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Contents

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FALL 2017
DEPARTMENTS
EDITORS LETTER ....................................................... 4

HUSKY LINERS ............................................................ 8

OMIX-ADA / RUGGED RIDGE.................................... 12

TRUCK REVIEW.......................................................... 14

DESTINATION............................................................. 26

SWEEPSTAKES.......................................................... 28

SUV REVIEWS .............................................................32

NEW PRODUCTS ....................................................... 44

CAR REVIEWS ........................................................... 50


Truck Review page 14
INDUSTRY NEWS ....................................................... 53
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Editors Letter

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ctober always brings along the SEMA Show in Las Vegas where
we preview new products and technology that will be introduced
in the aftermarket and automotive world. We are always excited
to see whats on the horizon in our industry and share those things with you,
the reader as they are released to us.
We are starting to feel a little chill in the air which brings with it the
itch of wanting outside to go off-roading, RVing or simply tinker with our
toys. This issue of Sportsmans Gear takes a look at awesome new trucks
that you are going to fall in love with like the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota
Tacoma, just to name a couple. Be sure and see all of the options we share
beginning on page 14. You can also see new SUVs on page 32 and new cars
respectively, on page 50.
New products abound with a look at the fabulous CAMO mattress from
AirBedz - did you know you could sleep on a cool mattress in the back of
your pick up? Game changer, right? Especially camping...youre going to
want this product! Also, we look at tires and cold weather gear that would
be great for the gift-giving season beginning on page 44.
Of course theres more: company profiles, destinations and Industry
News. Youll have so much to read and absorb in this issue. We hope
youll be inclined to pass it on when youre finished. Thanks so much for
supporting us!

