2017 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date, Review, Price – If you’re shopping for a compact sedan with solid credentials and fuel-efficient engines, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze should be one of your options. And while it may lack the dominance in its class, the Cruze still manages to offer features and technologies of equal footing as some of its class leaders. Some of its selling points include a spacious trunk, two fuel-sipping engines, secure handling, and an upscale interior appointment. Its date of release according to various online sources should be expected mid-next year.2017 Chevrolet Cruze headlights and alloy wheels

The Cruze is among the most talented vehicles its segment has ever gotten close to. Ever since its debut five years ago, this sharply designed sedan has risen to become a formidable rival to some of the best and well-reputed sedans in the market – the Civic and Corolla brands. Although it isn’t one of our best picks for this year, it is undoubtedly in good standing.

One of the strongest and most defining aspect of the Cruze is its high-fuel economy ratings. With this ratings alone, the Cruze will definitely give both the Corolla and Civic a run for their money. The turbocharged gasoline engine provides a combined fuel economy ratings in the low of 30 miles per gallon. Additionally, the Cruze provides a rarity in this segment – a diesel powered engine.

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As of this writing, the only carmaker that offers this type of powerplant is Volkswagen. With the diesel powerplant, the Cruze effortlessly manages to offer a brisk acceleration and high fuel-economy ratings of as much as 33 mpg/combined.

Scouring through some of its flipsides yields nothing much to talk about. However, taller and larger passengers will notice the seating configuration works against them. There is also the reluctant downshift.

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If you cannot live with that, the segment offers several alternatives that offer better cargo volume and standard features. They include the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2017 Honda Civic, 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Ford Focus. Nevertheless, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is a good option if you are looking for a fuel-efficient and well-rounded compact sedan.

Available Trims & Chevrolet Cruze

The 2017 Cruze is offered in a walloping six variants: Diesel, Eco, LTZ, LT, LS, and L. There is still no news of the SS but we are following closely its developments.

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The standard features includes air-conditioning,16-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, a USB port, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, height-adjustable front seats, and a CD player.

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The Technology package optionally available comes packed with smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7” touchscreen display, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated mirrors, Chevrolet’s MyLink interface, and a six-way driver power seats.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Cruze’s Eco trim offers low-rolling resistance tires, lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, a smaller fuel tank, dual-illuminated visor mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension, heated front seats, leather upholstery, four-wheel disc brakes, and a rearview camera.

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Opting for the LTZ gets you 18” alloy wheels, premium interior trim, keyless ignition and entry, and automatic climate control. The Diesel trim further adds low-resistance tires, aero-dynamic enhancements, and different wheel design.

Stand-alone features and RS Appearance package bundle a rear spoiler, restyled front and rear fascias, rear-cross traffic alert, foglights, sporty side moldings, an upgraded instrument panel, a nine-speaker premium sound system, rear park assist, and a navigation system.

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Engine Specifications

Under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze are three engines: a 1.8L four cylinder engine, a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, and a 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The latter generates 138 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque. The 1.8L and 2.0L generate 138 hp and 125 pounds of torque, and 151 hp and 264 pounds of torque respectively.

A six-speed manual transmission system is standard, while the six-speed auto is optional for the LS, Eco, and LT trims.

2014 Ecotec 2.0L I-4 Turbo Diesel (LUZ) for Chevrolet Cruze
2014 Ecotec 2.0L I-4 Turbo Diesel (LUZ) for Chevrolet Cruze

EPA projects the fuel economy for the base engine to be 22/35/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with a manual transmission. The Diesel powerplant gets good numbers projected to be around 27/46/33 mpg.

A 0-60 mph run with the base engine clocks lackluster 9.2 seconds with an automatic transmission.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 183.7 in
Width: 70.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3084 lbs
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.0 sec
MPG: 27/46 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Date Of Release & Price

Its date of release according to various online sources should be expected mid-next year. As for the price, the Cruze Diesel will cost you base price of $25,660, and 16,170 USD for the Cruze Sedan.

