In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Nissan Qashqai over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2019 Nissan Qashqai. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Nissan Qashqai occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Nissan Qashqai provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this sort of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Nissan Qashqai, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Nissan Qashqai’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra fashionable vehicles. 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 might advocate checking out the 2019 Nissan Qashqai’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Nissan Qashqai are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Nissan Qashqai additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Nissan Qashqai contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Nissan Qashqai, which pushes the 2019 Nissan Qashqai 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 form as well, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.