Were you unable to attend the recent Buffalo Auto Show for an up-close look at the innovative new models local dealers have to offer in 2018?
In case you couldn’t make it to the show, here’s a brief look at 12 new cars that are worth taking a closer look at:
- Chevrolet Equinox – This compact SUV has been completely redesigned. It’s shorter and lighter, with a more user-friendly interior and updated technology: the latest MyLink multimedia system and a 7- or 8-inch touch screen that supports both Android Auto and Apply CarPlay. A backup camera comes standard, and there’s an optional monitor that offers a 360-degree view of everything in every direction.
- Buick Enclave – The all-new Enclave, with a 3.6-liter V-6 and a nine-speed automatic transmission, offers either front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Among the crossover SUV’s standard features are LED taillights, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, pushbutton start and tri-zone climate control. It also can be a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot.
- Honda Accord – One of America’s favorite sedans and a finalist for North American Car of the Year honors, the Accord has been redesigned for 2018. It comes standard with an array of safety features, including a collision mitigation breaking system, a road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping assist system and traffic sign recognition.
- Toyota Camry – Already one of the most popular cars in the United States, the Camry has been given a new, sleeker look for 2018. Safety features include a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and dynamic radar cruise control. Engine options – an all-new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder, both are designed for performance and efficiency.
- Toyota CH-R – Aimed at the millennial market, the CH-R is equipped with many standard safety features, including lane departure warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. It also has heated front seats, fog lights, push-button start and a blind spot warning system.
- GMC Terrain – The 2018 version of the Terrain has been redesigned to enhance its driving experience. It’s shorter and lighter and features an newly-designed interior that includes an infotainment display that looks and acts a lot like a smartphone. It also comes in a diesel version.
- Ford F-150 – The 2018 F-150 is more powerful than its predecessor but still gets better gas mileage. A 5.0-liter V-8 is available with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Safety options include collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Though it’s up to 700 pounds lighter than previous versions, it can carry up to 3,270 pounds and tow up to 13,200 pounds.
- Ford EcoSport – The brand-new EcoSport offers standard features such as a cooled glove box, floating infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyesfree, Android Auto, USB ports, 12-volt ports and 110-volt ports. Available safety features include a blind spot information system and SYNC 3, with enhanced voice recognition that helps you keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
- Jaguar E-Pace – Just another small luxury crossover? Guess again. With active driveline technology, the E-Pace uses all four wheels only when it has to, and the system can transfer most of the power to either the front or real axles when you’re driving in extreme conditions. You can choose among four driving modes: normal; dynamic; ECO; and rain, ice and snow.
- Subaru Crosstrek – The redesigned Crosstrek now offers a continuously variable automatic transmission that shifts like a conventional automatic. With symmetrical all-wheel drive, it gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Subaru EyeSight provides an array of safety features, including pre-collision braking.
- Kia Stinger – A finalist in the North American Car of the Year competition, the Stinger offers a choice two of turbocharged engines with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It can fly from 0 to 60 in just 4.7 seconds and offers available all-wheel drive and dynamic torque vectoring control that automatically applies power or breaking to the front and rear wheels.
- Nissan Kicks – With a 4-cylinder engine and front wheel drive, the Kicks replaces the Juke as Nissan’s smallest subcompact crossover. The Kicks offers available options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, heated front seats, remote engine start and a Bose audio system.
For more information on all of these 2018 models that were on site at the Buffalo Auto Show, visit West Herr Automotive online at WestHerr.com or stop by one of their 23 locations in Western New York.