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Top 5 Best Rated SUVs for 2018

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.

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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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2017 Mazda CX5 GT Pictures, Review, Release Date, Price, Interior, and Specs

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT including Pictures, Review, Release Date, Interior, and Specs. This Model includes the Mazda CX-5 Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring options.

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Mazda has always had a keen eye on creating cars with the perfect blend of practical and sporty influences, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT is no exception.

A crossover with a sense of freshness and refinement is definitely what the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT brings to the table. Inspiration and design elements for the CX-5 come from its larger sibling, the Mazda CX-9.

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT Styling

The front fascia on the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT features a prominent pentagonal grille with a chrome edge around it, very sleek LED headlights that are now a slimmer shape than before, and a very aggressive and contoured front bumper.

On the new Mazda CX-5, you’ll notice a much more sharpened side profile. This comes from a lower belt line and the new character line that flows from the front fenders all the way back to the rear doors.

The rear of the vehicle also looks good, and this in part is thanks to the fantastic new tail lamp clusters.

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Attention to Detail

Mazda apparently put a ton of effort into redesigning certain aspects of the car. The door handles alone had a dedicated group working on them, analyzing the way people use them, so that they could be designed to have a better and more comfortable grip.

It’s hard to deny the fact that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT is one good-looking crossover. The way Mazda has done the styling on the exterior goes above and beyond average in all aspects.

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Mazda CX-5 GT 2017 Specs

At the front end of this range-topping GT trim level of the new CX-5 is Mazda’s 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine that features the company’s SkyActiv technology. Even this feature has been enhanced to deliver a quicker throttle response time than before. Buyers of this version can choose between front wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

The engine puts out 187 hp and 250 Nm of torque but, it still manages to return 24/30.55mpg (city/highway) in its 2WD guise and 23/28.34mpg (city/highway) in its 4WD avatar.

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT Gadgets & Gizmos

Mazda pulled out all the stops when it came to kitting the 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT out, and as a result, this crossover comes with a Bose sound system with 10 speakers, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, a 6-way power adjustable passenger seat, a powered tailgate, dual zone automatic climate control with dedicated rear vents, a sunroof, HomeLink control system, rain-sensing wipers, heated seats and steering wheel, a navigation module and 19 inch alloys, amongst others.

When it comes to safety, you get multiple airbags, adaptive headlights, radar cruise control, lane departure warning system, ABS, traffic sign recognition, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, a head-up display and forward obstruction warning.

On the whole, Mazda has done an excellent job with the new CX-5 GT. This is a crossover that brings along everything that its target buyers would want in a vehicle such as this, and wraps it all up in brilliant Japanese quality and reliability.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 starts at $24,985 MSRP. For more 2017 Mazda CX-5 pictures, Click Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety First: Volvo XC90 Pictures, Specs, Review, and Price

The moment people clapped eyes on this big Scandinavian SUV, they knew Volvo has truly emerged as a modern car manufacturer. Read on for the Volvo XC90 pictures, specs, review, and price.

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The XC90 is one of those vehicles that broke the misconception that Swedish automaker Volvo makes only plain and boring cars. The new XC90 dripped Swedish charisma and the interior was unlike any other luxury SUV we’d ever seen. Take a look at the Volvo XC90 pictures to realize what a brilliant vehicle that it has come to be.

Automotive Dignity Personified

Volvo doesn’t come off as being a flashy vehicle maker, so styling tends to be very clean and crisp without trying to outdo itself. However, it still oozes luxury, far more so than its Germanic rivals.

Instantly identifiable as a Volvo with sharper angles and more fluid bodylines than its previous versions, the XC90 comes in several trim levels and can be ordered as a 5 seater or as a 7 seater.

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The range-topping Excellence trim level comes only as a 4 seater, for uber-luxuriousness. The Volvo XC90 appears a lot smaller than it actually is, step inside the cockpit and you will be enveloped in lots of space and luxury that stays subtle to the brand’s name.

Under the Hood

The XC90 only has a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine that is available in multiple states on tune. The engine produces 250 hp when only turbocharged, 316 hp when both turbocharged and supercharged, and 400 hp when coupled to the 87 hp electric motor in the higher trim levels. The torque outputs range from 348 Nm to a whopping 637 Nm.

