If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated 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 improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500 happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Dodge Truck 1500, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate checking out the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra price. 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 Dodge Truck 1500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Dodge Truck 1500 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dodge Truck 1500, which pushes the 2019 Dodge Truck 1500 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.