2017 Toyota Tacoma – Release Date, Review and Specs

Announced for this year is the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma model. What is interesting this time is that we are getting a comeback of the TRD pro mark which actually disappeared with the previous model. The 2016 version was released with all sorts of upgrades but lacked the TRD Pro trim, which was seen as a big flaw from the production line. This time they decided it was better to bring it back and include it into the Tacoma offer.

2017 Toyota Tacoma side angle, alloy wheels

Toyota came out with its TRD Pro series in the 2014 model year as it made its debut on such modes as Toyota Tundra, 4Runner and of course the Tacoma. Both models kept unchanged since their debut but that was not the case with the Tacoma vehicle, which has gone through a generation change which saw some different additions and exclusions, one of them being the exclusion of the TRD Pro mark.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma package is going to extend throughout different kinds of models this time, so it will use the TRD Off-Road package on 4WD Double Cab Short Bed trucks. So this actually means that the TRD Pro is going to come with the same set of off-road equipment as the TRD Off-Road trim does.

2017 Toyota Tacoma spy shots, front view

The use of engine is going to be continued and the Toyota Tacoma 2017 is going to continue using the 3.5-liter V-6 engine that made its debut on the 2016 models, so it will not be changed for that short of a time period. It actually combines well with the off road package and gives us all the necessary advantages about it.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, exterior, headlights

But hardware is not the only thing that the Tacoma was updated with. With the model come various interior comfort enhancements that are going to make the car much more suitable in various situations and for various actions. Just keep reading the review and you will learn much more about the specs of the car and also the release date for it.


2017 Toyota Tacoma front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to be a well updated vehicle if we look at it from the outside. The model is going to update some of the features seen on the previous model and is going to expand its TRD Pro package. The front side sees the Toyota spelling with big block letters which reminds on the FJ Cruiser from the past. The grille is the same one that you are going to see on the 4Runner and Tundra models and the lower fascia now has the LED fog lights added. The hood carries over the scoop from the previous model and that way gives a much more brawnier attitude and is even enhanced with the added black fenders that are given on the sides.

2017 Toyota Tacoma auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The back side is pretty much the same, which is actually the same for the TRD Pro mark as well. Both the standard Tacoma vehicles and the TRD ones are going to have the same rear end as it is being carried over from the previous model. The difference for the TRD models is that it has the badging on the back of course. The truck now comes available in three different color choices so you can make your pick between Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.


2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Since the previous version was heavily redesigned, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma did not have to go through such a big change. So what they did with this model is just bring some certain updates that were going to make the car more comfortable. These include a Entune infotainment system with navigation, a premium audio system, Bluetooth and  Toyota, App suite.

2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, leather front seats

The TRD Pro mark also receives some small changes which is going to include all-weather floor mats that are TRD Pro-branded, RD Pro logo stitched on the headrests of the front seats and a TRD Pro shift knob. The standard equipment on this model also include a Blind Spot Monitor,  leather seats, a Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and rear parking assist. The gauge cluster is going to be upgraded with a  4.2-inch TFT display  which gives us all the vehicle display information  and a GoPro camera on the windshield which is a part of all Tacoma trucks setup.

Engine specs

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is still going to be powered with the most powerful engine option that the lineup gives. The 3.5-liter V-6 is making a comeback and it runs on both the Atkinson and Otto combustion cycle which makes the fuel economy much better. The model is going to give us an output of The result is 278 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 265 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The transmission options are a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and it electronically transfers the power to  2WD or optionally 4WD.


