If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Audi RS3 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Audi RS3. You get a a lot better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Audi RS3 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi RS3 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Audi RS3, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Audi RS3’s journey and driving experience start to fall according to extra fashionable autos. 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 RS3’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi RS3 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi RS3 also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi RS3 recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi RS3, which pushes the 2019 Audi RS3 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 nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.