For those who’re choosing the 2019 Vw Sportwagen over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 2019 Vw Sportwagen. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Vw Sportwagen happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Vw Sportwagen presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Vw Sportwagen, however, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Vw Sportwagen’s journey and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra fashionable vehicles. 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’d recommend trying out the 2019 Vw Sportwagen’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Vw Sportwagen are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Vw Sportwagen also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Vw Sportwagen fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Vw Sportwagen, which pushes the 2019 Vw Sportwagen 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 properly, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.