2016 Kia Sportage Release Date and Review

2016 Kia Sportage Release Date, Review, Price, Engine – Coming as new for the 2016 Kia Sportage will come with subtle adjustments, including the touchscreen display, and leather upholstered cabin, and others. The SX model will lose its xenon headlights, however it will make a debut with perforated anterior seats and a panoramic sunroof, which were previously optional.

2016 Kia Sportage side angle, red color, exterior, alloy wheels

Quite often, Kia imbues its recently unveiled cars that are adorned in a sporty demeanor, and that will most certainly be obvious with the fittingly christened Kia Sportage 2016. During the course of this existing generation, the vehicle has been able to surpass the expectations of many in terms of standard equipment, lithe handling and agile performance.

2016 Kia Sportage
2016 Kia Sportage

The 2016 Kia Sportage SX model stands out among the variants with its 260 hp and 269 pounds of torque output from a turbocharged powerplant. Additionally, the Kia Sportage 2016 boasts of a price tag lower than most of its key competitors in the market.

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Sadly, not everything seems rosy for Sportage, especially those who might want a family oriented vehicle. However, the assertive redesign debuts at the disadvantage of the cargo volume and passenger space. The cargo space with folded rear seats is almost comparable to that of Honda’s HR-V, for example.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2016 Kia Sportage

First things first, the new Kia Sportage for 2016 is a small crossover Sports Utility Vehicle with a seating capacity for five adults. It will be made available in three trims: LX, EX, and SX.

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The base LX will feature the following standard feature air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, rear privacy glass, a height-adjustable driver seat, and cruise control, a premium audio system with a CD player, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2016 Kia Sportage front
2016 Kia Sportage front

A selective Popular 2016 Kia Sportage LX package should add a 4.3-inch touchscreen audio system, roof rails, and a rear seat center armrest.

The 2016 Kia Sportage EX starts bags keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated front seats and leather upholstery.

2016 Kia Sportage back
2016 Kia Sportage back

The sportier 2016 Kia Sportage SX includes aluminum scuff plates, a turbocharged engine, taillights and LED daytime running lights, a panoramic sunroof, dual exhaust outlets.

2016 Kia Sportage interior
2016 Kia Sportage interior

The cozy feeling of the cabin is fortified by the good comfort and support. Also, the legroom, according to our own analysis, is inadequate in the second row. Furthermore, the cargo volume is also wanting. Our estimates point to a volume of 26.1 cubic feet, which isn’t impressive by conventional standards.

2016 Kia Sportage interior, leather rear seats

However, the divided organizer just below the cargo floor is good for keeping small items like a first aid kit. Lastly, the Sportage comes with a fun-to-drive demeanor due to the suspension settings that allow it for smoother and sharper handling.

2016 Kia Sportage trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Kia Sportage

The upcoming new Sportage will be available in two dissimilar 4-cylinder powerplants. The LX and EX will all come fitted with a 2.4L powerplant version capable of generating around 182 horsepower and 177 pounds of torque. The 2016 Kia Sportage SX model gets a more agile one: a turbocharged 2L engine capable of cranking out about 260 horsepower and 269 pounds of torque.

Both of the engines will come mated to a 6-speed automatic. FWD is standard while the AWD system is provided optionally.

2016 Kia Sportage engine

During our own testing, the new 2016 Kia Sportage SX FWD sprinted from 0-60 miles per hour in an impressive 6.5 seconds, while the SX with an AWD system did the same but with 7. 3 sec. According to EPA, the fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Kia Sportage FWD LX and EX are 21/28/24 mpg.

The AWD LX and EX drop to 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX whilst using the FWD is less efficient at 20/26/22 mpg and 19/25/21 with an AWD system.

2016 Kia Sportage engine view

The AWD LX and EX shrink down to 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX whilst using the FWD is not fuel savvy, at 20/26/22 mpg and 19/25/21 with an AWD system. Some of the safety features include front seat airbag, emergency and roadside assist, antilock disc brakes, full length side curtain airbags, geo-fencing and speed tracking, active front head restraints, stability and traction control.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.1in
Length: 176.4 in
Width: 73.0 in
Passenger volume: 98-102 cu ft
Cargo volume: 31 cu ft
Curb weight: 3596 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Cherry, Bright Silver, Clear White, Mineral Silver, Twilight Blue…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Price & Release Date – Kia Sportage

2016 Kia Sportage front view, exterior, headlights and grille

With its advanced UVO infotainment system, height adjustable seats, and full power accessories, the forthcoming new Kia Sportage 2016 is expected to exceed the price of its predecessors by a sizeable margin. We should expect the base model to come with an MSRP ranging between $21,500 and $31,000. The vehicle is projected to hit showrooms in the coming weeks.

