For those who’re opting for the 2019 Fj Cruiser over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the 2019 Fj Cruiser. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Fj Cruiser happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Fj Cruiser provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Fj Cruiser, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Fj Cruiser’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend checking out the 2019 Fj Cruiser’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Fj Cruiser are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Fj Cruiser additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Fj Cruiser recent by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Fj Cruiser, which pushes the 2019 Fj Cruiser into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.