Should you’re choosing the 2019 Vw Arteon over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Vw Arteon. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined 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 Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Vw Arteon happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Vw Arteon affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Vw Arteon, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t 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 bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Vw Arteon’s journey and driving expertise start to fall according to more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2019 Vw Arteon’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides 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 models at additional cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Vw Arteon are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Vw Arteon also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Vw Arteon contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Vw Arteon, which pushes the 2019 Vw Arteon 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 type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.