Other vehicles to look forward to in this segment include Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and  Hyundai Tuscon.

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2016 Nissan Rogue – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Nissan Rogue Release Date, Interior, Price, Specs – The upcoming new 2016 Nissan Rogue may look unchanged on its exterior, but behind the LED lighting slashes and shovel-styled grille, it’s packing substantially more high-tech features. This will become the 2nd model year for the present generation of Rogue, and to come its fan base intact Nissan will be adding some fresh add-ons to its various trims.

2016 Nissan Rogue
2016 Nissan Rogue

 

Ford has been making all kinds of noise concerning its foot-activated tailgate, however, Nissan buyers will be able to get one on the top of the range Rogue SL model, thereby allowing the Japanese carmaker to claim some parity with the Ford Escape in terms of the tech options arms race.

2016 Nissan Rogue side angle, black coloe, alloy wheels

The Rogue SL will also get SiriusXM based NissanConnect connectivity, which will incorporate apps for Facebook, Twitter, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, Bluetooth streaming audio, and telematics services such as emergency response and maintenance reminders. Apple phone users will also get Siri Eyes Free voice control in the SV variant.

2016 Nissan Rogue rear view, red color, exterior, alloy wheels, taillights

Also provided is the Forward Emergency Braking, which will come handy in slowing the car in case an emergency collision is imminent. There will also be Rogue’s Blind Spot warning system which switches to radar-based setup from camera-based one.

2016 Nissan Rogue side view, blue color, alloy wheels and headlights

Engine Specs of the New 2016 Nissan Rogue

The only engine option that will be provided for the 2016 Nissan Rogue will be a 2.5L 4-cylinder powerplant capable of yielding around 170 hp and 175 pounds of torque. The engine will be paired to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system.

The FWD system will be standard across the entire line-up while the AWD will be optionally provided. Rumors buzzing on the internet allege that the automaker is set to bring a Rogue hybrid to the United States, but the company hasn’t confirmed anything as yet.

2016 Nissan Rogue engine

The engine above remains unchanged for the 2016 year model and might also feature the same EPA estimates as its predecessor which returns 26/33/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the safety features to expect from the new Rogue include stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, side curtain airbags (for all three rows when equipped) and hill-start assist. The AWD system adds hill descent control.

Optional safety features might include a blind-spot warning system, a forward collision warning system, a lane-departure warning system, and the Around View camera system.

Exterior Spy Photos & Interior Colors – 2016 Nissan Rogue

We expect the new Nissan Rogue for 2016 to come in three trims: S, mid-range SV, and top of the range SL model. Standard equipment on the S model will include 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, , LED running lights, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning with rear vents, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 5-inch color infotainment display, a rearview camera, a 40/20/40-split backseat (folds, slides and reclines), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an iPod/USB interface, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2016 Nissan Rogue front
2016 Nissan Rogue front

The SV adds automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, roof rails, a six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), a six-speaker sound system that also includes satellite radio and NissanConnect smartphone app integration.

2016 Nissan Rogue leather rear seats

The top-of-the-line SL model will most certainly get standard 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, a power liftgate, heated front seats, leather upholstery, voice controls, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 360-degree parking camera system (Around View), a navigation system and an 8-speaker Bose audio system with a six-CD changer.

2016 Nissan Rogue back
2016 Nissan Rogue back

We anticipate more options to be provided for the 2016 year model and will also add those in the previous model.  Available on the S or SV will be the Family package that adds a third-row seat and run-flat tires (deleting the spare tire), and rear privacy glass for the base model.

2016 Nissan Rogue interior
2016 Nissan Rogue interior

The SV Premium package adds the SL’s standard bigger touchscreen, navigation system, Around View camera system, heated mirrors, a lane-departure warning system, a blind-spot warning system, a forward collision warning system and “moving object detection”. The SL Premium package features a panoramic sunroof and LED headlights. Also, it adds the safety features from the SV Premium package.

2016 Nissan Rogue trunk, cargo space

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.5 in. (106.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 95-126 ft³
Cargo volume: 32.0 cu.ft. (max 70.0 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3400-3700 lb
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 8.9 sec
MPG: 26/33 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Midnight Jade…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

Price & Release date – 2016 Nissan Rogue

No details about the release date or the price has been provided by Nissan as yet. However, we expect the details to start flowing in within a couple of weeks. The Price of the 2015 Nissan Rogue was $24,295 and we shouldn’t expect a great deviation from that. Models that are going to be its highest conception include the Hyundai Tuscon, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.

