In case you’re opting for the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport gives ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo area 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. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall according to more 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 testing the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra price. Elective 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 Suzuki Dual Sport are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport, which pushes the 2019 Suzuki Dual Sport 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 properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.