If you’re opting for the 2019 Mini Specs over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Mini Specs. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Mini Specs occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mini Specs provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Mini Specs, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this type of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. 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, though, and the 2019 Mini Specs’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2019 Mini Specs’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mini Specs are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Mini Specs additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mini Specs contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mini Specs, which pushes the 2019 Mini Specs 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.