2017 Jaguar F-Type

Introduced three years ago as the successor of the E-Type, the F-Type has grown to become to what it is today. And with the 2017 Jaguar F-Type knocking on the doors, it seems it isn’t stopping anytime soon. Offered in both convertible and coupe body styles, it ranks among the best in the segment in terms of offering appealing features. Its release date has been confirmed for early 2017. MSRP pricing estimates have also been released. Read on to get the details.

2017 Jaguar F-Type spy shots

Five trims are offered for the new 2017 Jaguar F-Type, with the least powerful being the base model and the most powerful in the range being the F-Type SVR and the F-Type Premium, F-Type R, F-Type S, and the F-Type Premium slotting in between the two. The Jaguar F-Type SVR is the first Jaguar SVR model developed to retain its inherent tractability, lightweight sports car potential, and everyday usability.

2017 Jaguar F-Type front angle, headlights and grille

Under the hood of the 2017 Jaguar F-Type are four engines, with the base getting a generous 340 horsepower from a supercharged 3.0L V6. Buyers have the option of deciding whether it mates to the eight-speed automatic or the six-speed manual. Its top speed is 161 mph, and it can go from naught to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. At the top of the trim ladder is a powerful supercharged 5.0L V8 engine rated at 550 horsepower and 502 lbs. ft. of torque that powers up the F-Type R model. With this engine mammoth beneath the hood, drivers should expect to go from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph.

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR side view, orange color, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Jaguar F-Type is lighter, powerful, and benefits from active aerodynamics and enhanced driveline and chassis. Although the lower trim levels deliver a performance to marvel about, the top-of-the-range 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR offers an unrivaled supercar performance regardless of the conditions. The 2017 SVR Convertible is able to hit a top speed of 195 mph, and 200 mph for the 2017 SVR Coupe. 0-60 mph run only takes 3.5 seconds.

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and badges

Yet, there’re rivals still daring enough to rival it. The rivals in question include the 2017 Porsche 911, and the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage. The Porsche 911 gets mild updates inside and out. With an output rated at 520 and 560 horsepower for the Porsche Turbo and Turbo S models, they are not more powerful than the F-Type but also accelerate much faster. Pricing for the Turbo starts at $151,000. The Aston Martin Vantage S gets a 6.0L V12 engine mammoth capable of sending 565 horsepower and 457 lbs. ft. of torque to the wheels. It zips from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, and gets a mind-boggling top speed of 205 mph.

2017 Jaguar F-Type Release Date & Price

2017 Jaguar F-Type release date

Anyone interested in owning the jaguar should probably get certain facts correct. Facts here connote the MSRP pricing info, here’re the details – F-Type – $61,400, F-Type R – $105,400, F-Type S – $79,100, F-Type Premium – $66,800, and the F-Type SVR – $125,950. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

2017 Jaguar F-Type Exterior

2017 Jaguar F-Type exterior, overhead view

As can be seen from the pictures, the new model carries over unchanged from last year. Although two years have gone by since it first went for sale, the Jaguar F-Type continues to be one of the sexiest sports car around. As we previously mentioned, the new model is available in five trims, each with a distinct personality.

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the features that are unique depending on the trim model include a slightly higher hood line, new vents, a front differential, body-colored side sills, unique diffuser, “AWD” badges, and a body colored venturi.

2017 Jaguar F-Type Interior

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Just like most of the exterior elements, the interior carries over unchanged from last year. Some of the features to expect include fully-adjustable seats, Smart Keyless entry, SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio, a premium 770-watt Meridian audio system, and a panoramic glass.

2017 Jaguar F-Type Convertible interior, leather seats

Available Trims

Five trims should be expected for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type: base, Premium, S, SVR, and R. Two body styles are offered – Coupe and Convertible. The 2017 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 review is offered elsewhere on this blog.

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR auto show, front view, headlights, grille and badges

Engine Specs

Four engines are available for buyers: a supercharged 3.0L V6 rated at 340 horsepower; a 380 horsepower – yielding 3.0L V6; a 5.0L V8 rated at 500 horsepower; and a new 5.0L V8 good for 575 horsepower. The F-Type R model gets 550 horsepower and with it is able to zip from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It is restricted to an AWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission only.

2017 Jaguar F-Type engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.2 in. (103.2 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8 in. (176 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Height: 4 ft. 3.6 in. (51.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3782 lb
Top Speed: 171 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Polaris White, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Caldera Red, Storm Grey Metallic, Ebony Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Jaguar F-Type front view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

Safety

Safety technologies include a Blind Spot Monitor, Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Reverse Traffic Detection, and Intelligent High Beam. Crash impact protection results by the NHTSA are yet to be offered. Check back for updates on this area some few weeks to its release date.

