In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli happens to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Vw Jetta Gli, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this type of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional cost. 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 Vw Jetta Gli are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Vw Jetta Gli additionally presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Vw Jetta Gli, which pushes the 2019 Vw Jetta Gli 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 form as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.