2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Crossovers and trucks seem to dot the road, but the market where the fiercest competition (and best quality and standard features) can be found is in the midsize sedan segment. A dizzying array of top-quality and smartly designed sedans dominate the 2017 market, and Chevrolet has done an outstanding job in making the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu one of the very best in its overachieving class.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Even though the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu was completely redesigned last year, the 2017 model reflects some cool changes. The first change is in the color palette, which offers some new options and eliminates some of the old. The Malibu in the LS trim level and above also now offer Android Auto compatibility, making it easier to stay connected while on the go. You’ve got more options with the new Chevrolet Malibu as well, with two new upgrade packages now available. Even though it’s basically brand new, Chevrolet is keeping the Malibu fresh and responsive to buyer needs.

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is lighter, brighter, and longer than the 2016 Malibu, thanks to the use of even more high-strength steel in even more areas than before. It’s a handsome car with a presence that’s sure to attract buyers on its looks alone, but a blossoming love affair with the car’s exterior will only grow further on climbing inside. The cabin is superbly laid out, with plenty of space for both front and rear seat passengers. The quality of the materials and the interior design, especially with higher trims. Even though the Malibu has one of the smaller wheelbases in the midsize sedan segment, this sedan still manages to deliver one of the most spacious cabins in its class.

Buyers can customize their ideal Malibu with five trim levels and three engines to choose from. The L, LS, and LT trims get a 163 horsepower 1.5-liter inline-four turbocharged engine, which the vast majority of buyers will find more than enough for their needs. If you need more power than that, opt for the Premier which comes with a 250 horsepower 2.0 liter engine. Of course, you can also opt for the hybrid version of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu as well, but you’ll likely compromise power for fuel efficiency.

One of the things we like most about the Chevrolet Malibu is its fuel efficiency. The 2.0-liter is rated at a very healthy 22 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined, while the 1.5 is even better and rated as good as 27 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined by the EPA.

 Premier

Malibu Premier

The Premier trim is the top-of-the-line version of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. The interior reflects this luxury, with heated and ventilated front seats, a 9-speaker BOSE sound system with SiriusXM, a MyLink infotainment system with navigation and OnStar, ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel–genuinely, the Premier ups the ante with these standard features. Driver assistance features, like a rear vision camera and teen driver monitoring, combines with OnStar safety features to give drivers an extra layer of confidence.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Easy Access MyLink Touchscreen

Easy Access MyLink Touchscreen

The MyLink touchscreen connects your smartphone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and offers an available OnStar 4G LTE hot spot and safety telematics.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu One Touch Moonroof

One Touch Moonroof

This available feature lets you bring the outdoors in, elevating the driving experience.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Aerodynamic Styling

Aerodynamic Styling

The Malibu is designed to maximize aerodynamics, which makes for a stylish, impressive sedan.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Smart Storage

Smart Storage

When you’re on the go, especially in a family-friendly sedan, the more storage the better! The Malibu delivers in this area.

Conclusion

There is a more noticeable difference between entry level models of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and the higher trim levels than we’re used to seeing with some of its rivals, but that’s not a criticism. Some competitors are great at the entry level but struggle to justify the price for the higher trims, while others are not worth considering unless you can afford the higher specifications. With the Malibu, you can have great value and great looks at the lower trim levels, but you can also have a noticeable step up with higher trims if you’re prepared to pay extra for it.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

A mid-size truck is a great way to get towing and bed capability while still getting better gas mileage and a smaller payment than a full-size truck. If you’re looking for something to be able to pull your boat or transport your 4-wheeler, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is perfect for your needs.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

First of all, the Colorado boasts Best in Class Gas Mileage. You can get up to 26 highway miles per gallon and an average of 22 miles per gallon. On top of that, the Colorado has a max towing capacity of 7,700 lbs and a payload max of 1,548 lbs. So if you’re not in construction or planning or towing some heavy machinery to the job site, the capabilities of the Colorado will meet your needs.

