2017 Hyundai Tucson Release Date, Review and Specs

This year New York Auto Show saw the unveiling of the third generation 2017 Hyundai Tuscon model. This is a design which is being updated in the manner that current and latest Hyundai models have been made, making them contemporary and much handsome looking cars. This includes such changes and additions like a hexagonal grille and vertical slats, which are going to attract a more mature fan base, while the body of the car has more appeal to a younger crowd.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, auto show, exterior, headlights and grille

The Hyundai Tuscon was released for the first time in 2004 and was given to us on the same platform the Hyundai Elantra was made. It was a small crossover vehicle which was ranked just beneath the mid-size Santa Fe model. But it was the 2010 model that gave us a much sportier appearance and look of the Tuscon model and it was also the announcement of their second generation lineup.

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear view, taillights, and tailpipe

With this kind of a look already getting dated, the model has entered in its third generation stint, which started with its 2014 model. The new 2017 model is going to be a redesigned version which is going to attract a lot of fans and bring much attention to the name. An interesting fact is that when the release date comes the model is going to be known as the Hyundai Tuscon for all the markets, even the foreign ones, as the past models used to use a “ix35” for some markets.

2017 Hyundai Tucson black color, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

This review will help you determine how the model ranks up against its competition, namely the Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee, and whether it has an upper hand against them.

2017 Hyundai Tucson side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Exterior

The 2017 Hyundai Tuscon has been given a full redesign of its exterior. With a much bolder and upscale look, the car ranks pretty well in this type of a market and enjoys some benefits to its segment. The front end of the car receives the hexagonal grille with vertical slats which is a signature mark for the model. The entire front fascia has a more upscale look and while the lower apron of the car has horizontally oriented fog lights and surrounds, which give the car a wider look. The LED headlights have the same effect, while the wing-like lower section of the bumper makes it more sporty looking.

2017 Hyundai Tucson front angle, headlights and grille

Judging from the profile of the car we see that the A-pillar has been pushed back a little bit. It adds a little bit of separation being made between the hood and the A-pillar but it actually lengthens the appearance of the hood that way. There is a sharp accent line which goes from the front to the back side of the car and starts from the front wheel arches and ends at the taillights in the back.

2017 Hyundai Tucson ruby wine, side view, alloy wheels

The rear end has been given some slimmer taillights, with a redesigned tailgate and a lower bumper, which is something that the mature crowd is going to appreciate. This model is a lot refined looking now and it may just prove to be an even hotter sell than the current Hyundai Sonata model.

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear angle, auto show, taillights and tailkpipe

Interior

The interior of the 2017 Hyundai Tuscon receives a similar kind of a redesign as the exterior does. The result is a much more premium looking cabin which is in turn made possible with the introduction of some fine grade materials and Wine Red leather additions. The 2017 version is also larger than the previous one, so when you see the car on the inside after its release date for the first time you will see that you will be much more cozier on the inside and have a lot more cargo room to hold your stuff. The model offers 101.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats folded down the spacing improves to 102.2 cubic feet of passenger volume and 31 cubic feet of rear cargo space and a maximum cargo capacity of 61.9.

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

The dashboard of the Tuscon has been overhauled as well. The touscscreen on the central part of it has been surrounded by metal-look bezel with air vents. We also get a more premium-looking HVAC control interface, adding to the overall appeal of the car as well. The changes are finished with the introduction of a new steering wheel design which matches the other models from the lineup with its look and all in all makes the new model a lot better than the outgoing one,

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Engine specs

The European version of the 2017 Hyundai Tuscon is going to get a pair of 1.6-liter gasoline engines, a naturally aspired one with 133 horsepower and a turbocharged with an output of 174 horsepower. The base engine option combines with a six-speed manual transmission while the turboshcarged version uses either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

There are two diesel options available for Europe as well, the  1.7-liter unit that makes 113 horsepower and uses a six-speed manual transmission, and a 2.0-liter engine that has an output of 134 horsepower or 181 horsepower and uses a six-speed manual or the seven-speed DCT.

