For those who’re choosing the 2019 Toyota Etios over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Toyota Etios. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Toyota Etios happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Toyota Etios provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Toyota Etios, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of car. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. 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 Toyota Etios’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Toyota Etios’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Optional 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 Toyota Etios are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Toyota Etios also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Toyota Etios fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package 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 Toyota Etios, which pushes the 2019 Toyota Etios 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.