In case you’re opting for the Toyota Hiace 2019 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the Toyota Hiace 2019. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Toyota Hiace 2019 happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Toyota Hiace 2019 gives ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you want it most.
The Toyota Hiace 2019, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Toyota Hiace 2019’s experience and driving expertise start to fall according to more modern 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 Toyota Hiace 2019’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power 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 extra cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Toyota Hiace 2019 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Toyota Hiace 2019 additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Toyota Hiace 2019 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Toyota Hiace 2019, which pushes the Toyota Hiace 2019 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.