New 2017 Ford Atlas Release Date, Specs & Info

It’s hard to beat the new 2017 Ford Atlas in terms of strong performance, a diverse lineup, and a long list of available features. Additionally, it offers latest safety and convenience technologies, excellent fuel economy, off-road prowess, and an impressive payload. The Ford Atlas release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Ford Atlas exterior

It returns with some few changes having only had a redesign recently, as Ford wouldn’t want to upset the successful streak the Atlas is commanding in its class. The Sync 3 system has been upgraded and is now faster and crisp.

Ford says the new Atlas sheds some few pounds courtesy of extensive use of aluminum body panels in place of steel. This reduction in weight improves the payload capacity and fuel economy. On the flipside, though, the cost of repairing the truck is expensive due to the costlier aluminum metal.

2017 Ford Atlas front view, grille and headlights

As always, the new 2017 Ford Atlas is offered in a dizzying amounts of trim models that ensure everyone gets a truck suited to their individual tastes and preferences. Also, these trims are further offered with a plethora of body styles, options, and bed lengths. And if you’re looking for a workhorse, it doesn’t get any better than with the Atlas.

2017 Ford Atlas side view, alloy wheels

As good as this 2017 Ford Atlas review sounds, there are other pickup trucks in the segment that promise it a run for its money. Some of them include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan XD, and the Toyota Tundra.

2017 Ford Atlas rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ford Atlas Concept Trims

Six trim models are offered for the 2017 Ford Atlas: Limited, Platinum, XL, Lariat, XLT, and King Ranch.

2017 Ford Atlas Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures

2017 Ford Atlas interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Some of the standard features offered for the vehicle include a 2.3” driver information display, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, seventeen-inch steel wheels, two additional speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, manual crank windows, cruise control, dual USB ports, a 4.2” central display, an auxiliary input, a cloth upholstery, trailer sway control, remote keyless entry, power mirrors and windows, smartphone app integration, a CD player, a cargo management system, Sync voice controls, and automatic wipers and headlights.

2017 Ford Atlas interior, steering wheel adn gear shift knob

Options offered for the base model include a self-steering system, spray-in or drop-in bed-liners, an electronic-locking rear axle, side steps, hill decent control, underbody skid plates, a tailgate assist step, skid plates, rear privacy glass, alloy wheels, additional storage bins, adjustable headrests, chrome exterior trim and bumpers, passenger lumbar adjustment, a keypad entry system, foglights, and off-road shocks.

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The Luxury 302A package adds a 110-V power outlet, inflatable rear seatbelts, Sync 3 infotainment system, adjustable front way seats, a power sliding rear window, a panoramic sunroof, dual USB ports, a navigation system, a 10-way power adjustable heated front seats, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, the Sync 3 infotainment system, LED bed lighting, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, remote ignition, and rear parking sensors. The Mid 301A option adds an eight-way power driver seat, a 10-way power adjustable heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, inflatable rear seatbelts, a navigation system, a 110-V power outlet, satellite and HD radio, rear under-seat storage, power-adjustable pedals, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and heated and ventilated front seats.

2017 Ford Atlas exterior, cargo space

Of course this is not an exhaustive list of features and technologies, the final list will be available on its release date.

2017 Ford Atlas cargo space

2017 Ford Atlas Specs

Engine specs for the new 2017 Ford Atlas reveal motivation for the truck will be provided by several engines. The base engine is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 282 hp and 253 lbs. ft. of torque. The only choice for all the models is the six-speed automatic transmission system. EPA estimates the fuel economy of the Atlas to stand at 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD and 18/25/20 mpg with the RWD.

There’s also the 2.7L V6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 375 pounds-ft. of torque. It does 2017 Ford Atlas 0-60 mph in an impressive 6.4 seconds.

2017 Ford Atlas engine

Although not featuring a turbocharger, a 5.0L V8 engine generates 385 horsepower and 387 pounds-ft. of torque. 2017 Ford Atlas mpg stands at 15/21/17 mpg with the RWD.

The top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Atlas model gets a 365- and 420 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L turbocharged engine.

