If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Honda Talon over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Honda Talon. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Honda Talon happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Honda Talon presents ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Honda Talon, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space 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. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Honda Talon’s ride and driving experience begin to fall according to extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the 2019 Honda Talon’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at additional price. Elective 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 Talon are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Honda Talon also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Honda Talon fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Honda Talon, which pushes the 2019 Honda Talon into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.