SUVs have continued to increase in popularity over the past couple of decades. Today, drivers prefer SUVs due to their impressive interior and safety features, strong engine performance, stylish design, and ample cargo space.
For the 2019 model year, there are five SUVs, in particular, that are expected to do very well with consumers.
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2019 Ford Expedition
When you are looking for a 2019 Ford Expedition, there are three different primary trim levels to choose from. The XLT is the base trim and start at $52,000 but can cost up to $58,000 with upgrades. The next trim up is the Limited trim, which starts at $63,000 and can cost as much as $68,000. The Platinum trim starts at $70,000 and can cost as high as $80,000. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive is available on all trims.
There is one engine option, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces 375 horsepower and up to 9,000 pounds in towing capacity. With this engine option, you can expect a blended fuel efficiency of around 21 mpg. Fuel efficiency will decline to about 19 mpg when you upgrade to AWD.
The base trim of the Expedition comes well-equipped. Some of the standard features include the SYNC connectivity system, Ford’s MyKey system, a 4.2-inch display, a six-speaker stereo system, and a rearview camera. There are additional safety and tech features available with the higher trim levels as well.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban
The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is well known for its best-in-class cargo space and strong engine.
The base trim for the Suburban is the LS, which starts at $51,000 for the rear-wheel-drive option and $54,000 for four-wheel-drive. The next trim up is the LT, which starts at $56,000 for rear-wheel-drive and $59,000 for four-wheel-drive. The top trim, the Premier, has a starting MSRP of $68,500. Plus, it comes standard with four-wheel-drive.
The base engine option for the Suburban is a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower. Those that want the most engine performance possible will want to upgrade to the Premier trim which comes with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and can tow over 8.300 pounds. With the base engine option, you will get a blended fuel efficiency of around 19 mpg. When upgraded to the Premier trim, fuel efficiency will decline to 17 mpg.
The 2019 Suburban has a variety of impressive standard interior features including an eight-inch touchscreen, the MyLink infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker sound system, and the popular Teen Driver control package. It also comes with a solid lineup of safety features including a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and lane departure warning.
2019 GMC Yukon
The 2019 GMC Yukon has three trims. The base option, known as the SLE, starts at $50,000, which increases to $53,000 when upgrading to four-wheel-drive. The SLT trim starts at $58,000 and can cost $61,000 with the upgrade. The top trim is the Yukon Denali, which starts at $65,000 and costs more than $70,000 when coupled with four-wheel-drive.
One of the selling points of the Yukon is that there are two impressive engine options. The base engine is a V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower. The higher engine option — which comes standard with the Denali trim — is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This strong engine produces 420 horsepower and can tow up to 8,000 pounds. With the base engine option, expect to get about 19 mpg on a blended basis while those that upgrade will see this decline to about 18 mpg.
The 2019 Yukon has a great number of standard features including the GMC infotainment system, five USB ports, Teen Driver control system, voice recognition controls, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.
2019 Lincoln Navigator
If you are looking for an SUV with plenty of luxury finishes, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is a great option. The Navigator has four trim levels, each of which can be upgraded from rear-wheel-drive to four-wheel-drive for an extra $5,000. The base trim is the Standard, which starts at $73,000. The next trim levels are the Select ($78,000), Reserve ($85,000), and Black Label ($95,000).
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator has a very strong base engine, which is a V8 that produces 450 horsepower and comes equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine is also strong enough to tow nearly 9,000 pounds. Compared to other large luxury SUVs, the Navigator gets good fuel efficiency of around 19 mpg.
The 2019 Navigator has plenty of standard luxury and tech features. This includes a 10-inch touchscreen, standard navigation, smartphone integration, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, six USB ports, and a WiFi hotspot. There are also many great standard safety features including a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is popular due to its very impressive interior and strong engine performance. The Range Rover has two trim levels. These trim levels contain multiple models, each with their own assortment of features. The prices of the Standard Wheelbase models range between $89,500 and $178,500 while the Long Wheelbase models range between $109,950 and $209,500.
The base engine option is the 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 340 horsepower. The more powerful engine option is a turbocharged V8 that produces about 550 horsepower. When coupled with the V6, you will get 19 mpg on a blended basis. This decline to about 16 mpg when coupled with the V8.
The Range Rover has an impressive list of interior features. This includes the two 10-inch touchscreens, the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, a 13-speaker Meridian sound system, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. There is also a great suite of safety features, which includes a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning.
Overall, SUVs continue to be a popular option for drivers that want engine performance, safety features, and plenty of cargo space. While there is a wide selection of SUVs released each year, these five will be among the most popular with consumers for the 2019 model year.