2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date and News

2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date, Specs, Info – For those who are looking for a generous standard equipment, good value, cushy ride with optional adaptive suspension system, and serene and smooth cabin, the Lincoln MKC for 2017 is a good choice. However, so-so performance, and a cramped cabin keep the MKC from being a must-have. We should expect the MKC in July 2017.

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Lincoln has borrowed liberally from Ford for a quite some time now, and has managed to get away due to the extra levy on its prestigious badge, and extra leather which “arguably” make it Lincoln. But you are in for a big surprise with the new 2017 Lincoln MKC. This small crossover from Lincoln doesn’t feel and drive anything close to Ford.

2017 Lincoln MKC exterior, white color, side view, alloy wheels

With its available two four-cylinder turbocharged powerplants, a premium cabin, exterior and interior accents, and a selective modifiable suspension, the MKC for 2017 is unquestionably different. With these features in its fold, the new MKC seems to share nothing even with the Ford’s Escape which it shares a basic structure with. It is a no mean feat by any standards.

2017 Lincoln MKC side view, exterior, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

This refreshing appeal further propels the MKC to the high-end status in its class. Interior wise, the vehicle comes with a standard feature galore such as adaptive suspension dampers, sound-deadening materials, active noise cancellation, intricately crafted seats with appealing support, and new technologies. Even with its bargain price, the base model offers the Sync 3 touchscreen interface.

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On the flipside, however, the vehicle falls short on several things like nondescript handling and performance, grabby brakes, snug backseat, uninspiring acceleration, and modest cargo capacity. That said, alternatives to consider include the 2017 BMW X3, 2017 Acura RDX. These vehicles are hard to beat in this class as they offer superior handling, comfortable seats, brisk acceleration, and ample cargo space.

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Other formidable choices include the 2017 Lexus NX200t, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, and the 2017 Audi Q5. The 2017 Lincoln MKC is still worth a shot nevertheless.

Available Trims – Lincoln MKC

The five-passenger 2017 Lincoln MKC is available in Select, Premiere, Black Label and Reserve equipment groups.

Interior Configurations & 2017 Lincoln MKC Exterior Review

The standard Premiere trim offers adaptive xenon headlights, leatherette upholstery, rear privacy glass, automatic climate control (dual-zone), aft parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights, power driver eight-way seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, memory driver settings, Sync 3 interface, an 8” touchscreen, a 60/40-split reclining and folding rear seat, a four-way power front passenger seat, a 9-speaker premium audio system, satellite radio, and USB ports.

2017 Lincoln MKC steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The Select package optionally available adds ambient interior lighting, a power passenger eight-way seat, auto-dimming side mirrors, power-folding exterior mirrors, a cargo cover, and a power liftgate.

Upgrading to the Reserve level gets you a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, rear-cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitoring system, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, a 110-V power outlet, MyLincoln Mobile smartphone app (bundles tire pressures check, fuel check, remote start, and GPS location), and a navigation system.

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Next up is the Black label trim gets you a 10-speaker sound system, 19” wheels, a black grille, leather upgraded upholstery, a roof rack, and four interior exclusive design themes. These choices alter the design theme of seat materials, headliners and floor/carpet mats, and colors of interior leather.

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Additional features to expect include automatic high-beams, configurable cruise control, front parking sensors, automatic wipers, suspension adaptive dampers, 19/20” wheels, automated parallel-parking sensors, a forward collision warning system, 14-speaker premium sound system, heated rear seats, and lane-intervention systems.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 179.2 in
Width: 73.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 25 cu ft
Curb weight: 3847 lb
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 21/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Velvet Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Luxe Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 3000 lbs

2017 Lincoln MKC Engine Specifications

With an EPA rating of 20/29/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, the 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque comes fitted under the hood of the standard model. The AWD model returns 19/26/22 mpg according to Lincoln.

2017 Lincoln MKC engine

The 2.3L mill good for 285 horsepower and 305 lbs. ft. of torque only available with an AWD, is rated by EPA at 18/26/21 mpg, and is optionally available to all trims.

Although the engines are powerful or so they seem, the acceleration figures are rather disappointing. The standard 2.0L engine, for example, takes 8.0 sec to dash from 0-60 mph – slow in its class of small crossover SUVs.

