Should you’re opting for the 2019 Ford Hatchback over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 Ford Hatchback. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Ford Hatchback occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Hatchback presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Ford Hatchback, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of car. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Ford Hatchback’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in step with more trendy autos. 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 would advocate testing the 2019 Ford Hatchback’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford Hatchback are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Ford Hatchback additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Hatchback contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Hatchback, which pushes the 2019 Ford Hatchback 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 effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.