For those who’re choosing the 2019 Subaru Legacy over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Subaru Legacy. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Subaru Legacy happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Subaru Legacy offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Subaru Legacy, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Subaru Legacy’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate trying out the 2019 Subaru Legacy’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Subaru Legacy are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Subaru Legacy additionally presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Subaru Legacy contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Subaru Legacy, which pushes the 2019 Subaru Legacy 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 kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.