In case you’re choosing the Lexus Is 2020 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the Lexus Is 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the Lexus Is 2020 happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Lexus Is 2020 affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The Lexus Is 2020, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Lexus Is 2020’s ride and driving experience start to fall in line with more 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 advocate testing the Lexus Is 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Non-compulsory 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 Lexus Is 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Lexus Is 2020 additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Lexus Is 2020 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Lexus Is 2020, which pushes the Lexus Is 2020 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, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.