2017 Hyundai Tucson engine

The North American release of the Hyundai Tuscon 2017 makes use of two four-cylinder engines, a 2.0-liter164-horsepower one and a turbocharged 1.6-liter making 175-horsepower. The base option has a six-speed automatic, while the later uses a seven-speed DCT.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 176.2 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 102.2 ft³
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 31.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3,369 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ash Black, Caribbean Blue, Chromium Silver, Coliseum Grey, Majove Sand, Ruby Wine, Sedona Sunset, Winter White…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Hyundai Tucson release date

The model is going to get its release date by the end of this year. Of course we are going to see it appear first on the homfront and Europe but the release date for the North American market is set for next year. The base version gets a base MSRP price of $22,700, while the highest trim is priced at $31,300.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson front view, grille and headlights

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2017 Hyundai Tucson ruby wine, exterior, side angle, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Hyundai Tucson rear angle, silver color, exterior, taillights, tailpipe

2017 Hyundai Tucson interior, leather seats, gear shift knob, dashboard and steering wheel

2017 Hyundai Tucson cargo space, trunk

New 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Release Date and Info

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Thanks to its forgiving ride, refined interior, ad tremendous towing and hauling capacities, the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 is a top pick for a heavy-duty truck. Other defining highpoints for the 2017 truck include a quiet, comfortable drive; monumental torque, off-road prowess, and spacious rear seat. The Ram 2500 release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017, if online rumors are anything to go by.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 grille and headlights

If you’re looking for a truck that is capable of offering more mojo than regular pickup trucks, we highly recommend the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500. This vehicle not only offers superior towing and handling abilities, it also offers a dizzying option of cabin, engine, and box length configurations to choose from.

To put facts into paper: the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 offers a towing capacity of a whopping 17,980 lbs. because of that enormous feet, the Ram 2500 attracts very few direct competitors. Another conspicuous aspect that can endear many to the pickup truck is its compliant ride quality thanks to the coil spring rear suspension system.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

When it comes to the available competition in its class, very few can parallel its towing and hauling capabilities. But even so, these rivals are also notable for specific strengths and it all depends on your priorities. Some of them include the GMC Sierra, the Ford F-250, and the Silverado 2500HD.

At the end of the day, you’ll have to make a decision that reflect your main concerns. Whichever way, though, the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 “A” rating reflects its top standing in its category, and in addition to the inviting and plush interior it offers, its more-than-just-utilitarian approach helps it eminently livable outside of work duty.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 exterior, front angle

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Engine Specs

Standard across the entire trim lineup is the 5.7L V8 engine tasked with generating a whopping 383 hp and 400 lbs. ft. of torque. Also available is a modified version of the base engine that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). You have the option of matching the Ram 2500 with either a RWD or an AWD. The six-speed automatic transmission system is standard.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 engine view

Two additional powerplants are offered: the first mill (6.4L V8) generates 410 horsepower and 429 pounds-ft. of torque, while the other one (6.7 turbodiesel) transmits 350 horsepower and 660 pounds-feet of torque to the ground.

The 6.4L V8 AWD 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab 0-60 mph is estimated at 8.4 seconds.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 engine

Fuel economy ratings for the models hasn’t been release by EPA yet, but we’re hopeful the details will be available weeks before its release date.

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Trims & Body Styles

The heavy-duty 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 is offered in a whopping seven trims ranging from the base Tradesman to the well-appointed Power Wagon, and Laramie Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Big Horn, and SLT slotting in between them.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 front view, headlights and grille

When it comes to 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 body styles, Dodge has offered it with three: Mega cab, Crew cab, and the Regular Cab.

Exterior Review & 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Interior Accessories

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift knob

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Tradesman accessories include a vinyl upholstery, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, USB port, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a six-speaker stereo audio system, a locking tailgate, black grille/bumpers, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, and automatic wipers.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 interior, leather seats and backseats

Opting for the Ram 2500 SLT include keyless entry and ignition, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a power sliding rear window, eighteen-inch steel wheels, satellite and HD radio, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, an integrated trailer brake controller, full power accessories, and an overhead console.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 exterior, black color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon accessories include electronic locking differentials, a front antiroll bar, skid plates, unique seventeen-inch wheels, a power front winch, and hill descent control.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Other features and technologies offered for the remaining trims aren’t available now but will be updated once Dodge makes the information available.

Specifications (Ram 2500 Crew Cab)

Wheelbase: 149.4 in
Length: 237.4 in
Width: 79.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Passenger Capacity: 3
Cargo volume: 74.7 ft³
Curb weight: 6,059 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Low Vol Construction Yellow, Low Vol Dark Brown, Low Vol Detonator Yellow Clear Coat, Low Vol Hills Green, Low Vol Holland Blue, Low Vol Light Cream, Low Vol Light Green, Low Vol Midnight Blue Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 17,600 lbs

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 release date

The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel price starts from an MSRP of $35,550. Dodge says the models should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, if all goes according to plans.

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2017 Dodge RAM 2500 exterior, black color

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2017 Dodge RAM 2500 white color, cargo space

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Chrysler 200 – Release Date & News

The new 2017 Chrysler 200 impresses on various aspects including on its interior appointments, engine power and consumption, and on exterior design. Additionally, it offers an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, a strong V6 engine, and excellent safety crash test scores. Its date of release should be expected in July 2017.

