In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Lexus Is F over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Lexus Is F. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Lexus Is F happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus Is F offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Lexus Is F, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly 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 fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Lexus Is F’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the 2019 Lexus Is F’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package 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 models at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Lexus Is F are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Lexus Is F additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Lexus Is F fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus Is F, which pushes the 2019 Lexus Is F into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.