In case you’re choosing the 2019 Lexus ES 350 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Lexus ES 350. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Lexus ES 350 occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Lexus ES 350, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Lexus ES 350’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in step with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 Lexus ES 350’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic 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 universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Optional 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 Lexus ES 350 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Lexus ES 350 additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Lexus ES 350 recent by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus ES 350, which pushes the 2019 Lexus ES 350 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.