2016 GMC Acadia SUV Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 GMC Acadia SUV Release Date, Review, Colors, Specs – The new 2016 GMC Acadia comes chock full of novelties including a generous passenger space, increased cargo space, comfortable ride, and improved performance. We should expect the vehicle’s release date sometime before this fall.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV side angle, red color, alloy wheels

The Acadia model is set to soldier into its ninth year since it debuted during the Bush administration despite having full redesigns spanning in over six years. The vehicle remains a top pick even in the face of thoroughly impressive competitors.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV 
2016 GMC Acadia SUV

The vehicle comes with impressive interior space in comparison to other vehicles in its segment, and even full-size adults can fit comfortably in the backseat. Also, it comes with more cargo space than most mid-size Sports Utility Vehicles and minivans. The driving dynamics are impressive and offers a quiet ride even at top speeds.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV side view, black color, alloy wheels and headlights

On the flipside, though, the massive vehicle is harder to maneuver in tight spaces, while its sprint from standstill to 60 mph isn’t as impressive as some of its rivals. And therefore, other alternatives should be considered. They include Ford Explorer, Ford Ranger 2016, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2016 GMC Acadia SUV

The three-row 2016 GMC Acadia crossover Sports Utility Vehicle comes in base SLE, mid-trim SLT, and top-of-the-line Denali. The SLT and SLE are further subdivided.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV  front
2016 GMC Acadia SUV  front

Expect the 2016 GMC Acadia SLE-1 to come equipped with roof rails, satellite radio, a rearview camera, a leather wrapped steering wheel, 18” alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, Wi-Fi hotspot, premium audio system, auxiliary audio jack, OnStar telematics, rear parking sensors, cloth upholstery, and a touchscreen electronics interface.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV  back
2016 GMC Acadia SUV  back

The 2016 GMC Acadia SLE-2 comes fitted with an eight-way power driver’s seat, Intellink electronics interface, auto-dimming rearview camera, front-middle airbag, and a power liftgate.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV interior, leather rear seats

The 2016 GMC Acadia SLT-1 should come equipped with a 10-speaker audio system, 19” wheels, rear headphone jacks, automatic climate control, simulated leather, front heated seats, heated mirrors, and an eight-way power passenger seat.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV  interior
2016 GMC Acadia SUV  interior

The SLT-2 list of features include heated steering wheel, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot warning, power folding mirrors, and driver memory settings. Additionally, several packages are offered including the Technology package and Open Road package. The former comes bundled with cargo area audio controls, a heads-up display, and xenon headlights.  As for the latter package, expect a navigation system, forward collision warning, heated and cooled front seats, and lane departure warning system.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

As for the top-of-the-line The 2016 GMC Acadia Denali, expect dual-pane sunroof/moonroof, 20” wheels, power adjustable wood-trimmed steering wheel, extra sound-deadening materials, and special exterior styling.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV trunk

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.5 in. (112.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.6 in. (193.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.4 in. (75.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 12.8 ft³
Curb weight: 3956 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 8.6 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Sparkling Silver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 5,200 lbs

The 2016 GMC Acadia Engine Specs

A 3.6L V6 comes equipped under the hood of a GMC Acadia for 2016. The engine is mated to a 6-speed auto. The engine output stands at 281 hp and 266 pounds of torque. However, the plush Denali is able to crank out 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque because of the additional exhaust. The FWD is provided as a standard system, while the AWD is optional for all the trims.

Our test drive of Chevy’s Traverse resulted in a sprint to 60 mph from standstill in 8.1 seconds. Moreover, sharing the same engine as the Acadia is the Buick Enclave, which accelerates to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV engine

When the 2016 GMC Acadia is properly equipped, expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,200lbs. As per EPA ratings, expect 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined irrespective of the drive system you choose, but the AWD dims the city/highway ratings by 1 mpg.

Some of the safety technologies and equipment to expect from the invigorated vehicle include side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, rear parking sensors, traction control, a rearview camera, and front seat side-impact airbags.

Furthermore, the OnStar system comes bundled with stolen vehicle locator, automatic crash notification, remote door lock, and on-demand roadside assistance.

Date Of Release & Price – The 2016 GMC Acadia

2016 GMC Acadia SUV front view, exterior, headlights and grille

According to the official price catalogue from Acadia, expect the base The 2016 GMC Acadia SL to set you back by an MSRP starting from $30,975, the SLE-1 – $34,175, the SLE-2 – $36,755, the SLT 1 – $41,020, the SLT-2 – $42,295, while the top-of-the-line The 2016 GMC Acadia Denali should go for sale with an MSRP of $47,890.

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2016 Ford Bronco Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Ford Bronco Release Date, Price, Interior, Pictures – Finally rumours are paying off after having to wait in the cold for nearly two decades, some of the previous speculations have been overruled such as the Early Bronco Concept that fooled people’s minds back in 2014. The full size Bronco faded away after the popular 1996 model year and was never to be seen again, not until now when rumours have been corroborated by facts.

