If you’re opting for the 2019 Skoda Scout over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Skoda Scout. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Skoda Scout happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Skoda Scout affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Skoda Scout, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Skoda Scout’s ride and driving expertise start to fall consistent with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 Skoda Scout’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Skoda Scout are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Skoda Scout additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Skoda Scout contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Skoda Scout, which pushes the 2019 Skoda Scout into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.