In case you’re choosing the 2019 Subaru Outback over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Subaru Outback. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Subaru Outback happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Subaru Outback offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Subaru Outback, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of vehicle. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally 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 Outback’s trip and driving experience start to fall in line with more trendy autos. 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 suggest testing the 2019 Subaru Outback’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power 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 further value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Subaru Outback are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Subaru Outback also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Subaru Outback recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Subaru Outback, which pushes the 2019 Subaru Outback into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as well, 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.