2016 Ford Bronco 
2016 Ford Bronco

This vehicle became a household item due to its spectacular on-road and off-road manoeuvrability. Now that the new 2016 Ford Bronco is almost being released, fans and potential buyers now have a reason to wear that smiley face again.

The new Bronco will be based on Ford Atlas Concept which was unveiled to the public a while ago. Rumours have it that it will come riding on the Ford Atlas concept as already mentioned, which isn’t a peculiar thing since the layout has enjoyed massive successes in other brands.

2016 Ford Bronco front angle, exterior, gray color, headlights and grille

Although people differ on what cemented Ford Bronco in the history books, it is our unilateral opinion here at All About Cars that it is the Twin Traction Beam fitted ’80-96 Ford Bronco that outwitted the ’78-79 Ford Bronco breed.

2016 Ford Bronco side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

Undoubtedly, the full-size Bronco was indeed the greatest Sports Utility Vehicle of all time that was able to outsmart its rivals on many fronts, so it would only be natural if Blue Oval brought the SUV masterpiece back again, which according to our stats is definitely happening.

Exterior Photos – 2016 Ford Bronco

The most obvious feature of the new vehicle’s exterior is its assertive and bullish stance that you can’t possibly mistake with any other vehicle. The vehicle is rumoured to keep some of the features that are predominantly in the F-150 sibling.

2016 Ford Bronco  front
2016 Ford Bronco front

Up front, we should expect a gigantic grille that portrays an assertive appearance as is the usual case with SVT Raptors. With such a kind of imposing attitude, the SUV model will undoubtedly give an outward perception of stability and firm posture.

2016 Ford Bronco  back
2016 Ford Bronco  back

Moving on, the headlights and fog lights at the front, and taillights at the back will all come with LED infused technology. This feature will definitely offer drivers a better visibility especially during extreme weather conditions and at night. The forthcoming new Bronco will certainly be the Sports Utility Vehicle of the modern era given the modern design and state-of-the-art body physique.

Interior of the New Ford Bronco 2016

The new Ford Bronco for the 2016 year assuredly come with some of the most technological advanced features of modern times which will prove a necessity in order to combat the existing rivalry in the crossover segment.

The vehicle will now get a new dashboard at the centre console that will be synonymous with modern design considering that the vehicle was produced almost two decades ago. The refreshed dashboard will certainly be driver-centric for easier access to controls and the infotainment system. 2016 Ford Bronco interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

Sitting conspicuously at the centre console will be the SAT-NAV/information system touchscreen that will certainly be the centre of attention to both the driver and the passengers. Additionally, this modern vehicle will also offer some of the most coveted interior materials which include an optional leather upholstery and metal/wood scented cabin trims.

2016 Ford Bronco interior, leather front and rear seats

The new vehicle will also come with a roomy cabin geared towards giving passengers adequate head and leg room thanks to increased dimensions that will see the cargo volume increase slightly. It will also be comfortable enough to accommodate a maximum of up to 5 passengers. Moreover, it will be a two-door Sports Utility Vehicle with the 4 door version coming in as an option.

Ford Bronco 2016 Engine Specs

What lies beneath the hood of the new vehicle is still classified as mysterious as no details have been released regarding the engine type as well as the specs it will pack. In spite of this, we have prepared for you the most probable outcome that has been suggested by industry pundits.

2016 Ford Bronco engine

A 4.7L 6 cylinder engine is very probably considering the output requirements of such a massive vehicle, it will be able to crank out 330 horsepower and 645 lbs. of torque. The other engine option is a 5.0L displacement capacity powerplant with an 8-cylinder coyote gasoline engine.

With the petrol engine comes a generation of 420 horsepower and about 460 pounds of torque as the speculative power output. This powerplant will come as the standard engine in the base version and will certainly have a favourable fuel economy rating and top performance too.

2016 Ford Bronco inerior, engine

The other option is a 5.8L powertrain with an 8-cylinder supercharger powerunit that will yield 662 horsepower and 631 lbs. of torque. These engines will come paired to a 6R 140, six-speed auto transmission system. As for the top of the range trims, expect a ZT-6, 6-speed manual transmission.

Presently, no word about the EPA ratings has been announced but we expect the engines to come with a likeable fuel consumption regardless of the drive system.

2016 Ford Bronco Price and Release Date

That said, the vehicle might hit the market either towards the fall of this year or early next year. The pricing details have also been shelved at the moment as it is too early to speculate, however, given our successful predictions we have had in the past you should expect the base MSRP of this vehicle to be somewhere around $30,565.

2016 Ford Bronco  release date
2016 Ford Bronco  release date

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline fills the bill nicely for anyone looking for a versatile pickup truck. It is agile and comfortable, and offers an impressive hauling ability. Although some shoppers may need a pickup that tows more and handles off-road terrain better, one question to ask yourself is: how much of that do you really need? As you ponder about that, here’s what to expect from this review – latest Ridgeline redesign changes, performance, release date rumors, exterior/interior review and pics, and pricing. Be my guest!

