If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel offers ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel’s ride and driving experience start to fall in step with more fashionable 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 recommend testing the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel also presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel, which pushes the 2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.