Should you’re choosing the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel provides ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Volkswagen Diesel, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel’s ride and driving experience start to fall consistent with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides an influence 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 additional value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volkswagen Diesel additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package deal 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 Volkswagen Diesel, which pushes the 2019 Volkswagen Diesel 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.