In case you’re opting for the 2019 VW Amarok over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip proper to the 2019 VW Amarok. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 VW Amarok occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Amarok affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The 2019 VW Amarok, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 VW Amarok’s trip and driving expertise start to fall according to more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2019 VW Amarok’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra value. Elective 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 VW Amarok are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 VW Amarok also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 VW Amarok contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Amarok, which pushes the 2019 VW Amarok 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 kind as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.