New 2016 Buick Enclave – Release Date and Info

2016 Buick Enclave Release Date, Msrp, MPG, Specs – The Enclave SUV is a full size crossover which was first released in 2008 and ever since, has been able to undergo only a single redesign than. During the previous redesign, the Sports Utility Vehicle has been able to receive new design changes and features, and materials too.

2016 Buick Enclave
2016 Buick Enclave

It has undoubtedly had a quite successful streak on the market since it was first released on the market and the automakers wouldn’t want to upset the already projected sales figures from the envisioned new Buick Enclave 2016. Thus, the new crossover will only get some subtle enhancements and not total overhauls on its specs.

2016 Buick Enclave black color , grille and headlights

The changes are expected to feature on both the inside and outside of the new Buick Enclave 2016 according to the exclusive spy photos we have already. The result will lead to a culmination of a comfortable cabin and exterior appeal that will undoubtedly attract new buyers and retain the current ones into its stable.

2016 Buick Enclave tailpipe and taillights

According to some rumours going round, the new Buick Enclave is projected to come riding on a new platform that will result in the new vehicle losing some unnecessary curb weight, therefore making the new crossover have better fuel efficiency and stability.

2016 Buick Enclave Changes

The new Buick Enclave 2016 will come with some of the most sought-after goodies especially for its cabin. First, the 3-row crossover will get all its passengers connected through the 4G LTE data connection network.

2016 Buick Enclave black color

The data network connection will also proliferate throughout the entire General Motor’s product portfolio. This feature was previously introduced in the Chevrolet’s brand last year and achieved quite significant praise. The data connection comes with its own AT&T data plan network and is able to work through General Motor’s OnStar Telematics System and will be able to offer high speed data connection to every passenger’s devices over Wi-Fi.

The best news will be that the data package will be offered free of charge for the first three months after acquiring the vehicle, but you will be charged for continued use of the service after the three month period lapses.

Interior Colours & Exterior Review – 2016 Buick Enclave

The inside of the new Buick Enclave 2016 will come upholstered in top quality leather and contrast stitching. At the centre of the dash will be a large display. The cabin will also come with most of the newest and erudite features.

2016 Buick Enclave interior
2016 Buick Enclave interior

Most of the previous implements previously available will either be swapped or entirely removed in support of the more enhanced and stylish features. As already mentioned, the vehicle will come based on a new platform that will improve the vehicles stability and fuel economy ratings through curb-weight-reducing measures.

2016 Buick Enclave front
2016 Buick Enclave front

New users of the new Enclave will get bigger and new LED day lights, bigger wheels, new headlamps, and a new choices for the colour palette. The front end will undergo changes which will include redesigned air intakes, bumpers and grille.

The trims will remain intact and will include Convenience, Premium and Leather trim variants. There is a likelihood that the base model will also come fitted with some high tech features and outside shades.

2016 Buick Enclave back
2016 Buick Enclave back

Some of the features that will be available on the new 2016 Buick Enclave will include improved navigation system, heated front seats, adjustable rear seat with an armrest, heated steering wheel, 8way power adjustable front seat, keyless power door locks, heated mirrors, a compass, low fuel level warning, remote antitheft alarm, emergency brake assist and push button start.

2016 Buick Enclave steering wheel and gear shift knob

2016 Buick Enclave Engine Specs

Beneath the bonnet of the new Enclave for 2016 will be a lone engine, however with the option of upgrading it to a more agile one. That said, buyers should therefore expect a 3.6L V6 engine that is capable of generating around 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque.

2016 Buick Enclave engine

For those of you who love a robust engine, there will be a turbocharged version that will have an output pegged at 420 horsepower and 430 pounds of torque. The novel crossover will also come with a new automatic transmission system which the auto company developed for this edition model only.

For the robust engine, expect 17/24 mpg in the city/highways.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 118.9 in
Length: 201.9 in
Width: 79 in
Passenger volume: 151 cu ft
Cargo volume: 23 cu ft
Curb weight: 5069 lb
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 7,8 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Chocolate Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Summit White and White Frost Tricoat
Towing Capacity: 4500 lbs

Buick Enclave 2016 Price & Release Date

The new Buick Enclave 2016 will start sales this summer with an MSRP of about $40,000 for the Tuscan edition model and slightly more for the Tucson variant. But in terms of competition, the Enclave is going to face the Honda Pilot, Dodge Durango 2017, Ford Explorer 2016, Toyota Highlander and Ford Flex 2017 models.

