If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Volvo 260 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Volvo 260. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Volvo 260 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo 260 gives ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Volvo 260, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Volvo 260’s ride and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 2019 Volvo 260’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high 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 features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo 260 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volvo 260 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Volvo 260 fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo 260, which pushes the 2019 Volvo 260 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.