In the event you’re choosing the 2019 VW Sharan over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 VW Sharan. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 VW Sharan occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Sharan offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you want it most.
The 2019 VW Sharan, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 VW Sharan’s experience and driving experience begin to fall according to more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2019 VW Sharan’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal 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 fashions at further cost. Elective 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 Sharan are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 VW Sharan additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 VW Sharan fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Sharan, which pushes the 2019 VW Sharan into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.