In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. 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 fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in step with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Fusion Energi, which pushes the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.