If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Ford Lightning Specs, however, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of car. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs’s trip and driving experience begin to fall according to extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs’s closest competitor, the recently 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 extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at further value. Non-obligatory 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 Lightning Specs are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Lightning Specs also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Lightning Specs, which pushes the 2019 Ford Lightning Specs 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 form as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.