If you’re opting for the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall according to extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate checking out the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional value. Non-compulsory 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 Volkswagen Beetle Dune are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, which pushes the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Dune 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.