When you’re opting for the 2020 Vw Passat over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2020 Vw Passat. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2020 Vw Passat happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Vw Passat gives ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Vw Passat, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Vw Passat’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2020 Vw Passat’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Vw Passat are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Vw Passat additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Vw Passat recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Vw Passat, which pushes the 2020 Vw Passat 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 kind as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.