If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Buick Grand National over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Buick Grand National. You get a much 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 Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Buick Grand National happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Buick Grand National offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Buick Grand National, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Buick Grand National’s journey and driving expertise start to fall according to more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Buick Grand National’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
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 Comfort bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models 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 Buick Grand National are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Buick Grand National additionally presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Buick Grand National fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Buick Grand National, which pushes the 2019 Buick Grand National into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.