In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Mustang Rocket over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2019 Mustang Rocket. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Mustang Rocket occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mustang Rocket affords ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Mustang Rocket, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Mustang Rocket’s journey and driving expertise start to fall in line with more fashionable vehicles. 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 might recommend checking out the 2019 Mustang Rocket’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further value. Non-obligatory 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 Mustang Rocket are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Mustang Rocket also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Mustang Rocket contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mustang Rocket, which pushes the 2019 Mustang Rocket 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 form as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.