If you’re opting for the 2020 Buick Firebird over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip proper to the 2020 Buick Firebird. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle 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 improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2020 Buick Firebird happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Buick Firebird presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you want it most.
The 2020 Buick Firebird, however, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Buick Firebird’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more modern 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 might suggest testing the 2020 Buick Firebird’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Buick Firebird are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Buick Firebird also offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Buick Firebird fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Buick Firebird, which pushes the 2020 Buick Firebird 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 form as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.