Price & 2017 Lincoln MKC Release Date

Its release date should be expected in July 2017 according to fresh reports we have recently unearthed. As for its price, the 2017 Lincoln MKC SUV will demand a base MSRP of $33,260.

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2017 Kia Optima Release Date & Info

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The Kia Optima for 2017 combines a strong value proposition and a sporty styling resulting in a vehicle that is hard to beat. Additionally, with plenty of luxury and convenience features, serene cabin, a superb blend of performance and fuel efficiency, it will definitely be on the priority list of anyone shopping in the midsize sedan segment. Its release date should be expected in March 2017.

2017 Kia Optima exterior, white color, side view, alloy wheels

The entry of the Optima in the market will be met with a fierce rivalry staged by known bigwigs such as Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion. And despite being in the segment for over fifteen years now, it only elevated itself recently from the lower bargain segment to a serious rival.

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The Kia with its new looks and fresh appeal raises the bar a notch higher from the outgoing model that has helped shape its humble beginnings to a serious midsize vehicle. One notable thing that never changes in the Optima is its exterior design. Slightly taller, wider, and longer than its immediate predecessor but nothing much in terms of design and exterior cues. Although we expect new color additions to the existing color palette.

2017 Kia Optima SXL rear view, taillights, silver color

In order to notice the differences between the new and the outgoing model, you’ll need to either be hawk eyed or be a diehard Optima fan. The changes are subtle but are welcome nonetheless. The previous model offered was a success in the market and redesigning it significantly may result in unnecessary damages especially if buyers are still observing caution.

2017 Kia Optima front view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

One thing is for sure though, the chassis comes with high-strength steel that underpins better high-speed stability, structural rigidity, and improved handling. There is nothing much to say when it comes to matters concerning under its hood as it carries over the previous engine entire lineup.

2017 Kia Optima exterior, front view, alloy wheels, headlights, grille

Even as we commend the efforts Kia has invested in the new 2017 Kia Optima, there are still some issues that could have been addressed better such as the numb steering and the limited rear headroom. As such, it would be wise to explore other options in the segment before ultimately making a decision. Some of its rivals include the stylish and fun-to drive 2017 Mazda 6, the well-appointed 2017 Toyota Camry, the refreshed and powerful 2017 Honda, and, last but certainly not least, is the well-rounded and closely-related cousin 2017 Hyundai Sonata.

Still the 2017 Kia Optima continues to offer the right mix of today’s elite sedans through its blend of value, performance and style.

Available Trims – Kia Optima

The 2017 Kia Optima is offered as a five-passenger sedan available in SXL, SX Turbo, EX, and LX trims. The hybrid model comes in a separate review.

Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Kia Optima

Standard features available for the base LX model includes a rearview camera, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, satellite radio, a 60/40/split rear seatback, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, air-conditioning, full power accessories, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, and a six-speaker audio system.

2017 Kia Optima dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Other optional features available for he trim include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, laminated front door window, an eight-way power driver seat, driver memory settings, rear-cross traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, laminated front door windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitor.

2017 Kia Optima interior, leather front and rear seats, steering wheel

Others include an 8” touchscreen interface, two charge-only USB ports, Kia’s Uvo infotainment system, a navigation system, rear air-conditioning systems, automatic climate control (dual-zone), LED taillights, and HD radio.

2017 Kia Optima EX exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

Picking the EX trim gets you a heated steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather upholstery. The SX trims adds a rear spoiler, adaptive xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear side window sunshades, unique exterior styling details, dual exhaust tips, upgraded gauges, and ambient lighting.

2017 Kia Optima Engine Specs

All the models are front wheel drive. The 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 178 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped under the hood of both the EX and LX models. This power gets transmitted to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Kia Optima

Next up is a four-cylinder 1.6L engine rated at 178 horsepower and 195 lbs. ft. of torque. The power drives the front wheels via the seven-speed automated clutch transmission.

Finally, generating 245 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine under the hood of both the SX and SXL models. Here, the front wheels receive the power through the standard six-speed automatic transmission system.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.4 in. (110.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 105 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 3399 lb
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 24/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ebony Black, Horizon Blue, Moss Grey, Sangria, Snow White Pearl, Sparkling, Silver, Titanium Silver …
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Kia Optima For 2017 Release Date

March 2017 is the set date of release for the 2017 Kia Optima according to various sources privy of its operations. As for the window sticker, the Optima sedan will cost you a base MSRP starting from $21,840.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Release Date & Review

2017 Hyundai Elantra Release Date and News – Plenty of style and value is what you get with the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra, but you might find some new rivals to have eclipsed its performance and refinement. A generous feature list, a long warranty coverage, a large trunk, and hush cabin, are just some of the features you should anticipate for 2017. Read on for an up-to-date review that encompasses everything there is to know about the Elantra ranging from its interior and exterior, release date to its engine specs.