Power is harnessed by an 8 speed automatic transmission and you also have the option of choosing between 2WD and 4WD.

Depending on the variant, the vehicle returns between 20 and 24 mpg in the city.

As Comfy as a Swedish Sauna, On Wheels.

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The Volvo XC90 pictures say it all. Volvo has gone to great lengths to ensure that the XC90 is as comfortable as it could possibly be. Instead of the usual interiors that we’re all accustomed to seeing in SUVs, Volvo uses white/grey leather, unpolished wood panels, glossy piano black plastic sections and accents of brushed aluminum that lend the interior a fantastically fresh look.

It must be pointed out that the vehicle is extremely spacious and incredibly comfortable.

It’s a Tech Fest in Here!

The features list is generous as well. Most of the buttons and knobs on the centre console have been replaced by a large, portrait-oriented 9 inch touchscreen infotainment system. You get a stupendous sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, a panoramic sunroof, a beautifully crafted drive mode roller, massaging seats, and a 4-zone automatic climate control with the CleanZone air purification system.

Also included are a 360° camera, a head-up display (HUD), the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive system, the Volvo Sensus system, voice recognition, and more. The top-of-the-line Excellence trim even gets a gearshift selector trimmed in Orrefors crystal, two Orrefors crystal glasses and a refrigerator!

The XC90 is an IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+, earning the highest rating in all five IIHS safety tests. Needless to say, the XC90 is packed to the hilt with every sort of safety gizmo imaginable, including their latest run-off road mitigation system that automatically keeps the vehicle between the white lines at speeds of up to 130 kph.

A vehicle that looks this good both inside and outside, kitted out with superb features and having an unquestionable safety rating is sure to be a runaway hit. We would be very surprised if the Volvo XC90 turned out to be anything short of the best SUV in its class.

The Volvo XC90 prices start at $45,750. For more images of the new Volvo XC90 and to view the Volvo XC90 picture gallery, Click Here.

New Luxury: 2017 Cadillac CT6 Pictures, Specs, Review and Price

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 is the first large luxury sedan to roll out of the Cadillac production line in decades. Read on for 2017 Cadillac CT6 pictures, specs, review, and price.

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Cadillac premiered the CT6 in the 2016 model year, and it was touted to be America’s answer to luxury sedans from big European brands such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. As the all-new flagship model of Cadillac, the 2017 CT6 is the first large luxury car to roll out of the Caddy production line in decades.

No More V8 Power

Built with extensive usage of lightweight materials like aluminum, the CT6 weighs less than a BMW 5 series.

Buyers of the luxurious CT6 get a choice of three engine options: a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, 265 hp, turbocharged motor on the base model; a 3.6 liter V6 that pumps out 335 hp on the middle trim; and a 3.0 liter V6 that has its power output boosted by twin turbochargers to 404 hp on the top of the line Platinum trim level.

From its release debut in 2016, there haven’t been any style changes for 2017, but for two new exterior paint color options (Phantom Gray metallic and Bronze Dune metallic), available to buyers of the 2017 Cadillac CT6.

Looks to Kill

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At first glance, the 2017 CT6 is immediately recognizable from its signature Cadillac styling with its broad shield shaped grille and the long sloping hood. The new Cadillac CT6 takes on a wide fit, and the signature LED headlights gives it more of a wide base as well.

Look at these 2017 Cadillac CT6 pictures. Simple yet elegant is a great way to describe the CT6’s exterior. Nothing is overly done or forced. Straight and crisp lines throughout the bodywork, minimal chrome trim that looks great and a simplistic tail lamp design.

We love its square poise and beefy looks.

Feature-Rich Luxury

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The company has also fitted out this new Cadillac with magnetic shocks, making room for a smoother and more controlled ride.

The list of features doesn’t stop there, buyers will get a ton of tech that includes a 34 speaker sound system from Bose, a 10.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system, handwriting recognition, rear seats that massage you as you drive along, in-car WiFi, and much more.

The quality of materials used still has a little more catching up to do to match the levels of Cadillac’s German rivals, but the company has dialed down on the bling. As a result, the passenger cabin of the new Cadillac CT6 is one of the best we’ve seen from this car maker.

