In case you’re choosing the 2019 Kia Venga over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the 2019 Kia Venga. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Kia Venga happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Kia Venga affords ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Kia Venga, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Kia Venga’s ride and driving expertise start to fall according to more modern automobiles. 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’d recommend checking out the 2019 Kia Venga’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive 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 universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Kia Venga are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Kia Venga additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Kia Venga contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Kia Venga, which pushes the 2019 Kia Venga into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.