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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date, News, Specs – With a stout towing capacity, an impressive interior quality, a quiet highway ride, and an available nine-person seating capacity, the new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is better than ever. Although, it will encounter an uphill task when it comes to competing against other rivals in terms of space and fuel efficiency. Its release date, engine specs, interior and exterior changes, and price are covered extensively below.

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This is a rare vehicle to find nowadays as it still uses the same truck-based mechanical underpinnings unlike the modern SUVs which have taken up the car-based crossover platform. While it may have its disadvantages, a combination of the old-school truck-based platform and cutting-edge amenities results in an impressive off-road ready and comfortable crossover.

Coming off a major redesign two years ago, the 2017 Tahoe comes with several mild changes such as a high-quality and serene interior, and a multitude of technology updates. Things, however, remain unaltered under its hood with the V8-powered four-wheel drive remaining intact with a solid output of 355 horsepower.

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Although we haven’t test driven the Tahoe, Chevy says the new and redesigned model will achieve a maximum of 8,600 pounds when fully-loaded. Lest buyers think the new model lacks any detriments, the Tahoe falls short on expectations in several aspects: a high load height and cargo floor, a cramped third-row bench, a lazy gas pedal response, an optional telescopic steering wheel, and a bumpy truck-like ride.

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As a result of these issues, it would be prudent for would-be buyers to look at what its competition offers. One large SUV which we highly recommend in this segment is undoubtedly the “A” rated 2017 Ford Expedition. Others would be the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia, the 2017 Dodge Durango and Chevy’s own 2017 Suburban.

Trims Available – Chevrolet Tahoe

The full-size 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is available in a standard seating capacity of eight, and is offered in only three trims: LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Z71 is reviewed separately.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior Colors & Exterior Review

The LS’s list of standard features and equipment includes remote ignition, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, automatic tri-zone climate control, a 60/40-split folding second-row seats, cruise control, an integrated blind-spot mirror, a four-way passenger seat, a 50/50-split fold flat third-row bench, rear privacy glass, and a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, steering, wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Equipment available includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, Chevy’s MyLink interface, a 4G LTE connectivity, satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay connectivity, a 110-V power outlet, a media player interface, five USB ports, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, and an enhanced OnStar package.2017 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior, headlights

The LS model offers a standard seating capacity of nine, and gets you additional features on top of what the LS offers such as lane-departure intervention system, automatic high-beam headlight control, an optional 40/20/40-split front bench, a vibrating safety-alert seat, and power-adjustable pedals.

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The LT’s list of standard features and equipment includes driver memory settings, nine-speaker Bose sound system, locking rear differential, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an eight-way power passenger seat, a power liftgate, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe interior, trunk

The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe further adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, a magnetic adaptive suspension system, a power-retracting assist steps, a four-way power lumbar, xenon headlights, and an adaptive cruise control.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Release Date

The cost of owning the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is put at $47,000, according to various credible sources and pundits’ reports. Its date of release, on the other hand, should be expected in June 2017.

Engine Specifications For The New 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

All the models get a 5.3L V8 engine under their hoods. The power generated – 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. ft. of torque is then routed to either the RWD or the AWD drive via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe engine

8,600 pounds and 8,400 pounds is the maximum capacity the two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models can tow respectively. Also, it will require you 7.3 seconds to get the LTZ model past 60 mph.

Despite its platform, the Tahoe offers rather impressive EPA ratings. Our mule puts them at 23/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the two-wheel drive and 22/16/18 mpg for the 4WD.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 0 in. (204 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5355 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,1 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Brownstone Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Sable Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Slate Gray Metallic, Summit White and Tungsten Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8600 lbs

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2017 Dodge Durango Release Date & Review

2017 Dodge Durango Release Date, Price – Perhaps somewhat unexpectedly but we managed to find out that a 2017 Dodge Durango is being released soon. The popular SUV vehicle will see another model in its long history and it will most certainly be the last one. We were really not expecting to see a new Durango ever let alone say that we anticipated this early. But Dodge has decided to end it on a high note and finish the legacy of the vehicle with one more go.

