If you’re opting for the 2019 Audi S8 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Audi S8. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Audi S8 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi S8 offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Audi S8, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally 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’s journey and driving experience start to fall according to more fashionable 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 checking out the 2019 Audi S8’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence 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 extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi S8 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi S8 additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Audi S8 recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi S8, which pushes the 2019 Audi S8 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.