If you happen to’re choosing the 2020 Mini over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2020 Mini. You get a significantly better powertrain and more 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 upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2020 Mini happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Mini presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Mini, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as efficient 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 Mini’s trip and driving experience start to fall according to more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2020 Mini’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Mini are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Mini also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Mini contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Mini, which pushes the 2020 Mini 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 long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.