In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Chevy Duramax over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 2019 Chevy Duramax. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all 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 nowadays, however the 2019 Chevy Duramax happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Chevy Duramax offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Chevy Duramax, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Chevy Duramax’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2019 Chevy Duramax’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Chevy Duramax are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Chevy Duramax additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Chevy Duramax recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Chevy Duramax, which pushes the 2019 Chevy Duramax 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 kind as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.