Cadillac has definitely turned their ways for the better, and we can’t wait to see what Cadillac’s next few production years have in store for the automobile market, especially since we’ve seen the direction they’re headed with the new Cadillac CT6.

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 comes with a price tag starting at $54,790. For more 2017 Cadillac CT6 pictures and the full image gallery, Click Here.

Compact Crossover Hybrid: The 2017 Kia Niro Pictures, Specs, Review and Price

The Niro is the first of its kind for Kia Motors. Read on for Kia Niro pictures, specs, review and price.

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The 2017 Kia Niro has an interesting design style that is quite different from the other crossovers in Kia’s line-up. Being considered a compact crossover hybrid, the Niro is a first for Kia Motors. Without the option of AWD for off-roading purposes, the Niro is closer to a hatchback than it is to being a true crossover.

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Styling goes to a whole new level with the new 2017 Kia Niro. There is a good sense of sleekness and aggressiveness to the Niro without being too edgy. The overall design is inoffensive and it maintains a sense of being well-balanced. It is immediately recognizable as a Kia product as well, thanks to its signature front grille. The aerodynamic styling of the Niro’s design profile works to create less drag, which in turn leads to better fuel efficiency.

Looking Good: Kia Niro Exterior Walkaround

Take a look at the 2017 Kia Niro Pictures. At first glance, the low and wide front end of the vehicle seems to sweep back and hide the long overhang of its hood. The usage of black cladding around the wheel arches gives it that crossover look, and it has the dual purpose of preventing minor scrapes and scuffs, should you take it through a rough patch. However, do keep in mind that an all-wheel drive is not available, and the Kia Niro has lower ground clearance as well.

The vehicle definitely looks good with its stylish alloy rims, fog lamps with chrome surrounds and overall design profile.

Hybrid Powertrain

The 1.6 liter, 4 cylinder, Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine that produces 104 hp has its power output boosted by an electric motor to a combined system output of 139 hp and 264 Nm of torque. According to the Kia Niro specs sheet, the electric motor derives its power from a 1.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The drive is sent to the front wheels only via a 6 speed, double clutch automatic gearbox that also allows the driver to take partial control of the gear shifts.

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Generous Features

The new Kia Niro interior features include a color multi information display (MID) nestled within the instrument binnacle, a Harman Kardon sound system with SiriusXM radio, bluetooth, aux-in, USB and SD card inputs, push button engine ignition, 12 volt power sockets, a touchscreen infotainment system with an inbuilt navigation module, a dual zone automatic climate control system, split-folding rear seats, a sunroof, heated or cooled seats, electrically adjustable seats with seat position memory function, a heated steering wheel, parking sensors, lane keeping assist, traction control, and an AC charging port for larger devices such as laptops, amongst others.

The 2017 Kia Niro combines a generous features-list and frugal engines with multiple trim levels to cater to a wide variety of requirements. Add in reasonable price tag starting $23,785, and you have one of the best packages to have rolled out of the Kia Motors stable in recent years.

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Road Rocket: The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Images, Specs, Review and Price

The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan replaces the iconic Gallardo, Lamborghini’s most successful car. Read on for Lamborghini Huracan images, specs, review and price.

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Lamborghini is a name that almost every supercar aficionado is aware of. The cars made by Lamborghini are as powerful as they are evocative.

Take a look at the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan images. These vehicles have adorned the bedroom walls of scores of kids and all one needs to do is to look at a Lamborghini to know why. They are like cars from the future, sound oh-so-glorious and can go faster than most other vehicles on the planet.

The latest iteration of the baby of their fleet, the Lamborghini Huracan, promises to be more of the same.

Lamborghini Huracan: Controlled Fury

The mid-mounted motor is the business end of any Lamborghini. Situated right behind the passengers, the 5.2 litre V10 petrol engine belts out an insane 602 bhp, which is channelled by a 7 speed, double clutch, automatic transmission to all four wheels.

Just the process of starting these cars involves a lot of theatre. You need to step inside, strap yourself in, stamp the brake, and lift the flap above the starter button with a strong sense of 007-ness to thumb the ignition button and bring the engine to life with a piercing roar. In a car that can accelerate from nought to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed in the region of 202 mph, it could not get more dramatic than this!

