If you happen to’re choosing the Kia K5 2019 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the Kia K5 2019. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the Kia K5 2019 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia K5 2019 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you need it most.
The Kia K5 2019, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Kia K5 2019’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the Kia K5 2019’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive 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 universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia K5 2019 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia K5 2019 additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia K5 2019 fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia K5 2019, which pushes the Kia K5 2019 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.