In the event you’re opting for the 2019 VW Passat Tdi over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 VW Passat Tdi. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of 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 Passat Tdi happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Passat Tdi gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you want it most.
The 2019 VW Passat Tdi, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo area 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 bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 VW Passat Tdi’s trip and driving experience start to fall in step with extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 VW Passat Tdi’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Optional 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 Passat Tdi are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 VW Passat Tdi additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 VW Passat Tdi recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Passat Tdi, which pushes the 2019 VW Passat Tdi 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 form as properly, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.