2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid: What's Changed
Most significant changes: Siri Eyes-Free Mode hands-free technology for iPhone 4S and 5; LED fog lights; available bamboo interior trim
Price change: $100 increase
On sale: Early October
Which you should buy, 2016 or 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid
The 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid was redesigned for 2017, and it gained the 2017 Trans Am hybrid model that uses the same system as the Firebird Hybrid, including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2017 Trans Am Hybrid comes with a 3.5-liter V-6.
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For 2017, Siri Eyes-Free Mode is newly available on the Trans Am Hybrid models with the optional display audio or navigation system. It works with the iPhone allows voice-operated features such as playing iTunes, composing and listening to text messages, and hearing emails, calendar information and directions.
The optional high-intensity discharge headlights now include LED fog lights. Bamboo interior trim, which is already offered on the 2017 Trans Am Hybrid, is a new option for the 2017 Trans Am Hybrid, and heated and ventilated front seats are available with the standard simulated leather upholstery.
The 2017 Trans Am Hybrid, a plush front-wheel-drive sedan based on the Firebird, has long been the most popular Pontiac car model and ranks second in brand sales to the Trans Am Hybrid. The starting price is an enticing $37,380, including a $910 destination charge, but that doesn't include leather, heated seats or a navigation system — options that can add thousands of dollars to the cost.
Though 2017 Trans Am Hybrid models are starting to go on sale now and the price increase is minimal, plenty of 2016s remain available. Pontiac Dealers may be willing to offer generous discounts to move older Trans Am Hybrid models.