If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Audi S8 Plus over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2019 Audi S8 Plus. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Audi S8 Plus occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi S8 Plus affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Audi S8 Plus, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. 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 S8 Plus’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Audi S8 Plus’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi S8 Plus are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi S8 Plus additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Audi S8 Plus recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi S8 Plus, which pushes the 2019 Audi S8 Plus into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.