Seven Cars We Want to Ship in 2017
We are about halfway through the third quarter of 2016. Football season is about to start up and kids are heading back to school. If you haven’t noticed, the car commercials are starting to pick up once again – heralding the latest and greatest models to come in 2017. At Crestline, we don’t just love shipping vehicles; we love the vehicles themselves. We get excited when we get to ship a vintage VW van or see a majestic F-150 loaded up on a trailer looking powerful and in charge. Car owners who love their vehicles choose Crestline, because they know we’ll love their car as much as they do — and care for it as if it were our own. Here are our top picks for 2017 – if you’ve got your eye on one of these, let us ship your car!
Ford GT – 2017
While rare that your average consumer will own one, a person can dream, right? This new Ford Supercar was first debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015, and right away it had our attention. All carbon fiber makes for a lot of “get-up-and-go…” 600 horsepower in fact. A sexy rear spoiler and hot colors, a button that will lift up the front end…we just want to get our hands on this one. Carefully. We won’t even tell you what the starting retail cost is for this baby! It’s a pretty one to look at, but perhaps the closest most of us will get is watching her on the racetrack.
Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk – 2017
The latest Jeep Grand Cherokee is more than an SUV. This is a Hellcat powered SUV, claiming a 3.5 second 0-60 MPH. You’ve got some serious off-road capability coupled with 707 horsepower. The Trackhawk is really a reinvention of the SRT version of the Jeep Cherokee, but it’s gotten a few upgrades. Besides the extra power, the vehicle is built on a platform similar to the Mercedes-Benz M Class. The exterior remains stylish and fierce, with some redesigned headlights and fog lights. An off-road vehicle with loads of power? We wish we could take an adventurous road trip with this one. Starting Retail: $65,000
Mercedes GLS – 2017
SUV sales are up thanks to low gas prices, so naturally we had to feature several in our favorites. The GLS is the largest utility vehicle in the Mercedes deck of cards. Think you’ve seen this vehicle before? It’s predecessor, the GL, was similar but once again there have been a few enhancements that make a difference. There’s room for seven adults in the 2/3/2 configuration, and new features include Apple Car Play and an 8-inch screen. The luxury SUV comes in four different engine options, and now includes a 9 speed automatic transmission. Starting Retail: $67,050
GMC Acadia – 2017
The GMC Acadia has been totally redone for 2017. There is still room for seven passengers, but the new design has shed some pounds. The Acadia was also unveiled this year at the Detroit Auto Show, sporting a more fuel-efficient engine (4 cylinders and V6 available). Technology upgrades include built-in wifi and bluetooth wireless technology, rear vision camera and something called “rear seat alert system” to remind drivers to check the back rows before exiting the vehicle. A great choice for Texans. We like the new, more svelte, lighter and more efficient SUV. Starting Retail: $32,450
AUDI A4 – 2017
The new Audi A4 brings a whole new meaning to luxury sedan. We can’t say it any better than the Car and Driver review: “At least at this juncture, the A4 is very good, and it’s poised to be a real threat to BMW’s just-facelifted 3-series, Jaguar’s new XE, and the Mercedes-Benz C-class when you consider the A4 as a whole in terms of lineup, technology, and more. The prototypes we drove suggest the 2017 A4 no longer feels like a small front-wheel-drive car masquerading as a biggish one, and it clearly follows the example set by the new Q7, which is to say it combines control, finesse, and precision into a versatile, distinctly Audi sort of driving character. In addition, the A4’s lower center of gravity and reduced mass mean it responds more quickly to inputs than the Q7, darting for apexes and feeling altogether more athletic.” Starting Retail: $37,300
Toyota Tacoma – 2017
Do we love this heavy-duty pickup truck because it’s nickname is “Taco?” Yes, but that’s not the only reason. The new Toyota Tacoma comes in three colors with the option of an automatic or manual transmission. The new Tacoma is souped up for supreme off-road performance with an available package to help conquer difficult terrain. The Tacoma retains many of the TRD features including a Go-Pro camera mount on the windshield and there is an upgraded infotainment system. All the bells and whistles (like heated seats!) make this an excellent choice. Starting Retail: $33,000
Honda Ridgeline – 2017
We’ve been waiting for you, Honda! There hasn’t been a new pickup model from this line in the last two years. That’s all about to change with the latest Honda Ridgeline. This truck is exceptional, completely reimagined in terms of style, space, and functionality. Better fuel economy, a new two-wheel drive option, and new technology are all features of the 2017 model. Roomy like an SUV with five seats (the Ridgeline is built on the Pilot platform), it still retains it’s sleek look. Starting Retail: $29,475
Thinking about purchasing one of these new 2017 vehicles or another that we didn’t mention here? Let us know! Headed for an off road excursion? Great! We offer interstate, nationwide door-to-door auto transport services. Trust your new 2017 vehicle to us, and you won’t need to think twice about the care of your car.