In case you’re opting for the 2020 Kia over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2020 Kia. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2020 Kia occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2020 Kia, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of vehicle. 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 additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Kia’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall according to extra trendy automobiles. 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 testing the 2020 Kia’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle 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 package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Kia are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Kia also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Kia fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia, which pushes the 2020 Kia into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as properly, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.