Should you’re opting for the 2019 Ford 500 over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2019 Ford 500. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Ford 500 happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford 500 offers ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Ford 500, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ford 500’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in step with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Ford 500’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford 500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford 500 additionally presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford 500 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford 500, which pushes the 2019 Ford 500 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 well, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.