If you’re opting for the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 offers ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on 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 Xc90 T8’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with extra fashionable autos. 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’d recommend testing the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8, which pushes the 2019 Volvo Xc90 T8 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.