Should you’re choosing the Kia Koup 2019 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the Kia Koup 2019. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated 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 deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the Kia Koup 2019 happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Koup 2019 provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The Kia Koup 2019, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t 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. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Kia Koup 2019’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more fashionable 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 might suggest checking out the Kia Koup 2019’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Koup 2019 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia Koup 2019 additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Koup 2019 recent by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia Koup 2019, which pushes the Kia Koup 2019 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.