The Most Luxurious Modern Car – New 2017 Volvo XC90 Review

Several changes are expected for the new 2017 Volvo XC90. Also, this year will mark the introduction of the super-luxurious XC90 Excellence model in the United States. In addition to fundamental Volvo XC90 specs like a sharp new look and style, an available hybrid model, tons of standard features, and a spacious second- and third-row seating, the newest model also comes equipped with the Pilot Assist II – a semi-autonomous tech that allows the 2017 XC90 to brake, steer, and accelerate itself at speeds up to 80 mph. the Volvo XC90 release date is expected around two months from now as a 2017 year model. 

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New Safety System?

The City Safety system is also set for an improvement over the previous model that will see road mitigation included. Volvo also says the new system will also see the system detect large animals as well. New technologies available for the new Volvo XC90 2017 include a new Connect Service Booking app, music app Spotify, Park and pay, and the Record & Send feature.

Available In The US Too?

Well, the changes don’t stop there as the four-seat flagship – 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence SUV – is set to be available also for the U.S market unlike the previous 2016 model that saw the vehicle exclusively offered for the Chinese market during the Shanghai Motor Show.

According to recent reports from Volvo, it has been confirmed the new Volvo XC90 Excellence 2017 price will start from $105,895 inclusive of the destination charge. Although the price is almost double that of the base model which starts from around $50,795, the automaker says the new model offers plenty of value to justify its premium price tag.

Nice Little 400 Horses…

In terms of performance, Volvo says the new Volvo XC90 2017 Excellence will come equipped with a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain that should be able to crank out an output of around 400 horsepower. Unique features offered for the model include a walloping 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, handcrafted crystal glasses, Orrefors crystal gear shifter, and a plethora of distinct options.

The Most Advanced Luxury Car In The Market?

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence interior is something to write home about judging by the changes, updates, and new features it comes with. One interesting feature it comes with is known as the “Lounge Concept”. The feature replaces the front passenger with an LCD screen and a footrest. According to Volvo’s Car USA president and CEO – Lex Kerssemakers – “the new Volvo XC90 Excellence model will possibly be the most advanced and luxurious car in the company’s 89-year history. It exposes Volvo to a new type of buyer.”


Those shopping for a seven-passenger premium-brand crossover SUV have plenty of overwhelming options available to choose from. These include the BMW X5, Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the Audi Q7.

The Audi Q7 2017 price starts from $54,800. Some of the specs to expect include cutting-edge technology, numerous advanced safety features, a luxurious and whisper-quiet interior, and a strong performance. In terms of power, the newest 2017 Audi Q7 offers an output rated at around 333 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque regardless of the trims available for the 2017 Q7: Premium Plus, Prestige, and Premium.

What Are The Available Trims On The 2017 Volvo XC90?

Four trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Volvo XC90: Polestar, Inscription, Excellence, T6 Momentum, and the sporty T8 R-Design. The 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid is also available and its review is offered elsewhere on this blog.

2017 Volvo XC90 Interior & Exterior Changes Are…

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Some of the equipment offered for the 2017 Volvo XC90 polestar include rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, adjustable driver modes, a panoramic sunroof, LED foglights, reclining and sliding functions, automatic dual-zone climate control, leatherette upholstery, a hands-free tailgate, driver memory settings, lane-departure warning system, heated mirrors, a configurable digital gauge cluster display, a navigation system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a USB jack, a 10-speaker sound system, a nine-inch central touchscreen display, eight-way power front seats, and automatic wipers.

2017 Volvo XC90 Engine Specs Are Amazing?

The base model comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 250 horsepower and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. The 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid makes use of a 2.0L supercharged and turbocharged fur-cylinder and an 87-hp electric motor to yield 400 hp and 472 pounds-feet of torque.

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2017 Volvo XC90 Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new model will probably hit showrooms sometime mid this year as a 2017 year model with a price tag starting from $50,795.

