In case you’re choosing the 2019 Mercedes C-class over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Mercedes C-class. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Mercedes C-class occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mercedes C-class gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Mercedes C-class, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally 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 Mercedes C-class’s ride and driving experience begin to fall according to extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest trying out the 2019 Mercedes C-class’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 area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high 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 further value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mercedes C-class are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Mercedes C-class also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Mercedes C-class contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mercedes C-class, which pushes the 2019 Mercedes C-class into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.