2016 Buick Enclave release date
2016 Buick Enclave release date

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2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date and Info

2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – 2016 Nissan Maxima After a yearlong hiatus, the maxima has finally gave in to the demands of its fanatics with the scheduled release of the 2016 Nissan Maxima. It has always distinguished itself as Nissan’s luxury segment leader, however conservative styling and a too obvious resume to Altima has made it a tough sell for many in recent years.

2016 Nissan Maxima front view, grille and headlights

Well, that’s about to change for the 2016 year model. Nissan has certainly done a good job that will sure help the car stand out from the crowd especially between entry-level luxury cars and mainstream family sedans.

2016 Nissan Maxima 
2016 Nissan Maxima

The new 2016 Nissan Maxima will assuredly be one of the more dramatic-looking sedans scheduled to come this year. The new model sits 1.3” lower and 2.2” wider than its predecessor, therefore enabling better aerodynamics and sleeker styling.

2016 Nissan Maxima exterior, black color

In overall, the curb weight is slightly down while its body rigidity has improved, designs that Nissan says will contribute to the handling and improved efficiency. Under the hood will also see some incremental gains, as Nissan has revised the previous model’s 3.5L V6. The improvements will see the engine able to yield 10 extra hp and lesser fuel.

2016 Nissan Maxima rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Changes will also be made on the interior of the Maxima, the design will make use of luxury materials than before, and most of the materials are top quality. In particular, the top of the range trims will have leather and simulated suede upholstery thus giving the vehicle a sporty and premium feel.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Review – 2016 Nissan Maxima

First things first, the upcoming new 2016 Nissan Maxima is a 5-passenger midsize sedan that is available in five trim levels: base 3.5S, 3.5 SV, 3.5SL, the sporty 3.5SR, and Platinum. Standard features that will be made available in the base S model will include automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, foglights, dual zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, power front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, leather wrapped steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

2016 Nissan Maxima front
2016 Nissan Maxima  front

Equipment will include an 8” touchscreen display, a large gauge cluster display, a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio, a rear view camera, two USB ports and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio, 6-disc CD changer and HD radio.

2016 Nissan Maxima  back
2016 Nissan Maxima  back

The SV model adds front and rear parking sensors, heated exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and extendable thigh support. The SL model adds a panoramic roof, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, active noise cancellation, a premium Bose audio system, active sound enhancement, and adaptive cruise control.

2016 Nissan Maxima  interior
2016 Nissan Maxima  interior

The sporty SR model adds a sport tuned suspension, 19” wheels, Active Ride Control, Active Trace Control, and active engine braking. The model still adds other features and equipment and include LED headlights, simulated suede interior trim, premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats. However, the SR lacks a panoramic roof.

2016 Nissan Maxima steering wheel and leather seats

The interior of the Maxima is surrounded by high quality soft-to-touch materials including ‘Zero gravity’ seats. They are comfortable but cannot match those in the Altima.

2016 Nissan Maxima interior, backseats

Engine Specs – Nissan Maxima 2016

Beneath the hood is a familiar 3.5L V6. The engine is updated nonetheless, and will be able to produce up to 300 hp (up from 290 last year). The torque will stay the same as the previous model’s at 261 pounds of torque.

The power will be distributed to the front wheels through the Continuous Variable Transmission system. In our very own testing, the SR was able to dash from 0-60 mph in 6.2 sec while the EPA estimates a fuel economy check at 22/30/25 mph in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Nissan Maxima engine

There will also be tons of safety equipment on the Maxima which will include traction and stability control, antilock brakes, front seat side airbags, rear view camera, and side curtain airbags.

Standard safety features on the SL and above include rear cross-traffic alert and a forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring system. The top of the range Platinum model adds a 360-degree parking camera system, driver drowsiness monitor and Nissan’s Connect (remote starting, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locating and emergency calling).

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.8 in. (192.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3545 lb
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 22/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bordeaux Black, Brilliant Silver, Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Forged Bronze, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Storm Blue and Super Black
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2016 Nissan Maxima Price & Release Dates

The pricing of the new 2016 Nissan Maxima will remain unaltered and will be $34,000 for the base model, while the release date has been moved to late 2015. This therefore means that Nissan has some things it needs sorted out before the vehicle is finally released to the market.

The full-size sedan segment has a lot of new models to offer us and besides the 2016 Nissan Maxima other contends are looking for their bright spot. They include the 2016 Toyota Avalon, 2016 Chevy Impala, 2016 Chrysler 300 and 2016 Dodge Charger.

