In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Volvo V90 over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Volvo V90. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 Volvo V90 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo V90 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Volvo V90, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of vehicle. Cargo house 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. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Volvo V90’s experience and driving expertise start to fall consistent with more modern automobiles. 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 suggest testing the 2019 Volvo V90’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power 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 fashions at further price. Optionally available 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 V90 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Volvo V90 also affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Volvo V90 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo V90, which pushes the 2019 Volvo V90 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.