In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive 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 extra price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt, which pushes the 2019 Pontiac G8 Gt 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.