2018 GMC Terrain
More than 700,000 Terrains have been sold in North America since it went
on sale in 2009; GMC hopes to continue that momentum with the all-new
second-generation model. Outside, the premium crossover wears the
next chapter of GMC’s bolder design language. Inside, the emphasis is on
refinement and functionality. Under the hood is a choice of three all-new turbocharged
engines with fuel-saving start/stop technology mated to an electronically controlled
nine-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and driver shift control.
What LATINA Style thinks: The long-overdue redesign of the GMC Terrain was worth
the wait. Designed for the open road and mountain passes, it’s light on its toes!
2018 Chevy Traverse
The completely redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse seats up to eight with
bes t-in-class maximum cargo space. Starting at $30,875, including destination,
the Chevy Traverse is a charming meld of crossover, SUV, and minivan/wagon
styling that can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Under the hood is a 3.6-liter V-6
that produces 310 horsepower and 366 lb.-ft. of torque; it’s matched to a
nine-speed automatic transmission to deliver fuel economy rated at 18/27 mpg.
What LATINA Stylethinks: Kudos to Traverse’s long and impressive list of
up-level features and smart technologies, especially its Teen Driver technology.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The up-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter
V-8 engine that delivers 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. Combined
with an upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission, world-class on-road driving
dynamics, and new Brembo brakes, this track-runner promises 0 to 60 mph in
3.5 seconds, a quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph, a top speed of 180 mph,
and 60 to 0 mph braking distance in 114 feet.
What LATINA Style thinks: The all-new beastly beauty is an authentically capable
on-and off-road SUV with an up-level, comfortable interior and exhilarating
performance regardless of road conditions. It’s healthy dose raucous power is the buzz!
2018 Ford F-150
This 13th-generation Ford F-150 pickup gained attention with brand-new aluminum
alloy body and a 325-horsepower, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with impressive
fuel economy: 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. It’s tougher and more capable
than ever thanks to advanced safety technologies, a new powertrain lineup and a
10-speed transmission—plus, best-in-class towing of 13,200 pounds.
What LATINA Style thinks: The F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle
for 35 straight years and it’s been primped to stay at the top! An all-new V-6
gas engine and the first diesel to join the lineup is the icing on the cake. New
faces and trim elements make them look snazzier outside and redressed to look
fancier and be smarter inside — it matters!LS
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