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2017 Jaguar F-Type trunk, cargo space

2017 Jaguar F-Type interior, dashboard, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Jaguar F-Type interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date, Price and Review – The new 2017 Toyota Tundra is among the few capable full-size pickup to offer a serious off-roading capability. However, it comes second to most American-made trucks in several other respects. It offers user-friendly controls, strong V8 engines, impressive off-roading capability, and offers easy ingress and egress. According to various sources we reached out to for a clue of its possible release date, they all had reasons suggesting the 2017 Tundra will be released mid next year.

2017 Toyota Tundra front view, silver color, alloy wheels, headlights

Pickup trucks are very popular in the United States and elsewhere due to their versatility and strength to tow just about anything that gets thrown to them. It is unfortunate that despite the Tundra’s off-roading capability and feature galore, it still has to play second fiddle to American-made trucks as those from GM, Ford, and RAM.

2017 Toyota Tundra black color, taillights and tailpipe, rear view

It is interesting though as the Tundra is itself made in Texas, U.S, but probably its Japanese nameplate makes it appear foreign. See, it’s not about its origin that makes it different but it’s all about its age. Although the vehicle underwent a major surgery several years ago which brought its substantial performance updates and revises styling, those refreshments weren’t enough relative to other modern trucks.

2017 Toyota Tundra side view, blue coloe, headlights and alloy wheels

The changes that it underwent should have been done a long time ago or Toyota should had at least continued refreshing the Tundra continuously. In contrast, the Chevrolet Silverado, for instance, has been reinvigorated over sometime now and this has allowed it to keep up with the Joneses. The Ford F-150 also has made notable changes including but not limited to a lightweight aluminum body and a variety of V8 fuel-sipping engines.

2017 Toyota Tundra side angle, alloy wheels

Well, the Tundra given its current state will find it difficult to compete against these pickup trucks. And in all fairness, you should consider its rivals before settling for it. Its rivals include the 2017 Nissan Titan XD, the 2017 GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, and atop the list of our favorites, the 2017 Ram 1500.

Toyota Tundra – Trims Available

There are several body styles and cab configurations to choose from, and depending on which one you prefer, you will have a choice of up to six trims to wrap it up. The trim lineup includes the plush TRD Pro, 1794 Edition, Platinum, Limited, SR5, and the base SR.

Toyota Tundra-exterior & interior

The base SR trim offers standard Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated mirrors, full power accessories, 18-inch steel wheels, a USB port, power windows and locks, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, a windshield wiper de-icer, cruise control, a media player interface, air-conditioning, and a damped tailgate. The Work Truck package available adds vinyl carpeting, and cloth upholstery but removes power lock and windows.

2017 Toyota Tundra exterior,side view, white color, headlights

The SR5 offered in the double and CrewMac cabs only gets you a navigation app, an intermittent variable windshield wipers, HD and satellite radio, foglights, chrome exterior trim, and traffic information. The CrewMax further adds a height-adjustable power driver seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a larger gas tank, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front bucket seats, and an auto-diming rearview mirror. Stand-alone options available for this trim include the 18” alloy wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, and rear and front parking sensors.

Next up is the TRD Pro that brings with it an off-road suspension system, a navigation system, a 7” touchscreen display, four movable bed tie-down cleats, Bilstein shock absorbers, additional speakers, a four-way power passenger seat, unique styling elements, and an eight-power passenger seat.

2017 Toyota Tundra interior, leather seats

Available for the double and CrewMax body styles is the Limited trim that includes a four-way power passenger seat, climate control (dual-zone)l 20-inch alloy wheels, additional speakers, a navigation system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, theft-deterrent system, and a horizontal power-sliding aft window.

The Platinum, which is at the helm of the food chain and available for the CrewMax only provides a sunroof, driver memory settings, running LED lights, ventilated and heated power front seats, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, JBL 12-speaker sound system, and all the contents of the Safety and Convenience items.

2017 Toyota Tundra steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The only difference between the Platinum trim and the 1794 Edition is only in terms of the latter’s exclusive cabin and exterior distinctive design.

The TRD Off-Road package is optionally available for Limited, SR5, and the 1794 Edition trim. The package comes bundled with tow hooks, trail-tuned shock absorbers, off-road tires, and 18-inch TRD wheels.

Engine Specs – 2017 Toyota Tundra

You get a choice of either the 4.6L V8 or the 5.7L V8 engines under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Tundra.

The 4.6L engine comes fitted beneath the hoods of the SR cab models and every SR5 model. The 310 hp and 327 lbs. of torque generated are routed to either the standard 2WD or the optional 4WD via the six-speed automatic transmission system. Maximum towing capacity for this powertrain stands at between 6,400 and 6,800 pounds.

