If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Audi R8 over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Audi R8. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Audi R8 occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi R8 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Audi R8, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of car. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Audi R8’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend testing the 2019 Audi R8’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at additional value. 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 R8 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Audi R8 also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi R8 fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi R8, which pushes the 2019 Audi R8 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 form as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.