Until next time,

Becky J. Beall
Editor-in-Chief

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At Omix-ADA / Rugged Ridge, our stewardship, litigation, or any other activity NC, a camp whose primary purpose is to to a tour of the companys vast museum bolt-on accessories, often in a variety of to make sure its up to the task. Each Elite
passion for Jeeps, and the sense of adventure advocating the conservation of public land or serve the needs of terminally ill children collection of historic Jeep vehicles dating finishes, in which to customize their ride Fuel Door is finished with a textured black
that they inspire, is much more than just a access to recreation trails. Its an investment and inspired by Pettys grandson, Adam, back to 1941 and featuring several rare to their own individual tastes. From the powder coat and offered with an optional
hobby to us; its a way of life. Since 1992, to help preserve a hobby that we truly who was tragically lost in a racing accident specimens not likely to be seen anywhere Elite Pivotal Headlight Guard that allows brushed aluminum accent, for those with
Omix-ADA has strived to offer the most believe in. With so much of this beautiful in 2000. The build was an overwhelming else, much less in one room. With hundreds for a variety of mounting positions, these a more refined palate. We think youll
comprehensive collection of replacement country out there to see, we have to take a success, wowing show-goers in Las Vegas of Jeeps in attendance and participating in cast aluminum euro guards are the perfect agree its a beautifully formed and highly
parts and accessories for Jeep vehicles very active role insuring they are preserved and turning heads at the Mecum Auctions an expansive show & shine area, attendees way to accent the stock JK grill or add an functional upgrade for any JK owner.
from 1941 to present. Although or goal is for future generations to see and enjoy. Houston event in April 2017. When that are given an up-close look at what the aggressive attitude to our aftermarket Spartan The Rugged Ridge Elite Series of
to keep the Jeep passion alive and thriving In addition, each year Omix-ADA lends Hydro Blue 2016 Wrangler JK rolled across Jeep lifestyle is all about. With all of the grill. Or the Elite Fast Track Windshield accessories leaves no area untouched when
for another 75 years, it goes much deeper support to hundreds of Jeep shows and off- the auction block, the energy generated by proceeds from the event going to assist the Light Bar which might easily be the most it comes to 2007-Present Wranglers. For
than that. As a company, we hold a strong road club events across the country, varying such a remarkable partnership rallied around local chapter of Habitat For Humanity, its versatile lighting accessory ever offered. the interior, Elite Ballistic Seat Covers are
commitment to help insure that future in size from 50 Jeeps to over 2,000 rigs; such a worthy cause was evident. At the drop exciting to see the number of Jeeps that roll With its patent-pending design, JK owners fashioned from 1200 denier material and a
generations enjoy a brighter tomorrow. By providing show materials, promotional of the gavel, $82,500 was raised to benefit into the event grounds; some are shined to can configure lighting, camera mounts, trail unique ballistic weave. These seat covers are
assuming a personal responsibility in several products and necessities for organizing Victory Junction and plans for next years showroom perfection while others are still mirrors and other accessories in a variety crafted to withstand the rigorous conditions
key areas, we strive to influence a positive a successful event. Since it is nearly endeavor were equally fueled by the endless adorned in mud from some recent off-road of layouts that can be easily reconfigured that are inherent with off-roading and offer
change that promotes a healthier way of life, impossible for us to attend every event possibilities for the future. adventure. To a true Jeep enthusiast, its not when the mood strikes or conditions demand. superior protection for your factory seats.
assists in the preserving of public land and across the country, its our way of having As a part of our ongoing commitment how youre dressed that matters but rather Such versatility in design provides limitless Not to mention, they look really cool with a
recreational trails, educates on the ethics of an important part in a large number of to a healthier tomorrow, Omix-ADA has that you are there. The event turned out to options for outfitting your rig for any tactical styling that seems right at home in
responsible stewardship of the outdoors, and events that further advance the Jeep hobby organized, sponsored and participated in be an overwhelming success and, in turn, adventure, on OR off-road. a Jeep.
supports the off-road community and their that we love and the lifestyle that surrounds numerous fundraising events and projects a new kinship with the folks at Habitat The Elite Tail Light Guard is unofficially Rugged Ridge Elite even offers a variety
interests. it. Believing that the core of your business over the past two decades, donating the For Humanity was forged and a future of THE tail light guard for the end of the world. of door handle inserts that mount directly
The Omix-ADA / Rugged Ridge Trail is fully enveloped in a simple passion that proceeds to various charitable organizations possibilities realized as they continue to While most tail light guards merely cover the to the JK exterior door handles, adding an
Access Program, first announced in 2013, surrounds a single brand of vehicle may like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, provide such a beneficial service to people fragile plastic lens, the Elite Tail Light Guard exclusive accent on every door and even
was created to support the 4WD community seem illogical to many. But to anyone who American Diabetes Association, SEMA across the country and, more importantly, in steps up the protection by fully encasing the tailgate. Each handle insert is tooled
by providing direct support to the people and has enjoyed the experience of driving a Jeep, Cares, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, local our own backyards. the entire light housing inside rugged cast from durable cast aluminum and feature
organizations working hard to protect access it makes perfect sense. Its A Jeep Thing chapters of Habitat for Humanity and The aluminum, forming a barrier capable of a nifty tire tread inlay that will literally
to public land and recreational trails across and we want to make sure that it stays that Boy Scouts of America. We realize that an Rugged Ridge ELITE Series withstanding an assault from a ball bat and turn heads at every turn. With a variety of
the country; improving education about the way for many years to come. investment in the communities in which we When it comes to outfitting todays Jeep look great doing it. Available in a variety finishes available, you can decide how bold a
off-road hobby and matters of conservation, In 2016, Omix-ADA partnered with live, is an investment in the well-being of Wrangler JK for the highway and byways, of finishes, its the best looking defense for statement you make.
so our open spaces remain open for legendary NASCAR driver and car owner our kids. It is difficult to place any tangible the possibilities seem to be countless. With your JKs tail lights. Each component featured in the Elite
generations of off-roaders to enjoy for Richard Petty to build a one-of-a-kind Jeep value on our own health so the return on any so many options out there to choose from, One of the most overlooked components Series is engineered specifically for
years to come. Since its inception, the Trail Wrangler JK to be unveiled at the SEMA investment is clearly off the charts and well how can a JK enthusiast decide upon just on 2007-Present Wrangler JKs is easily the the Wrangler JK so a precision-fit comes
Access Program has awarded grants equaling 2016 Show in Las Vegas. The build was worth the efforts we expend. one? Thats where the inspiration for Rugged fuel filler. Fitted from the factory with a standard. Using only high quality materials
over $100,000 to date and have gone far performed in cooperation with SEMA Cares, In June of 2017, Omix-ADA held the Ridges Elite line of styling accessories gaping hole in the side panel and a less-than- and premium exterior finishes, Rugged
in helping numerous organizations such an organization comprised of members of 2nd Annual Jeep Heritage Expo at their originated- offering Wrangler JK owners a attractive plastic gas cap, the Elite Fuel Door Ridge Elite Series delivers eye-catching
as the Blue Ribbon Coalition, Friends of the SEMA community and whose focus headquarters in Suwanee, Ga. A hot southern broad selection of patented and tastefully- aims to remedy all of this. Implementing good looks that are made to last. And thats
Uwharrie and the Colorado OHV Coalition- is on making a difference in the lives of Saturday afternoon seems the perfect time to designed accessories for 2007-Present a heavy cast aluminum bezel and door not just talk, as each of our Elite Series JK
just to name a few. Best of all, our efforts others. With the finished product slated to be hold such an event; providing opportunity Wrangler models, each with a distinctive assembly, each fuel door utilizes a smooth accessories is protected by our industry-
are ongoing. Non-profit organizations can auctioned off in early 2017, all the proceeds for Jeep enthusiasts to gather from near and style that clearly stands out from the crowd. internal hinge and a positive retention latch leading five year limited warranty. Standing
apply for online grants of up to $5,000 that from the auction tapped to benefit the far and relish in the shared passion for Jeeps The Rugged Ridge Elite Series offers that allows for easy access with just a press- out from the crowd is always better when
can be designated for use toward education, Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, from all generations. Spectators are treated JK owners a comprehensive collection of a latch that has been vigorously cycle-tested you know somebody has got your back! SG

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adjustable headrests and under-seat storage.


