When you’re opting for the 2019 Ford 450 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Ford 450. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Ford 450 happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford 450 gives ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Ford 450, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ford 450’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend trying out the 2019 Ford 450’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further 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 450 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Ford 450 additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford 450 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford 450, which pushes the 2019 Ford 450 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.