Should you’re opting for the 2019 Chevrolet 3500 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Chevrolet 3500. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Chevrolet 3500 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Chevrolet 3500 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Chevrolet 3500, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo space is not 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 base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Chevrolet 3500’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2019 Chevrolet 3500’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Non-obligatory 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 Chevrolet 3500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Chevrolet 3500 additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Chevrolet 3500 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Chevrolet 3500, which pushes the 2019 Chevrolet 3500 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 nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.