In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Genesis 5 0 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Genesis 5 0. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Genesis 5 0 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Genesis 5 0 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Genesis 5 0, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Genesis 5 0’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Genesis 5 0’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional 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 Genesis 5 0 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Genesis 5 0 additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Genesis 5 0 recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Genesis 5 0, which pushes the 2019 Genesis 5 0 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.