At one time, all that drivers wanted from their SUVs were gargantuan size, lots of power, superb comfort, and heaps of features. But now with the entire world waking up to climate change and carbon footprints, automotive manufacturers are improving the fuel economy figures of their vehicles, including SUVs which used to be environment damaging gas guzzlers.
We’ve listed below some of the most fuel efficient 3-row SUVs that you can buy in the U.S. today.
01. Tesla Model X (up to 295 miles on a single charge)
The $79,500 Tesla Model X changes a lot about how we imagine SUVs. This vehicle comes straight from the future with its enormous windshield, the large centre display that looks like an iPad, its gullwing rear doors and mind-blowing list of features.
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02. Toyota Highlander Hybrid (30/28 mpg)
Apart from the traditional trim levels, Toyota will also sell you a hybrid version of their Highlander SUV for $36,270. Interestingly, due to the use of brake energy recuperation (BER), the Highlander Hybrid actually returns better mileage on city roads, 30 mpg, than it does on the highways.
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03. Nissan Rogue (26/33 mpg)
Although the Nissan Rogue does have three rows of seats, the vehicle is actually quite compact in size. As a result, its last row can realistically accommodate only children, since full grown adults will either not fit in or find it cramped for anything longer than a short trip.
However, the Rogue only costs $23,820, making it good value for
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04. Acura MDX Hybrid (26/27 mpg)
Acura has pulled out all the stops with their MDX Hybrid. The company equipped this SUV with 3 electric motors and a gasoline engine that together delivers both increased power output and better fuel economy than its standard version.
The main aspect of the MDX Hybrid that we feel could’ve been improved is its interior styling. The vehicle is priced at $52,960.
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05. Mitsubishi Outlander (25/30 mpg)
Like the Nissan Rogue, the Mitsubishi Outlander is also compact in size, and its third row is best used by kids. However, since it doesn’t use expensive hybrid technology like many other SUVs in this list, it can be yours for just $23,495.
Also, for that money, you will be getting one of the safest vehicles in its class, which is a huge plus point for an SUV.
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06. Volvo XC90 (22/29 mpg)
The Volvo XC90 is Sweden’s answer to modern day SUVs. The vehicle, which is priced from $46,900 onwards, comes with one of the best looking interiors in the business. Features score really high in the XC90 as does craftsmanship and luxury.
The XC90 comes in both front wheel drive and AWD versions, the latter of which has a slightly lower economy figure.
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07. Range Rover Sport (22/28 mpg)
The Range Rover Sport is a legend among SUVs thanks to its incredible off-roading abilities and luxuriously appointed interiors. For $67,650, you get a diesel variant which has a punchy motor, lot of toys to play with and peace of mind from knowing that you won’t have to stop when the tarmac runs out.
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The pick-up truck has practically become an American icon. Here are the Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks, with Reviews, Photos, Price, and Specs.
You can see the sense in owning a truck, it is massively useful thanks to its large loading area which enables you to ferry around items that are far too big for any sedan or SUV to carry, and it gives you loads of room inside the passenger cabin as well.
At one point of time, trucks were just simple, rural vehicles. You only got the bare essentials and they were ruggedly built to stand up to all the punishment that driving around on the countryside entails.
Now though, you can walk into a showroom and buy a modern, good looking, comfortable and well kitted out pick-up truck that won’t make you feel like a hillbilly! The only trouble with most trucks is that they are gas guzzling, environment unfriendly behemoths.
Here are a few trucks that don’t really harm our planet.
Fuel Efficient Trucks 1: Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon 22/30
If you buy a 2017 Chevy Colorado and equip it with the 2.8 liter, 4 cylinder, turbocharged Duramax diesel engine, you would have bought one of the most fuel efficient trucks that money can get you in America. This engine pounds out 181 hp but it returns 22 mpg on city roads and a whopping 30 mpg on the highway.
Although we feel that it could’ve looked more impressive, the Colorado makes up for it by providing a best in class 7,700 lb towing capacity. For better interior quality, take a look at the GMC Canyon, which is mechanically identical to the Colorado, right down to its amazing fuel economy.
The 2017 Chevy Colorado starts at $20,000, and the GMC Canyon at 20, 885.
