Top Fab Four releases from 2017

Audi q7 3.0 tdi quattro

Now that we’re officially halfway through the year, we wanted to take a look at all the latest cars that we’re most keen for in 2017. Caradvice.com.au has a great list of new cars released in Australia in 2017, and we have sussed out our top picks over the last six months.

To go with Caradvice, the very reliable Consumer Reports have listed their top ten 2017 cars released in the year, and we’ve gone through and cherry picked the best of the best that also happen to be available in Australia. Sadly, the big bad Honda Ridgeline won’t make it in this year, but there’s a few other ones that are totally worth a squiz, from tiny to turbocharged.

What do you think?

Mazda MX 5

We’re starting with the Mazda MX 5 because it’s fast and fearless and perfect to feature. Described by Mazda as “the world’s favourite sports car” it’s already won over 200 awards in 20 different countries. Their newest model features a 1.5L and 2.0L SKYACTIV-G petrol engines with a piston design that brings more power and more fuel combustion than ever. Sleeker than ever, this Mazda has made it’s mark.

2017 Mazda MX 5
2017 Mazda MX 5

Toyota Prius

Yes it’s predictable, and reliable, and while some people think the Prius is slightly vegetarian-ish, everyone know that the its fuel efficiency and ever-improving technology is nothing to turn your nose up to. In Australia you can choose between the Prius and the Prius I-Tech and pick one of three alternative driving modes! You can choose whether to gun it or go slow. Decide between EV, (electric vehicle) Eco Vehicle, or Power Mode.

The new Toyota Prius
The new Toyota Prius

Audi Q7

This lightweight legend is undoubtedly a luxury SUV with what Audi describes as “fewer buttons but more functions”. The Q7s virtual cockpit replaces traditional dials with a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster. Read the driver information and navigation data details on a bright high res screen. Its interior seats up to seven, but you can easily put the back seat away for more space. Both the 160 kW and the 200 kW come with V6 engine with a common rail injection system and turbo charging.

Audi Q7
Audi Q7

Subaru Forester

Safety first and foremost and the Forester comes with a maximum five-star ANCAP6 safety rating. It also comes with a rear view camera, better visibility and many more gadgets and safety features. Excitingly, this five-seater SUV it comes in six different ranges, so you can choose between a six-speed manual and their premium luxury range, among other options! Or you can build your own model however you want it!

Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester

Do you think we’ve left off some of the best new releases in 2017? Get in touch and let us know which ones you would pick!