If you happen to’re choosing the 2020 Dodge Elephant over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the 2020 Dodge Elephant. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Dodge Elephant happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Dodge Elephant presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Dodge Elephant, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Dodge Elephant’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with more modern autos. 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 checking out the 2020 Dodge Elephant’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Dodge Elephant are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Dodge Elephant also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Dodge Elephant contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Dodge Elephant, which pushes the 2020 Dodge Elephant 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 type as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.