Should you’re choosing the 2019 Ford 3500 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Ford 3500. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Ford 3500 happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford 3500 offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Ford 3500, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Ford 3500’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall according to extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2019 Ford 3500’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. 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 Ford 3500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford 3500 also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford 3500 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford 3500, which pushes the 2019 Ford 3500 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.