If you’re choosing the 2019 Jeep Ute over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Jeep Ute. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Jeep Ute happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Jeep Ute offers ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Jeep Ute, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. 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 fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Jeep Ute’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with more modern automobiles. 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’d recommend checking out the 2019 Jeep Ute’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Jeep Ute are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Jeep Ute additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Jeep Ute recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Jeep Ute, which pushes the 2019 Jeep Ute 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 form as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.