2017 Ford Edge

It has been announced that the 2017 Ford Edge will be debuting next year. The release date places it somewhere around the first part of the next year and as we have seen promises us a new and completely updated model with very impressive carlike driving manners. The car is also going to be updated with some amenities that are going to be available even on the base model, making it much more available than before.

The first model of the Edge was produced in 2007. It was just what the industry needed as it presented a midsize crossover SUV which immediately became popular and it was mainly due to its versatility and ability to adapt both the wagon and sedan-like features into an SUV car.

The competition of today’s market is much greater today, so the 2017 Edge is going to have a fierce battle in dealing with the competitors that are already established in this segment. What we are going to get here is a car that is going to be updated with contemporary technology and some styling cues which will be perfect for the new model.

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The main competitions comes with the Nissan Murano, Kia Sorente, the new Volkswagen Touareg and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. But we expect that the 2017 Ford Edge does well in this segment and makes the best out of the things it has to offer. Read the review and find out what the car is going to offer whit its massive update.

2017 Ford Edge Interior and Exterior updates and changes

The 2017 Ford Edge is going to be offered as a five passenger model and will also include different trim levels with the SE being the base one and the Sport trim also confirmed as well. There are many updates that are going to make the car much more competitive and comparable with the current rivals thus the updates are immense and can differ depending on the trim. Thus the SE level does come with a equipment like  telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 911 Assist,  automatic headlights, voice recognition, foldable rear seats, a premium audio system and a wheel options that includes 19-inch wheels.

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The SEL version is going to be a bit more updated and upgraded as it is going to focus on some more advanced features. With the Ford Edge SEL you can get the eight-way power adjustable driver seat, dimming rearview camera, exterior heated mirrors,  automatic climate control,  leather wrapped steering wheel and some advanced features like keyless ignition with a an exterior keyless entry pad. For this trim you can also add the Equipment Group 201A package, which extends your offer and adds even more advanced amenities and additions inside the car.

The highest rated trim vehicle is going to be the Ford Edge Platinum trim of course. This one has got it all and includes a near full package of all the things you may need inside your vehicle. The 19-inch wheels come as standard here as well but adds some other amenities like  heated front seats, a hands-free tailgate, reclining front passenger seat, driving memory setting and some newly designed LED taillights.

The base trim also has the option of choosing one with a sunroof, but this is a feature that is available optionally when you purchase your car. It also adds an optional Technology package which adds some advanced technological equipment to your Ford Edge with additional power outlets, bumper protection,  auto-dimming driver mirror, side exterior mirror, a perimeter alarm, a navigation system and more.

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Finally, we have the top of the range Titan trim which is the highest you get with the 2017 Ford Edge. Inside we have expect the rear heated seats some other futures which add parallel and perpendicular parking options, steering heated wheels, an automatic parking system, lane keeping assist and more.

Engines and specs

The 2017 Ford Edge is going to give us a few options to chose from when it comes to the powertrain. The base version is turbocharged 2L 4-cyl engine that provides us with just enough power for the segment and is in fact a suitable option all in all. The output is measured at  245 horsepower and 275 pounds of torque and uses the 6-speed automatic transmission system also. The EPA ratings for this engine are measured at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, for the FWD option which can be pretty admirable, while the AWD options goes to 20/28/23 mpg.

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The secondary engine option is rumored to be the  3.5L V6 engine. This one is able to churn out 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque and is going to be certainly available for the SE, SEL, Sport and Titanium trims. With the output of 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque and an EPA rating of 18/26/21 mpg with the FWD and 17/25/20 mpg with the AWD, it is an appropriate engine option for these levels of the car.

2017 Ford Edge price and release date

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The release date of the car has yet to be confirmed but many indications are already placing it in the beginning of 2017. We are fairly certain that the new 2017 Ford Edge is going to appear by then. The base price would be somewhere around $29,100 as base MSRP for the SE trim, while the higher ones will add more value to it.

2017 Nissan Xterra

The designers are released a 2017 Nissan Xterra model in the coming year. It is an attempt to keep the brand afloat and to manage to get a hump in the sales which are already dwindling and have not been as favorable recently. In fact the Xterra models have taken a big slump when it comes to sales in recent years and the model has constantly been surpassed by some modern and more sophisticated vehicles. This update may try to solve some problems and keep the SUV competitive but we are not really sure if it will do the trick.

The original Nissan Xterra model was introduced in 1999 and was a traditional SUV model with off-road capabilities and was using the conventional body-on frame built. These characteristics alone were enough to keep your SUV a competitive one back in the day and the Xterra really was among the best cars in the segment. The Xterra was also a better choices compared to Pathfinder models which were top at the time and also made some innovations by using a pick up platform borrowing from the Frontier model.

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But it all came to a holt once the demands of the market have changed and the SUV segment now demands so modernistic and comfortable car, leaving no room for the recent Nissan Terri models. This has prompted Nissan to make perhaps one last push and an attempt to keep the brand competitive by introducing an updated version for the 2017 model year. Our review will show you what are the recent changes introduced for the new model.

Exterior Redesign for the 2017 Nissan Xterra

The redesign for the 2017 Nissan Xterra is going to differ a little bit compared to the outgoing model. Yet those changes are not going to be firm and we do not get a whole lot of them. The model is mainly being updated and not redesigned so the conventional SUV users will still be happy but this will perhaps not be the case with the modern buyers.

