For those who’re choosing the Mercedes 2019 B Class over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the Mercedes 2019 B Class. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the Mercedes 2019 B Class happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Mercedes 2019 B Class offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you want it most.
The Mercedes 2019 B Class, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly 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 bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Mercedes 2019 B Class’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the Mercedes 2019 B Class’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further cost. Optionally available 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 Mercedes 2019 B Class are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Mercedes 2019 B Class also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Mercedes 2019 B Class fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Mercedes 2019 B Class, which pushes the Mercedes 2019 B Class 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.