If you’re opting for the 2019 VW Touareg over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 VW Touareg. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined 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 Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 VW Touareg happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Touareg presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 VW Touareg, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly 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. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 VW Touareg’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more modern automobiles. 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 would recommend checking out the 2019 VW Touareg’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 VW Touareg are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 VW Touareg additionally presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 VW Touareg fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Touareg, which pushes the 2019 VW Touareg into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.