In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Chevy Sonic over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2019 Chevy Sonic. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Chevy Sonic happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Chevy Sonic provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Chevy Sonic, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Chevy Sonic’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra trendy vehicles. 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 might advocate checking out the 2019 Chevy Sonic’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Optional 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 Chevy Sonic are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Chevy Sonic additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Chevy Sonic recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Chevy Sonic, which pushes the 2019 Chevy Sonic 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 properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.