If you’re choosing the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type 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 fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway’s trip and driving experience begin to fall consistent with extra fashionable 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 recommend testing the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway’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 area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic 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 common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Non-compulsory 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 Dacia Sandero Stepway are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway, which pushes the 2019 Dacia Sandero Stepway into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.