In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Audi Q5 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip right to the 2019 Audi Q5. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated 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 upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Audi Q5 occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi Q5 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Audi Q5, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo area isn’t as efficient 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. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Audi Q5’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Audi Q5’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi Q5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Audi Q5 also provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi Q5 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi Q5, which pushes the 2019 Audi Q5 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.