If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Audi A9 over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2019 Audi A9. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Audi A9 happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi A9 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Audi A9, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Audi A9’s journey and driving experience begin to fall consistent with extra fashionable 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 would suggest trying out the 2019 Audi A9’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi A9 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi A9 additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi A9 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi A9, which pushes the 2019 Audi A9 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 properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.