If you’re opting for the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle occurs to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle provides ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Volkswagen Beetle, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type 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. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic 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 garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional cost. Non-obligatory 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 Volkswagen Beetle are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Volkswagen Beetle additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Volkswagen Beetle, which pushes the 2020 Volkswagen Beetle 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 long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.