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The 2017 Nissan Xterra will retain its rugged properties and its off-road capability. They still manage to value ruggedness over comfort with this model and they are still using the same body-to-frame construction as before. The platform used for this model with now be taken from the F-Alpha platform truck. The carnages are still going to keep the Xterra slotted between the Murano and Rogue models in the Nissan lineup but with far more off-road capabilities. The car is good enough to compete against the Jeep Wrangler in some sense

Whether these changes enable the car to keep its position in the market remains to be seen but we cannot say that it will far favorable for the car. The changes might be appealing to some but others will still look for a more angular car and not such a robust SUV. We are perhaps looking at oen of the last Xterra models if things to not go their way.

Interior Reworking for the Car

The interior of the 2017 Nissan Xterra is still going to have a slew of contemporary features. The added gadgets for the inside are mainly going to follow the last update which saw a lot of things introduced inside the car. As the changes have mainly included technological upgrades, the 2017 version will feature the latest updates and software upgrades for the gadgets inside the car. Thus the car has the  Nissan Connect system as standard and an infotainment system that includes Bluetooth, USB connection, Mobile Apps, Sirius XM satellite radio. To control everything there is a large 5.0-inch touchscreen display that you can use to get the necessary information of the car.

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The interior will also have some great materials added as well. They are still not as great as some of the current top models in the segment and the masculinity of the vehicle is still the prime choice that they are going for here. The model is going to introduce a new color scheme on the inside and that way make the 2017 Nissan Xterra more likable. But it still cannot compare with the other SUV models in the segment in terms of comfort.

Powertrain Options

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Under the hood of every 2017 Nissan Xterra model you will find the same engine variant. There are going to be X, S, and PRO-4X trim levels available and all of them are going to use a 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve  V-6 engine. The output of the car is thus measured at 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque and it comes with FWD, that use a five-speed automatic gearbox, and AWD models, which are paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

Release Date and Price

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The sales for the 2017 Nissan Xterra are going to start next year. The release date has been established for the first quarter of 2017, pitting it most likely in March. The model is going to become available at all of its respective markets at the same time and the price is going to be somewhere between  $23,000 and $30,000 which is largely going to depending on the trim which you chose.

2017 BMW M4

Making the newest introduction is the 2017 BMW M4 car which will be a rewarding vehicles for all performance-orientated drivers. It is a near-perfect performance coupe vehicle which can be quite a good model in the right hands. They are making the redesign for the model and its 2017 release and we can expect to see a fairly new vehicle since last time.

People would actually say that the M4 is actually the successor of the M2 model from BMW rather than the expected M3 model, mostly based on its performance and ability. Yes, we agree that this model is a spin-off of the four door M3 model but this one actually has bigger proportions and is a lot heavier compared to that car. It is a car which is closer to grand tourer cars than rather sports cars and is at the same time a stylish and pure performance machine at heart.

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Compared to other moles the 2017 BMW M4 is a car which can only work in the right set of hands. It will probably be unforgiving if you do not treat it right and if you do not use it accordingly. Comparing it with the M2, which is a slower version and not as serious as this one, they also host a great difference in power and are highly different in those terms as well.

2017 BMW M4 Exterior Design

When it comes to the exterior style of the 2017 BMW M4 model, they do a good job by shedding some extra weight. This is the main story here as they have incorporated a lot of aluminum and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic bits which are mainly used for the hood and fenders of the car. Additionally, the driveshaft and roof are carbon fiber too and all of this helps the car get the performance it needs. They have put a great emphasis on how they made this kind of a setup possible so the performance of the car is brought to near-perfection. All of this brings to a 174 pounds reduction compared to the car that came before it.

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The M4 also borrows the same kind of proportions and characteristics from the 4 Series but still manages to turn the power on that way. There is a power bulge placed on the hood as well which helps you fit the  twin-turbocharged engine beneath it. The wheels are bigger and as a consequence there are some flared fenders added to go around them. The aerodynamics are also something to behold as they make the nose, side and rear of the car be able to cut through air like through butter. The design is mainly based so it enhanced the aerodynamics which will consequently affect the performance of the car and make it far advanced.

Interior Design

Inside the 2017 BMW M4 has elements of both the 4 Series models and also the M badged vehicles. The front part has M division sport seats and also M-specific controls for the electronics. The inside gives us a racier looking carbon fiber trim given throughout the inside and also combines with carbon fiber elements which completes the look of a performance car. The front seats are beautifully tailored and the bucket seats provide great support for your back and can make it a lot easier at higher speeds. Interestingly, the coupe and the convertible versions provide decent cargo capacity. In its base form the car is able to offer 13.0 of cubic feet but convertible options actually lose a bit of cargo space when the top is pulled done and it amounts to 7.8 cubic feet.

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Engine Performance and Ability

In order to bring us the best that the 2017 BMW M4 can provide is new  twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that can bring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. This engine has been used for the previous generation of the BMW 3-Series model and it gave some good specs there, so it is now wonder that they have decided to bring it back and enhance the capability of this vehicle. The model is able to make 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds using the 6-speed, rev-matching manual transmission or 3.9 seconds with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

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Convertible options are heavier so they can make the 60 mph mark in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds, also depending on the transmission. But if you get a Competition package with your car you can easily boost the output at get it to 444 horsepower and it makes the acceleration rates 3.8 seconds and 4.1 seconds.

Release Date and Price

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As far as release dates goes, the confirmation has came that the 2017 BMW M4 is going to be available in the start of the year. This actually makes it available for sale with the first three months of the start of the year, with the model possibly getting a release date come February. The model will cost you about 66,220 USD as a base MSRP, which is a serious price for serious customers. The convertible version is far pricier and will amount to 74,700 USD.