If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Mercedes S Class over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 Mercedes S Class. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price 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, however the 2019 Mercedes S Class occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mercedes S Class provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Mercedes S Class, nonetheless, 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 bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Mercedes S Class’s journey and driving expertise start to fall in step with extra modern vehicles. 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 might advocate trying out the 2019 Mercedes S Class’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized 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 common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mercedes S Class are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Mercedes S Class also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Mercedes S Class contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mercedes S Class, which pushes the 2019 Mercedes S Class 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 kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.