In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan. You get a much better powertrain and more refined 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 upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Volkswagen Sharan, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra modern autos. 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’d advocate testing the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Non-obligatory 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 Sharan are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volkswagen Sharan additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volkswagen Sharan, which pushes the 2019 Volkswagen Sharan into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.