In case you’re opting for the 2019 Subaru WRX STI over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip proper to the 2019 Subaru WRX STI. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Subaru WRX STI occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of car. 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 also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Subaru WRX STI’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall according to more fashionable vehicles. 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’d suggest checking out the 2019 Subaru WRX STI’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Subaru WRX STI are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Subaru WRX STI additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Subaru WRX STI contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Subaru WRX STI, which pushes the 2019 Subaru WRX STI 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 kind as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.