2017 Toyota Tundra engine

The other engine is a 5.7L V8 behemoth that comes under the bonnets of the TRD Pro, Limited, and the 1794 Edition trim. Its output is rated at 401 lbs. of torque and 381 horsepower. The 2016 Toyota Tundra EPA ratings stand at 17/13/15 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 18/13/15 mpg with the 2WD.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 145.7 in
Length: 228.9 in
Width: 79.9 in
Passenger volume: 65-126 cu ft
Cargo volume: /
Curb weight: 5000 lb
Top Speed: 107 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 13/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Radiant Red, Super White,..
Towing Capacity: 10,500 lbs

Date Of Release & Price Estimate – Toyota Tundra for 2017

Rumors from credible sources allege we should expect the 2017 Tundra mid-next year. As for the price, the Regular Cab, once available, will go for sale for 29,450 USD, the Double Cab – 28,640 USD, and the CrewMax Cab – $32,770.

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2017 Acura RDX Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Acura RDX Release Date, Review – A strong yet fuel-efficient V6, competitive price, a generous feature list, an outstanding rear legroom, and a high rear seat make the new 2017 Acura RDX a solid choice for a premium small crossover. Its date of release, price, interior and exterior changes, and engines specifications are covered below, so keep reading on.

The first generation model that bounded into the scene was a high-tech wonder and boasted of a sophisticated all-wheel drive and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, the feature galore didn’t resonate well as Acura had hoped for. This resulted in the automaker redesigning the vehicle into a more conventional small luxury SUV.

2017 Acura RDX exterior, blue color

With the changes in place, the new RDX then garnered quite a substantial fanatic following and is still a great choice for buyers shopping in its class to date. Part of the changes Acura has infused inside and out include an updated infotainment system, and a new color addition to the existing color palette.

2017 Acura RDX side view, exterior

A slew of safety features has also been factored in. they include the adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning system, lane departure warning and intervention, and blind-spot monitoring. Besides this, under its skin lies a fuel-efficient 3.5L V6 engine rated at an impressive 23 mpg/combined.

Interior wise, the cabin offers comfortable and supportive seats and with its long list of standard features and technologies, the Acura RDX is set for a major global success. There are, however, several setbacks to owning an RDX such as a distractive touchscreen interface, and lack of a sporty appeal.

2017 Acura RDX rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Therefore, it would be prudent to check what the competition offers. For a more prestigious and sporty drive, the 2017 Porsche Macan, the 2017 BMW X3 & X1 are solid choices you should consider. For multiple engine choices, which the RDX disappoints on, you can check out the 2017 Lexus NX 300h, or the 2017 Audi Q5.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is also another rival which provides a more spacious and classy cabin. Even so, the 2017 Acura RDX is still a well-rounded vehicle that gets most of the things right.

2017 Acura RDX front view, headlights and grille

Trims Available For The New 2017 Acura RDX

The new RDX is offered in three trims tagged as packages: AcuraWatch Plus, Technology, and Advance.

Interior Colors & 2017 Acura RDX Exterior Review

Standard accessories available for the RDX trim include keyless ignition and entry, heated side mirrors, 18-inch wheels, a four-way power passenger seat, a 5-inch dashboard display, a premium vinyl upholstery, automatic headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, heated side mirrors, a sunroof, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a seven-speaker sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an auxiliary audio jack, Siri Eyes Free, a seven-speaker sound system, an eight-way power driver seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

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The AcuraWatch Plus package further adds a navigation system, lane-departure intervention and warning system, automatic braking, a forward collision mitigation system, and adaptive cruise control.

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Opting for the Technology package gets you a 10-speaker ELS/Acura surround-sound system, an eight-way power front passenger seat, Aha compatibility, an AcuraLink app suite, leather upholstery, a navigation system, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, and voice commands.

2017 Acura RDX exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Finally, the Advance package brings with it remote engine start, automatic wipers, rear and front parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and auto-dimming sideview mirrors.

2017 Acura RDX rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Exterior colors to expect include Crystal Black Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, White Diamond Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, and Kona Coffee Metallic.

Price & 2017 Acura RDX Release Date

Its date of release according to various sources privy to RDX developments allege the vehicle will probably hit U.S dealerships sometime in February 2017. A sticker price of around $35,270 is forthcoming.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.7 in. (105.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.4 in. (184.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 26.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3737 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 19/28 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Kona Coffee Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Acura RDX Engine Specifications

Under the hood of the 2017 Acura RDX is a 279 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque-generating 3.5L V6 engine. The power is routed to either the standard front wheel drive or the optional all-wheel drive via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Acura RDX engine

The AWD configured RDX, according to provisional test drives, requires 6.5 seconds from 0-60 mph.

2017 Acura RDX engine view

The EPA fuel economy consumption ratings are also impressive regardless of the drive mode configuration. The front wheel drive returns 29/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 28/19/22 mpg with the AWD system.

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