If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Lexus Nx over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2019 Lexus Nx. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Lexus Nx happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Lexus Nx presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Lexus Nx, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. 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 keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Lexus Nx’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra fashionable autos. 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 testing the 2019 Lexus Nx’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra cost. Optionally available 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 Nx are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Lexus Nx additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Lexus Nx contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Lexus Nx, which pushes the 2019 Lexus Nx 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.