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Detailed Review For 2017 Toyota Tacoma

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma redesign brings with it a boatload of refreshments and changes over the previous model. Some of this changes can be seen in terms of the V6 engine refinement, extensive list of options, a responsive infotainment system, excellent off-road mojo, and an impressive resale value. The Toyota Tacoma release date should be expected sometime before this fall.

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Short Overview

Apparently, Toyota Tacoma has been one of the most desired vehicles in its class especially among the group of shoppers who feel regular full-size pickups are either burdensome or too pricey. Toyota has made several changes meant to burnish the appeal of the newest model. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma interior, for instance, is one area that the Japanese marque has offered extensive redesigns and technologies. New driver aides, too, have been added to the existing ones.

Old Engine?

Things however remain unaltered beneath its hood. The most powerful mill is a 3.5L V6 that Toyota says is capable of generating a whopping 278 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque. With this amount of power, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is nothing short of 6,800 pounds.

Crucial Flaws?

There is now doubt the Toyota Tacoma changes for 2017 will help better its rankings in its segment. But even so, there are other several foibles to keep in mind. The V6 acceleration time is unimpressive, and driver height adjustment is lacking. But despite this minimal shortfall in value, we’d say the redesigned Tacoma is well-positioned to retain its thrown.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Rivals And Alternatives

Rivals here include the Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon, and the Chevrolet Colorado. The 2017 Nissan Frontier release date is expected sometime later in 2017. Redesigns include a more styling interior and upgraded performance. Some of the 2017 Nissan Frontier specs include a revised exterior styling, updated interior material refinement, and upgraded suspension and output figures. Although speculative at the moment, the 2017 Nissan Frontier price is expected at around $22,000.

Most recently, 2017 Chevrolet Colorado spy photos have been awash on the internet displaying some of the exterior and interior designs to expect. To wit, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 promises superior off-roading and there’s no doubt it will be a strong contender in the segment once official details emerge. The Chevrolet Colorado price is expected to start from $20,100 for the extended cab.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Review of Trims

Five trims are expected to be offered for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma: TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, SR, SR5, and Limited. Slight changes on the lineup can be expected on its release date.

New Exterior And Interior Images Reveal The True 2017 Toyota Tacoma?

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Some of the standard features available for the base model include a 6.1” touchscreen interface, full power accessories, a cargo bed rail system, sixteen-inch steel wheels, a CD player, a six-speaker audio system, voice controls, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a sliding rear window.

Picking the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport model will give you keyless entry and ignition, sport-tuned shock absorbers, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, special upholstery, LED daytime running lights, upgraded infotainment system, a wireless phone charger, and a 120-V power outlet.

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The TRD Off-Road model adds a chin-spoiler delete, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, an electronic locking rear differential, Bilstein shock absorbers, and an upgraded JBL stereo audio system.

Finally, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited model is the top-of-the-line model that adds you the above features plus a towing package, a hard lockable tonneau cover, full leather upholstery, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, unique interior and exterior trim, and all the contents of the Technology and Premium packages.

2017 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs Are Here

Two engines are offered under its hood. The least powerful models get the 2.7L four-cylinder engine rated at 159 hp and 180 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing for the 4×2 Tacoma is via the six-speed automatic transmission system, while the 4x4s can either be mated to a six-speed auto or a five-speed manual.

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine V-6

The most powerful 2017 Toyota Tacoma engine is the 3.5L V6 rated at 278 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque.

What Will Be The Price & Release Date For The 2017 Toyota Tacoma?

The price for the pickup truck is expected to start from an MSRP of around of $23,300 and more if options are specified.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Pro release date is expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.

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How Good Is The New 2017 Mazda CX-3? Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Mazda CX-3 once again sets the benchmark for B-segment crossovers. In total disregard of what other brands were working on, Mazda went the unconventional way and produced a car that was aimed for the young and creative niche. Indeed, it turned out just the way Mazda had planned: stylish, well-equipped, and nimble.

