Should you’re choosing the 2019 Honda 230F over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Honda 230F. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside 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 Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Honda 230F occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Honda 230F offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Honda 230F, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Honda 230F’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate trying out the 2019 Honda 230F’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further cost. Non-obligatory 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 Honda 230F are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Honda 230F also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Honda 230F fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Honda 230F, which pushes the 2019 Honda 230F 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as well, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.