When you’re opting for the 2019 Honda Dual Sport over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Honda Dual Sport. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Honda Dual Sport happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Honda Dual Sport presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Honda Dual Sport, however, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Honda Dual Sport’s journey and driving experience begin to fall in line with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend trying out the 2019 Honda Dual Sport’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 capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at further price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Honda Dual Sport are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Honda Dual Sport additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Honda Dual Sport contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Honda Dual Sport, which pushes the 2019 Honda Dual Sport 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 form as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.