The Access Cab models ride on a 127.4-
inch wheelbase and have a 73.7-inch-long
systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers. bed. The Double Cab is offered in two
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers vastly versions: the 127.4-inch wheelbase with a
superior ride comfort and handling precision 60.5-inch bed or 140.6-inch wheelbase with
along with the top-in-class cabin quietness the 73.7-inch bed.
and, with available Honda Sensing safety and Both bed styles are designed to take
driver-assistive technology, is anticipated to punishment with an inner bed made from a
earn class-leading collision safety ratings. sheet-molded composite (SMC) deck and
Ridgeline also offers class-leading EPA tough, durable walls that are 10-percent
fuel economy ratings along with superior all- lighter than steel. The bed deck features two-
weather traction and handling capability and tier loading and an integrated deck-rail utility
2017 Honda Ridgeline up to offer both recreational and work users robust off-road performance, leveraging the system with four standard adjustable tie- activated a low speeds. Tacoma TRD Sport and Crawl Control. Engaging Crawl Control
The completely redesigned 2017 Honda a higher degree of utility and versatility new body structure with a more powerful and down cleats. models are equipped with sport-tuned allows the driver to select a speed of 1-5
Ridgeline powers into the U.S. mid- in a modern and rugged, yet sophisticated efficient direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC Just about whatever you need to carry, shocks. TRD Off-Road models include an mph. The Crawl Control system takes over
size pickup market tomorrow with a long midsize pickup with the largest and most V-6 engine, a wide-ratio 6-speed automatic the deck rail system can do it. Its compatible off-road tuned suspension equipped with the acceleration and braking, allowing the
list of new features and improvements to flexible cabin in its class. In addition, transmission and available new Intelligent with Genuine Toyota Accessories, including Bilstein shocks. driver to focus solely on steering.
deliver an unprecedented combination of Ridgeline boasts a higher level of confident Variable Torque Management (iVTM-4) a cargo divider that locks into the rails to Tacoma off-roading adventures will All Tacoma models are equipped
cargo- and people-hauling capability and and refined dynamic performance and robust torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, the most help keep cargo from sliding around the bed, reach new levels of fun in the TRD Off- with a coil-spring double wishbone front
sophistication in the midsize pickup class. cargo-hauling and towing capabilities, advanced and intuitive AWD technology in and mini tie-downs with hooks that also help Road grade thanks to the addition of suspension and stabilizer bar and leaf spring
Boasting unsurpassed dynamic refinement including a class-leading maximum 1,584- the midsize truck class. to secure cargo. An available 120V/400W incredible technology. A Multi-Terrain rear suspension with staggered outboard-
and extensive comfort and convenience pound (718.5 kg) payload capacity (varies power point further extends the beds utility. Select system (automatic transmission only) mounted gas shocks. Brakes are power-
features, along with the most spacious by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) allows the driver to choose between different assisted ventilated front disc and rear drum
and versatile interior and highest available towing. 2017 Toyota Tacoma The Adventure Enabler types of terrain such as loose rock, or mud brakes with a tandem booster.
payload capacity in its class, the 2017 Honda Utilizing a highly rigid, aerodynamic and The 2017 Tacoma is available in 31 All Tacoma 4x4 models are equipped and sand. Each input regulates wheel spin Optional on V6 models is the V6 Tow
Ridgeline arrives in dealers tomorrow with tightly sealed unitized body construction, models based on two cab types, the extended with 4WDemand part-time 4WD with an by adjusting throttle and brake pressure to Package that includes a Class IV Towing
manufacturer suggested retail prices starting which delivers up to three times the torsional Access Cab and four-door Double Cab, electronically controlled transfer case provide maximum traction on almost any Receiver Hitch, ATF Cooler (not available
at $29,475 for the RT 2WD and $31,275 for rigidity of competing body-on-frame each available in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. and Automatic Limited Slip Differential terrain. on manual transmission), Engine Oil Cooler,
RT AWD. trucks, Ridgeline also features Hondas Access Cab models offer under-seat rear (Auto LSD). Auto LSD is an electronic, Additional off-road technology includes Power Steering Cooler, 130-Amp Alternator,
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the second next-generation Advanced Compatibility storage space, and their fold-up seat cushions brake actuated system that functions like a Locking Rear Differential, Hill Start Assist 4- and 7-Pin Connector with Converter, and
generation of Hondas innovative midsize Engineering (ACE) body structure and maximize carrying space. Double Cab mechanical limited slip differential when Control (HAC), clutch Start Cancel (manual Trailer-Sway Control (TSC).
pickup truck, redesigned from the ground fully independent front and rear suspension models feature 60/40 split rear seats with transmission only), Active Traction Control,
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Play and Android Auto, which gives buyers


seamless connectivity, fingertip access
to smartphone map mirroring, and up-to-
2018 Ram Harvest Edition Harvest Edition trucks are loaded with the minute weather maps and forecasts
The Ram Harvest Edition is the industrys features that are designed to work. Among customizable to any location in the nation.
first agricultural market-specific truck and them, a ride-height increase of one inch and The Harvest Edition features a premium
is visually distinguished by two new colors: aggressive on/off-road tires on Ram 1500 exterior appearance packed with bright
Case IH Red and New Holland Blue. Harvest Edition trucks are designed to help highlights, including a chrome Wave
Case IH and New Holland farm owners comfortably and confidently navigate Mesh luxury cross-hair grille, bright front
tractors and other agricultural equipment rough farm roads and pastures. and rear bumpers, 17-inch chrome wheels
are manufactured by subsidiaries of CNH Also included in the farm-life essentials (1500 models, 18-inch polished aluminum
Industrial. CNH Industrial N.V. shares are black tubular side steps, a durable spray- on Heavy Duty models), chrome mirrors,
a common ancestry with Fiat Chrysler in bedliner, fold-out bumper step and mud chrome door handles and chrome-tipped dual
Automobiles N.V. flaps, rubber floor mats, skid plates and tow exhausts (V-8 1500 models).
The Harvest Edition will be available hooks (4x4) and heated seats (optional). Ram The Harvest package also includes body-
across the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 lineup, Heavy Duty models also come with on/off- color (or Bright Silver) wheel flares and
in all four-door Quad, Crew and Mega road tires and add a cargo-view camera. upper facia (1500). In addition to Case Red
Cab configurations, all box lengths and all Because Ram knows farmers are tech and New Holland Blue, Harvest Edition Ram
powertrains, including 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, savvy, the Harvest Edition comes standard trucks are also available in Bright White and
6.4-liter HEMI V-8 and 6.7-liter Cummins with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C touchscreen Brilliant Black. Monotone and two-tone with
Turbo Diesel. radio with navigation, 4G Wifi, Apple Car Bright Silver color schemes are available.
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THE FUN BEGINS


WHERE THE BLACKTOP ENDS
FIN D OUT H OW AT SEMA BOOTH #35017
(U PPER S O UTH HALL)

