what's new for 2017

What's New for 2018: Dodge
What's New for 2018: Dodge

It's a tale of two Dodges in the automaker's showrooms this year. Dodge continues to invest in its muscular Charger sedan and Challenger coupe while letting its family haulers wither on the vine. Somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum sits the brand's Durango SUV, which adds a lot more...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica S
What's New for 2018: Chrysler

Chrysler's has consolidated its lineup for 2018. That's a nice way of saying that Chrysler doesn't have much to offer you unless you're after a minivan or a full-size luxury sedan with a sportier-than-average outlook on life. Luckily, if a Chrysler Pacifica or Chrysler 300 is on your shopping list...Read More»

2018 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
What's New for 2017: BMW

BMW's bread-and-butter model has been thoroughly redesigned for 2017, which helps the brand chart a new course going forward. The 2017 BMW 5-Series launches first as the 530i and 540i, with a choice of 4- and 6-cylinder turbocharged engines—and, in a 5-Series first, there will no longer be a...Read More»

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
What's New for 2017: Mini

The Mini lineup may not quite live up to its nameplate—after all, there are a seemingly endless number of ways one can maximize a Mini—but that seems just fine with buyers. For 2017, the Mini lineup sees the addition of an all-new Countryman—the brand's quasi-crossover. As you...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016
What's New for 2017: Nissan

Walk into a Nissan dealership and you'll find a lot that's new for 2017, mostly centered around the automaker's trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. But that doesn't mean that what the company's PR department calls its "year of the truck" (referring to all the refreshed models that debuted during the 2016...Read More»

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
What's New for 2017: Ferrari

Should you be fortunate enough to find yourself ready to place an order for a 2017 Ferrari, you'll have the Italian automaker's most advanced lineup to pick between. Then again, odds are that you're already on the list if you want to buy a new Ferrari—after all, the Prancing Horse mostly...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro
What's New for 2017: Kia

Kia's lineup grows for the 2017 model year with the addition of a new hybrid model: the Kia Niro. Unlike the automaker's other hybrid—the Optima—the Niro isn't available with a gas-only powertrain. That's a big step for Kia and one that should help the brand prepare for increasingly...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
What's New for 2017: Tesla

Don't think of Tesla as a car company. It's not, even though it produces vehicles with four wheels and tires that can take you from point A to (an increasingly distant) point B. Instead, Tesla is a tech company and its products don't exactly follow a model year cadence, except where required by the...Read More»

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom
What's New for 2017: Rolls-Royce

Life's good at the top—but it doesn't change very often, at least if Rolls-Royce is an indicator of how things are going for the 1 percent. Although Rolls-Royce still isn't offering (or at least not advertising) a clubbed baby seal interior hide, the brand will do just about anything else you...Read More»

2017 Bentley Mulsanne, Bavarian press drive 2016
What's New for 2017: Bentley

Would Bentley founder W.O. Bentley roll over in his grave if he knew the brand to bear his name now has an SUV in its lineup? We bet he'd be quite proud of the Bentayga. It's an amazing vehicle that rides and handles like nothing else on the road—and yet it retains enough off-road capability...Read More»

2017 Lexus RC F
What's New for 2017: Lexus

With its edgy "spindle grille" look now firmly entrenched in its brand identity, Lexus is turning its sights on making making its lineup live up to the new look. To that end, the big news right now is definitely the upcoming arrival of the Lexus LC sports coupe. It's the successor to the SC, a...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
What's New for 2017: Mercedes-Benz

For 2017, Mercedes-Benz has redesigned its bread-and-butter model: the E-Class. Although not every new E-Class variant has been shown off yet (in typical Mercedes fashion, there will be many), the sedan that's on the market now is one of the most advanced vehicles available at any price. It can...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery
What's New for 2017: Land Rover

What's old is new again for 2017 for the venerable Land Rover nameplate. The British icon has brought back its Discovery nameplate for an all-new model. Globally, it's actually the fifth-generation Discovery, but the third- and fourth-generation models sold in the United States were badged as LR3...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
What's New for 2017: Toyota

There's good reason to pick up a 2017 Toyota—the automaker has take the laudable effort of making some very important safety tech standard on almost all of its models for the new year. That tech is bundled in what the company calls its Toyota Safety Sense. Technically, there are two different...Read More»

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]
What's New for 2017: Smart

After a redesign last year, the Smart Fortwo—that's for two passengers—lineup expands for 2017 with a new convertible version aimed at those who want to go al fresco in the city and a new all-electric model for those who don't have too far to go. Smarts are sold in certain Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's New for 2017: Mitsubishi

Yeah, those are tumbleweeds you're seeing in your local Mitsubishi dealer's parking lot. The three-diamond brand that once showed so much promise is definitely in the midst of its darkest days yet. But the vultures aren't circling any longer. The brand's Mirage lineup has been given a buff new look...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
What's New for 2017: Ford

Although there are no all-new models in Ford dealerships this year—aside from the ultra-rare GT supercar that's not exactly bound to take up space on the lot—the Blue Oval brand still has a host of updates worth discussing. The biggest and most important changes occur within the F-150...Read More»

2017 Jaguar XJ
What's New for 2017: Jaguar

If you haven't been in a Jaguar dealership lately, things are going to look a lot different than they did just a few years ago. That's mostly because Jaguar has finally succumbed to pressure—or evolved, depending on your perspective—to the SUV and crossover craze. The company's F-Pace...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental
What's New for 2017: Lincoln

Mid-century modern style is in right now and the folks at Ford's premium brand, Lincoln, are hoping that they can ride that same wave of nostalgia. That's not to say that the latest crop of Lincolns to hit dealers is simply a rehash of the '60s; instead, the division hopes to rekindle some of the...Read More»

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