For those who’re choosing the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of car. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. 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 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel’s ride and driving experience start to fall according to more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel, which pushes the 2019 GMC Sierra 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 might be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.