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Fuel Efficient Trucks 2: Ford F-150 2WD 19/26
The Ford F-150 is the most popular pick-up on sale today, and it also happens to be one of the most fuel efficient trucks available. It ticks all the right boxes in the power, features and driving capability departments and best of all, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to purchase.
The 2.7 liter V6 gasoline engine has been turbocharged to boost the power output to 325 hp. This power is delivered to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Despite this high power figure, the F-150 still manages to return 19 mpg (city) and 26 mpg (highway). With such credentials, we think the Ford F-150 will continue to be the bestselling truck on earth for a long time to come.
The 2017 Ford F-150 starts at $27, 110. For Ford F-150 pictures, click here.
Fuel Efficient Trucks 3: Ram 1500 21/25
The Ram 1500 gives its owners everything they need, and more importantly, it also comes with masses of presence on the road. Festooned with lashings of chrome and bold detailing everywhere, the Ram 1500 definitely can’t be missed.
Under its hood is a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine that has been turbocharged to deliver 240 hp.
Paired to an 8 speed automatic transmission that routes power to the rear wheels, the Ram can do 21 mpg on city roads and 25 mpg on the highways.
The Ram 1500 is one of the most fuel efficient trucks on U S roads, as well as one of the best bang-for-your-buck trucks that you can buy today, which is even more of an incentive for potential buyers.
The Ram 1500 starts at $26,495. For Ram 1500 pictures, click here.
Fuel Efficient Trucks 4: Toyota Tacoma 19/24
The Tacoma is one of Toyota’s highest selling models in the US. This mid-sized truck is powered by a frugal 2.7 liter, 4 cylinder gasoline engine that makes 159 hp.
With its commendable fuel economy figures of 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highways, it is one of the most fuel efficient trucks as well as one of the most affordable trucks in this list. While it is agreed upon that the passenger comfort levels could have been higher and that the list of features more generous, there is no doubt that the Tacoma does offer excellent value for money.
The Toyota Tacoma starts at $24,320. For Toyota Tacoma pictures, click here.
Fuel Efficient Trucks 5: Chevrolet Silverado 1500 18/24
The Chevy Silverado is another one of those vehicles that continually sets sales records, and it’s clear to see why. The Silverado 1500 is one of the most value for money, fuel efficient trucks around.
Even in the design department, this vehicle chooses to be straight and understated than flashy with muscular body panels and so on. Despite having a 4.3 litre beast of a gasoline V6 motor that pumps out 285 hp, the Silverado still manages to return remarkable 18/24 mpg (city/highway) fuel efficiency figures.
It costs just under $28,000 to own one. For Chevy Silverado pictures, click here.
The powerful but pricy 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 High Country is an extremely capable heavy duty truck. See the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country Review, Photos, Price, Interiors, and Specs below.
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2015 was the last time the Silverado 2500HD had undergone a major restyling. Most of the changes that have occurred have followed the footsteps of the Silverado 1500.
The most significant change to the 2017 model year would be the hood scoop on the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8, allowing for increased airflow through the intake straight to the engine.
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The High Country on the other hand serves as the Silverado 2500HD’s flagship trim, and features a special front grille, spray on bed liner, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, wireless charging, and a Bose audio system.
The roll-formed steel cargo box is lighter, stronger, and more durable than stamped-steel boxes. The corner-step rear bumper is another ingenious feature of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country.
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Inside, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado High Country comes with high-quality leather seats and dash coverings, heated and vented front seats and steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Also included are an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, and satellite radio. There is also a blue-ray entertainment system for the rear passengers.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado High Country offers you a “god’s view” of the road, towering over regular traffic. Seating is quite comfortable and easy to adjust. The included parking sensors, a backup camera, extendable mirrors, and all round clear visibility makes parking a bit more easier than expected.
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The innovative Teen Driver system in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado High Country enables mentors to set up a key for teen drivers, with adjustable speed and audio volume limits. The Teen Driver system can also mute the audio until all passenger seatbelts are on, and stores information on vehicle speed and handling which mentors can review later.
The Chevrolet Silverado HD is a very dependable heavy duty pickup, having received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Large Heavy Duty Pickups in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Studies.