2017 Ford Atlas Release Date & Price

Rumors speculating within the media and industry circles allege the Ford Atlas will go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Ford Atlas release date

2017 Ford Atlas price starts from an MSRP of $26,430.

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2017 Ford Troller T4 Release Date & Info

There is a new vehicle out there and its name is 2017 Ford Troller T4. It is a new off-road vehicle that Ford is planning to offer us and its sales are going to start in 2017. This is going to be a very popular future model as it is going to be a proceeding vehicle of a car formally known as just the T4. Read our review to find out more details about the price, release date of 2017 Ford Troller T4 and many more details.

2017 Ford Troller T4 red color, alloy wheels

The thing is that Ford have recently bought a small Brazilian company and have decided to integrate it in their production. One of their start projects is the Troller T4 which is now going to be rebuild under the Ford signature name and is going to be offered as a production ready vehicle soon. There are many advantages that the new model will pose compared to its first and base option that was previously used as the Ford manufacturing will mean a great step forward for this brand.

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This car is going to be a substitute for the Bronco vehicle, which was once the flagship vehicle that Ford has produced. Being that the popularity of the Bronco is for a long time already going further down and inward they need something that will put up a fight in the same segment. The Troller T4 is a perfect vehicle to do just that and we think that it is going to be a prefect substitute for the already surpassed Bronco. Study more specs and news about the 2017 Ford Troller T4 in this review right here.

2017 Ford Troller T4 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Ford Troller T4 exterior

It appears that the boxy jeep vehicles are dying out and there are not a lot of them available to replace them. The 2017 Ford Troller T4 vehicle is going to attempt to do just that and as you can see from the pictures and its design it has an old school boxy look that you do not see recently in some of the newer vehicles. There have been a lot of vehicles that have been discontinued recently that have this sort of a look and besides the Bronco we also said goodbye to FJ Cruiser quite a while ago. But, fortunately fans of these brutish sort of a cars and vehicles have a substitute that will help them go through the losses in an easier way. The design of the Troller T4is quite brutish and imposing, the way people like it to be and is a vehicle that has a lot of characteristics present from the older Jeep and cars, particularly the Wrangler model.

2017 Ford Troller T4 front angle, grille and headlights

This model will have a very robust front end as it has a different front fascia that has some new design elements to it. The front side has a lot of plastic elements added to it which angular elements that also enhances its strength. The trademark part are of course the irreplaceable circular headlights that are going to be the decorative part of the front side of the car. The front side also adds a mesh grille with an open bumper and angular fenders, combine it with the boxy hood and you get a perfectly good old-school design that many fans have been craving for. Added as well are the roofline spoilers, a square tail-light and a robust bumper that brings everything together. The final touch is the spare tire which is mounted on the back side of the car.

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The inside of the 2017 Ford Troller T4 going to be very different from the inside of the vehicle it was based on. The car is supposed to get an upgraded inside although we do not have all the necessary details about it yet. We do hope that the inside gets revealed soon so we know what we are up against, but for now we are working with available rumors and things that have been mentioned by people from Ford. We do know that the cabin is going to retain its robust properties and that it will be a standout car in terms of looks and design, but we also know that Ford is going to upgrade a lot of things inside as well. If we are to thrust the way Ford is redesigning their current models for now we can expect to get some added comfort upgrades and a larger package of equipment and additional services that the car comes with. Perhaps the materials used for the seats will be the best thing that gains n upgrade here.

2017 Ford Troller T4 steering wheel and gear shift knob


The engine of the 2017 Troller T4 is going to be a remarkable one. It will feature a powerful option that will make sure that the car is well made to produce a lot of power for any sort of an activity you want it for. The engine utilized is the Power stroke 3.2-liter which is going to add an outstanding rate of 197 horsepower and 350 lt-ft of torque. A 6 speed gearbox is going to be added here as well and a standard FWD drive as well. You also get the car in 4WD which is a mandatory option for a vehicle such as this one.

2017 Ford Troller T4 engine

Price and release date

The release date is still a mystery for the 2017 Ford Troller T4 car. We do not have a lot of details to go on as the car is still being made at the Brazilian factory where the previous ones were built. As the latest statements that are coming out of Ford say, we can expect to see it on the road by the end of 2016 the earliest but perhaps mid-2017 is a more believable scenario. It is also great to know that the car is going to have a starting price of around 30,000 USD which is very cheap for a vehicle like this one.

