2016 Acura RDX Review

2016 Acura RDX Release Date, Price, Engine – The Acura auto maker has distinguished itself as a leader in luxury Sport Utility Vehicle production and the upcoming 2016 Acura RDX is no exception whatsoever. The RDX achieved massive success last year when it led its class with its total sold out units amounting to 44,865.

2016 Acura RDX
2016 Acura RDX

The auto maker has decided not to rest and will soon be unleashing the new 2016 Acura RDX which will come with a refreshing interior and exterior specs. The new RDX made a debut during this year’s 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

The auto makers revealed every detail that we should expect from the new vehicle and will be very much the same to the wildly successful 2016 Acura TLX model. The following review will update everyone on what to expect from the new RDX model.

2016 Acura RDX exterior

The exterior of the new 2016 Acura RDX is what everyone expected it to come with; just enough for an update to match up the rest of the line-up. The revision includes the add-on of Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlamps which will definitely be amazing.

2016 Acura RDX front
2016 Acura RDX front

The anterior fascia will also receive some important updates which will include a three dimension grille, modern and sportier air intakes on the bumper. Also buyers should expected angular air vents at the centre that will also rope in a small splitter.

The posterior end will also carry the same theme as the front fascia in terms of important redesigns. The taillights will get important facelifts that will as a result of the installation of the Acura’s light pipe design.

2016 Acura RDX rear
2016 Acura RDX rear

Below the posterior end will be an angular bumper and insert which will give the 2016 Acura RDX a sportier demeanour from behind whilst retaining its refined appearance.

2016 Acura RDX interior

The interior of the brand new 2016 Acura RDX also received mind-blowing improvements. The enhancements will include a reworking of the 2-tone colour scheme. The colour outline now brings the black section further down the dashboard while the silver scheme brightens the cabin up.

2016 Acura RDX interior
2016 Acura RDX interior

New features you should look forward to include the standard heated front seats and air conditioning vents for the second row of seats. Other high tech features that might come optional will include an eight way adjustable power driver’s seat, On Demand Multi-Information Display, Dual Screen, HD Radio, Blind Spot Information and rear cross traffic alert which will be incorporated into the updated Technology Package.

New features that will be made available exclusively for the new 2016 Acura RDX will include a rain sensing wipers, Bi-directional keyless remote engine start, fore fog lights, ventilated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, AcuraWatch and auto-dimming driver’s side mirror.

2016 Acura RDX engine

Engine wise, the new 2016 Acura RDX will carry a similar 3.5L SOHC iVTEC power plant that it has made use of since the 2013 production version. However, the new 2016 Acura RDX engine receive a spike in power which will result in the production of 279 hp and 252 pounds of torque.

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This will be an increment of 6 hp and 1 pound of torque. On top of the impressive power output figures, the auto maker also achieved great success in improving the fuel economy. The vehicle now has increased the highway fuel mileage by up to I mpg therefore pushing the AWD to 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.

The front wheel drive, on the other hand, has fuel economy ratings of 28 miles per gallon on the highways and 20 mpg in the city. The auto maker also increased an added bias towards the rear wheel drive over the all-wheel drive for the purpose of improving the driving dynamics for better performance in squally weather.

In terms of the handling aspect, the auto maker installed front/rear engine mounts for enhanced steering system, weight transfer and made the suspension mounts tout.

2016 Acura RDX price and released date

As far as the price of the 2016 Acura RDX goes, buyers should be expecting an msrp of 35,000 USD which is fair enough considering the features the car is touted to come with. The release date alternatively has been scheduled towards the first quarter of 2016. The new RDX is eagerly awaited and it will be thrilling to see how it competes with other rivals in the market. But, all we can do right now, is only wait.

2016 Acura RDX release date
2016 Acura RDX release date

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date, Review, Specs, Colors – The expected brand new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse will be coming as a full size crossover that will have 3 rows of seating for up to seven passengers, V6 power, 116.3 cubic feet of cargo room and all kinds of creature comfort. This updated vehicle will nether strain your gas budget nor set you back a lot with its price tag.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The vehicle will once again be provided in three trim version which will include the base LS, mid-level LT and the flagship LTZ model. The automaker also went into great lengths to subdivide the LT’s model into two variants which will include the 1LT and 2LT.

Moreover, all the trim models stated above will come fitted with a standard front wheel drive system and an optional full time AWD system configuration especially for those hard-hitting northern winters.

The new vehicle will come with a robust capability and well-thought out craftsmanship. Its exterior will be streamlined, its fuel consumption reduced and its interior revamped to compete favourably with its rivals.

Convenience and Safety Features of New 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Several sources have hinted to some slew of upgrades and enhancements that buyers should be looking forward to. Some tweaks will be effected on the OnStar Directions and Connections Service, 4G LTE MyLink Wi-Fi capable technology , several upgrades to the LTZ’s standard 20” alloy wheels and several exterior colours.

Furthermore, there will be the new Leather & Driver Confidence package. This package takes pride in providing blind spot warnings and rear cross traffic alert, enabling heated power folding mirrors, and aiding in drivers auto-dimming function which will be offered as an option on the 2LT iteration.

The upcoming new model has already earned the top five star safety rating conducted by NHTSA. It scored a five star in the front and side crash test and a four star in the rollover crash test.

The said rating applies to FWD and AWD drive system configurations that will be provided by the new Traverse. However, according to Lesley Rajewski, who is Chevrolet’s spokesperson, the new vehicle will majorly be a carryover from the previous model with no substantive modifications done.

