When you’re choosing the 2020 Volvo S40 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 2020 Volvo S40. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2020 Volvo S40 happens to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Volvo S40 presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The 2020 Volvo S40, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither 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 Volvo S40’s experience and driving expertise start to fall according to extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2020 Volvo S40’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power 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 fashions at further cost. 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 Volvo S40 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Volvo S40 additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Volvo S40 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Volvo S40, which pushes the 2020 Volvo S40 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 kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.