Although trucks are consistently at the top of the sales rankings every year in the automotive industry, these all new luxury cars and crossovers demand some respect. They offer the latest amenities, excellent fuel economy, and a smooth ride to boot. The 2017 year is a perfect time to invest in one of these seven rides. Some are brand new models while others are upgraded versions of existing cars. All of them provide a top-notch driving experience.
2017 Cadillac CTS
The 2017 Cadillac CTS was launched as a replacement for the Cadillac SRX, which was among the brand’s top sellers. Base models start around $38,995 and feature Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a power rear liftgate with memory settings, and a smartphone linking system. Standards models also come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 horsepower and 271 pounds per feet of torque power with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options are offered.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan starts around $52,150 and features upgrades that were inspired by the S-Class. Standard models feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower, 273 pounds per feet of torque power and a nine-speed automatic transmission. All vehicles come with either a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive option. The spacious cabin features a 12.3-inch high-resolution display screen with smartphone adaptabilities. Optional features include automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and a semi-autonomous driving mode.
2017 Infiniti QX30
Base trims of the 2017 Infiniti QX30 start at around $29,950 and include dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition, and Bluetooth connectivity. Standard models feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower, 258 pounds per feet of torque power and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are both available. The interior includes a seven-inch touchscreen display and a sleek cabin that marries luxury and style for a pleasant ride.
2017 Lincoln Continental
The 2017 Lincoln Continental starts around $44,560. It features three different engines: a 3.7 liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 280 pounds per feet of torque, a 2.7 liter turbocharged V6 with 335 horsepower and 380 pounds per feet of torque, and a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 with 400 horsepower and 400 pounds per feet of torque power. All models come with a six-speed transmission, and drivers can choose from a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive model. Interior amenities include a power-adjustable driver’s seat with thirty options such as a massage feature.
2017 Audi A4
The 2017 Audi A4 was redesigned to include a bigger cabin and more power, along with an extensive list of standard and optional upgrades. Base models start around $34,900 and include a front collision mitigation system, a rearview camera, and smartphone integration. Customers can pick between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 273 pounds per feet of torque with a seven-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive models feature a six-speed transmission.
2017 Genesis G90
The 2017 Genesis G90 is a new arrival for Hyundai that comes in two different trims: a 3.3T Premium and a 5.0 Ultimate. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, tri-zone climate control, a sunroof, xenon headlights, and heated and ventilated front seats. The 3.3T trim comes equipped with a 3.3 liter V6 with 365 horsepower and 376 pounds per feet of torque, while the 5.0 Ultimate has a 5.0 liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque power.
2017 Jaguar F-Pace
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is the automotive brand’s first attempt at an SUV, and it is a head-turner. It comes available with two engine options: a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 with 380 horsepower and 332 pounds per feet of torque or a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with 180 horsepower and 318 pounds per feet of torque. Both trims include an eight-speed automatic transmission. Base models start around $40,990, and all-wheel drive is standard. The interior has a roomy cargo area and a large backseat.