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At slower speeds, this new baby Lamborghini is surprisingly civilised and comfortable, even more so than the Gallardo we all adored.

There is no mistaking the fact that there is a raging V10 right behind you but that said, you can easily hold a conversation without having to raise your voice. However, find an open road, plant your right foot solidly on the loud pedal and the noise that erupts from the engine is almost Godlike.

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The power delivery is not a spike but an unrelenting pull to dizzying speeds. You know just how powerful the Huracan is when you see the speedo needle pointing at 120 mph in under 10 seconds.

There is a lot of electronic nannying in this car and, as a result, it is easier to drive at high speeds than you expect; poles apart from the Lamborghini of old which tried to kill you at every given chance.

Explosive Styling, Lambo Style!

The Gallardo showed significantly more restraint in the design department than the older generation Lamborghinis and the Huracan continues down the same path.

The Huracan is instantly recognisable as a Lamborghini but it manages to not be so outrageous, although this new version seems to have regained a touch of the mad Lambo character.

With its low, road hugging stance and sharp looks, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan appears to be more of a rocket powered go-kart than an actual car.

Practicality and Pizzazz

However, its Audi parenthood means that the Huracan gets some practicality too.

The nose can be raised by 4cm to avoid road imperfections. Several styling elements have been lifted from the Aventador and that gives the Huracan some Lamborghini DNA.

The interiors are built in true Lambo style. This combination of Italian flair with German sensibility is what makes the Lamborghini Huracan one of the most lovable supercars money can buy today.

The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan images say it all. With its hexagonal air vents, flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, toggle switches on the centre console and the starter button with a red protector, it feels more like sitting in the cockpit of a state-of-the-art fighter jet than in a car.

This car also gets magnetorheological suspension that, albeit a touch on the stiff side, works extremely well on any road.

All in all, this is a sportscar that you might actually think of using everyday.

What We Think…

The Lamborghini Huracan is more refined, better built, more comfortable, better equipped and more powerful than the already terrific Gallardo. It manages all this while still staying true to its Lamborghini roots.

The Lamborghini Huracan might have a stratospheric price tag in excess of £155,400, but the experience you get from owning and driving one of these is no less stratospheric!

We like it immensely.

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Value for Money: The 2017 Kia Forte EX Review, Price, Specs, and Pictures

The 2017 Kia Forte is now even roomier, better equipped, and offers greater fuel economy. Get the Review, Price, Specs, and Pictures here.

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The Kia Forte has always been a trendy and sensible sedan, and in 2017 it receives a makeover – styling changes, more equipment, and better fuel economy. In a way, the 2017 Kia Forte shows how far Kia has come as a vehicle manufacturer.

Kia Forte: Remodeled and Refreshed

Take a look at the 2017 Kia Forte pictures. This Kia’s front grille trades its ragged sides for a smoother outline that’s fully flush with thinner, longer headlight housings that incorporate the optional adaptive xenon bulbs. The entire front fascia is new as well.

Apart from these changes, new air inlets at the corners push the fog lamps inboard on the lower section of the fascia, in which the mesh pattern of its predecessor has been replaced with simpler horizontal lines.

There’s a more dramatic roofline than before, and sharper detailing all around.kia_17forteexsa2a_angularrear

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The rear bumper mods on the sedan, which integrate the lower reflectors into the black trim, also feature a gentle upward curve from the lower trunk lip to the rear quarters. The sedan’s tail light clusters keep their budget-Audi appearance and move the turn signals and reverse lights to the lower portions.

Kia says it also revised the tail lamps of the hatchback version of the Forte, which we’ll have to trust them on, because it’s tough to spot the difference.

The interior remains unchanged from the 2016 Kia Forte.

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2017 Kia Forte Powertrain and Trim Levels

The 2017 Kia Forte is on sale in three trim levels: LX, S and EX. Under the hood you will find a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, gasoline engine that produces 160 hp of power and 204 Nm of torque. It is reasonably thrifty as well, returning an EPA-certified mileage of 25 mpg (city) and 33 mpg (highway).

