Should you’re choosing the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner, however, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor 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 Plymouth Roadrunner’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more trendy automobiles. 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’d recommend testing the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner, which pushes the 2019 Plymouth Roadrunner 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 effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.