If you’re choosing the 2020 Subaru Liberty over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2020 Subaru Liberty. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, 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 package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Subaru Liberty happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Subaru Liberty affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you want it most.
The 2020 Subaru Liberty, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Subaru Liberty’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with more modern 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 recommend testing the 2020 Subaru Liberty’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional price. Non-compulsory 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 Subaru Liberty are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Subaru Liberty also provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Subaru Liberty recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Subaru Liberty, which pushes the 2020 Subaru Liberty 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, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.