In the event you’re choosing the 2020 Seat Altea over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the 2020 Seat Altea. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2020 Seat Altea happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Seat Altea provides ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you want it most.
The 2020 Seat Altea, nevertheless, also 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, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Seat Altea’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2020 Seat Altea’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Optionally available 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 Seat Altea are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Seat Altea additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Seat Altea contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Seat Altea, which pushes the 2020 Seat Altea 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 nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.