New 2016 Jeep Patriot – Release Date and Info

2016 Jeep Patriot Release Date, MPG, Colors, Price – The following is a 2016 Jeep Patriot review based on collected industry reports and our own assumptions. Moving on, the Cherokee has unseated the Patriot as the chief of compact crossovers, and waiting in the wings as spunky is the pint-sized Renegade which also doubles up as an inexpensive alternative.

2016 Jeep Patriot black color, front view, grille

However, a peak through the sales volumes tells it all. The Patriot model has been startlingly been resilient in the twilight of its entire career, finding lots of new customers over the years despite its stage and age. So it’s here with us again for what, pundits say, could mark its final hurray, floating a conversant promise of Jeep’s style and attitude in a tidy SUV wrapper.

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot

Does the Patriot deliver? In comparison to its arduous rivals, No! It does not. Fortunately, it does pretty well with the Patriot trades on Jeep’s “Trail Rated” toughness, it is only a legit off-roader if a user has installed the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Croup, which requires the speed-sapping CVT and yields dismal fuel economy ratings.

2016 Jeep Patriot front view grille and headlights

Otherwise, you are able to choose between either the FWD or the AWD system with the other crossovers. Stripped of its iconic prowess, which we hope won’t be carried over to the forthcoming 2016 model, the Patriot trails others in the segment in terms of refinement, performance, versatility and even safety scores. According to me, you should only opt for the Patriot in case you have a very tight budget.

2016 Jeep Patriot exterior, rear view, taillights

Other crossovers worth your time include the urbane Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and lastly, the Jeep Cherokee (2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date article is here) . Despite the dreary personal opinion I have expressed of the vehicle, it isn’t that bad, but today’s standards require a bit of refinement and sophistication.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 Jeep Patriot

First things first. As should be expected, the new 2016 Jeep Patriot will certainly be a five passenger compact crossover. It will be made available in three trims: Sport, Latitude and Limited trim models. In addition, there will be two sub-trims provided: the Altitude Edition and High Altitude Edition.

2016 Jeep Patriot front
2016 Jeep Patriot front

The Sport trim equipment roster will include roof rails, foglights, 16-inch steel wheels, manual exterior mirrors, manual locks, crank windows, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack, and CD player, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat.

The Altitude Edition should add a body-color rear bumper, 17-inch black alloy wheels, and gloss black exterior accents.

2016 Jeep Patriot side view, alloy wheels

The optional Power Value Group adds keyless entry, power heated mirrors, and power windows and locks. Note that this is a separate option on both Sport and Altitude and requires air-conditioning.

The Latitude will also get the above features as standard (minus the Altitude Edition’s extras), plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch silver alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, heated front seats, steering-wheel audio controls and reclining rear seatbacks.

The High Altitude Edition adds a sunroof, a six-way power driver seat, and leather upholstery and tacks on gray 17-inch alloys.

2016 Jeep Patriot back
2016 Jeep Patriot back

The Limited should start with the Latitude’s equipment plus four-wheel disc brakes, a larger engine, upgraded exterior trim, a trip computer, automatic climate control, a six-CD changer, satellite radio, leather upholstery and power driver seat.

2016 Jeep Patriot black color, exterior

The Latitude and Limited are eligible for a couple of desirable packages. The Sound and Sun Group adds a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with a subwoofer and a sunroof, satellite radio and two drop-down liftgate speakers. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group adds remote ignition, adjustable roof-rail crossbars, and a tire pressure monitor display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener, a cargo cover, a USB port and Bluetooth.

2016 Jeep Patriot interior
2016 Jeep Patriot interior

Also available across the board are the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group and the Freedom Drive I all-wheel-drive system. The former requires the CVT and adds hill-start assist, low-range gearing, hill-descent control, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, a full-size spare tire, 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2016 Jeep Patriot gear shift knob

2016 Jeep Patriot Engine Specs

The Jeep Patriot will be offered in several engine options. First to be offered will be a 2.4L inline 4 engine capable of generating around 180 hp. The second one will be Fiat-developed engine and will have a displacement of 1.75L. The 1.75 turbocharged inline-4 engine will be able to yield over 220 hp.