AT THE OFFROAD SUCCESS CENTER


The Gunny, R. Lee Ermey, will be at the Off Road Success Center where Omix-ADA & Rugged Ridge will be showcasing a
selection of military Jeeps. He will be signing autographs and photos throughout the week. The Gunny wants YOU to be there!
Off Road Success Center is located in the Upper South Hall Lobby.
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with a range-topping level of refinement


a combination of attributes GMC has
cultivated for years, said Duncan Aldred,
vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.
And with the new, available Duramax
6.6L, this truck more than matches its bold
good looks with true professional-grade
capability.
T h e A l l Te r r a i n X s c u s t o m i z e d
appearance blends a premium package of
monochromatic exterior trim and special
equipment, complemented with GMCs latest
technologies. Content includes:
18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels
LT 2 7 5 / 6 5 R 1 8 G o o d y e a r D u r a t r a c
2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD that causes humidity or mist to form larger, MT-rated tires that feature an aggressive
New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD heavier droplets that are flung centrifugally tread pattern for outstanding off-road
trucks feature a patented air intake system against the outside wall of the housing. performance
that drives cool, dry air into the engine for The collected water drains through a valve, A unique body-color grille surround with
sustained performance and cooler engine while the air charge continues on to the filter All Terrain insert
temperatures during difficult driving housing and into the engine. Body-color door handles and bodyside
conditions. The intake system underwent Testing the effectiveness of the system moldings
extensive testing based on the most was rooted in real-world driving conditions Black power-adjustable heated and power-
challenging real-world driving conditions to of every degree from misty rains to folding trailering mirrors with integrated
ensure capable performance no matter the monsoon-level downpours; from powdery turn signals, LED rear guidance lamps and
weather. snow to wind-driven ice pellets; from desert LED amber clearance lamps
Marked by a dramatic hood scoop, the dust to arctic cold. Black belt moldings, front bumper
all-new air intake system provides 60 percent skidplate and B-pillars
of the air to the Duramax diesel engine 4-inch black sport side steps
from an inlet at the front of the hood. The 2017 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X Black sport bar (mounted in the bed)
air provided to the engine is very close to The 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X, the designed to support available GMC
the outside ambient temperature and much most off-road-capable model in the Sierra Accessories LED off-road driving lamps
cooler than the air under the hood. HD lineup, and one that matches its Offered in Black Onyx and Summit White
Cooler air helps the engine run better enhanced capability with trail-ready style and exterior colors
under load, especially in conditions where the brands signature refinement. Additional All Terrain equipment includes
engine and transmission temperatures can It joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 this fall a spray-on bedliner, Front and Rear Park
rise quickly. Running cooler allows the as the third model in GMCs distinctive, Assist, the Z71 off-road suspension package,
Duramax diesel to maintain full power and limited-edition All Terrain X series, offered underbody shield, heated steering wheel and
vehicle speed for capable trailering in even on the Sierra 2500HD crew cab 4WD with all-weather floor liners. The Eaton automatic
the toughest conditions. a 6.0L gas V-8 engine or the all-new, next- locking rear differential is also standard.
Theres also a ram-air effect from the generation Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel. The 2017 Sierra 2500HD All Terrain
incoming air at highway speed that helps More powerful than ever, the new Duramax X also features GMC IntelliLink with an
pack more air into the engine. The air filter delivers a segment-topping SAE-certified 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, Teen
housing also draws 40 percent additional 445 hp (332 kW) and an SAE-certified 910 Driver, remote-locking tailgate, remote
air from a dry location in one of the front lb.-ft. of torque (1,234 Nm). starting system, Rear Vision Camera,
fenders. It blends with the cooler air from The new Sierra HD All Terrain Xs adjustable pedals, leather-appointed seats,
the hood inlet before funneling into the powerful attitude reflects a popular trend heated front seats and wireless charging. SG
Duramaxs combustion chambers. This in very capable off-road trucks, executed
assures the engine can breathe even if the
hood is completely blocked.
At more than 11,000 feet above sea
level, the Eisenhower Tunnel, is the highest
vehicle tunnel in the world and one of the
highest elevations for any roadway in North
America.
Maximized engine performance requires
more than cool air; the air must also be clean
and dry. Accordingly, the functional hood
scoop includes a unique air/water separator
to ensure only combustion-enhancing dry
air is drawn into the engine. The air charge
enters an expansion chamber containing a
sharp, 180-degree turn on its way to the air
filter housing. That creates a velocity change
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as one of the only remaining 100% American made manufacturers of automotive
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Country, South Carolina. The beautiful Congaree National ParkSouth Carolinas guests in the complete military history of
Midlands region is a year-round destination only national park. This area is known for its the state, starting with the Revolutionary
Kayak down white rapids, peruse fine art or exercise the mind with a tour of the South Carolina State conveniently located off Interstates I-77, I-26 biological diversity and record-sized trees. War, and even has artifacts from the more
House and area museums in this year-round destination and I-20 in the central part of the Palmetto Row through this wilderness wonderland by recent War on Terrorism. Other museums are
state. From outdoor excursions, exquisite art, way of marked canoe paths. Feeling water- devoted to the recollection of area railroads,
star-studded performances, to tours steeped logged? Dry off while hiking through 18 fire-fighting and even the home of the 28th
in rich history and some of the tastiest dining miles of canopy-laden trails. President, Woodrow Wilson.
options below the Mason-Dixon line, an Peruse the Souths premier international
escape to the Capital City region will leave Head in(doors) art museumThe Columbia Metropolitan
visitors fulfilledmind, body and soul. From exercising the body, to exercising Museum of Art. A National Medal Winner,
the mind, a tour of the stunning South The CMA has over 25 galleries with art that
Get out(side!) Carolina State House will not disappoint. span 5,000 years of history and all areas
With multiple bodies of water around the White columns, marble, a grand staircase and of the globe. Dynamic exhibits rotate
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ways to dive in. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience. Tours begin with a 15-minute satisfied with every visit. The museum is
paddle or float down the three rivers that DVD presentation of the state houses history open from Tuesday-Sunday.
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close it immediately and one to automatically the competition. In front-wheel-drive