Additionally, with its excellent fuel economy ratings, a high-quality interior boasting of latest tech and up-to-date material quality, whisper-quiet interior, and a sporty handling, the new Mazda CX-3 became a household name among the subcompact crossover segment. Read on to learn more about its release date and price, and fascia redesigns.

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KODO Design

A human centric approach was the driving force behind its creation. This is obvious in terms of the vast lineup of advanced active safety technology, easy-to-use smartphone connectivity, a human-machine infotainment system, and an exceptional ergonomic heads-up display. Similar to the KODO design language and SkyActive technology that is shared with the 2017 Mazda 3, Mazda 6, and the Mazda CX-5, the new model also spares nothing in its quest to provide a vehicle that appeals to a wide range of needs. The result is a vehicle that appeals universally as opposed to a polarizing.

In spite of its decent dimensions, the new model stands toe-to-toe with the top dogs of the segment – a feat that Mazda by extension is known for in the automotive circles. The model under review belongs to the subcompact crossover SUV, and even despite the solid competition poised by other brands, the CX-3 stands tall thanks in part to the well-equipped cabin, sporty handling, and an upgraded infotainment system. Without any hype spicing (why would there be), the new model is arguably the nicest and fun-to-drive car the class has ever seen.

Nice Fuel Economy

Another thumbs up for the Mazda CX-3 2017 is perhaps its favorable fuel economy ratings it provides. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 registered a combined city/highway rating of 31 mpg with the FWD version and 2 mpg less with the AWD versions. Even with such savings, the CX-3 still manages to offer a laudable 0-60 mph acceleration – a fete not shared by many in its class.


For subcompact shoppers however, there are a number of other solid choices lined up for the new model year. Culpable culprits include the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and the Fiat 500X. When all is said and done, one thing is for sure, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is hard to beat.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Release Date & Price

An MSRP starting from around $28,385 is what separates a potential buyer from one of the most admirable subcompact available for sale for 2017. As for its release date, rumors allege the new model will be released sometime in the second half of 2017.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Exterior Changes

The exterior design perfectly mixes with the contemporary demands in terms of sophistication and simplicity. The progressive styling cues available exude fun and do so with dignity, reflecting an independent look, enlightened and active lifestyle of the typical buyer. As mentioned previously, the new model also shares the KODO design language with its class, this therefore means it comes with a bold front fascia, side moldings, a high beltline, sculpted flowing lines, and larger wheels that exude a “go-anywhere, do anything” character. The headlights, taillights, and fog lights are all available with LED technology and glint of predator-like eyes.

Bigfoot In The House

The footprint is also bigger than conventional. The KODO design language provides eighteen-inch aluminum wheels, gunmetal grey metallic contour surfaces, three-dimensional contoured spokes, and shiny outer surface finish. The headlamps have been complemented by the taillights that stretch from the sides all the way to the liftgate. Other features available around back include prominent dual exhaust pipes, and a three-dimensionally contoured brake lamp that go a long way in underscoring SUV durability. As shall be seen on the spec area, the new model comes with nine body colors.

2017 Mazda CX-3 Interior

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The same sophistication available on the outside continues deep within. Some of the standard accessories available include cruise control, a six-speaker sound system, cloth upholstery, a rear roof spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, adaptive cruise control, and a Bose sound system.

Trims Available

Three trims are available: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The CX-3 MPS is reviewed elsewhere.

Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the Mazda CX-3 is a 146-hp – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Torque output stands at 146 lbs. a six-speed manual is the default transmission. A choice of either FWD or AWD is available.

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Safety And Stuff For Nerds

When we come to the Mazda CX-3 safety, it comes with a plethora of systems including Mazda Radar Cruise Control, forward collision warning, distance recognition support system, smart brake support, Mazda’s rear vehicle monitoring, a blind spot monitor, and smart city brake support. The government crash testing report is yet to be offered, but we imagine it’ll be perfect once it is made available on its release date.

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