If you’re choosing the 2019 New Astra over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 New Astra. 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 value 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 nowadays, but the 2019 New Astra happens to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 New Astra provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 New Astra, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. 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 New Astra’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the 2019 New Astra’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 New Astra are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 New Astra additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 New Astra fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 New Astra, which pushes the 2019 New Astra into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as properly, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.