In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Volvo S40 over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2019 Volvo S40. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Volvo S40 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo S40 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Volvo S40, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Volvo S40’s journey and driving experience start to fall consistent with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest checking out the 2019 Volvo S40’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo S40 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Volvo S40 additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volvo S40 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo S40, which pushes the 2019 Volvo S40 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.