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2016 Cadillac XTS – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Cadillac XTS Release Date, Price, Review, Specs – In a nut shell, the new and improved 2016 Cadillac XTS will become a refreshed version of the 2013 Cadillac XTS. The changes expected will be subtle considering the success the previous model was associated with, and Cadillac wouldn’t want to jeopardize the sales figures expected from the new model upon its release to the market.

2016 Cadillac XTS
2016 Cadillac XTS

As expected the new XTS will come with premium tidbits and despite the fact that it will sport few changes, it will remain as competitive as other Cadillac models. The vehicle will definitely overwhelm the expectations of its fanatics owing to the fact that it comes with excellent features and functionalities.

2016 Cadillac XTS side view, exterior, black color, alloy wheels

The review below will touch on the exact specifics pertaining what to expect from the new 2016 Cadillac XTS – another vanquisher from Cadillac stable. Make sure to check out the rival vehicles which include 2016 Audi A6, 2017 Hyundai Genesis, 2016 Lexus ES and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – Cadillac XTS 2016

2016 Cadillac XTS exterior, front angle, headlights and grille, gray color

The new vehicle will make a comfortable seating arrangement for up to five adults. Standard equipment to expect from the XTS will include Cadillac CUE upgrades  which will include improved system speed and performance, faster, faster service reprogramming, more accurate map loading and voice command execution, redesigned navigation interfaces, expanded cities with 3D maps, and single press mute navigation voice/cancel route. Others are an Updated appearance on uplevel eight-inch cluster (PCW),  Driver Awareness Package now contains (UVH), Surround Vision, (AQJ) Front bucket seats with 22-way adjustability and massage feature – now standard on Platinum (GGC). The (TL1) Sport grille now comes standard on all Collections except Platinum variant only.

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New colors on the XTS will include Red Passion Tintcoat (although only available at an extra charge), Crystal White Tricoat (also at an extra cost), Stellar Black Metallic (no additional charge on Platinum or Platinum Vsport variants). Colors deleted from the color palette include  Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat, and Black Diamond Tricoat.

2016 Cadillac XTS interior, rear seat entertainment

Other novelties in the new 2016 Cadillav XTS will include Cadillac crest badging, Surround Vision, Wireless Charging, Body color molded splash guards.

2016 Cadillac XTS trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs of the New 2016 Cadillac XTS

Under the hood of the new XTS will be the same twin turbocharged 3.6L V6 engines in its V-Sport model. The V6 will be able to yield up to 410 lbs. and a maximum of 420 hp. The engine is known for its powerful and smooth performance on any type of road.

The transmission system is speculated to be a 6-speed auto transmission system gearbox and will have an AWD system. According to preliminary and speculative EPA ratings, you should expect the vehicle to offer a mileage of 18/28 mpg in the city/highway. The figures are neither amazing nor outright damning.

2016 Cadillac XTS engine

Another speculation hints out at the possibility of a 3.6L V6 DOHC and variable valve timing with gasoline direct fuel injection system. The power yield with the said engine comes to 305 horsepower @6,800 rpm and 264 pounds of torque @5,200 rpm.

In order to provide optimum performance and smooth drivability, there will be technical enhancements which will include but not limited to an automatic aft suspension leveling and automatic level control, independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent aft multi-link suspension with air springs and stabilizer bar, magnetic ride control responsive suspension features driver selectable and electronic control, automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters.

2016 Cadillac XTS interior, engine

Safety features to expect from the forthcoming new vehicle include 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS, immobilizer, Front Park Assist front radar parking distance sensors, radar parking distance sensors and rear vision camera, rear electronic limited slip-differential, electronic traction control, Bi-Xenon beam lenses, intelligent driver front airbag, intelligent passenger front airbag, headlight control with dusk sensor and active headlights, front and rear side airbag, anti-theft protection, front and rear curtain airbag, two height adjustable front seat and rear seat head restraints, and intermittent rain sensor.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.7 in. (111.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 10 in. (202 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.9 in. (72.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 104.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4006 lbs
Top Speed: 139 mph
0-60: 5.4 sec
MPG: 18/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

2016 Cadillac XTS Price & Release Date

Given the datum that the vehicle is scheduled to feature subtle changes, the price tag isn’t expected to change by a big margin. Having said that, expect the MSRP of the base model to be around $36,000.

2016 Cadillac XTS release date
2016 Cadillac XTS release date

The release date details are veiled in obscurity by Cadillac, however, considering our outstanding record on offering expert speculation which have a slight margin of error, we should expect the 2016 Cadillac XTS to grace dealership stores before the fall of this year.

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