If you’re choosing the 2019 Audi Rs5 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Audi Rs5. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Audi Rs5 occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi Rs5 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Audi Rs5, however, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient 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. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Audi Rs5’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall according to more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate checking out the 2019 Audi Rs5’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Non-obligatory 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 Rs5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Audi Rs5 also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi Rs5 recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi Rs5, which pushes the 2019 Audi Rs5 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as well, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.