the Infiniti Q60 has several reasons to keep its head high.

Offered Trims – Infiniti Q60

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Four min trims are offered for the 2017 Infiniti Q60: Q60 Journey, Q60 AWD, Q60 Limited, and the Q60S 6MT. the Q60 Convertible is covered in a separate review.

Interior Concept & 2017 Infiniti Q60 Exterior Changes

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2017 Infiniti Q60 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Standard features on the Journey include a leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, automatic xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, heated eight-way power front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED taillights and running lights, rearview auto dimming mirrors, a six-CD changer, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, exterior heated mirrors, an auxiliary audio jack input, a rearview camera, a folding rear seatback, and an iPod/USB audio interface.

2017 Infiniti Q60 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

The only difference between the Q60 Journey and the Q60 AWD trim models is the latter exclusive all-wheel drive system. It also gets everything above.

Opting for the Q60S 6MT gets you front sport seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, voice controls, a navigation system, driver memory settings, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a limited-slip differential, 19-inch alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt powered steering wheel, a firmer sport-tuned suspension, a quicker steering ratio, and larger brakes.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels and taillights

The Q60 Limited begins with what the Q60S 6MT offers and further adds paddle shifters, a black trunk lid, 19” gloss-black alloy wheels, interior contrast stitching, four-zone automatic climate control, and wood trimmings.

Several optional packages will also be offered for an extra cost, however, the details are either scanty or missing as of this writing. Therefore keep checking the post for additional info as its release date nears.

2017 Infiniti Q60 Engine Specs

A 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque inspires the 2017 Infiniti Q60. A seven speed is standard, as is the rear wheel drive save for the Q60 AWD model version. Preliminary reports allege the Q60S 6MT requires a segment-average 5.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.

2017 Infiniti Q60 engine

EPA also estimates the RWD automatic-equipped Infiniti Q60 versions should be able to return 19/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/20 mpg for the AWD version. Manual models are rated at 17/25/20 mpg.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q60 Release Date

2017 Infiniti Q60 Release date

The Q60 Coupe should be expected to cost about $40,950, the Convertible $48,550, and the Q60 Convertible IPL an MSRP starting from $62,100. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.

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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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