When you’re choosing the 2019 Audi over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2019 Audi. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Audi happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Audi presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Audi, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Audi’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra trendy automobiles. 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 checking out the 2019 Audi’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power 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 additional price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Audi are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Audi also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Audi fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Audi, which pushes the 2019 Audi 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.