For those who’re choosing the 2019 Gmc Elevation over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the 2019 Gmc Elevation. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, 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 Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Gmc Elevation occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Gmc Elevation presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Gmc Elevation, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Gmc Elevation’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend checking out the 2019 Gmc Elevation’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Gmc Elevation are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Gmc Elevation also provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Gmc Elevation recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Gmc Elevation, which pushes the 2019 Gmc Elevation 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.