When you’re opting for the 2019 VW Caddy over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the 2019 VW Caddy. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 VW Caddy occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Caddy affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 VW Caddy, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space 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 larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 VW Caddy’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall according to more modern vehicles. 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 Caddy’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Non-obligatory 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 Caddy are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 VW Caddy additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 VW Caddy recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Caddy, which pushes the 2019 VW Caddy 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.