For those who’re choosing the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, however, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of car. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall according to more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated 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 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides 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 fashions at further price. Non-compulsory 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 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which pushes the 2019 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 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 type as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.