Harnessing the drive is a 6 speed automatic gearbox in the top two variants, while the base LX trim comes standard with a 6 speed manual transmission.

Stacked with Features!

The list of features that come with the 2017 Kia Forte is quite extensive.

The equipment list includes projector headlights, heated wing mirrors that are electrically retractable, a sunroof, a smart trunk that automatically pops open if you stand behind it with the key, LED tail lamps, 17 inch alloy wheels, a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO eServices, and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

You will also get bluetooth connectivity, voice command navigation, SiriusXM radio, two 12 volt sockets, an illuminated glove box, active eco mode, multiple driving modes (normal, eco and sport), seats that can be heated or cooled, a dual zone automatic climate control system with dedicated vents for the rear seat occupants, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and more.

The new Kia Forte comes with multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control, autonomous braking with pedestrian detection, collision warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, child seat tethers, a reversing camera, vehicle stability management, hill start assist, and tire pressure monitoring.

In Conclusion

Kia seems to have made a mission out of modernizing the Forte, it seems like they have finally pulled it off. The new Forte is a smart-looking sedan that is roomy enough for five passengers.

As a reasonably priced everyday car with a starting price tag of $16,600 MSRP, the 2017 Kia Forte does its job very well indeed.

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Unchallenged: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review, Price, Specs and Pictures

Very few midsized SUVs can match the 2017Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo off-road. Get the Review, Price, Specs and Pictures here.

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More than two decades after its first release, the Jeep Grand Cherokee now in its fourth generation, remains Jeep’s largest, and most expensive SUV. Many mid-sized luxury SUVs are constructed on a body on frame layout, while the Grand Cherokee has always stayed true to its original blueprint of a uni-body construction.

2017 brings forward all-new elements of design and technology.

Styling: More Butch & More Refined

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Handsomely sophisticated styling, a signature seven-slot front grille design, a more distinct styling with the help of LED taillights, as well as detailing to create an off-road icon that is unlike other competitors make the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo one good looking SUV.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is still on the cusp of contemporary-meets-traditional stylization and it is now on sale in 7 trim levels: Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and SRT.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pictures say it all. The grille and front-end styling were made to be a lot less “in your face” than previous generation models. However, it all fits together now and creates a good sense of cohesiveness. The addition of the new LED tail lights gives the rear end a more aggressive attitude.

As far as styling is concerned, both the interior and exterior are top notch.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo: The World Inside

Take a close look at the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pictures. The interior of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, you will notice, is quite warm and welcoming, and anything but dull. The quality of materials used gets a huge step up with real wood trims incorporated into the dashboard, door panels, and the steering wheel.

You get a lot of tech to play with, such as a touchscreen infotainment system, a good sound system and so on. The amount of room you get inside this SUV is cavernous as well, and it can easily ferry about all its occupants and their cargo without breaking a sweat.

Raw Jeep Power

Pop the hood of the vehicle and you will find a Pentastar 3.6 litre V6 motor that churns out 295 hp and 354 Nm of torque. Higher variants get a 5.7 litre, 360 hp V8 or a 3.0 litre, 240 hp turbocharged diesel V6, but the Laredo has to suffice without them. You do, however, get an 8 speed automatic transmission that is slick and reasonably quick shifting.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo: Safe as a Tank

One of the most important aspects of a rugged vehicle, to any buyer, is how safe it is.

Understandably, Jeep has kept safety as a high priority when developing this Grand Cherokee and thanks to that, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo has been awarded a 4 star safety rating from the NHTSA. Interestingly, the all-wheel drive versions received 5 stars due to its adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, lane departure warning and blind spot warning systems.

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A Legend, Reinvented: The 2017 VW Beetle Dune Review

Extra ground clearance, softer, longer travel suspension, smooth drives over even uneven gravel roads – the Volkswagen Beetle has come a long way since the air-cooled days in the 1930s.

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The Volkswagen Beetle is quite possibly one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced and certainly one of the longest standing manufactured vehicles ever made. Spanning a lifetime of almost 80 years, the Beetle – “People’s Car” – went into production just before the start of World War II as a means of providing inexpensive transportation for the masses.

Modest Beginnings

Over the years, this iconic car designed by Ferdinand Porsche has seen many changes and evolutions.