Engine – 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

The previous model’s 3.6L V6 will make a comeback under the hood of the new vehicle. It will be paired to a ubiquitous six-speed shiftable auto transmission system which will be able to provide 281 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque.

The aforesaid engine configurations will be exclusive for the LS and LT variants only. For the premium LTZ model version, which comes with a dual exhaust setup, you will be able to get an extra 7 hp and 4 pounds of torque from the same powerplant.

The mileage you should expect will be around 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined in the front wheel drive set-up. As for the AWD system, you should expect a fuel return of around 16/23/19 mpg.

Interior redesign & Exterior Pics of the New 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

For the interior of the new vehicle, expect it to tot either a cloth or leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, reclining rear seats and full power accessories. Also returning in the new model will be the telescopic tilt-wheel steering, Cruise Control features and Rear view camera for all the trim models.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse interior
2016 Chevrolet Traverse interior

For the higher trim level – LTZ, you should expect rear parking sensors, and remote garage door opener, three-zone automatic climate control, heated steering wheel and other standard features.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse front
2016 Chevrolet Traverse front

Again, the new model will also come with all the standard features which include the OnStar/Bluetooth Directions and Connections Technology, MyLink system incorporated with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability and others.

In light of the above developments in the new vehicle, there have been several complaints as regards the 2015 Traverse. Others argued that the vehicle’s third row of seat is only suitable for children, while others noted the disappointing lack of power and mileage returns.

 2016 Chevrolet Traverse back
2016 Chevrolet Traverse back

However, the new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is set to override its predecessor’s faults and become one of the most sought after SUV’s in the market.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse Price & Release Date

The new vehicle is expected to make a debut in the market towards the fall of this year, and is set to challenge traditional competitors such as, the Mazda CX-9, Highlander, and the Ford Flex.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse release date
2016 Chevrolet Traverse release date

As regards the price, the new Chevy Traverse redesign will cost you around 32,000 USD for the base model.

2016 Buick Verano

2016 Buick Verano Release Date, Interior, Price, Specs – Admittedly, we must say that most of the vehicles that were unmasked during the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show had little relevance for car buyers based in the West, and especially for the U.S, however with the expected debut of the China’s new 2016 Buick Verano things might change for the better.

2016 Buick Verano
2016 Buick Verano

After the strong sales that were witnessed in the first two model years, last year, we saw the drop in sales for the Buick Verano, which is the automaker fourth best-selling model, so an update will definitely be forthcoming in the future.

Despite the new 2016 Buick Verano being branded a 2016 year model in China, there are possibilities that the new vehicle will arrive in North America as the 2017 Buick Verano, but this are just speculations.

 

With all the major Auto Shows season in the US over, buyers should not expect the new US spec Buick Verano to be unleashed until the Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled for November this year. Below is a comprehensive review about the new 2016 Buick Verano.

2016 Buick Verano exterior

What might arise complaints about the current Verano styling is its rather conservative design. The new 2016 Buick Verano exterior design will be inspired by the recently refreshed Buick Lacrosse.

2016 Buick Verano front
2016 Buick Verano front

At the front end, we should expect the new 2016 Buick Verano to be more expressive. It will come with integrated exhaust outlets and larger LED taillights. Despite this China- spec Verano having sans Buick signature hood vents, we should expect to see them added to the car’s design language especially for the U.S bound market.

2016 Buick Verano back
2016 Buick Verano back

This vehicle resembles the Chevy Cruze in many aspects, but the Verano has always managed to have its own identity despite it seeming to have an almost similar body to the upcoming next generation Cruze.

The Cruze, just like the Malibu will get a sportier, short deck lid and coupe like roofline, which will be just about every view of the anticipated Buick Verano.

2016 Buick Verano interior

As for the interior of the new 2016 Buick Verano, we should expect new features and technological enhancements that will ward off potential rivals. However, no details or images have been provided about the refreshed sedan.

Despite the setback, our team has been able to interview some of the top names in the automobile segment privy to Buick, and prepared for you this exclusive review.

2016 Buick Verano interior
2016 Buick Verano interior

The cabin of the new 2016 Buick Verano will prove to be slightly erratic in terms of the headroom department, however, we believe that its designers will soon address the shortcoming.

For the base version, we should expect to see lots of convenience and leather groups. The top of the range trim models will come with leather trimmed seats, while the dashboard is not expected to change as much.

Unchanged features will include those of the IntelLink infotainment system which is poised to continue unaltered for a couple of years. Moreover, the 7” touch screen display will also remain unchanged in the new model.

2016 Buick Verano engine

As was expected, the new 2016 Buick Verano will feature a direct injected four cylinder 1.5L EcoTec turbocharged engine, however, it’s unclear whether the engine will be offered in the United States.

The new engine will be rated at 166 hp and 184 pounds of torque which compares almost similarly to the present engine in the previous Verano model.

Another engine on offer will be a 2.4L direct injected four cylinder engine that is rated at 180 hp and 171 pounds of torque. 2016 Buick Verano will now come with more advanced 7-speed dual clutch transmission system (DCT) instead of the previous 6-speed auto transmission system.

Additionally, the new vehicle will come with better fuel economy ratings than the previous model thanks to the added and refreshed engine and transmission specs. It will now return 21/32 mpg in the city/highway.

2016 Buick Verano price and release date

The 2016 Buick Verano release date will be somewhere next year as the exact details have not been offered as yet. The price of the 2016 Buick Verano turbo will be around 27,000 USD.

2016 Buick Verano release date
2016 Buick Verano release date

Most potential rivals will include the 2016 Acura ILX and 2015 Audi A3 sedan. With all the changes and ante, it is set to compete favourably with the other models in its class.