If you’re choosing the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Ford Focus Rs500, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500’s journey and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra modern vehicles. 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’d advocate testing the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 also presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Focus Rs500, which pushes the 2019 Ford Focus Rs500 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.