In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Pontiac Trans over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Pontiac Trans. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Pontiac Trans occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Pontiac Trans affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Pontiac Trans, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of automobile. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Pontiac Trans’s ride and driving experience begin to fall consistent with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate checking out the 2019 Pontiac Trans’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra value. Elective 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 Trans are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Pontiac Trans additionally presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Pontiac Trans recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Pontiac Trans, which pushes the 2019 Pontiac Trans 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 type as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.