For the 2017 model year, Volkswagen has brought out the new VW Beetle Dune edition as well. The new Beetle has that signature styling with its rotund front and short and curvy rear end. 2017 also sees the addition of a revised bumper design, 18 inch alloy wheels and optional bi-xenon headlights.

You can also order your VW Beetle Dune as a coupe or a soft -top convertible.

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The VW Beetle Dune is one of two new trims introduced for the 2017 Beetle. It is a modern take on the old school Baja bug, which is a modified version of the original Beetle designed to take on sandy terrain such as deserts and beaches.

Taking influences from the Baja Bug, the VW Beetle Dune gets details such as trim body styling, beefier tires, and a higher ride height to give it that classic look.

VW Beetle Dune: Style is Paramount

The Sandstorm Yellow paint job also helps the car get into the character of a Baja bug. Unfortunately, although the VW Beetle Dune may look the part, it doesn’t perform like a Baja bug as there is no AWD and the ground clearance is not sufficiently high.

But that might not be a deal-breaker, since most VW Beetle Dune owners keep their cars firmly on the road where they can show off its chic looks and details such as its faux skid plates and dark gold wheels.

Feature Rich Interiors

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Although it may not be a go-anywhere beast, the Beetle is still a good ride even on rough roads, thanks to its refined and peppy engines, great features list, spacious passenger cabin and so on.

Step inside and you have a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, heated seats, bluetooth telephony support, seats with contrast piping and stitching, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with contrast stitching, interior panels that are color-matched to the exterior paint of the car, multiple airbags, parking sensors and more.

VW Beetle Dune: Bug Power!

The 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine puts out 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque. This powertrain, along with its 6 speed automatic gearbox, is powerful enough to propel the car from rest to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 125 mph. EPA gives the car mileage figures of 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The vehicle is well-rounded and, in our opinion, the VW Beetle Dune works well both as a fashion statement and an everyday car.

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Sleek and Stylish: 2017 Audi A3 Review

The Audi A3 is a sleek and stylish compact luxury sedan, and in 2017 it comes with more of that sportiness we all love.

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The 2017 Audi A3 is based on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform which it shares with select Audi, Volkswagen, Škoda, and SEAT models. The A3’s exterior gets a minor facelift, and the interior gets the lion’s share of upgrades and overhauls. Read on to find out what’s new and why this new car is leaps and bounds ahead of the earlier model.

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The new 2017 Audi A3 needed to keep its competitiveness high, to take on formidable rivals including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, and so on. The mid-cycle refresh gets a remodeled Single frame front grille, more chiselled headlight clusters and LED tail lamps that are narrower than the ones on its predecessor, and LED indicators similar to the bigger rides in the Audi lineup.

Take a look at the new 2017 Audi A3 images. The A3 has a cleaner, sportier appearance, and its design is more in tune with its larger sibling, the A4.

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In the higher trim levels, Audi is offering their Virtual Cockpit System which replaces the traditional analog dials with a fully digital, 12.3 inch instrument binnacle with crystal clear graphics. The new A3 continues to have those brilliant dashboard air vents that resemble jet engine turbines as well.

The car is also equipped with features such as a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, the latest generation MMI with an in-built navigation module, dynamic turn signals that light up sequentially in the direction of the turn, a dual zone automatic climate control system, a panoramic sunroof, a rear view camera, push button engine ignition, power adjustable driver and passenger seats, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED daytime running lamps, 18 inch alloy rims, a driver’s seat with massage functions, and much more.

Safety

Safety features have gone up several notches in the 2017 Audi A3. Included in the equipment list are multiple airbags located throughout the passenger cabin, automatic headlights, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, LED headlights, ABS with EBD, and lane-keeping assist, among others.

Powertrains

The 2017 Audi A3 has multiple engine options on offer. Prospective customers can choose between a 1.8 litre, 186 bhp or 2.0 litre, 220 bhp petrol engines and a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, 150 bhp, turbocharged diesel.

Depending on the engine, the A3 will be available with either a 6 speed automatic transmission or a 7 speed automatic gearbox. Audi has tweaked these engines to ramp up their fuel economy figures and they are now more refined and smoother to drive as well.

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