When you’re choosing the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth’s experience and driving experience begin to fall consistent with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth also gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth, which pushes the 2020 Fiat 500 Abarth 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.