Should you’re choosing the 2020 Kia Optima over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2020 Kia Optima. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2020 Kia Optima happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia Optima presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The 2020 Kia Optima, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Kia Optima’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra modern 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 would advocate checking out the 2020 Kia Optima’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional cost. Non-obligatory 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 Kia Optima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Kia Optima also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Kia Optima fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia Optima, which pushes the 2020 Kia Optima 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.