If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Lexus GS F over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip proper to the 2019 Lexus GS F. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Lexus GS F occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus GS F provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Lexus GS F, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Lexus GS F’s trip and driving expertise start to fall consistent with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the 2019 Lexus GS F’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Lexus GS F are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Lexus GS F also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Lexus GS F recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus GS F, which pushes the 2019 Lexus GS F 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.