2016 Jeep Patriot engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.7 in. (103.7 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.8 in. (173.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.2 in. (69.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 104.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 23.0 cu.ft. ( max. 63.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3136 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 10 sec
MPG: 23/30 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Release Date & Expected Price – 2016 Jeep Patriot

We should expect the new Jeep Patriot 2016 to be made available in the early months of next year. Also, we should expect it to come with an MSRP ranging between $16,000-$25,000.

2016 BMW M3 – Release Date and Info

2016 BMW M3 Release Date, MSRP, Colors, Price – Very few vehicles carry as much weight among its fans as the BMW M3. For a couple of decades now, the model has been able to set the benchmark for seamless combination of handling and acceleration of a sports car with the comfort and room of an entry-level luxury sedan.

2016 BMW M3
2016 BMW M3

For 2016, the vehicle will is based on the latest-generation 3 Series just like in the previous model. However, you might notice that this review has referred to the M3 as a 4-door sedan. Fret not, as there is an available two-door coupe and convertible version. The vehicles have simply been renamed M4 and have been covered in a separate review on our site. Irrespective of the body style, these M cars will certainly have a way to make their enthusiasts very content.

2016 BMW M3 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Much of the joy that comes from being an M3 fan, like I am, lies under the hood, where an agile turbocharged inline-6 is able to crank out 425 hp. More details will follow in the Engine Specs section below.

2016 BMW M3 rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

As impressive as the upcoming 2016 BMW M3 might sound, it is set to face some stiff rivalry, nonetheless. Key in the competition is the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan, which sports a turbocharged V8 engine capable of yielding 503 hp. Alternatively, another potential rival is the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Despite the fierceness in the market, the new 2016 BMW M3 will emerge victorious on many fronts due to its striking balance in its offerings.

2016 BMW M3 front angle, exterior, blue color, headlights and grille

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 BMW M3

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The vehicle, just like its previous model, will be available as a four door, five passenger high performance car based on the 3 series coupe.

2016 BMW M3 trunk

The M3 will feature adaptive xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated 10-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar), fold-down rear seats, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control. Technology features include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8.8-inch display screen, BMW’s iDrive controller interface, a suite of applications under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner, and a 9-speaker audio system with a USB/iPod interface, HD radio, CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

2016 BMW M3 front
2016 BMW M3 front

An optional Executive package adds parking sensors, headlamp washers, keyless entry and ignition, heated rear seats, a head-up display, a rearview camera and satellite radio and a heated steering wheel. The Lighting package further adds automatic high-beam control and adaptive LED headlights. The Driver Assistance package gets you lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system, frontal-collision warning, automatic braking for collision mitigation and speed limit info.

2016 BMW M3 back
2016 BMW M3 back

Stand-alone options include upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a power rear sunshade, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and automated parallel-parking assist.

2016 BMW M3 interior
2016 BMW M3 interior

Engine Specs For the New 2016 BMW M3

Under the hood of the M3 is a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder powerplant capable of churning out 425 hp and 406 pounds of torque. Revving of the engine is expected to be as high as 7,600 rpm.

There will be two available transmissions: an optional 7-speed automated transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a standard 6-speed manual with automated rev-matching. With the former transmission system whilst utilizing the integrated launch control feature, the new 2016 BMW M3 will be able to deliver a 0-60 mph dash in a record 3.9 seconds. On the other hand, the 6-speed will achieve the same spring in 4.1 seconds.

2016 BMW M3 engine
Another feature provided as standard is the automatic engine stop-start function. No details have been published by EPA pertaining the fuel consumption, however, going by last year model, the 2016 BMW M3 should be expected to improve slightly on the 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined figures of the previous model.

The automobile giant is conscious of the fact that at such top speeds, although they have not released those for 2016 M3, are crucial for safety of its driver and passengers. Therefore, the M3 will come standard with antilock brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control, front knee protection airbags and side curtain airbags.

Optional safety features include front and rear parking sensors, rearview and top-down cameras, blind-spot monitoring, frontal collision warning, lane-departure warning, and automatic braking for frontal collision mitigation. High-performance carbon-ceramic brake discs are also optionally provided.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.9 in. (183.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.9 in. (73.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3540 lbs.
Top Speed: 163 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Austin Yellow Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Smoked Topaz Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Date of Release For 2016 BMW M3

According to some independent sources, we should expect to see the vehicle unleashed anywhere in the beginning of next year. The 2016 BMW M3 should set you back by an MSRP of $62,000 or more, off course depending on the trim model you prefer. The models that are also releasing their latest products in the segment include the 2016 Audi S4 and the 2016 Porsche Cayman model that may pose a large threat to the beemer.