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Standard safety equipment includes front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, traction control, and stability control with trailer sway control.
Prices start at $33,610. For more pictures of the 2017 Chevy Silverado High Country truck, click here.
The all-new 2018 VW Atlas midsize SUV is here. Checkout the 2018 VW Atlas review, images, price, specifications, mileage, features and other details. More Volkswagen SUV images at izmostock.com
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Bringing an all-new three-row SUV to the Volkswagen SUV lineup, the 2018 VW Atlas can surprisingly fit up to seven passengers. Utilizing the same flexible architecture from the VW Golf, this is the first time in a while that a Volkswagen SUV that can seat more than five is hitting the market.
The 2018 VW Atlas comes with a generous list of standard features. The panoramic sunroof that stands out at first glance itself is a standard feature, and so are18-inch wheels, LED headlights, daytime running lights, a 6.5 inch touch screen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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At first Glance the VW Atlas looks similar from a distance to The Land Rover and Range Rover. The Atlas also seems to share a little of Ford Explorer design elements. This Volkswagen SUV takes on a broad stance with wide fenders, giving it a masculine look.
Up front there is a large, wide grille that extends into the design and shapes of the headlights. There is a distinctive line notable that runs from the headlight up and over the front fenders that give off and accentuate its girth.
The 2018 VW Atlas comes with a simplified rear end design, but with a touch of chrome trim that extends between both taillights.
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A Panoramic Sunroof
The panoramic sunroof which runs almost the length of all three rows, lets in the outdoors and makes a huge refreshing difference during long drives. Just opening it up gives the occupants a convertible feeling.
This Volkswagen SUV offers 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space, with the second and third rows folded down.
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Seats and Ride
The 2018 VW Atlas offers a quiet ride, even at highway speeds. The ride quality is excellent, and this Volkswagen SUV offers good cornering grip too.
Thankfully, accessing the rear seats is rather easy, with middle row seating that slides and tilts forward.
Need leather trim seats? Only the highest trim level which is the SEL Premium, offers that.
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2018 VW Atlas Safety Features
There are seven stability-enhancing systems to help drivers maintain control of the 2018 VW Atlas. This includes Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), which helps maintain stopping power during hard-braking, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which adjusts engine throttle and stabilizes the wheels.
This Volkswagen SUV faces tough competition in the crowded midsize three-row, seven-seat SUV segment, with the likes of the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Mazda CX-9 competing for market share.
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2018 VW Atlas: Mileage, Price, and Warranty
Volkswagen’s latest SUV delivers an EPS estimated fuel efficiency of 18MPG City 25 MPG Highway.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also comes with a transferable 6-year, 72,000-mile, New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which is America’s best bumper-to-bumper transferable SUV warranty, per Volkswagen.
Prices start at $33,500. For more 2018 VW Atlas pictures, click here.
Power meets Elegance: Checkout the 2017 Jaguar XE Review, Images, price, specifications, mileage, features and other details.
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2017 is the first year the auto market gets a taste of the all new Jaguar XE, and the entry level luxury sport sedan certainly comes as no disappointment.
Jaguar has always held a higher standard when it comes to luxury and elegance, and has presented us with countless examples of exceptional design aesthetics and uncluttered performance. The 2017 Jaguar XE is a smaller compact sized sedan in the same iconic Jag tradition, and it looks very identical to its larger midsize XF counterpart.
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One glance at the 2017 Jaguar XE images will tell you that it looks better than most of its rivals in the entry level luxury sedan segment. The design elements for the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE work nicely and flow cohesively when scaled down to a smaller size.
Jaguar has always done a great job personalizing its styling. Within the design elements of the 2017 Jaguar XE comes the iconic Jaguar styling, such as the J shaped headlights, U shaped LED taillights, upright honeycombed grille, elongated hood, short rear end, and rearward sloping roof.
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The 2017 Jaguar XE’s interior features a clean and uncluttered dashboard but otherwise it lacks the special appeal of the XF and the XJ.
Interior quality of the 2017 Jaguar XE is more akin to a midsize family sedan. Dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, the 8-inch InControl touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system with HD radio, a USB media port and an auxiliary audio jack come standard.
A navigation system with InControl Apps is optional.
