When you’re opting for the 2019 Volkswagen Van over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 2019 Volkswagen Van. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Volkswagen Van happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volkswagen Van provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Volkswagen Van, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also 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 Van’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra trendy autos. 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’d advocate checking out the 2019 Volkswagen Van’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volkswagen Van are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volkswagen Van additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volkswagen Van contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volkswagen Van, which pushes the 2019 Volkswagen Van 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 form as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.