If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Audi S5 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 Audi S5. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Audi S5 occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi S5 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Audi S5, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of automobile. 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 also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Audi S5’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in line with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2019 Audi S5’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds 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. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi S5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi S5 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Audi S5 fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi S5, which pushes the 2019 Audi S5 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 form as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.