For those who’re opting for the 2019 Audi Q9 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip proper to the 2019 Audi Q9. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Audi Q9 happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi Q9 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Audi Q9, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on 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 Q9’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2019 Audi Q9’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional price. Optionally available 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 2019 Audi Q9 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi Q9 additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Audi Q9 fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi Q9, which pushes the 2019 Audi Q9 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.