Well, the 2017 iTouring is overall better equipped from what I remember (e.g., auto dual-zone AC, heated seats, 18" rims) but... I opted instead for one of the last new 2016 iTourings that my dealer still had in stock. My main reason was a lack of the sunroof option on the 2017 iTouring -- you need to go for the 2.5L engine to get one, no way around it. 2016 may not have heated seats but I find that with its cloth seats that's not necessary anyway, and I actually prefer cloth seats (they don't get as hot in the sun). So while I understand that many may prefer the 2017 model, I was happier with the 2016 one.