Should you’re opting for the 2019 Subaru Hybrid over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2019 Subaru Hybrid. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Subaru Hybrid happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Subaru Hybrid gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Subaru Hybrid, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Subaru Hybrid’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the 2019 Subaru Hybrid’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Subaru Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Subaru Hybrid additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Subaru Hybrid recent by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Subaru Hybrid, which pushes the 2019 Subaru Hybrid 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 kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.