In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate trying out the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence 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 extra cost. Non-compulsory 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 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, which pushes the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 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 form as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.