The Richmond Auto Mall Blog

Oct 2, 2017


As you count down the days to Halloween, we’re counting down a list of 13 vehicles from 2017 that are so cool, so smooth, so desirable, it’s spooky. From the frightening speed of an Audi A4 to the growling beast inside of a Dodge Charger’s engine, there’s a scary cool car for everyone at Richmond Auto Mall.

1. 2017 Acura MDX

The newly restyled 2017 Acura MDX is not your average SUV. It embodies Acura’s precision crafted performance and is loaded with top of the line technologies including a 3.5-litre i-VTEC® V6 engine, torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ and Sequential SportShift® 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 MDX takes its styling cues straight from the race track and is a vehicle with “supercar DNA.” According to Car and Driver, it’s the perfect blend of comfort, technology, and spirited handling.

2. 2017 Audi A4

According to Audi, the 2017 A4 boasts “more power, efficiency and intelligence” than ever, making a lasting impression. It’s perfect for someone looking for a vehicle that combines luxury and comfort with cutting-edge technology. According to Top Gear, this car delivers a “wonderfully refined, relaxed and comfortable experience that makes the miles slip effortlessly past.” Cruise in style and at ease for long distances in the 2017 Audi A4.

3. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has taken the family van category to a whole new level. The Pacifica is“the most technologically advanced minivan” and sets the benchmark as the first-ever hybrid-electric minivan. Featuring a Class-Exclusive Tri-Pane Panoramic Sunroof and a hands-free power lift gate and sliding doors, the Pacifica is full of luxury and innovation. Offering best-in-class performance, Motor Trend called it “highly functional” and “unexpectedly elegant.” The Pacifica has definitely raised the bar.

4. 2017 Dodge Charger SRT

The Dodge Charger has been a long time favourite, and the 2017 model is no different. Dodge is calling it “a legend transformed.”Built to perform and loaded with cutting-edge technology, the 2017 Dodge Charger also features best-in-class safety and security features.According to Kelley Blue Book, the Dodge Charger is perfect as a full-sized, family-friendly, 4-door sedan that also offers a “rambunctiously pulse-quickening” experience. A perfected harmony between realistic practicality and heart-pumping excitement.

5. 2017 Ford Mustang GT

Exceptionally powerful and amazingly agile. The sixth generation 2017 Ford Mustang is “engineered for adrenaline-pumping performance” and “delivers pulse-raising torque.” Loaded with an 8-cylinder engine and 6-Speed Manual Transmission, according to Car Advice, this powerhouse can “hustle from a standstill to 100km/h in a touch under five seconds.” Now that’s power.

6. 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a sophisticated, well-designed, compact vehicle built with advanced high strength steel to form a SUPERSTRUCTURE™ offering what Hyundai is calling a “new level of ride comfort with smooth, precise handling, improved interior quietness and enhanced safety.” The straight-line performance and sleek design of the Elantra make it a crowd favourite. The Car Connection praised this small car for its big benefits like being loaded with tech features while staying at a stable price, calling it “one of the most refined economy cars on the road.” Affordable excellence doesn’t get much better than this.

7. 2017 Infiniti Q60

Cutting-edge engines, adaptive suspension, and direct adaptive steering. The 2017 Infiniti Q60 features a stunning, signature look and was granted the prestigious iF Design Award for 2017. It’s also more than just a pretty face. Beyond the gorgeous exterior is an optional twin-turbo V6 and an industry-first steer-by-wire system. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Q60 is an upscale, stylish, luxury-performance coupe with genuine sporting credentials guaranteed to make your purchase worth-while.

8. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a world-class SUV with best-in-class fuel economy, towing, 4x4 capability, and
Quadra-Lift Air Suspension. Exterior durability and interior craftsmanship come together to form the Grand Cherokee’s bold yet elegant style. It’s no wonder it was named Consumers Digest “Best Buy” winner. The Car Connection calls it the perfect blend between “a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire,” offering the very best of all worlds.

9. 2017 Lexus ES 300h

Elegant. Refined. Meticulously Crafted. It’s the 2017 Lexus ES 300h. With its sleek, aerodynamic exterior and an all-encompassing luxurious interior, this vehicle offers exhilarating performance in a welcoming and comfortable space. According to Kelley Blue Book, the ES 300h appeals to buyers who want a luxury sedan that offers “strong performance as well as traditional values of comfort and dependability.” You will certainly “experience unforgettable” in a Lexus ES 300h.

10. 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250

An excellent combination of luxury, performance and technology. The Mercedes-Benz B250 is sleek yet space-efficient, aerodynamic and turbocharged yet filled with groundbreaking safety innovations. According to Mercedes-Benz, “it’s far more than practically luxurious – it’s luxuriously practical” for it is also an electric vehicle with clean emissions. As Kelley Blue Book puts it, this hatchback has a “premium interior, good driving dynamics and reasonable price” making it the perfect deluxe electric vehicle.

11. 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Stay stylish with the 2017 CLA 250 Coupe, a true masterpiece of a vehicle with cutting-edge design. It is one of the most aerodynamic cars on the road, offering enhanced efficiency, stability and visibility. This car lets you enjoy a driving experience that is uniquely-you with DYNAMIC SELECT which lets you “dial into a mode to fit your driving mood.” Available on the lower price range of premium vehicles, the CLA 250, according to Kelley Blue Book, is a great vehicle for experiencing the prestige of Mercedes-Benz, especially for first-time luxury-car buyers.

12. 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Plan for adventure because “destinations are endless” with the Nissan Pathfinder. This SUV gives you the choice of 2WD, 4WD, and Auto Modes, features generous cargo space, increased power, and excellent towing capacity while seating up to seven passengers. The perfect recipe for a memorable road trip. Motor Trend commends Nissan for the revised exterior and updated interior, making it a praiseworthy competitor to other top selling SUV crossovers.

13. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota is redefining what a hybrid can be with an even greater level of innovation in their 2017 RAV4 Hybrid. This powerful vehicle brings tech, style and efficiency to all your adventures, adding a sense of thrill with 194 net horsepower and outstanding acceleration. This supreme crossover also features a spacious interior with excellent cargo utility. According to Car and Driver, the RAV4 has a “reputation for practicality, comfort and reliability” and is paired with multiple luxury features to ensure you’ll be road-tripping in style.

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Happy driving!

Photo credit: Car and Driver