Should you’re opting for the 2020 Audi over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2020 Audi. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2020 Audi happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Audi offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you want it most.
The 2020 Audi, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Audi’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with more trendy vehicles. 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 would recommend checking out the 2020 Audi’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra cost. 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 2020 Audi are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Audi additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Audi contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Audi, which pushes the 2020 Audi 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 kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.