When you’re opting for the 2020 Gmc 5500 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2020 Gmc 5500. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2020 Gmc 5500 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Gmc 5500 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The 2020 Gmc 5500, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Gmc 5500’s journey and driving expertise start to fall according to extra modern autos. 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 recommend testing the 2020 Gmc 5500’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Gmc 5500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Gmc 5500 also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Gmc 5500 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Gmc 5500, which pushes the 2020 Gmc 5500 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.