The 2017 Jaguar XE: Electrical Power Steering and More
The 2017 Jaguar XE is the first Jaguar ever to use electrical power steering, and it proves to be exceptional in real road conditions, with just the right amount of road feedback.
The XE handles rough road conditions without a murmur, thanks to its integral link rear suspension which selectively stiffens the bushings that affect handling and softens the bushings that dampen the road impact.
Like the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ, the smaller 2017 Jaguar XE also uses a body made mostly of lightweight aluminum. Lighter alloy structures are strategically distributed to shift weight to the rear wheels.
Three Power Train Options
The 2017 Jaguar XE features three different power train options, the first being the turbo’d four cylinder outputting 240-hp, second is the powerful 340-hp supercharged V-6, and finally a turbo diesel variant that outputs 180-hp. All of these available power trains are synced to an eight speed automatic transmission.
The base XE comes with 17-inch wheels and three selectable drive modes – Normal, Eco, and Dynamic.
Standard safety features in the 2017 Jaguar XE include front-seat side and side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, and hazard lights that automatically activate on sudden braking.
Options and features in higher trim levels include drowsy driver monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure alert and intervention, forward collision warning, and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking.
The 2017 Jaguar XE comes with InControl Protect which integrates emergency alerts, Jaguar roadside assistance and stolen vehicle locating services.
Prices start at $35,725 MSRP. For more 2017 Jaguar XE images, click here.
It’s no secret that we love our SUVs – their sheer on-road presence, the commanding God’s view of the road, their go-anywhere capability. Here is a list of SUVs you should be considering if you’re in the market for one below $30k.
The Ford Edge is definitely a good looker and you can pick one up for just under $29,000. For your money, you will get a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder engine that puts out 245 bhp. This powertrain delivers sufficient performance in almost all situations and returns mileage figures of 20 mpg (city) and 29 mpg (highway), which are some of the highest in its segment.
The Ford Edge is well equipped, roomy (especially at the back), and boasts of high safety ratings as well.
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Hyundai Santa Fe
From an ugly duckling, the Hyundai Santa Fe has metamorphosed into one very aesthetic SUV.
For your money, Hyundai does not force you to scrimp on features. The standard list itself includes a touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, a decent sound system and a 6/7 seater layout.
The ride of this SUV is extremely comfortable as well. Power for the base model comes from a 2.4 litre, 185 bhp motor that is rated to 18/25 mpg (city/highway).
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The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best SUVs in its class, and that’s no mean feat as it had to overcome some formidable competition. You can pick one up for just over $24,000, which is excellent value for money.
Its 2.5 litre engine produces 187 bhp, which is frugal (24/31 mpg, city/highway), but it isn’t big on speed. However, Mazda has worked their magic on the CX-5 and its handling agility is fantastic.
You also get a passenger cabin that has a premium feel and a rather generous options list.
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The new 2017 Murano is undeniably the funkiest looking SUV in this list and it barely makes it into this list as it costs just a fraction below the $30,000 mark for its base trim level.
The 2017 Nissan Murano will appeal to buyers due to a combination of factors such as its upmarket and gadget-filled interior and its sumptuously comfortable seating. It’s also worth pointing out that although the 2017 Murano is driven by a 3.5 litre, 260 hp, V6 engine, it still manages to return 21/28 mpg (city/highway)!
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The Honda CR-V has always been one of the best SUVs in its class, and the 2017 version is no different. You can buy a new CR-V for under $25,000 and for that, you get an SUV that will get you a much further distance than most of its rivals between fuel pit-stops.
As it is a CR-V, you will also have the luxury of sitting in one of the most spacious SUVs of its class as well. It’s 2.4 litre, 184 bhp engine may not be a beast, but it more than makes up for it being incredibly frugal.
The 2017 Honda CR-V is rated at 26/32 mpg (city/highway), and its turbocharged version is even more efficient.
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The 2017 Kia Sorento has been designed seemingly with a substantial American influence. The vehicle looks masculine and its square front profile along with details such as its superb quad fog lamp clusters give it an aggressive appearance.