2016 Nissan Maxima  release date
2016 Nissan Maxima  release date

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2016 Ford Explorer Release Date and Info

2016 Ford Explorer Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Colors – In case you have a huge family, chances are that you will most likely want a large and spacious vehicle that will capable of hauling your brood around. The new 2016 Ford Explorer will be the most suitable choice given the variety of updates and changes it has received for the 2016 year.

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer

The changes include minor interior changes, refreshed exterior tweaks, updated safety features and a suspension tuning. And guess what? There is another kid on the block, the Platinum trim level which is going to be the top of the range model.

2016 Ford Explorer exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

Another novelty is a 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder banger that will take over the confines of power from the less powerful 2.0L EcoBoost four cylinder engine. The new model doesn’t look entirely different from the previous model since there are several carryovers, but there are tons of hidden changes.

2016 Ford Explorer tear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Inside the cabin, you will find added USB ports that will keep your family entertainment and charging needs satisfied. Also, there will be the optional MyFord Touch system that is user-friendly than the previous ones.

Exterior Design and Interior Photos – Ford Explorer 2016

The new 2016 Ford Explorer is large SUV crossover with a comfortable seating capacity of up to seven people, and is available in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum (new for 2016).

2016 Ford Explorer front
2016 Ford Explorer front

Standard equipment available in the Base model will include 18” alloy wheels, LED taillights, automatic LED headlights, rear privacy glass, a rear view camera, roof rails, cruise control, rear climate controls, air conditioning, a 60/40-split second row seat, a six way power driver seat, 50/50 split third row, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Sync (entertainment interface), Bluetooth connectivity, USB/auxiliary audio inputs and a six-speaker sound system.

2016 Ford Explorer exterior, front view, headlights and grille

The XLT adds body-colour door handles, upgraded brakes, foglights, rear parking sensors, heated exterior mirrors, leather strapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, keyless entry and push button ignition, and satellite radio.

2016 Ford Explorer back
2016 Ford Explorer back

Still on the XLT, there will be the Equipment Group 201A package that will include dual-zone climate control, a nine speaker audio system, remote start and the Driver Connect package that will come consisting of: auto dimming rear view mirror, configurable gauge cluster displays, 8” touchscreen display, an SD card reader and refreshed Sync functionality.

2016 Ford Explorer interior, leather rear seats

The 202A package will include all of the above 201A’s equipment plus heated front seats, leather upholstery and front parking sensors.

2016 Ford Explorer interior
2016 Ford Explorer interior

On the other hand, higher on the 2016 Ford Explorer food chain will be the new Platinum model. It will include the Limited’s 301A package items plus adaptive cruise control, dual-panel sunroof, upgraded leather upholstery, premium Sony audio system, and aluminum and wood interior trim.

Options for the Platinum model will include a rear entertainment system while the 2nd row of captain’s chairs with power assist fold.

2016 Ford Explorer trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Ford Explorer

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be three dissimilar powerplants. All of them will come paired to a 6-speed auto transmission system. The Base, XLT and Limited variants will get standard RWD while AWD will be an option.

Standard engine on the Base, XLT and Limited trim variants will be a 3.5L V6 engine that will be capable of producing around 290 hp and 255 pounds of torque. The FWD system will be provided for the three models mentioned or better yet an optional AWD.

2016 Ford Explorer engine

In case you choose the AWD, you will get hill-descent control, Ford’s Terrain Management System and Hill-start assist. According to EPA ratings, the FWD system will deliver 17/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while the AWD will drop to 16/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

In our own road testing, we established that the 2016 Ford Explorer Limited with the base V6 went from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds.

Both the Sport and Platinum top of the range models will come with a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine that is able to yield 365 hp and 350 pounds of torque. When properly equipped, the Explorer with either of the V6 engines will be able to tow 5,000 lbs.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.8 in. (112.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.3 in. (198.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.9 in. (78.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 150 ft³
Cargo volume: 21 ft³
Curb weight: 4939 lb
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 6,0 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Jeans Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Shadow Black
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

Price & Release Date of the New Ford Explorer 2016

The price for the new 2016 Ford Explorer will start with an MSRP of around $31,000 for a base FWD system with a V-6 powerplant. The release date, on the other hand, will be in the summer of this year.

The competition has congested the market in this segment in a large way so we still get the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander, Ford Flex, Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave as potential models in the segment, but the Explorer puts own some immense resistance with its 2016 release.

2016 Ford Explorer release date
2016 Ford Explorer release date

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