2017 Hyundai Elantra front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Relative to other vehicles in the segment, the Elantra still looks invigorating in almost every aspect. But the fact remains the present generation has five years now since its debut into the segment. This alone, is a measure of how old the Elantra is and exceeds all the rest.

2017 Hyundai Elantra side angle, gray color, alloy wheels

A savvy buyer might think twice about owning the 2017 Hyundai Elantra in the face of so many fresh vehicles that offer latest tech features and materials. But age isn’t a major issue here as the Elantra packs some of the finest materials and technologies. Hyundai seems to have thrown in a feature galore than you’d expect.

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The Value Edition, for instance, comes packed with high-tech features such as keyless ignition and entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio ad phone connectivity, etc. with such features installed, you might even wonder what’s the point of getting the costly priced Sport and Limited models. but taking a look at what they offer might give you a second thought, they come with even more sophisticated accoutrements should you opt for either one of them.

2017 Hyundai Elantra red color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Signs of aging aren’t that conspicuous, and you’ll need to be either hawk-eyed or a seasoned Hyundai user. Limited headroom is quite notable. Other downsides to owning the 2017 Hyundai Elantra include a somewhat stiff ride, and a mediocre acceleration.

2017 Hyundai Elantra auto show, blue color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

For some, the faults might seem minor quibbles, but for others, they are simply unforgivable. So, for those who can’t live with such downsides, below are some of the alternatives you can check out. They include the 2017 Kia Forte, the relatively zesty and refined 2017 Mazda 3, the 2017 Ford Focus, and the well-rounded 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. You could also check out the 2017 Honda Civic. Nonetheless, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra can still hold its head high even in the face of such hostility.

Trims Available – Hyundai Elantra

The five-passenger 2017 Hyundai Elantra is offered in four trims: SE, Value Edition, Limited, and the Sport. The GT is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra SE’s list of standard features includes a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, satellite radio, air-conditioning, a USB port, intermittent wipers, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, a trip computer, 15-inch steel wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2017 Hyundai Elantra steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Available options bundled in the Popular Equipment package includes a driver blind-spot mirror, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, voice controls, a rearview camera, a sliding center armrest, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, and extended sun visors.

2017 Hyundai Elantra interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Stepping to the Value Edition gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a shift know, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and heated front seats.

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Upgrading to the Limited trim brings with it Blue Link telematics, a leather upholstery, 17-inch wheels, adjustable steering effort, projector headlights, heated rear seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), LED taillights, and a six-way power driver seat.

2017 Hyundai Elantra side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Last, but certainly not least, is the Sport trim that comes equipped with black exterior accents, automatic climate control, a more powerful engine, heated rear seats, a sport-tuned steering and suspension tuning, and a slew of safety features.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 179.1 in
Width: 70.9 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 14 cu ft
Curb weight: 2773 lbs
Top Speed: 7,7 sec
0-60: 125 mph
MPG: 28/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Phantom Black, Quartz White Pearl, Scarlet Red Pearl, Shale Gray Metallic, Symphony Air Silver, Symphony Silver, Venetian Red, Windy Sea Blue…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Hyundai Elantra Engine Specifications

Powering the Limited, Value Edition, and SE trims is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine rated at 145 hp and 130 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Hyundai, a time of 9.7 seconds is what you need to saunter from 0-60 mph.

Regardless of the transmission, Elantra returns a fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg/combined.

2017 Hyundai Elantra engine

Boasting a four-cylinder 2.0L engine is the Elantra Sport model. The output – 173 horsepower and 154 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the wheels via the standard manual transmission system.

The Sport returns 28mpg/combined with both the manual and automatic.

Price & 2017 Hyundai Elantra Price

Its release date should be expected in March 2017 according to pundits. A fair MSRP starting from 17,250 USD will be the asking price once the 2017 Hyundai Elantra becomes available.

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