For a snatch over $25,000, you can have the new Sorento with 2.4 litre, 185 bhp engine. Although it’s rather efficient, we would recommend going for either a turbocharged or a larger engine, as the Sorento has some excellent powertrain options.
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Hyundai Ioniq 2017 Images, Review, Price, Interior Video, Specs and Configuration: It’s Electrifying!
Checkout the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Images, Review, Price, Specifications, Mileage, Features, Electric Range, Power, and more.
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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the first entry into the world of pure electric motoring for automaker Hyundai. Kia has produced the Niro, which is in fact the sibling of the Ioniq, and these two cars share the same platform as well.
The Ioniq is set to compete against the likes of the Toyota Prius, the Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, and the new A3 e-tron from Audi as well. While available both in a conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid avatars as well, the 2017 Ioniq is taking the challenge of fully electric mobility head on.
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Unlike so many other electric and hybrid vehicles, the new Hyundai Ioniq is much more pleasing to the eye. One look at the Hyundai Ioniq images and you can make out that Hyundai took the design of a conventional vehicle and gave a futuristic twist to it.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Styling
Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the Ioniq is equipped with Hyundai’s Fluidic design language, featuring the signature trapezium shaped grille, sharply swept back headlight clusters, a long sloping windshield, and side panels that are very flat and smooth but with the addition of one single horizontal accent line for effect.
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The rear of the vehicle looks really cool as well, with its raked profile, sculpted tail lamps and the windshield-mounted rear spoiler which looks great, though it will undoubtedly hamper rear visibility.
Lots of Real Estate in Here!
The inside of the new 2017 Ioniq is quite roomy. This car has a huge advantage over rivals such as the Toyota Prius, as it comes with 5 seats instead of the 4 found in the Prius.
Mind you, the rear middle seat of the Ioniq should be thought of as an emergency seat as you will be leaning against the rear armrest while sitting on it. But there is no doubt that while sitting inside the new Ioniq, you will definitely get more space than the interior of the Kia Niro and the Toyota Prius.
Tiny Power Plant, Huge Power!
Instead of a tank filled with non-renewable, planet damaging fossil fuels, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq relies on a 28 kWh battery pack to power an electric motor. Interestingly, Hyundai claims the 2017 Ioniq will crunch through 125 miles between recharging pit-stops, which is more than other electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and the Ford Focus electric.
Even more commendable is the fact that the Ioniq’s battery pack is smaller than that of the Leaf, Kia Soul and the BMW i3. The car can also outstrip the Toyota Prius in off-the-line acceleration. The 125 mile range is excellent, meaning that you can actually do intercity journeys without worrying about running out of power in the middle of nowhere. they even have a term for this, it’s called “range anxiety”.
Charges Quickly, But Still Not Quick Enough
One gripe that we all have when it comes to electric cars is the ridiculously long durations it takes to charge them up. Although no car manufacturer has solved this issue yet, they certainly are heading in the correct direction.
Hyundai says that their 2017 Ioniq can store enough charge in half an hour for 99 miles of driving. In the same time frame, a Chevy Bolt will charge only around to last 90 miles, despite the fact that it uses a slightly higher charging wattage than the Ioniq.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq price hovers between US$ 19,000 and US$ 23,000, after taking into consideration the tax credit and other government reimbursements.
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In 2017 we have the All New Jeep Compass. Find the Jeep Compass 2017 Review, Photos, Price, Interior Video and Specs below.
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The Jeep Compass 2017 was designed and developed by SUV manufacturer Jeep to enable a wider slab of people to come onboard the Jeep Owners’ club, at a lower price. This year, Jeep has gone to town with the completely redesigned Jeep Compass, both inside and out.
Jeep Compass 2017: A Baby Grand Cherokee
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New changes to the Jeep Compass 2017 include a tweaked engine, transmission, an all-new four wheel drive system, and new infotainment, connectivity and safety technology. These modifications to the new Jeep Compass 2017 make this SUV much more refined when compared with the model it replaces.
The all new Jeep Compass now looks like a miniature version of Jeep’s flagship model, the Grand Cherokee.
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It utilizes the Jeep signature seven slotted grille at the front, and comes shod with stylish 16 or 17 inch alloy rims, depending on the trim level. The front end design of the new Compass looks very similar to the likes of the Jeep Cherokee with its elongated hood and sculpted edges.
