When you’re opting for the 2019 Bentley Azure over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Bentley Azure. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth 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 lately, but the 2019 Bentley Azure occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Bentley Azure gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Bentley Azure, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Bentley Azure’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall according to more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate trying out the 2019 Bentley Azure’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized 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 common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Bentley Azure are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Bentley Azure additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Bentley Azure contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Bentley Azure, which pushes the 2019 Bentley Azure 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 well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.