Should you’re opting for the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi, however, also has some flaws generally associated with 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 fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra modern automobiles. 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 would suggest checking out the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Optional 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 Rs5 Tdi are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi, which pushes the 2019 Audi Rs5 Tdi 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 kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.