Zip through 2020 with these top 2017 auto picks for Birmingham


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Find the perfect car for drives in Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

New year, new you? Clearly that means a new car to zip around Birmingham in, too! And guess what, it doesn’t have to sport a 2020 tag to be brand new to you. 

For great value, move forward by putting it into reverse with one of these must-have rides from 2017 at Driver’s Way in Pelham and off Highway 280 in front of the Lee Branch shopping center. We’ve got some of the best picks for Birmingham right here!

1. Ford Escape

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Inside the 2017 Ford Escape. Photo via Driver’s Way

Did you know that small-midsize SUVs have become one of the most sought-out car styles in Birmingham?

There’s a reason for this. Not to sound like Goldilocks, but they’re not too big and not too small. They’re just right. Especially for families in Birmingham. 

Highlights of the 2017 Ford Escape

  • It features plenty of power plugs so you won’t have to hear whining in the backseat that an iPad or phone lost its charge. 
  • It comes with a hands-free, power lift gate—a perk you don’t realize is so incredible until your arms are filled with a baby, groceries and all the other things that life and children throw at you. 
  • Cargo space is more than generous. Whether toting kids around Birmingham to school, sports practice or other activity, you’re definitely going to need the room!

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2. Toyota Camry

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Hit the road in the Magic City. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

When I’m in need of a new car, the first one that comes to my mind is the Toyota Camry. Its midsize dimensions make it roomy for all, materials are of good quality and Toyotas are known for their longevity. It’s a total win if you’re seeking a car that will last for miles and miles. 

Highlights of the 2017 Toyota Camry

  • The interior is well-designed and ergonomic. 
  • Touchscreen and electronics are responsive and user-friendly.
  • Cargo space is generous with an above-average 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space.

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3. Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Photo via Driver’s Way

Are you a Jeep fan? The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one mid-size SUV that’s worthy of your time. 

Not only is it nice to look at, but it’s a utilitarian vehicle, which is perfect for the outdoorsy Birminghamian. 

Highlights of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • The interior is spacious in front and rear. 
  • It has good off-road capabilities and above average tow ratings.
  • Electronics and gadgets are user-friendly.

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4. Dodge Ram 1500

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The perfect truck. Photo via Ram on Facebook

Trucks are always a worthwhile investment. One reason is because they are so useful! 

Just think about the many times you’ve moved to a new home. From Hoover to Highway 280 and downtown Birmingham, owning a truck would have made the process much easier.

So add some ease to your life, Birmingham! Consider venturing into the new year with a handy and capable truck like the 2017 Ram 1500. 

Highlights of the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500

  • Provides an excellent ride quality that’s smooth over bumps and quiet at top highway speeds.
  • Equipped with a powerful engine for good towing capabilities.
  • The interior is spacious. Long legs? No problem!

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New Year, New Ride

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Which car will you choose? Photo via Driver’s Way

Ready to drive through the new year in one of these awesome rides? There’s a lot more where those came from at Driver’s Way! Find them in Pelham and off Highway 280 in front of the Lee Branch shopping center. 

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