Should you’re opting for the 2019 Volvo S80 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Volvo S80. You get a a lot better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Volvo S80 happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo S80 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Volvo S80, however, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on 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 S80’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 2019 Volvo S80’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo S80 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Volvo S80 also gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Volvo S80 recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo S80, which pushes the 2019 Volvo S80 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.