close once you step away from the vehicle. Tiguan models, three rows of seating are
An R-Line package will be available standard, including a second-row bench
later in the model year for the SEL and SEL that can recline, slide seven inches fore and
Premium, and includes R-Line-specific aft, fold down, and be split 40/20/40. The
aluminum-alloy wheels19-inch Trenton 50/50 split third-row provides seating for
wheels for the SEL and 20-inch Braselton two, and also folds down. When configured
wheels for the SEL Premium. Further design with Volkswagens 4Motion all-wheel-drive
elements specific to the R-Line are a revised technology, the 2018 Tiguan comes standard
high-gloss front bumper with large air inlets, with two rows and a third row is optional.
a unique rear bumper, wheelarch extensions, In three-row models, folding the rear seat
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan The S trim is distinguished by halogen and R-Line side skirts and exterior badging. creates 33 cubic feet of rear cargo space, and miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), based Driving History: Displays a chart showing
The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan headlights, LED daytime running lights and The exterior design of Tiguan also that can be easily expanded to a maximum on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency distance driven in electric mode and
builds on the current models fun-to-drive taillights, foglights with cornering function, emphasizes its rugged utility. The front of 65.7 cubic feet by folding the second row, (EPA) standards. But Pacifica Hybrids hybrid mode, graphed by day
character with a redesign specifically heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn- bumper, for instance, is similar to the using the levers in the cargo area. With all technological capability goes well beyond Charge Scheduling: Allows owners to
engineered to meet the needs of American signal indicators, and 17-inch Montana European models off-road package, three rows in place, there is still a handy 12 the powertrain. schedule the Pacifica Hybrids charging
customers, with a more sophisticated and wheels. The SE trim wears 17-inch Tulsa complementing the Tiguans available cubic feet of cargo space. times (making the most of off-peak
spacious interior, flexible seating, and high- wheels and features heated exterior mirrors, 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with a In two-row models, the new Tiguan Hybrid Electric Pages charging rates) and provides an option to
tech infotainment and available driver- and a chrome exterior package. The Tiguan 26-degree approach angle. Other indications supplies a generous 37.6 cubic feet of space The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes override set times to charge immediately
assistance features. SEL includes 18-inch Nizza wheels, a of its off-road capability are a 23-degree behind the rear seats and 73.5 cubic feet in standard with the Uconnect 8.4 system,
As with the all-new 2018 Volkswagen power liftgate, and silver roof rails. departure angle and 7.9 inches of ground all. That represents an increase of 17.4 cubic which includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Hybrid-specific cluster display
Atlas full-size SUV, the new Tiguan is based The top-of-the-line SEL Premium trim clearance. feet over the maximum cargo space in the available Uconnect Navigation and Uconnect The Pacifica Hybrids 7-inch color thin-
on Volkswagens Modular Transverse Matrix is shod with 19-inch Victoria Falls Roof rails are standard, allowing outdoors 2017 Tiguan. The 40/20/40 split seats allow Access connected services. In addition, film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster
(MQB) architecture. Compared with the wheels, LED headlights with the Adaptive enthusiasts to upgrade the vehicle with the two-row Tiguan to accommodate skis, the Pacifica Hybrid includes as standard is unique to the hybrid model, delivering
2017 model, the new Tiguan has far more Front-lighting System (AFS), rain-sensing Volkswagen accessories such as bike, kayak, fishing gear, or other large items. equipment on all models the all-new Hybrid important information at a glance for the
interior space and up to 58 percent more wipers, and power-folding exterior mirrors and ski carriers. The new Tiguan has a lower Electric Pages, providing owners with driver. The customizable clusters display
cargo space in the two-row model. At 185.1 with puddle lights. The SEL Premium also lift-in height for the tailgate, making it helpful vehicle information. The Hybrid changes color to indicate whether the
inches long, the 2018 model is 10.6 inches features a hands-free Easy Open power easier to load, no matter what cargo youre 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Electric Pages include: Pacifica is operating in electric mode (teal)
longer than the current version and 8.5 liftgate, which is foot-activated on opening to carrying. The available towing hitch can The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Power Flow: Provides a dynamic or hybrid mode (blue), while both the battery
inches longer than the Tiguan that is sold make Tiguans cargo space more accessible be used to pull up to 1,500 pounds when Hybrid the industrys first electrified illustration showing how/where power is level and fuel level are always displayed.
in Europe. Tiguans expanded dimensions when customers hands are full. The liftgate properly equipped. minivan is rated to deliver a range of 33 flowing within the vehicle, from battery The Pacifica Hybrids total range (combining
give it one of the longest footprints in the also includes an Easy Close feature. Two The Tiguans entire interior has been miles solely on zero-emissions electric power to the engine, the wheels or the HVAC both battery and fuel) is also displayed.
segment, although it still remains nimble buttons give owners the option to close the rethought and refreshed, but the versatility from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system, or from regenerative braking back One of the available displays is an
enough to excel in urban driving. liftgate with the touch of a buttonone to of its seating is what sets it apart from and earned a fuel economy rating of 84 to the battery efficiency coach, which guides owners
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Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving


Object Detection (MOD)6 and Intelligent
Cruise Control (ICC)7.
All 2017 Rogue Sport models come with
a standard 141-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC
16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine mated to an
Xtronic transmission with Eco Mode switch
and a 4-wheel independent suspension.
The 2017 Rogue Sport is offered in
front-wheel and intuitive all-wheel-drive
configurations, and in three well-equipped
grade levels S, SV and SL. Rogue Sport is
to drive more efficiently and maximize the seeking the maneuverability and fun-to-drive assembled in Kyushu, Japan.
time spent in battery mode. The efficiency feel that Rogue Sport delivers. For more information on the 2017 Nissan
coach directs the driver on how to modulate The exterior of the Rogue Sport features a Rogue Sport, Rogue and the complete line
the throttle in order to optimize energy distinctive emotional geometry design that of 2017 Nissan sedans, sports cars, trucks,
consumption while accelerating, and combines a progressive, compact body with crossovers and SUVs, please visit www.
provides guidance on braking in order to take powerful fender volume and an aggressive, NissanNews.com.
full advantage of the regenerative braking wheel-oriented stance that conveys a feeling
that charges the battery. of robust agility.
Among the available comfort and 2017 Honda CR-V Touring
convenience features are leather- Honda has pulled the wraps off an all-new,
2017 Nissan Rouge Sport appointed seating, heated front seats, fifth-generation CR-V, Americas best-selling
The new Rogue Sport shares many of SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM SUV over the past 20 years. The completely
the design, utility and technology attributes subscription required, sold separately) and redesigned and reengineered 2017 CR-V,
that have made Rogue Nissans best-selling available Divide-N-Hide Cargo System, going on sale this winter, boasts bold new
vehicle in the United States. It is slightly RearView Monitor, Siri Eyes Free1, styling, a more premium interior, the models
smaller, sportier and more affordable than NissanConnectSM with Navigation and first-ever turbocharged engine and a host
Rogue and designed for younger, urban SUV Mobile Apps, 7.0-inch color touch-screen of new features and technologies aimed at
buyers. These buyers are looking for much display and Hands-free Text Messaging maintaining CR-Vs status as the outright
more space than a compact sedan, while still Assistant2. Also available is the advanced benchmark in the highly popular compact
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turbocharged engine, a more powerful


and fuel-efficient 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-
injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder
powerplant rated at 190 horsepower (SAE
net) and delivering incredibly refined and
responsive performance across the engines
full operating range. Combined with the
CR-Vs more aerodynamic body, the new
turbocharged powerplant will garner the
highest EPA fuel economy ratings in the
compact SUV class. CR-V LX trims will
be powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC, direct-
injected i-VTEC engine, and both engines
will be mated to a smooth shifting and sporty
SUV segment. American car buyers have first Active Shutter Grille that lowers continuously variable transmission (CVT)
purchased nearly 4 million CR-Vs since its aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy with Honda G-Shift control logic. Detailed
U.S. launch in 1997. wheels (sizes 17 to 18 inches depending on specifications, including EPA ratings, will be
trim) and narrower A-pillars for improved provided closer to launch.
Bold and Sophisticated New Design visibility. Adding convenience is a Honda- The all-new body and chassis design in
The new CR-V styling heads in a fresh first available Hands-Free Access Power the 2017 CR-V provides more agile and
new direction with an aggressive attitude, Tailgate, which allows opening and closing confident handling, greater refinement,
thanks to crisp and sharp front-end design the tailgate with a foot activated sensor additional ground clearance and superior
elements, aggressive stylized headlights under the rear of the vehicle. Available Auto overall versatility. Its front MacPherson
surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL High Beam with High Beam Support (AHB) strut and rear multi-link suspension utilize
array on all trims, and wide, muscular headlights, chrome garnishes, rain-sensing specially tuned low-friction dampers, with
fenders. The long hood, longer wheelbase, windshield wipers, roof rails and numerous both FWD and AWD models including
short rear overhang and dual exhausts give Genuine Honda Accessories also expand tubular front and solid rear stabilizer
the new CR-V a more sophisticated and beauty, convenience and functionality. bars that promote quick turn-in and
athletic presence. flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable
The CR-Vs new windswept front end New Powertrain and Chassis Technology ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)
appearance includes signature Honda The 2017 CR-V in EX and higher also contributes to the CR-Vs direct and
LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda- trims will feature CR-Vs first ever satisfying steering feel.
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an expanded-range Integrated Dynamics


System with new SPORT+ mode.
Moreover, the Integrated Dynamics
System engages with numerous different
dynamic systems within the vehicle,
including its electric motors, throttle,
steering, transmission and Active
Dampers, to provide the driver with an
expanded range of selectable performance
characteristics to suit their varied driving
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid full advantage of the immediate, high-torque needs and desires. (See Chassis section for
Building on the refreshed and boldly performance of its three powerful electric more detail on the Integrated Dynamics
restyled 2017 Acura MDX and employing motors, along with the always-on capabilities System)
the innovative three-motor Sport of electric torque vectoring, to substantially The MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive improve fuel efficiency and expand dynamic is offered in two grades: the MDX with
(SH-AWD) powertrain technology that performance for the luxury SUV customers Technology Package and the MDX with
was introduced in the RLX sedan and everyday driving needs all without Advance Package. Both grades have
advanced in the 2017 NSX supercar, the sacrifice to interior space or cargo volume. exclusive interior trim and the Advance
2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is Acuras first-ever Unique elements of the MDX Sport package features wood interior accents.
hybrid SUV and the technological flagship of Hybrids design and engineering versus its The MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with
the Acura SUV lineup. non-hybrid counterpart include the Sport the Technology Package includes versatile
The 2017 MDX Sport H ybrid is Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain with three seating for seven passengers, while the
engineered for customers who desire the electric motors and 7-speed dual clutch Advance Package features a 6-passenger
ultimate in driving refinement, technological transmission (7DCT), and advanced Electro interior with second-row captains chairs
sophistication and prestige in a three-row Servo braking system, new and model- and large second-row center console in
Acura SUV. The MDX Sport Hybrid takes exclusive Active Damper technology, and place of a three-person bench seat.