2017 Chrysler 200 exterior front angle

This is the freshest model from Chrysler in terms of the latest redesign tweaks. The fuddy-duddy demeanor it had is a thing of the past now. This head-turner offers a smooth ride and trendy looks synonymous with buyer’s expectations of what a modern vehicle should be. With a name to brag about and a reputation worth upholding, the new model is artful and elegant.

2017 Chrysler 200 exterior, front and rear angle

Interior wise, the soft-touch, quality materials are tastefully crafted, the controls have a crisp layout, and the ambience is simply out of this world. The controls aren’t just beautiful to the eye but are also built to function with relative ease.

2017 Chrysler 200 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

It’s more of a mixed bag beneath its bonnet, though. Sadly, the four-cylinder performance is a bit pokey and it’s perhaps the only notable downside you’ll get while nitpicking. On the brighter side though, there is a brisk 3.6L V6 engine – it’s the best prick that will ensure your winter traction is impressive, and with its punchy output, it undoubtedly offers an athletic handling especially if you opt for the S model. According to the some information we have, the car will reach the speed of 0-60 in 5.5 sec.

2017 Chrysler 200 exterior, rear angle

Except for the interior room and the lackluster four-cylinder engine, Chrysler seems to have ticked all the right boxes with the 200. You might also check out what the competition offers to be affirmative before committing. Some of them include the 2017 Ford Fusion, the often sidelined but athletic and fun-to-drive 2017 Mazda 6, and the 2017 Honda Accord. Even in the face of such “hostility,” the new 2017 Chrysler 200 is nonetheless difficult to beat when it comes to good looks.

2017 Chrysler 200 front view, red color, headlights and grille

Trims Offered – Chrysler 200

The midsize five-passenger 2017 200 sedan from Chrysler is available in LX, Limited, S, and C trim levels. Soon we’ll make the reviews of both the SRT and Convertible available.

Interior Review & 2017 Chrysler 200 Exterior Changes

2017 Chrysler 200 steering whee, lcd screen and dashboard

The 200 LX trim’s list of standard accessories and features include an auxiliary audio jack, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, 17” steel wheels, rear seat – 60/40-split folding, a 5” touchscreen interface, a four-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual USB ports, manually height-adjustable seats, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2017 Chrysler 200 interior, rear leather seats

Raising the stakes higher is the 200 Limited model which offers heated mirrors, 18-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, a premium sound system, a rearview camera, satellite radio, ta sunroof, special floor mats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and an upgraded infotainment system.

2017 Chrysler 200 front view, silver color, headlights and grille

The sport flavored S trim further adds foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior upgraded trim, leather/cloth sport front seats, front-door acoustic windshield glass, 18” steel wheels, satellite and HD radio, four-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, remote engine start, smartphone app integration, rear air ducts, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and a sport-tuned suspension system.

2017 Chrysler 200 side angle, gray color, alloy wheels

At the pinnacle of the trim level is the 2017 Chrysler 200C model which offers a standard leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a softer suspension setup, a six-way power front passenger seat, a 115-V power outlet, the Uconnect 8.4 contents, and 17” wheels.

2017 Chrysler 200 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0 in. (108 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.3 in. (192.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.6 in. (73.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 115.9 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3473 lbs.
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 8.4 sec
MPG: 23/36 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Velvet Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Chrysler 200 Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chrysler 200 is an apathetic four-cylinder 2.4L engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission system which forwards the power – 184 hp and 173 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels.

For those looking for more motivation, an optional 3.6L V6 engine rated at 295 hp and 262 pounds-feet of torque is available under the hoods of every trim except the base LX trim. This engine also gets the Sport mode that sharpens both response and transmission, and also decides the amount of torque it should send to the rear axle.

2017 Chrysler 200 engine

A time of 6.2 seconds is what you’d require to get past 60 mph with the 200s AWD. this therefore means, the 200 is among the best in the segment in terms of acceleration. However, the four-cylinder needs 9.0 seconds for the same sprint.

Finally, EPA says the V6 FWD four-cylinder 200 model should return 36/23/28 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 32/19/23 mpg with the V6 FWD.

Price & 2017 Chrysler 200 Release Date

Word on the street allege the new 2017 Chrysler 200 should be expected mid-next year. As for the MSRP estimate, a window sticker of $21,995 is inevitable.

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2017 Chrysler 200 side view, exterior, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Chrysler 200 front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Chrysler 200 rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chrysler 200 side view, black color, alloy wheels

2017 Chrysler 200 side view, blue color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Chrysler 200 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Chrysler 200 interior, steering wheel and leather seats