Several design elements have received an overhaul as well, such as the headlight clusters, fog lamps and so on. All in all, for 2017, Jeep has given the Compass a sufficiently good reworking to keep its appeal and desirability high.
Under the Hood
Power for the Jeep Compass 2017 comes from a 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder, gasoline engine that delivers 180 hp. Power is delivered to either the front wheels or all 4 wheels via a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. The robust power output and a torque figure of 236 Nm coupled with the all-wheel drive layout and Jeep’s SelecTerrain multi drive mode selector ensures that the Compass keeps going even if the terrain gets rough.
Packed With Tech
The new Jeep Compass 2017 gets a 5 inch touchscreen infotainment system upgradable to an 8.4 inch unit, a navigation console, voice recognition, bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlamps, ambient interior illumination using LEDs, push button engine ignition, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and a heated steering wheel (both optional extras), 12 volt power outlets, multiple airbags, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, electronic stability control, LATCH child seat anchor points, a rear view camera, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring.
2017 Jeep Compass: In Conclusion
The new Jeep Compass is, all things considered, a very well rounded package. It’s safe, well equipped and value for money with prices starting from $21,000 onwards.
We feel that Jeep could’ve provided prospective Compass buyers with more powerful engine options but, this isn’t a crippling issue. For its price, we reckon that the Jeep Compass 2017 is a pretty good buy.
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From rather humble beginnings, Hyundai had a truly meteoric rise in the automotive world – a fact exemplified by the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, one of the most refined economy cars now available.
A Metamorphosis Happens
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Not so long ago, the Elantra and most of Hyundai’s lineup had a reputation for being inferior and flimsy. However, all that has changed now and we loved the latest generation Elantra. Now Hyundai has also introduced a turbocharged, sports version of this sedan.
At first glance, the 2017 Elantra Sport looks aesthetic, and it is very much evident that Hyundai has ditched the excessively fluid lines of the previous model, in favor of a more European design theme.
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One look at the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport photos will convince you that it is actually a quite handsome vehicle. The 2017 Elantra Sport still shares a similar basic grille shape and headlight clusters as the other vehicles in the Elantra model range. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport does differ itself from other Elantra trims with its more masculine and well-defined cheekbones, lower side skirts, subtle character lines on the body, twin tailpipes and multi spoke 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport has an innocuous presence, and it also happens to be luxurious and trendy.
The 2017 Elantra Sport: Easy to Buy, Fun to Drive
The 2017 Elantra Sport is the sort of car that gives driving enthusiasts sans extraordinarily deep pockets the hope that they can still have fun without demolishing their bank accounts. We expect cars like the Volkswagen Jetta GLI and the Ford Fiesta ST to be great driving cars but, no one expects such performance from a humble Hyundai. This gives the 2017 Elantra Sport the element of total surprise, as it really is cracking to drive.
Needs More Grunt
Powering the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is a 1.6 liter, 4 cylinder, turbocharged engine that develops 201 hp and 263 Nm of torque. As standard, the car comes with a 6 speed manual gearbox but you can order with a 7 speed, double clutch automatic transmission as well.
The 0-60 mph sprint is delivered in just 7.1 seconds, but it must be pointed out that both the VW Jetta GLI and the previous generation Honda Civic Si could manage to hit 60 mph in under 7 seconds.
Despite being sporty, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport returns an EPA-estimated mileage of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, making it one of the more frugal sports sedans around.
Inside the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
Take a look at these 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Photos- the interior of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is not too dissimilar from that of its standard version.
This car gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports seats upholstered in black leather with red contrast stitching, and faux carbon fiber panels.
Although the quality of materials used inside is far better than it has ever been before, it still has some catching up to do to match its rivals.
There are thoughtful touches such as soft padding wherever your elbows or arms rest.
A Value for Money Proposition
The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes quite well equipped for a Hyundai. You get a 7 inch touchscreen (upgradeable to 8 inches), a navigation console, a reversing camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning and more.
While we agree that its performance isn’t as strong as some of the competition, you could buy an Elantra Sport 2017 at prices starting from just over $23,000, which gives you tremendous bang for the buck.