The Colorado’s capability continues on the inside too with its integrated technology. First, the Colorado comes with its own 4G LTE Wi-Fi so that you can take your own devices with you and not lose your connection. Connect to your Colorado even more with both Apple Car Play and Android Auto. These integrated features allow you to use the touch screen in your dashboard to run the apps on your phone so you don’t lose touch or take your eyes off the road. The MyChevrolet mobile app allows you to see how your engine is doing, turn your truck on or off, or help find it when you forget where you parked in the amusement park lot or in the woods.

The advanced capability carries over into safety too. One of the most comforting features is the Teen Driver mode. When you activate it, you can set speed warnings, radio volume limits, and more. After you’ve activated it and handed the keys over to your teen, you can let them go with confidence because of the Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning to help keep them driving safely. So, from the highway to the back-up camera, you can feel more safe behind the wheel.

The Colorado saves you money and gives you confidence with best in class gas mileage and outstanding safety features. These things continue with Chevrolet’s complete care. First, your new Colorado comes with a 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty and a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty. This should give you confidence that everything is going to run smoothly. To save you even more money, Chevrolet’s Complete Care, which extends either 24 months or 24,000 miles, covers your scheduled maintenance including two oil and filter changes and tire rotations. You can’t get much better than that.

 ZR2

Colorado ZR2

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is the most capable mid-size truck. The Off-Road mode adjusts engine calibration, transmission timing, and traction to get you through the tough obstacles. The two engine options give you the choice between two best in class options. The 3.6L V6 has best in class horsepower while the 2.8L Turbo Diesel has best in class torque. The ZR2 also has rear and front locking differentials to give you the most maneuverability possible.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Bumper Step

Bumper Step

This convenient step built into the bumper makes bed access easy without opening the tailgate.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Bed Extender

Bed Extender

The available bed extender gives you a little extra bed length while still providing the containment of the tailgate.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Under Seat Storage

Under Seat Storage

Back seat storage makes full use of space, giving you some of the benefits of a traditional trunk.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering wheel controls let you keep your hands on the wheel while giving you full access to the tools you need.

Conclusion

If you are looking for the capability of a truck for towing or off-roading without giving up gas mileage, or spending more than necessary, then a midsize truck is for you. If you want the midsize truck that has best in class mileage, torque, horsepower, and all over connectability, then the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is the obvious choice.

2017 Buick Regal

The 2017 Buick Regal is a mid-size sedan that delivers serious bang for your buck – including rich passenger comfort and a long list of tech features. It comes standard with everything you need to stay connected on the go, while supplying upscale style and comfort.

2017 Buick Regal

Pile the entire family into the 2017 Buick Regal and head to your favorite vacation spot – there’s enough room for everyone and their weekend bags. In addition to generous head and leg room, the Regal cabin always feels upscale. You’ll find high-quality materials throughout the cabin, including standard leather upholstery. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is another nice touch, adding a little extra style to your daily ride.

All Regal models are so stocked with tech features that you’ll never have to lift a finger to stay connected. And that’s quite literally true, since voice controls give you the power to do everything from make hands-free calls to make Google searches. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity project important apps onto the Regal’s central touchscreen. During drawn-out car rides, passengers will appreciate the cabin’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Connect up to seven devices and keep up with your Pinterest boards and favorite blogs from anywhere.

When you want a smooth ride to work, the Regal can’t help but comply. Choose from a range of engines to tailor your experience toward proficient power or impressive fuel economy. Earning up to 21 city/29 highway mpg, the Regal aims to make the most of your fuel budget. When you select the turbocharged power train, the Regal takes on busy highways like a pro, merging into fast-flowing traffic with ease. If you frequent wet or icy pavement, the Regal’s optional all-wheel drive technology supplies the traction you need to maintain control over the elements.

In government crash tests, the Regal earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Regal its top score of “Good” in a range of crash tests. The Regal’s front crash prevention system even earned a rare score of “Superior.” If it senses an oncoming crash, this system can automatically apply the brakes to help you come to a quick stop. Other driver aids, like the Regal’s lane departure warning system, keep a lookout for imminent danger.

 GS

Regal GS

This sporty version of the 2017 Buick Regal offers a unique interior and exterior style to match its unique approach to the Buick brand, including stainless steel dual exhaust, sport bucket front seats, and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel. A Bose sound system is controlled through the 8-inch display, and the GS adds front and rear park assist to its impressive array of safety features.

