If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Audi A5s over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2019 Audi A5s. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Audi A5s happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi A5s gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Audi A5s, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. 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 additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Audi A5s’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 Audi A5s’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
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 bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Elective 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 2019 Audi A5s are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Audi A5s additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Audi A5s contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi A5s, which pushes the 2019 Audi A5s into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.