If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Lexus LSs over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Lexus LSs. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Lexus LSs occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus LSs presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Lexus LSs, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of 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 LSs’s ride and driving experience start to fall in step with extra fashionable 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 recommend trying out the 2019 Lexus LSs’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Lexus LSs are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Lexus LSs also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Lexus LSs recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus LSs, which pushes the 2019 Lexus LSs 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.