For those who’re opting for the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all 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 these days, however the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am provides ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Pontiac Trans Am, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither 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 Pontiac Trans Am’s trip and driving experience start to fall according to more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Pontiac Trans Am also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Pontiac Trans Am fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Pontiac Trans Am, which pushes the 2019 Pontiac 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 will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.