2016 BMW M3 release date
2016 BMW M3 release date

New 2016 Chevrolet Malibu – Release Date and Review

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu comes with a sharper new style and a bit more interior space that will include contemporary technology features. Chevrolet adopted a simple formula when refreshing the Chevrolet Malibu 2016.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Designers grafted the brawny room of the full-size Impalla – sweeping rear flanks, split grille, bold front end – onto a smaller midsize sedan, it’s first in close to a decade. The new-look Malibu is now 2” longer in overall than the current model in the market, and a wheelbase that’s close to 4” longer in order to give the vehicle a more interior room. Also, the vehicle is nearly 300 lbs. lighter, which should now help in terms of fuel economy.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

New safety features will be in place which are meant to govern teens driving. This will, therefore, make the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu a well-rounded family car.

Engine Specs – 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Several engine options will be provided under the hood of the new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The base will debut with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 160 hp and 184 pounds of torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed auto transmission system.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu engine

According to Chevy’s own estimates, the above mentioned powertrain will have a fuel return of 27/37 mpg in the city/highway. For the performance minded drivers, there will be the 2.0L 4-cylinder option.

With such an engine, expect an output of about 259 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. The power will be transmitted to the wheels through the eight-speed auto transmission system. Again, Chevy estimated the combo will return 22/32 mpg in the city/highway.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu engine view

A hybrid powerplant will also be forthcoming. Whilst making use of a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a two-motor electric drive, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid returns more than 45 mpg when combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.4 in. (111.4 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.8 in. (193.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 103 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 3086 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 8,0 sec
MPG: 22/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Autumn Bronze Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Butte Red Metalllic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – Chevrolet Malibu 2016

2016 Chevrolet Malibu side view, red color, alloy wheels

The new and upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will debut in four trims: L, LS, LT, and top-of-the-line Premier model. All of the models will come standard with up to 10 airbags, and all but the base trim level will offer a rearview camera as standard.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu front
2016 Chevrolet Malibu front

 

Some of the optional safety features to expect include lane keeping assist, front pedestrian warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control and parking sensors. Also provided is a nifty nanny for parents with young drivers. The Teen Driver system, engaged with a PIN code, ensures parents are able to monitor their teen’s driving habits.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior, leather front and rear seats, steering wheel

Parents, for instance, can preset a maximum speed which triggers visual and audible warnings if exceeded. Also, the audio systems maximum volume can be adjusted to a level that parents like. Other safety precaution features such as, traction control and stability control, if equipped, parking sensors, blind spot warning, and forward collision alert are automatically engaged and cannot be defeated by the user.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu back
2016 Chevrolet Malibu back

Parents may also review their teen’s driving habits, as the Malibu will be able to track the maximum speed travelled, distance driven and over-speed warnings, among other parameters. However, teens may decry the computer oversight role, but we bet parents will rest assured their teen is not engaging in recklessness.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior
2016 Chevrolet Malibu interior

The feature will be available on the optional LT models and standard on top-of-the-range Premier model. Other notable equipment will include either a 7” or 8” touchscreen display, which will be dependent on the trim model, 4G LTE connectivity with wireless phone charging pad, Wi-Fi hotspot and dual USB ports for rear seat passengers.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu trunk

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Chevy Malibu

The new Chevy Malibu will be available in dealerships by the fall of this year. Unfortunately, the pricing hasn’t been announced as yet by Chevrolet. The new technology updates and features will add an extra cost to the vehicle, but given the level of rivalry in the segment, we expect the updated model to remain close to the existing Malibu which has a price tag of around $23,290.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu release date
2016 Chevrolet Malibu release date

Some of the most notable competitors for the new Chevrolet Malibu include the Toyota Camry, which has undergone some improvements in its handling and interior quality, along with a solid reputation for its reliability, therefore, making it a compelling choice.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

Another vehicle worth looking at is the Ford Fusion, which offers impressive fuel economy, power, unique styling and an array of tech features, makes it one of my favorites. Other quality choices worth considering are the Nissan Altima, Mazda 6 and Honda Accord.