If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Lexus LS over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Lexus LS. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Lexus LS happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus LS offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Lexus LS, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Lexus LS’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in line with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate testing the 2019 Lexus LS’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 area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence 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 models at further price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Lexus LS are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Lexus LS additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Lexus LS fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus LS, which pushes the 2019 Lexus LS into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.