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, side view, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been redesign from the ground up to offer both work and recreational users an optimized level of versatility and utility in a contemporary, rugged, and urbane midsize pickup truck with class-leading payload and towing capacity; robust cargo-hauling and towing capabilities; a higher level of refined and confident dynamic experience; and best-in-class cabin flexibility and space.

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, blue color, taillights, badges and alloy wheels

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline manages to offer a vastly superior ride handling and comfort, top-in-class cabin, and pristine collision management technologies thanks to the highly rigid, tightly sealed, aerodynamic unitized body construction, and features such as the Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and the Advanced Compatibility Engineering safety body structure. Clearly, the 2017 Ridgeline shares much with the 2017 Pilot.

One thing that furthers its appeal is perhaps the carlike ride and handling ability it offers in addition to offering excellent work-truck capability. Unlike its immediate iteration, the new model comes with a stretched wheelbase resulting in increased interior room.

2017 Honda Ridgeline spy shots

Under the hood, the Ridgeline comes with a powerful 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine that makes a stonking 280 horsepower – an improvement of 30 hp over the existing model motor. Also, the new motor is credited with improved fuel economy ratings. In comparison to the outgoing model, the new model not only gets more power but also benefits from higher fuel economy ratings. Performance features that make the power and efficiency improvements possible include the torque-vectoring AWD, and the six-speed automatic transmission system with wider ratio spread.

2017 Honda Ridgeline overhead view, lane keeping assist system

Choices have increased more than ever for buyers of the 2017 Ridgeline. Honda has offered both the RWD and the AWD as options. others include Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, a new eight-inch Display Audio touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, tri-zone automatic climate control, LED exterior and interior lighting, a power sliding rear window, Smart Entry, Remote Engine Start, Push Button Start and more.

The midsize truck segment will be an interesting place now that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has returned. The Toyota Tacoma, and the Chevrolet Colorado are fine alternatives buyers should check out as well.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Price & Release Date

2017 Honda Ridgeline release date

Its release date has been set for early 2017, according to recent news reports. Pricing is as follows: Ridgeline RT Crew Cab – $29,475, Ridgeline RTL-T Crew Cab – $37,730, Ridgeline RTL – $35,580, Ridgeline Sport – $33,015, Ridgeline RTL-E- $41,370, Ridgeline RTS – $31,515, Ridgeline Black Edition – $42,870.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Exterior

2017 Honda Ridgeline front angle, headlights and grille

In terms of design and functionality, the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s exterior is modern and stylish, sporty and rugged. Dimensions have slightly improved over the existing model. The length has grown by 3.3 inches, the width by 5.5 inches, and the cargo bed by 3.9 inches. Than before, the Ridgeline offers a more commanding presence, a greater cargo-carrying capability, and an even more comfortable ride quality.

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the exterior features available include a dual-action tailgate, a 2” receiver tow hitch, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, cap-less fuel filter, LED taillights, auto-off halogen projector headlights, and black door and tailgate handles. The top-of-the-line models get LED headlights, a power tilt/slide moonroof, a power sliding rear window, chrome door handles, auto high beam control, black-painted wheels, and black grille and trim.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Interior Pictures

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Relative to its rivals, the new Ridgeline offers more interior space and technologies. Similar to that of the Honda Pilot interior, it comes with comfy seats, logical controls, and an attractive look. Standard accessories include Bluetooth connectivity, a 4.2” multi-information screen, air-conditioning, a 200-watt seven-speaker sound system, full power accessories and cruise control, cloth bucket seats, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, steering wheel and leather front seats

Available Trims

Seven trims are available for the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline: Black Edition, RTL-E, RTL, RT, RTS, RTL-T, and Sport. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R review is offered separately.

Engine Specs

2017 Honda Ridgeline engine

Beneath the hood is a 280 horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system. Maximum towing capacity stands at 5,000 pounds while the maximum payload is 1,584 pounds. Fuel economy for the FWD Ridgeline stands at 22 mpg for combined city/highway cruising with the FWD, and 21 mpg with the AWD versions.

Specifications

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, rear view, taillights

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 5.2 in. (125.2 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 6 in. (210 in.)
Width: 78.6 in.
Passenger volume: 110 ft³
Cargo volume: 7 ft³
Curb weight: 4250-4500 lb
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5.000 lbs

Safety

2017 Honda Ridgeline safety

Even as we wait for the NHTSA and IIHS’ crash testing, it is apparent that the new Honda Ridgeline 2017 is headed for a five out of five star rating thanks to its advanced safety features. Be sure to check back for updates on the results, which we assume will be available some few months to its release date.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition front view, headlights and grille

2017 Honda Ridgeline side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, grille and badges

2017 Honda Ridgeline front view, headlights, badges and grille

2017 Honda Ridgeline front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, trunk and cargo space

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, leather seats

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, leather back seats