2017 is one of the most promising years for new vehicles in many years. From the new Ford Explorer XLT to the Toyota HIghlander, new car buyers will be very happy with their new vehicles for 2017.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
Buyers with families will love this midsize, 7 passenger crossover SUV. It has all the things family-focused shoppers are looking for – driving ease, an abundance of safety features, and a great value. Perhaps that’s why the Ford Explorer XLT is the bestselling midsize crossover in the world today, accounting for approximately 45% of sales. This vehicle comes standard with V-6 290-horsepower, as well as rear obstacle detection, 2nd and 3rd row split-folding bench seats, a rear view camera and washer, cruise controls, steering wheel audio, and a pushbutton start featuring keyless entry. The XLT also features Sync hands-free smartphone and audio interface.
2017 Lincoln MKC
If you’re looking to buy American, you won’t go wrong purchasing this premium compact crossover vehicle. The power lift gate that was optional before has now become standard in all vehicles. Every model that was previously equipped with a standard engine will now have a start function / idle stop fuel-saving device. Also upgraded is the infotainment system to Ford’s best Synch 3 platform, which supports Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2017 Audi A4
This car provides an outstanding balance of technology, luxury, performance, and safety features. Available with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, this year debuts a turbo-charged 4 cylinder engine. It’s a little bit lighter and a little bit larger, and shows off a redesign based on Volkswagen’s (their parent company) brand new MLB platform. Its simple lines and sharper angles on the headlights and grille give it a very clean look which should appeal to many shoppers. Check out its automatic 3 zone climate control, the MMI infotainment interface which has a 7 inch dashboard screen, and a powered driver seat (12 way powered), plus daytime LED running lights as well as xenon headlights. For those wondering how to spend a winning Florida lottery ticket, this vehicle is calling your name.
2017 Kia Sportage
The 2017 Sportage is a shining new offering from this South Korean auto maker. It seats 5, has a 4 cylinder engine, and has a midline EX version and a base LX version. 2017’s redesign makes this vehicle exciting. The 2017 model reshapes the Sportage’s tiger nose grill, and adds headlamps that seem to swell up from the fenders. Designed in Germany, this vehicle is steering-linked, bi-xenon, and also boasts ice cube tray shaped LED fog-lights. It’s perfect for those who just finished Driver’s Ed or have had a license for a while. Add to this a tapered roof, a high belt-line, and a tail end recontoured with standard LED lamps. A power liftgate is now standard in 2017. Its cargo volume has been increased 17%, giving buyers a bit more legroom, shoulder room, and headroom.
2017 Toyota Highlander
The new year brings an upgraded powertrain, additional standard safety features, and updated styling to the Toyota Highlander. New model lines include a lower-cost Hybrid trim-level, as well as a sport-themed version. Automatic emergency braking, a new transmission and more advanced V-6 promise better fuel economy and more power. The Highlander, which holds 8 passengers, will feature a significantly larger grille, which extends down into the hood and front apron. There’s a new grille finish for every trim level. Look for handsome 19 inch alloy wheels, and sleeker tail-lamps. The Platinum and Limited have a new chrome garnish on its rear bumper. New colors are Toasted Walnut Pearl and Celestial Silver Metallic, and the SE alone gets the new exciting Salsa Red Pearl.