2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD front view, auto show, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 7.4 in. (127.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.3 in. (212.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 3,980 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 7.3 sec
MPG: 19/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Toyota Tacoma relese date

The model is going to carry over the pricing for the better part. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is going to be priced at around $36,000 which is a similar price rate that it offered with the current model. The release date is scheduled for the upcoming year and the car is going to have its debut by the end of this year. Look for its bigger rival, the Chevrolet Colorado, to make a push as well because it is going to need to make up for many of the features and additions that the Tacoma has now added.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma front view, headlights and grille

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2017 Toyota Tacoma front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Tacoma alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD rear view, autoshow, tailpipe and alloy wheels

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2017 Toyota Tacoma front view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Toyota Tacoma gear shift knob

2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date & Review

2017 Infiniti Q50 Release Date, News and Specs –  Infiniti is set to unveil the Q50 production coupe at the Detroit Motor Show this month, but that’s not the only news we’ll be hearing from the company. The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is set to also debut at the same avenue and according to preliminary rumors, the vehicle is significantly updated over the previous model though you might need to be either hawk-eyed or a seasoned Q50 user to identify the changes. We should expect its release date during the 1st Q of 2017.

2017 Infiniti Q50 red color, exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

The changes are fairly minor and are mainly concentrated at the front and rear fascias. A significant update which has been making headlines in the automotive scene are the new suite of three brand new engines under its hood. The only carryover engine set to be offered is the hybrid engine, which is a good thing given its impressive fuel economy ratings.

2017 Infiniti Q50 side angle, alloy wheel

The base engine to sport under the hood of the entry-level is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine which is Nissan-built and also a design version of Mercedes-Benz. It is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque. The RWD system returns as the default drive mode.

Other new techs to debut with the new 2017 Infiniti Q50 include the direct-acting wiring steering system, and the electronically controlled suspension system. The lather is popular due to its ability to offer sport and comfort settings.

2017 Infiniti Q50 rear view, alloy wheels , tailpipe and taillights

Other strengths include tons of standard features, easy egress and ingress, excellent fuel economy ratings from its new engine lineup, and a spacious trunk. Despite the news, the Q50 tends to suffer from a certain level of duality which its rivals don’t. As such, we recommend checking its rivals before ultimately committing.

Some of its competitors include the Audi A4 2017, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 BMW 3 Series. You can also check out the 2017 Acura TLX.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q50

Base, Premium, S, and Hybrid models make up the 2017 Infiniti Q50 trim lineup.

Exterior Review & Interior Eau Rouge Concept – 2017 Infiniti Q50

The base model will come standard with LED foglights,  leatherette upholstery, 17” alloy wheels, twin touchscreen displays, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-way power front seats, a six-speaker sound system, and Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system.

2017 Infiniti Q50 side angle, alloy wheels and headlights

Upgrading to the Premium trim gets you 14-speaker Bose sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a sunroof.

Next up is the S trim, it bundles all the contents of the above trim plus a sport-tuned suspension system, summer performance tires, 19” wheels, manual thigh extension, upgraded brakes, a more aggressive exterior styling, power side bolster adjustment, leather sport seats, and a heated steering wheel.

2017Infiniti Q50 gear shift knob, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The Hybrid Premium adds a sport-tuned suspension system, cabin noise suppression system, rear-seat center pass, leather upholstery, a power steering wheel, and a drive-by-wire steering system.

2017 Infiniti Q50 interior, leather seats

Several options are provided in packages which the lower trims can be equipped with. The Navigation and Deluxe Touring packages, for instance, come bundled with a navigation system, steering wheel adjustment, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, Infiniti Connection emergency telematics, a drive-by-wire steering system, wood interior trim, driver seat memory settings, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and a multi-view camera system.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Engine Specs

Several engines are offered for the new 2017 Infiniti Q50. Rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The engine comes fitted under the hood of the base model.

Next up is a turbodiesel 2.2L engine good for 168 horsepower and 295 lbs. of torque. All the engines come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission system which transmits the output to the rear wheels.

2017 Infiniti Q50 engine

The hybrid model will come sporting a combination of a lithium-ion battery and a 3.5L V6 engine. With this combination, buyers should expect a power output of around 360 horsepower. Although we don’t have the EPA fuel economy ratings for the vehicle at the moment, we expect the hybrid to return 28/35/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 8.3 in. (188.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.8 in. (71.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 113.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3666 lbs
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 23/31 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Infiniti Q50 Price & Release Date

Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017, according to sources privy of Infiniti operations. The sedan will probably cost you an MSRP starting from $37,150 and $44,400 for the Hybrid trim or you could lease them as well before fully committing.

