In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Genesis 80 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Genesis 80. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Genesis 80 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Genesis 80 offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Genesis 80, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Genesis 80’s journey and driving expertise start to fall according to more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2019 Genesis 80’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further price. 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 Genesis 80 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Genesis 80 also gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Genesis 80 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Genesis 80, which pushes the 2019 Genesis 80 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.