In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Kia Usa over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the 2019 Kia Usa. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Kia Usa occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Kia Usa offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Kia Usa, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Kia Usa’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in line with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate testing the 2019 Kia Usa’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Non-obligatory 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 Kia Usa are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Kia Usa additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Kia Usa recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Kia Usa, which pushes the 2019 Kia Usa into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.