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296 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft. of torque,


which represent increases of 30 horsepower
and 18 pound-feet, respectively, over the
2016 Sienna. In perfect partnership with
the transmissions eight ratios, the new V6
bestows the Sienna with quicker acceleration
and stronger passing performance.
The new transmission was developed as
part of the Toyota New Global Architecture
(TNGA), a wide-ranging design, engineering
and manufacturing initiative to optimize
all aspects of vehicle performance and
fuel efficiency. The revised transmission
incorporates new advances to expand lock-
family-friendly van, with the choice of up range and enhance efficiency. Combined
2017 Toyota Sienna 7- or 8-seat cabin configurations, up to a with enhancements from the new 3.5L
The family van can rock, at least if its massive 150 cu. ft. of carrying space, and engine, it is anticipated to receive higher
from Toyota. The Sienna, which has already a comprehensive array of available multi- fuel economy ratings of 19/27 MPG on the
pushed the boundaries of minivan-ness with media systems. It continues to be available city/highway cycles for front-wheel drive
its sporty SE trim and Swagger Wagon in five grades: L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited. variants, up from the outgoing editions
persona, gets yet another injection of Toyota Mobility also offers the LE and XLE estimated 18/25 miles-per-gallon.
peppiness and efficiency in the form of an with an Auto Access Seat having a 330-lb. All-wheel drive with active torque control
all-new direct-injection V6 engine and Direct lift capacity. The Sienna is still the only van is available for the LE, XLE and Limited,
Shift 8AT, 8-speed automatic transmission. in the segment offering available all-wheel providing an important all-weather traction
The new-for-2017 upgrades improve drive. advantage that is not found in any other
the original Swagger Wagons comfort, The Sienna now delivers a higher family van. The standard Tow Prep Package
performance, and fuel efficiency. dose of driving fun in all situations and allows the Sienna to pull a 3,500-pound-max
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lower ride height and includes unique front


and rear lower fascias, gloss black grille,
body-color side sill panels, cross-drilled front
brake rotors, dark chrome exhaust finishers
and unique 19-inch Gun Metallic aluminum-
alloy wheels.
The QX30 Luxury AWD and QX30
Premium AWD have INFINITIs Intelligent
All-Wheel Drive that apportions power to
all four wheels. They also offer unique front
and rear lower fascias, extended overfenders,
unique black mold-in color side sills, roof
rails, unique 18-inch machine finished,
aluminum-alloy wheels and a higher ride
height.
Inside, the QX30 challenges traditional
standards of symmetry with its expressive,
modern and dynamic interior. All QX30
models offer included Bluetooth Hands-free
Phone System, RearView Monitor, INFINITI
Intelligent Key, three 12-volt power outlets
and Dual Zone Automatic Temperature
Control. QX30 Luxury and Premium grades
grille with a unique cross-hatch design offer Nappa leather-appointed seating.
and delicately balanced copper accents The 2018 QX30s advanced powertrain
throughout the vehicle. Its distinctive delivers a confidence-inspiring, dynamic
hexagonal front grille is juxtaposed by driving experience. The standard 2.0-liter
unique headlamps with full LED headlights four-cylinder turbocharged unit is rated at
housed within a copper-colored encasement. 208 horsepower. All 2018 QX30 models
feature a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
2018 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport with standard paddle shifters. The QX30
The 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport Luxury AWD and QX30 Premium AWD
2018 Infiniti QX 30 Sport
delivers the ideal combination of dynamic models come equipped with INFINITIs
The QX30 exterior is characterized by
refinement, performance and distinctly Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.
dramatic curves and turbulent, sculpted
evocative sport styling that further enhances
character lines, with signature LED daytime
the refined road manner, premium materials
running lights and available LED headlights
and luxurious nature of the Genesis G80
and LED fog lights. A panoramic moonroof
luxury sports sedanthe brands best-
and roof rails are also offered.
selling vehicle. Like all Genesis models,
The more aggressive QX30 Sport has a
the G80 Sport comes equipped with the
most comprehensive array of standard
safety technology in the midsize luxury
vehicle class and includes advanced safety
innovations such as Automatic Emergency
Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Driver
Attention Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Rear
Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and
Lane Departure Warning.
With its highly capable 3.3-liter twin-
turbocharged V6 engine, the rear-wheel-drive
2018 Genesis G80 Sport (all-wheel-drive
also available) redefines the term luxury
sports sedan thanks to the athleticism of
its potent power plant and silky smooth yet
responsive 8-speed automatic transmission.
Combined with a richly appointed sport-
inspired cabin, innovative and user-friendly
features/technologies and class-leading
standardized suite of safety technologies, the
G80 Sport is an unrivaled automotive entry
within the mid-luxury segment.
The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport asserts its
presence with striking exterior styling that
prominently features a dark chrome front
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catches the eye with its taut surfaces and


details. For example, metal edging has been
added to the distinctive black band that
wraps around the car and takes in the wheel
arches. This edging is purposefully squarer
in execution, rather than rounded. The flanks,
the clear silhouette, which incorporates with their precise surfaces, give the car its
2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman classical MINI design features. And the contours and create tautness. The edging
Ever since it was launched in 2010 the new MINI Countryman extends the theme, around the wheel arches catches the light
MINI Countryman has been winning over with headlamps fully encircled by daytime and sharpens the focus on all four wheels.
drivers with its distinctive design. The driving light rings for the first time. Indeed, The lights, the front grille and the hallmark
second generation of the Sports Activity the evenly illuminated rings are a signature side scuttles are also more prominent in
Vehicle is equally as compact as its element, ensuring the striking contours of appearance. Meanwhile, the optional ALL4
successful forebear and makes a convincing the headlights are visible during both the day package gives the Countrymans design a
statement through its authentic design. Visual and night. more muscular off-road character. With its
anchor points shared elsewhere in the brand The design language of the new MINI roof rails, additional black bumper accents
family include the floating helmet roof, Countryman is now more pared-back and and silver-coloured underfloor protection, the
the chrome strip on the shoulderline and modern. The car has sharper lines and new car cuts an even brawnier figure. SG