2017 Dodge Durango front view, exterior, headlights and grille

The presumably last model will get a significant update with many interesting features. The car is planned to be redesigned both inside and out and will have some more modern characteristics compared to the previous incarnation of the Durango. The SUV is going to adopt a better performance with an enhanced fuel economy rating. The vehicle is going to utilize some lighter material which are going to affect these specs. There are also many rumored changes expected to occur but not all of them are confirmed. There are a lot of rumors going on currently so it may be hard to sift through the ones which are correct and the ones which are just here say.

2017 Dodge Durango front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Nevertheless, the 2017 Dodge Durango is going to see that light of day, or rather the market, in 2017. This has been confirmed and we also got to see some spy shots that were taken and which came out recently. The car is shaping out quite nicely and we assume that this model may end up being one of the better ones sporting a Durango monocle. All of the currently known information are available in the review and you can read everything here.

2017 Dodge Durango spy shots

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The 2017 Dodge Durango is going to experience a variety of exterior changes. If they are really making this a farewell model, they will make sure that they end it on a high note. What we have already seen is that the Dodge Durango is going to have a lot of exterior changes which are going to mean some futuristic and modernistic design cues. It will make the car much more aggressive looking and will also bring it closer to a younger audience that way. The front part of the car is going to get some new headlights which have been redesigned in a sophisticated manner. They will add a sleeker shape with some LED features added to them. We also noticed the addition of daytime LED running lights and some LED fog lights as well.

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The changes at the front side of the car do not just stop there. The grille is going to be substituted with a new one which will have a hexagonal shape to its design. The bumpers have been lifted a bit and also have different shape to them. The wheelbase is also going to change as it is going to be positioned higher and the car is going to come standard on some 20-inch wheels. The best part is that the car is going to adopt the use of some lightweight materials which are going to enhance the performance and the fuel rates of the car making it a much better overall vehicle like that.

Interior

2017 Dodge Durango steering wheel,lcd screen,dashboard

The updates to the 2017 Dodge Durango are going to continue on the inside as well. Making the vehicle more modern on the inside means adding some new technology equipment inside which will enhance the usability of the car. This means that we expect a lot of comfort enhancing features that go along with some infotainment parts on the inside. First of all, the 7-inch screen from before is going to be substituted with an 8.4-inch one now. It will give you more options and an easier way of operating the vehicle. The dashboard is perhaps going to go through a change as they plan to make the layout a bit different perhaps more driver orientated.

2017 Dodge Durango interior, leather seats

The car is going to be offered as a 5-seater and there is going to be an emphasize on comfort. Of course this is one of the more primarily characteristic of an SUV car so we expect that there are a lot of softer materials and features that will make everything much easier for the people inside. There are not many information available on what exactly is being done to make the inside much more comfortable but we are sure that it will be announced really soon.

Engine

2017 Dodge Durango engine

Of course the date about the possible engines for the 2017 Dodge Durango is the most interesting part of the car. It is speculated that the 3.6 liter V6 which produces 295 HP and 260 lb ft of torque is going to be the basis of the powertrain. This is an engine that is able to produce a very solid fuel economy rate so it is entirely possible that this engine gets to be used. A bigger engine unit that is speculated is the 5.7 liter V8 HEMI with the output of 365 HP and 395 lb ft of torque. The car may end up having two engine options and both of them are very much possible in being used as the primary and secondary options.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 119.8 in
Length: 201.2 in
Width: 75.8 in
Passenger volume: 141 ft³
Cargo volume: 17.2 ft³
Curb weight: 4756 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 6,4 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory 3 Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 6200 lbs

Price and release date

The new 2017 Dodge Durango is going to see the light of day next year. The release date is not exactly confirmed but according to the recent development there is no doubt that this is when the car is going to be offered. As this is going to be the last model of the Durango that we get to see produced a price of $30,000 is going to be a very good one. Needless to say, but teh Durango also faces some stiff competition as it faces the likes of the Ford Explorer and the Chevy Traverse but the Nissan Pathfinder and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia also come into consideration as well.

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