If you’re opting for the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute affords ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo house isn’t 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 bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute’s experience and driving experience start to fall in keeping with more trendy vehicles. 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 might advocate trying out the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra value. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Land Rover Defender Ute, which pushes the 2019 Land Rover Defender 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 long wheelbase Suburban type as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.