In case you’re opting for the 2019 Toyota Hiace over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Toyota Hiace. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Toyota Hiace happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Toyota Hiace affords ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Toyota Hiace, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Toyota Hiace’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2019 Toyota Hiace’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Elective 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 Toyota Hiace are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Toyota Hiace also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Toyota Hiace fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Toyota Hiace, which pushes the 2019 Toyota Hiace 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 form as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.