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2017Infiniti Q50 red color, side view, headlights

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2017 Infiniti Q50 red color, rear view, taillights

New 2017 Lexus IS Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Lexus IS an appealing choice for a small luxury sedan courtesy of its nice blend of style, power and comfort. Some of the highlights that make it one of the most sought-after sedans in its niche include an attractive interior, precise steering, plentiful of standard features, adult-friendly backseat and comfortable seats, a smooth V6 engine, and top-quality interior materials. The Lexus IS 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Lexus IS front view, white color, grille and headlights

This year, the new Lexus IS 2017 continues with its impressive streak in its class partly due to what lurks beneath its hood. For starters, Lexus offered the IS as the entry-level sedan that was generally a let-down thanks to its dated V6 engine with a displacement of 2.5L. but this is now water under the bridge as the new 2017 Lexus IS 200t comes as a replacement and offers a 241 hp – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine beneath its hood. What’s more, it offers impressive fuel economy that the EPA puts at 33 mpg in combined city/highway rating.

2017 Lexus IS rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Lexus IS 300 is an affordable all-wheel drive option that offers a 3.5L V6 engine good for 255 horsepower. Those baying for more power can opt for the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 – which offers 306 horsepower and a choice of either 2WD or AWD.2017 Lexus IS exterior, alloy wheels

Besides the wide array of engines available in its lineup, the 2017 Lexus IS interior is also something worth writing home about both in terms of quality and design. Again, its backseat is adult-friendly. Other praises for the Lexus IS 2017 go to its performance and comfort. The ride quality is smooth whilst on the road.

2017 Lexus IS rear view, tailpipe and taillights

More than ever, the 2017 Lexus IS deserves to be on your list of consideration. There’re also some alternatives you can consider as well. Here, the BMW 3 Series is perhaps the best in terms of its array of engines, bespoke interior appointments, and driving dynamics. Other models include the 2017 Acura TLX, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017.

2017 Lexus IS Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Lexus IS: 200t, 300, and 350.

2017 Lexus IS exterior, red color, headlights

Exterior Lexus IS colors: Redline Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, Silver Lining Metallic, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian, and Ultra White. Slight changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Lexus IS Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard accessories available across the entire trim lineup include a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, xenon headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights/foglights/running lights, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, an eight-inch color display, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, a sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, voice command functionality, premium vinyl upholstery, driver power lumbar, and folding rear seatbacks.

2017 Lexus IS 200t F Sport steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Options available include LED headlights, a rearview camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, automatic wipers, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, smartphone-based Enform App Suite, and a navigation system.

2017 Lexus IS leather seats and steering wheel

The Luxury package bundles features such as a heated steering wheel, contrast stitching wood trim, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and driver memory settings.

2017 Lexus IS side view, white color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Lexus IS F Sport package comes a sport tuned suspension system, perforated leather trim, LED headlights, a revised front bumper, upgraded brake pads, a sport-oriented special gauge cluster, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, variable ratio steering, front sport seats, and staggered width eighteen-inch wheels, and full-mesh treatment for the grille.

2017 Lexus IS Engine Specs

Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus IS. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with an output rated at 258 pounds-feet of torque and 241 horsepower. It comes beneath the hood of the Lexus IS 200t 2017.

2017 Lexus IS engine

The 2017 Lexus IS 300 derives its motivation from a 255 horsepower and 236 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L V6 engine. lastly, but certainly not least, is the high-performance version – 2017 Lexus IS 350 that gets a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 306 horsepower.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3461 lbs.
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 22/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Deep Sea Mica, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Silver Lining Metallic, Starfire Pearl, Ultra White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Lexus IS Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus IS release date

Rumors allege the vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in early 2017. The 2017 Lexus IS 200t price starts from an MSRP of $37,325.

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2017 Lexus IS interior, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Lexus IS interior, back seats