When you’re opting for the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside 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 Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you need it most.
The 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli, however, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate checking out the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional price. 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 Jetta Tdi Gli are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli, which pushes the 2019 VW Jetta Tdi Gli into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.