For those who’re choosing the 2019 Ford Focus over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2019 Ford Focus. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Ford Focus happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Focus provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Ford Focus, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with 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 gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ford Focus’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in step with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Ford Focus’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high 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 garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Optionally available 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 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Focus additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Ford Focus contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Focus, which pushes the 2019 Ford Focus into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as properly, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.