If you’re choosing the 2020 Ford Lightning over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2020 Ford Lightning. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2020 Ford Lightning occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Ford Lightning provides ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you need it most.
The 2020 Ford Lightning, however, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of car. Cargo space isn’t 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. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Ford Lightning’s journey and driving experience start to fall in line with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2020 Ford Lightning’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional 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 Ford Lightning are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Ford Lightning additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Ford Lightning fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Ford Lightning, which pushes the 2020 Ford Lightning 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.