For those who’re choosing the 2019 VW Transporter over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 VW Transporter. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 VW Transporter happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 VW Transporter provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 VW Transporter, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also 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 Transporter’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 VW Transporter’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence 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 further cost. Non-compulsory 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 Transporter are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 VW Transporter also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 VW Transporter recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 VW Transporter, which pushes the 2019 VW Transporter 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.