2017 Buick Regal Power Moonroof

Power Moonroof

This available options allows you to bring the outside in at the touch of button.

2017 Buick Regal Buick Intellilink

Buick Intellilink

Equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Buick Intellilink allows drivers to access apps, respond to texts, and make calls–all hands-free.

2017 Buick Regal Spacious Interior

Spacious Interior

Room for five passengers never felt so comfortable as in the Buick Regal.

2017 Buick Regal 120-volt Power Outlet

120-volt Power Outlet

Car chargers are nice, but it’s even nicer when you can charge a device using a 120-volt power outlet while on the go.

Conclusion

The 2017 Buick Regal is a world-class option for shoppers who want a true luxury experience at a reasonable price. Inside, leather upholstery and plush cushioning treats you to an upscale ride to work and an array of safety and tech features keep you connected and protected. Opt for luxury and affordability with the 2017 Buick Regal.

2017 Buick LaCrosse

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is more than just another family-friendly sedan – it’s a luxury automobile for tech-savvy drivers. Newly redesigned for the 2017 model year, the LaCrosse supplies all the smooth sophistication you’d expect from the most upscale sedans on the road.

2017 Buick LaCrosse

For tall families and frequent road-trippers, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse provides Goldilocks-level passenger space–just right. Your growing family has all the head and leg room they need for a comfortable trip, whether they’re sitting up front or in back. On weekend rides to new and exciting locales, passengers can surf the Web on their devices without bumping elbows. Best of all, the LaCrosse’s plush seating balances soft comfort with long-term support, which feels great during your highway commutes.

The LaCrosse lets you stay connected safely – without ever looking away from traffic. All models come with the IntelliLink infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It displays smartphone apps on the LaCrosse central touchscreen, so you don’t have to worry about looking down at your phone. You can also use voice controls to do everything from send text messages to reroute the navigation system.

When you’re traveling over broken pavement, you might not even notice. That’s how good the LaCrosse is at smoothing over bumps in the road. At highway speeds, the LaCrosse cabin remains impressively silent, so you never need to raise your voice to have a conversation with someone in the backseat. The LaCrosse power train responds swiftly to your inputs, which means highway merging is a breeze. In spite of its speed, this upscale sedan makes the most of what you spend at the pump. It earns up to 21 city/31 highway mpg. The engine stop-start system shuts the engine off when you’re stopped in traffic, helping you save even more money on fuel.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse puts your safety first. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the LaCrosse its top score of “Good” in every single crash test. The IIHS even gave the front crash prevention system a rare score of “Superior.” This technology can sense an oncoming collision and automatically apply the brakes to mitigate damages. It can even detect pedestrians, a feature that comes in handy when you’re traveling busy streets after hours.

 Premium

LaCrosse Premium

Available in both front and all wheel drive options, the Premium takes the already luxurious LaCrosse to a new level of upscale comfort. Driver and front passenger seats offer lumbar support with massage, while the steering wheel is heated to starve off the chill of the coldest winter mornings. The Premium comes stocked with the best of Buick’s safety features, including forward collision alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, side blind zone alert and lane change alert, and rear cross traffic alert.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Streamline Center Console Design

Streamline Center Console Design

Beautifully streamlined center console offers both additional storage space and extra room in the cabin.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Upscale Styling

Upscale Styling

A contemporary twist on exterior styling, the new grill and tri-colored insignia gives the LaCrosse the look a luxury brand would covet.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Panoramic Moonroof

Panoramic Moonroof

At the press of a button, a panoramic moonroof creates a wide-open view of the sky.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Buick Intellilink

Buick Intellilink

The 8-inch screen offers both a sleek design and the option to connect your already smart phone to your smart car, which offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to help you text, call, and access your favorite apps while keeping your eye on the road.

Conclusion

For a smooth, sumptuous commute to work and plenty of weekend-friendly passenger space, put the 2017 Buick LaCrosse at the top of your list. Even the base model is loaded with comfort and convenience features, so you need not spend a lot of extra money to enjoy a luxurious ride.