In the event you’re opting for the 2020 Vw Bus over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip proper to the 2020 Vw Bus. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2020 Vw Bus occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Vw Bus gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you need it most.
The 2020 Vw Bus, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Vw Bus’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in step with extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend trying out the 2020 Vw Bus’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models 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 Vw Bus are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Vw Bus additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Vw Bus fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Vw Bus, which pushes the 2020 Vw Bus into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.