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Looking for Best Rated SUVs to test drive in the new model year? The 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Audi Q5, 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, and 2018 Volvo XC60 are all worth the wait.
Best Rated SUVs for 2018: The 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Audi Q5, 2018, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, and 2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition has become quite a familiar face in the US due to the fact that it never really departed far from the existing line in the design department for a long time.
In the 2018 model year, Ford will use a body constructed out of aluminium, rather than steel, to save weight. The reduced weight, coupled with factors such as a new powertrain that scores higher on efficiency than before, will translate to remarkably enhanced fuel economy figures.
The new Ford Expedition will be stacked with gadgetry as well, and it will be made available with several digital driver aids and advanced safety tech.
Included in the features list will be the latest Ford Sync 3 infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an onboard WiFi hotspot, 6 USB ports located throughout the cabin, and much more.
The “always unstoppable” 2018 Ford Expedition is definitely a best rated SUV that deserves your attention in the new model year.
2018 Audi Q5
The new 2018 Audi Q5, arriving in the coming months, has been tuned to be faster than the model it is set to replace, and it will be outfitted with the newest in connectivity, infotainment, and safety features.
Under the hood will be a 4 cylinder turbocharged engine, a 7 speed automatic transmission, and Audi’s legendary Quattro all wheel drive. This powertrain will enable the new 2018 Audi Q5 to pump out the 0-60 mph dash in 5.9 seconds.
The 2018 Audi Q5 receives the very latest gadgets and gizmos, including the stunning Audi virtual cockpit system that replaces the traditional analog instrument binnacle with a 12.3 inch screen that displays crisp graphics.
Audi’s latest generation MMI interface allows control of a myriad functions using both touch inputs and voice recognition.
“Redesigned and reimagined from the outside in”, the 2018 Audi Q5 is a best rated SUV for 2018.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
The Land Rover family is set to continue its expansion phase with the addition of the superb-looking 2018 Range Rover Velar to its fleet. The United States will see this SUV during the later part of 2017 with prices starting from just under $50,000.
The new 2018 Range Rover Velar will be underpinned by the same platform as its half-sibling, the Jaguar F-Pace. Powertrain options on offer include a 4 cylinder diesel and a supercharged V6 that pounds out 380 hp.
Being a Range Rover, all wheel drive will be standard, as will be air suspension. All this means that the new Range Rover Velar will be able to continue ploughing on even when the tarmac vanishes.
The 2018 Range Rover Velar will see the debut of the latest iteration of the InControl infotainment system with its dual 10 inch touchscreen displays.
The “Avant-Garde Range Rover” is definitely a best rated SUV for your 2018 wish list.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
In a few months time, German automotive giant Volkswagen will be bringing their 2018 Volkswagen Atlas seven seater SUV to the US market.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize SUV that is set to take on some very well established rivals in its segment. Buyers of the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will be able to choose between four cylinder and V6 engine options, both of which have been tuned to deliver both power and fuel efficiency.
In most SUVs of this size, the biggest gripe that owners have is the difficulty of accessing the last row. However, Volkswagen engineers have designed the car’s middle row to tumble forward in such a way that it opens up an easy path to rear. Ingeniously, this system works even when child booster seats are installed in the middle row.
The company’s new customizable digital instrument console will be made available on the Atlas as well, along with several other features.
The “boldest Volkswagen ever” is definitely a best rated SUV for your 2018 wish list.
2018 New Volvo XC60
According to Volvo, the 2018 XC60 is going to be one of the safest cars ever created by the Swedish car firm.
Being a Volvo, it has futuristic safety features such as oncoming lane mitigation to avert head-on collisions and run-off road mitigation system that keeps the vehicle within the white lines automatically. It makes sense for Volvo to make the XC60 as desirable as possible, as it accounts for a whopping 30% of the global sales of Volvo.
The new 2018 Volvo XC60 will get Pilot Assist, which takes care of the steering, throttle and braking as long as the car stays below 80 mph on highways with clearly demarcated lanes. 2018 also marks the year where the XC60 will get its first major design overhaul ever since its launch almost a decade ago.
The new sexy 2018 New Volvo XC60 is another best rated SUV to test-drive in the new model year.
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