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2018 Audi S5 Sportback Named One of based on the overall effectiveness of the the internet, the owner and the surrounding
Wards 10 Best User Experiences user experience, how easily the car connects infrastructure. Improved functions include
Wards 10 Best User Experiences evaluates with a compatible smartphone, user- online traffic info, weather updates, and
the user-friendliness and effectiveness of friendliness of the controls, the availability internet radio streaming as well as picture
the vehicles technologies and features of the advanced driver assistance technology, navigation, read-aloud personalized news
Driver-focused technologies such as the and how appealing the materials are as a headlines and Twitter alerts, among other
Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI touch component of the user experience. features.
with handwriting-recognition contribute to The innovative Audi virtual cockpit From the vivid graphics, bright head-up
the intelligent user experience transforms the way the driver interacts with display, large rotary multi-media dial and fast
Five-door coupe remains a benchmark the S5 through an entirely digital dashboard response to commands, the user-experience
for exceptional integration of technology that renders 3D graphics with brilliant clarity. of the S5 Sportback remains a benchmark
within a refined interior design, judges A quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor that for autonomous functionality, graphics,
said can deliver vibrant color at 60 frames per user-friendliness and infotainment, said
The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback earns a spot second helps to enhance the infotainment WardsAuto Senior Editor, Tom Murphy.
among Wards 10 Best User Experiences with viewing and navigating experience via the A full suite of advanced driver assistance
editors noting that the Sportback remains large Google Map images supported with 4G systems, including standard Audi pre sense
a benchmark for exceptional integration of LTE (where available). Newly available Audi basic and city, Audi active lane assist, and
technology and refined interior design in the smartphone interface offers Apple CarPlay available Audi adaptive cruise control with
luxury sedan segment. and Google Android Auto integration for stop & go and traffic jam assist, also help
As manufacturers increasingly strive to compatible smartphones. drivers navigate the road and traffic with
simplify connectivity with personal devices Additional benchmark infotainment increased confidence.
in vehicles, information displays and features include the MMI touch with The S5 Sportback competed among a
advanced driver-assistance features, the S5 handwriting-recognition and available field of 23 nominees for the accolade, which
Sportback received high marks for its virtual full-color head-up display, which projects complements the annual Wards 10 Best
cockpit with vivid graphics, refined interior relevant driving information in the drivers Interiors competition. Audi will formally
design with carbon fiber accents and its field of vision. Newly available in-car Audi receive the award during a ceremony held at
suite of available advanced driver assistance connect infotainment and security features, the WardsAuto User Experience Conference,
systems. supported by 4G LTE connectivity (where taking place October 5, 2017 in Novi,
WardsAuto editors evaluated vehicles available) help connect the vehicle with Michigan.
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4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Partners Terracross Entertainment Television is Hailie Deegan, Jolene Van Vugt, Jason More information, visit:
With Terracross Championship in 2018 excited for the future with Family Events, Luburgh, Sara Price, Hubert Rowland, and Jim www.4wheeljamboree.com
Family Events, a division of Bonnier Duncan said. Terracross has long been on the Beaver. and www.terracrossracing.com. SG
Corporation, is joining forces in 2018 and cutting edge of the entertainment powersports
2019 with the Terracross Championshipa industry, with our unique way of running races
rough, tough and muddy UTV competition with affordable, equally competitive machines.
featuring extreme action and celebrity Creating an aligned customer base with Family
athletes. The multi-year agreement Events is the perfect fit for our business model,
places the Terracross Championship as a and we are determined to bring a new level of
new main attraction during the 4-Wheel this lifestyle action entertainment to the masses
Jamboree Nationals, a series of off-road to promote future growth.
events produced by Family Events for During more than 30 years of producing
more than 30 years and enjoyed annually the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series,
by more than 150,000 enthusiasts. we have constantly evolved the events to
CBS Sports Network will continue to keep them exciting and relevant to the off-
televise the Terracross, providing sponsors road lifestyle of our enthusiasts, said Mike
and other stakeholders a stable and far- Moore, president of Family Events. With
reaching platform for marketing to the UTVs (side-by-sides) now the fastest-growing
dynamic demographics of the Terracross mass-produced powersport vehicles in the
and off-road lifestyle. world, the Terracross Championship brings
According to Joe Duncan, Terracross fresh, in-demand elements to our Jamboree
C h a m p i o n s h i p f o u n d e r, t h e n e w weekends for our attendees and greatly expands
partnership capitalizes on some of the two sponsorship opportunities for our partners. We
businesses core strengths: Terracross are proud to offer this world-class experience at
high-profile entertainment platform with our events.
CBS Sports Networks coverage, and Some of the athletes and celebrities who
Family Events well-established events have taken part in Terracross races include
with guaranteed large-scale enthusiast Brian Deegan, Jeremy McGrath, Jason Ellis,
engagement. Jeremy Twitch Stenberg, RJ Anderson,

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