Cars are more advanced than ever, and 2018 offers plenty of innovative new models to choose from. If you were unable to attend the Auto Show this year to check them out in person, here is a brief list of a few 2018 vehicles that we think are worth taking a closer look at:
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The Kicks is coming spring 2018 to all three Nissan locations!