If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Buick Trans Am over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Buick Trans Am. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Buick Trans Am occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Buick Trans Am affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Buick Trans Am, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Buick Trans Am’s ride and driving expertise start to fall consistent with more modern 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 suggest testing the 2019 Buick Trans Am’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models 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 Buick Trans Am are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Buick Trans Am also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Buick Trans Am contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Buick Trans Am, which pushes the 2019 Buick Trans Am 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.