2017 Ford Troller T4 exterior, front view, headlights

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2017 Ford Escape Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Ford Escape Release Date, Review – Undoubtedly one of our favorites in this competitive segment, the small 2017 Ford Escape utility vehicle offers advanced technology features, athletic driving dynamics, and an inviting interior. And with its turbocharged and high-potent engines, agile handling, comfortable seating, and high-tech features galore, it is undeniably appealing. Its date of release should be expected in August 2017.

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These segment is well known for its many talents including but not limited to plenty of utility and to some extent – towing. Be it loading up goods from Costco, taking your lovely angels to school, or going on a ski trip. Conspicuously missing and often the main cause of dissatisfaction is a sense of fun.

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But not anymore, with the redesigned 2017 Ford Escape, you won’t be forced to look elsewhere as it comes with all the amenities necessary to offer you a spirited driving. It drives and feels like the Ford Focus to some extent as it shares most of its mechanical underpinnings with it. This therefore means you get respectable fuel economy ratings, a super cool front sensor, an optional AWD, and one of the best acceleration in its class.

2017 Ford Escape front view, red color, grille

However, we are a bit concerned about its limited interior room relative to its competitors, missing cabin storage cubbies, and a finicky base control layout. Otherwise, the Escape comes chock full of desirable features and tech list.

2017 Ford Escape rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

However, it is always imperative to check out other alternatives before ultimately deciding on one vehicle. As such, you should check out the 2017 Mazda CX-5 model – offers most of the Escape’s capabilities but offers an updated infotainment system. But if you are looking for something extra, both the “A” rated 2017 Toyota RAV4, and 2017 Honda CR-V are great options. And unlike the Escape, they offer a spacious cabin and cargo spaces, are exceptionally easy to drive, and offer plenty of customization.

2017 Ford Escape side view, red color

Although larger, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is also a great option for those looking for a peppy performance. Nevertheless, the Ford Escape for 2017 remains a smart choice due to its array of practicality and exceptional talents.

Trims Available – Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape SUV is available in three trims: base S, mid-trim SE, and the top-of-the-line Titanium trim. The Hybrid is covered separately.

Interior Review & Exterior Colors – 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

The Escape S trim’s list of standard features includes a rearview camera, full power accessories, an integrated blind-spot monitor, 17-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a 4.2-inch central display, reclining and folding 60/40-split rear seats, MyKey parental controls, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio control, the Sync voice command electronics interface, a height-adjustable driver seat, air-conditioning, integrated blind-spot mirror, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Ford Escape steering wheel and leather seats

Stepping up to the SE trim gets you a rear center armrest, a rear privacy glass, a 1.6L turbocharged engine, a satellite and HD radio, foglights, automatic headlights, an upgraded cloth upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, and a rear privacy glass.

2017 Ford Escape exterior, side view

The SE’s Convenience package optionally available tacks in dual USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a 110-V household style power outlet, automatic climate control (dual-zone), rear parking sensors, roof rails, and a nine-speaker sound system.

2017 Ford Escape interior, backseats

At the pinnacle of the trim level is the Titanium trim which adds driver memory settings, an eight-way power adjustable passenger seat, exclusive foot sensor, a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, and a power liftgate.


Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 178.1 in
Width: 72.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 3603 lb
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 22/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Electric Spice Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.

2017 Ford Escape Engine Specifications

As of this writing, Ford has made available three engines beneath the hood of the 2017 Ford Escape. Standard on the S model is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 168 hp and 170 lbs. ft. of torque. The fuel economy as per the preliminary EPA projections are 31/22/25 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

2017 Ford Escape engine

A 1.6L turbocharged engine is shared between the SE and Titanium models and generates 178 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. According to test drives conducted, a time of 8.7 seconds is what you need to zoom past 60 mph.

2017 Ford Escape engine view

Speculated to be offered as an option to both the SE and Titanium trims is the 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 240 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. Although not confirmed, fuel economy returns are estimated to be 28/21/23 mpg.

2017 Ford Escape Release Date & Price

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The window sticker features an MSRP starting from $23,590. As for its date of release, various sources point to AUGUST 2017.

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