For those who’re choosing the 2019 Ford Police Utility over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Ford Police Utility. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Ford Police Utility happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Police Utility offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Ford Police Utility, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally 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 Police Utility’s ride and driving expertise start to fall according to extra trendy 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 would suggest testing the 2019 Ford Police Utility’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra cost. Elective 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 Police Utility are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Police Utility additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Police Utility contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Police Utility, which pushes the 2019 Ford Police Utility 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 kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.