In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Volvo Models over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Volvo Models. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra 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 lately, however the 2019 Volvo Models happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo Models affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Volvo Models, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of car. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volvo Models’s ride and driving experience begin to fall according to extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend testing the 2019 Volvo Models’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo Models are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Volvo Models additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volvo Models recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo Models, which pushes the 2019 Volvo Models 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.