Should you’re opting for the 2019 Volvo 40 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 Volvo 40. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Volvo 40 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo 40 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Volvo 40, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volvo 40’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more modern 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 testing the 2019 Volvo 40’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found 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 Volvo 40 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volvo 40 additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Volvo 40 fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo 40, which pushes the 2019 Volvo 40 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 form as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.