If you’re opting for the 2020 Dodge Van over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2020 Dodge Van. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2020 Dodge Van occurs to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Dodge Van provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The 2020 Dodge Van, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of car. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. 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 2020 Dodge Van’s journey and driving experience start to fall in keeping with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate checking out the 2020 Dodge Van’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
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 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 models at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Dodge Van are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Dodge Van also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Dodge Van fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Dodge Van, which pushes the 2020 Dodge Van into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.