In case you’re choosing the 2019 Honda 300R over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Honda 300R. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Honda 300R occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Honda 300R presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Honda 300R, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo space isn’t 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 larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Honda 300R’s journey and driving expertise start to fall consistent with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the 2019 Honda 300R’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Honda 300R are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Honda 300R additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Honda 300R recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Honda 300R, which pushes the 2019 Honda 300R 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 well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.