For those who’re opting for the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax’s ride and driving experience start to fall in line with more trendy 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 would advocate trying out the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Optional 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 Gmc 1500 Duramax are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax, which pushes the 2019 Gmc 1500 Duramax into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.