Car consumers are always looking for the next big thing. In order to stay ahead of the curve, car companies develop new and improved models every year. Here is a sneak peak at the top cars making their way to the market in 2017.

Of all the 2017 models, three of the favorite models coming out this new year are the Tesla Model 3, the Toyota Tacoma, and the Ford Escape. We are the most excited for the advancements these models show in comfort, technology, and style.

Tesla Model 3

Comfort: The design of the Tesla Model 3 has enough room to seat five adults comfortably. Due to its folding seats, the Model 3 interior has a flexible amount of space. It is said to be smaller than Tesla’s Model S, but this shorter style still has room for storage. The Model S has a second storage area under the hood of the car. Its retractable rear pew also creates more room in the trunk.

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Technology: The Tesla Model 3 can go from zero to sixty in six seconds. With its 60 kWh battery, it has a range of at least 200 miles from a single charge. There is also an option for a bigger battery that offers a longer range of miles per charge. In addition to the new touchscreen controls, the Tesla Model 3 will have self-driving capabilities. These advanced features will include self-driving technologies on highways and self-parking advancements that will help passengers park in tight spaces.

Style: The Model 3 has a sleek exterior. Its glass top extends from the front of the windshield, over the roof, and towards the back of the car. The front-fascia, praised by long-time car designer Robert Cumberford, has a “little crease” that really adds some personality to the Model 3.

Bonus Feature: The Tesla Model 3 has the ability to be summoned from your phone, even from across the country. Tesla has a new feature in the works allowing the driver to simply type “summon” into their phone and their Model 3 will find them. Tesla is working on advancing this technology to allow the Tesla Model 3 to even find its driver who is across the country. You’ll never have to worry about losing your car in the mall parking lot ever again.

Toyota Tacoma

Comfort: The Toyota Tacoma is built for the weekend but is also designed to provide the comfort needed throughout the week. With 2.5 inch aluminum housings, remote reservoirs, and oversized shock shafts, the Toyota Tacoma is fit for every kind of adventure. The Tacoma includes five low-speed settings built to modulate the throttle and brakes, make the drive smoother, and allow the driver to focus on their off-roading adventure. The Toyota Tacoma gives you a great ride, whether driving the main road or a local backroad.

2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro - offroad 2 - AOA1200pxTechnology: Each Tacoma is equipped with a system called, Star Safety System. This safety system houses advanced safety technologies including; Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Traction Control, and Smart Stop Technology.

Style: The Toyota Tacoma has the exterior to match the toughness of those who drive them. The interior is laced with soft leather that is able to endure any type of weekend. The exterior is strong and loud with an interior that was created to give the cabin a clean and quiet feel.

Bonus Feature: The Toyota Tacoma is equipped with Tacoma TRD Off-Road Crawl Control (CRAWL). Crawl Control is designed for a smooth ride on tough terrain at a low speed without risk. It controls acceleration and braking which allows the driver to focus more on navigating and steering.

Ford Escape

Comfort: With the small changes Ford made to the cabin of their Escape, they have greatly improved the comfort of the car. For example, the simple swap of the Escape’s old fashioned lever parking brake for an electronic switch freed up more space for passengers as well as other advancements.

onwhiteTechnology: The 2017 Ford Escape’s Auto Stop-Start technology helps save fuel and reduce emissions while in the city. When the Escape comes to a stop, the engine will automatically turn off. Then it will restart again once the car begins moving. The Ford Escape is equipped with sensors to warn you of a vehicle in your blind spot, auto-maneuver software to help you maneuver into (or out of) a tight parking spot, and sensors to alert you of unintentional lane drift.

Style: The Ford Escape has a revised front and rear fascia. The lighting treatments have been updated for a clearer view and the hood is now made from aluminum to save weight. This car has a sporty feel to it as well.

Bonus Feature: 2017 Ford Escape is one of the few vehicles that have the hands-free lift gate ability. It is foot-operated and with just a gentle kick under the rear bumper, can open the trunk.

Conclusion

Whether for the weekend or just a drive through town to the office, there are numerous cars that fit your needs. However, if you prefer a dirt road over pavement, then your ideal car is the Toyota Tacoma. If you would rather cruise through the city with a car full of your closest friends, the 2017 Ford Escape is a great fit and a comfortable option for the upcoming year. Hoping for something environmentally friendly as well as stylish? Then the Tesla Model 3 is the car for you.

With the new year comes new resolutions, new opportunities, and a new you. When picking the 2017 car for you, it’s more than what kind of car you want to drive in 2017. A new car will help you be the kind of person you want to be in 2017. Our three favorite 2017 models will meet your comfort, technology, and style needs for the new year and the new you.

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