If you’re choosing the 2019 Lexus IS350 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Lexus IS350. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Lexus IS350 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus IS350 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Lexus IS350, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Lexus IS350’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in line with more fashionable automobiles. 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’d recommend trying out the 2019 Lexus IS350’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Lexus IS350 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Lexus IS350 also affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Lexus IS350 recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus IS350, which pushes the 2019 Lexus IS350 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.