If you’re choosing the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this kind of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also 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 Wrx Sti Hyperblue’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra trendy automobiles. 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’d advocate trying out the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort 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 fashions are available on supporting models at additional price. Non-compulsory 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 Wrx Sti Hyperblue are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue, which pushes the 2019 Wrx Sti Hyperblue 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 kind as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.