When you’re opting for the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all 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 as of late, however the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet’s journey and driving experience start to fall in line with more trendy autos. 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 advocate checking out the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra price. Optional 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 S5 Cabriolet are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet, which pushes the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet 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 form as effectively, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.